The porches of the bed & breakfasts and inns of Cape Charles will be rocking with artwork on Sunday, August 13th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Each Bed and Breakfast will feature local artists showcasing their works, from all different mediums – paint, sculpture, wood, jewelry, photography and other unique mediums. This event is a walking tour as participants travel from inn to inn by foot, bike, golf cart or car. The 5 participating properties are all located in Cape Charles’ historic downtown district and within 3/4 mile of one another.
2017 Art Rocks the Inns line up
Sea Gate Bed & Breakfast, 9 Tazewell Avenue
Mama Girl – Black Folk Art and paper mashie sculpture creations
By the Bay Alpaca: Tara King– Alpaca yarn woven hand-made items
Fig Street Inn – 711 Tazewell Avenue
Background Focus Photography: Sharon Silvey –Photography
Mark Belknap: Wildfowl Carver
Parisian Sweets: Lauren Gardner— Parisian Macaron Sweets
Ten Good Sheep: Karyn Belknap—hand spun/hand woven wearable’s, soaps and more
Jessica Battista: Illustrator
Karen Tweedie: Jewelry
Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast, 645 Tazewell Avenue
Salt Tide Studio : Kate Meyer—Oil painting
Copper Creations –-copper sculpture and garden art
Elizabeth Hunt – Pottery
Albert Turner – nature inspired art
Mina Turner- homemade food items
Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles, 403 Tazewell Avenue –
Crossroads Supply Co. David Schwartz—hand crafted leather and canvas products
Sea Glass Treasures: Kathy Grook—sea glass jewelry
Garden Art by Vasily: Bill Mitnik –hand painted birdhouses and garden obelisk
Heather G Hunter Photography : Heather Gladden-photographer, illustration
Alyssa House Bed and Breakfast, 530 Randolph Avenue
Phillip Spohn – photography
Robin Cochran – oils, water colors and prints.
Porches aren’t just for rocking chairs, but you’re welcome to sit a spell and soak in some art, visit with the artist and inn keepers or perhaps learn a bit more about the history of these amazing properties. “One visitor we are always thrilled to see on our porch for the event is Foster, “THE” brown dog of brown dog ice cream.” Tammy Holloway from the Bay Haven Inn shares enthusiastically. He is an avid art enthusiast!
Make it a SHOP, STROLL, SAVOR and STAY experience by beginning or ending your Art Rocks the Inns tour with a STROLL in Historic Downtown Cape Charles and SHOP at the many art galleries,unique shops on Mason Avenue and Strawberry Street. SAVOR the tastes of the Eastern Shore by dining at bayside eateries and historic buildings with delectable menu offerings. End your Cape Charles experience with a STAY at one of the inviting and charming B&B’s,make reservations early, rooms fill fast. Visit www.capecharlesbnb.com for availability.
Art Rocks the Inns is sponsored by the Cape Charles Bed & Breakfast Association, participants may begin at any of the five B&B’s and receive a map to guide you to your next stop. This free event began four years ago as part of the Cape Charles “Small Town, BIG Art” Harbor for the Arts Festival and is a local favorite.
For info about the participating B&B’s, visit http://www.capecharlesbnb.com , or call any of the Bed and Breakfasts listed