THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 5-8:30 p.m.

Come to the Place Where Art and Conservation Meet

and help ensure waterfowl continue to have a home on the Shore!


2018 Premiere Night Highlights

OPENING CEREMONIES: 4:00 p.m. with 2018 Featured Artist Eric Tardif

Join us as we present this year’s Hall of Fame Awards and introduce the new Federal Duck Stamp winning artist.


Experience an exclusive preview of this year’s exceptional art. Mingle with the artists. Enjoy a “Fin, Fowl and Farm” tasting tour and open bar at each of our downtown galleries.

NEW! QUICK DRAW, SCULPT & CARVE in each Gallery: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

We are thrilled to introduce this new adventure in art for our guests!  Each of the items created in this 1-hour event will then be sold in the “Making Way for Ducklings” Art Auction at 7pm.  Proceeds from these items will benefit Waterfowl Chesapeake’s conservation efforts.

The Benefits of Being a VIP:

Art Buyers Discount

Each guest attending at the Benefactor level and above will receive a voucher valid for 10% off any art purchase made Thursday-Sunday during the Waterfowl Festival at our three main galleries.

VIP Hospitality Suite at the Bullitt House

Relax between exhibits and enjoy refreshments throughout the weekend at this historic Easton landmark. Open to contributors at the Benefactor level and above.

Exclusive VIP Gallery Tours

Avoid the crowd. View and purchase your favorite art pieces in advance of the general public. Open to contributors at the Benefactor level and above.

Support conservation, even if you can’t make the party!   

THANK YOU for making it possible to do our work.  Donate Here


7:00 p.m.   

NEW LOCATION on Harrison St. in front of Waterfowl HQ

NEW “quick draw”, “quick sculpt” and “quick carve” pieces will be part of the fun this year!  So take home a piece of art, miniature  decoy or another treasure — donated by Festival artists!  Purchases of miniature decoys and small artists’ works benefit our youth volunteers through the William A. Perry Scholarship Fund.  Quick draw pieces benefit conservation efforts. Either way, the ducklings of the future say thank you!