Announcing…..a new place to experience fine craft in Chestertown!

Ready for a fresh, new way to enjoy fine craft?  Five nationally-known artists are coming together create a gallery experience like no other in downtown Chestertown, MD.   Rob Glebe (metal), Patti and Dave Hegland (glass), Robert Ortiz (wood) Marilee Schumann (ceramics) and Faith Wilson (fiber) have formed a modern-day ‘guild’ of master craftsmen and women, called CREATE.

Opening in April 2016, CREATE will also feature guest artists and designers from around the country. Together, this unique group will offer art enthusiasts and casual visitors alike the opportunity to interact personally with the artists, participate in workshops and seminars, and engage in the creative process in an intimate setting.

From Chestertown, these artists exhibit at premier fine craft shows including the American Craft Council in Baltimore. At the urging of Carla Massoni, owner of MassoniArt of Chestertown, a month-long ‘pop-up’ gallery in 2015 forged the permanent partnership that is soon to be the experiential gallery, CREATE.

“These are artists who live and work on the Eastern Shore, where the beauty of the land and our community influences them, said Massoni. “Rather than competing, the artists’ style and approaches complement one another, elevating the art to another level. Come join us at CREATE and see for yourself.”

CREATE gallery will be located at 113 South Cross Street in Chestertown.  Check at for updates on the opening and events.

For more information, contact Carla Massoni at

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