Discover the Arts-
Visit Historic Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District
Studios, Shops, Restaurants, History and more!
A root effort of businesses and artists in Stevensville help to form a designated arts and entertainment district on Kent Island. The district has housed artists for more then 20 years. A large community of artists are members of ART EAST, Chesapeake Art League, the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and Kent Island Federation of Arts, which will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013! From these memberships, artists partake in seasonal festivals, group shows, studio classes, travel shows, lectures, music evenings, workshops, paint-outs and opportunities to exhibit art in galleries and businesses throughout the county.
As of July 1st Historic Stevensville will become one of 22 State Designated Arts and Entertainment Districts in Maryland. Along with the designation comes tax incentives and credits to artist and art related enterprises.
Historic Stevensville is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Historic buildings line the street creating a beauty and spirit that can’t be built today!
Stevensville comes alive the first Saturday of each month; there will be a A&E sponsored event each month - music, dance, art and more! Each month will have a different theme! Other businesses and organizations will have events during this time also! Come out and support the A&E and all the local businesses and organizations!
SHA Historic Stevensville Road Project is scheduled to begin on April 3, 2014. Construction will be along a two block area of downtown Stevensville that will include new sidewalks, curbs, drainage improvements, resurfacing of Main Street and the establishment of on-street parking downtown.
This construction was designed to significantly enhance the appearance, mobility and accessibility of Main Street in Stevensville. The Kent Island community is experiencing a revitalization of commerce, led by a thriving arts and entertainment initiative and the Main Street improvements will both enhance and support this community and county partnership effort.