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Celebrate the arts in the Seafood Capital of the World, on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay! Crisfield has an engaged artist community in a stunning natural setting with the best sunsets in the world. Artists, nature lovers and architecture buffs come to Crisfield for the affordable and historic homes and workspaces. City officials are committed to engaging the arts as a strong positive force for economic development. But most importantly, we have a community that is committed to an Arts  & Entertainment District that expresses and celebrates their maritime cultural heritage and artistic strengths. We invite you to join us.

Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts help develop and promote community involvement, tourism, and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations, and other creative enterprises to towns and cities across the State. The Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District was designated by the State of Maryland on July 1, 2018.  The non-profit Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District (CAED) is the City and State recognized entity for the management of the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District.


A & E planning meetings are open to all. Please consider joining the support for this project with your time, talent, or by becoming a member. For more information or to sign up for the mailing list please email To participate in the artist registry, click here.

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