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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.

The mission of the Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District Project is to foster the economic vitality of Mainstreet by building partnerships to develop, support and promote diverse artistic, entertainment and cultural endeavors that preserve a sense of place, appreciate the unique historic character of the district and build community pride.

Land Acknowledgement:


The Crisfield Arts and Entertainment District and the City of Crisfield acknowledges that the Pocomoke Indian Nation continues to maintain a relationship with the lands where we gather today.  These lands include a series of tribal bands within the Pocomoke Paramountcy: the principal band Pocomoke, and the bands Acquintica, Annemessex, Gingoteague, Manoakin, Morumsco, Nuswattux, and Quindocqua. Beginning in the 1600s, settlers increasingly encroached on these lands and restricted the movements of Pocomoke peoples through land theft and treaty.  We acknowledge that we are uninvited visitors on Indigenous lands. 


To make this statement more meaningful, we invite you to learn more about the Pocomoke and about land acknowledgement statements via resources available at and elsewhere, to consider donating or making institutional resources available to tribal peoples, and to reconsider in what ways you can improve your relationship with the lands you steward.

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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