Easton, Maryland, a spot well known to plein air painters thanks to its hugely successful Plein Air Easton! event, is involving local businesses, land conservancy groups, and local artists in an unusual promotion that will end with someone taking home a string of pearls.

PleinAir Salon juror and fine artist Nancy Tankersley chose several artists commissioned to depict the “pearls” of Chesapeake Bay — locations preserved by conservantion efforts to maintain the personality and natural aspects of the area. The painters depicted the spots, and selections from their work are hanging in various businesses in the Easton area. Visitors who successfully list the locations of all the paintings are eligible for a drawing for a pearl necklace from a local jeweler. It’s a scavenger hunt with art as the items sought. 

Entry forms are available at numerous Easton businesses. Forms are due in by 3:45 p.m. on December 15, and the drawing is at 4 p.m. The paintings are for sale, of course. The proceeds will be split between the artists, Chesapeake Bay String of Pearls Project, and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.

For more information, visit the event’s webpage.


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