For over twenty-five years, Carla Massoni (www.massoniart.com
)has played an integral part in bringing exhibitions featuring artists of national and international stature to the Eastern Shore. Her gallery is considered to be one of the finest in the mid-Atlantic region. Massoni served as original chair of the Greater Chestertown Initiative
and with the support of others was instrumental in the designation of Chestertown as an official Arts & Entertainment District by the State of Maryland. She also chairs the Open for Business
loan program dedicated to providing financial support for those eager to open businesses in Downtown Chestertown.
The origin of CREATE dates back to 2013 when curator Carla Massoni brought this group of artists together to help establish Chestertown as an art lovers destination while encouraging more tourism in the area. With the encouragement and support of the Kent County Office of Tourism, information about this unique grouping of artists began to spread across the broader, mid-Atlantic. The success of this effort resulted in the decision to open a gallery. CREATE is the realization of their shared vision.