Everything sparkles a little more in Silver Spring. Northwood Spring Vendor Show Saturday May 4th

Hello neighbors! Cool events tomorrow, Saturday May 4th. The Sligo Creek Fest is from 11am -3pm and the Northwood HS Spring Vendor Show (also a fundraiser) is from 10am-2pm. Come to both events if you can. I'll have a table at the Northwood Spring Vendor Show with some original art, prints, T-shirts, totes, mugs & more. Here is a sneak peak at some of my new designs. I'm also making a special "enhanced" giclee edition of my popular "Take a Hike NW Branch Trail" print.


Oops. The sparkles are hard to see because the sun is setting and it is getting dark. You'll have to see these in person.

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My latest design to celebrate spring and a favorite quote by Audrey Hepburn: “To Plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow”

My latest design to celebrate spring and a favorite quote by Audrey Hepburn: “To Plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow”. The drawing is based on a B&W photo my father took of me in my grandmother’s garden. The quote is inspiring and a reminder to trust that the seeds you plant today will one day grow into something amazing and meaningful.
The design is available on several items in my online gift shop–https://michellebaileyfineart.com/product-tag/garden/
Happy spring!
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Spring Sale & New Items Added to the Gift Shop. April 2024

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We’re participating in Third Hill Brewing’s first holiday market Sat. Dec. 23rd.

We’re so excited to be a part of @thirdhillbrewing’s first market!! Come get that last minute shopping done (or treat yourself!) next Saturday the 23rd! Market will be from 1-5! Drinking local while shopping local makers? Sounds like a perfect Saturday 🎄

I’ll have original art, matted prints and note cards–all of which I make in my home studio. If you see a painting that you’d like a high quality print or note card of, please let me know and I’ll bring it with me to the market.
Also, please consider my wide–and growing–selection of print on demand gift items. I’ve got T-shirts, tote bags, note cards, mugs, framed canvases and posters… New designs are added frequently so check back often. I’m open to the idea of creating designs for other neighborhoods, cities or towns–please contact me for details.
Happy Holidays!
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December News: Upcoming Art Show “‘Tis the Season” & New Poster Series inspired by a Forest Knolls Vintage Real Estate Brochure

 I invite you to consider our small business: Michelle Bailey Art & Gifts, on this "Small Business Saturday" and enjoy 10% off of your order of unique art and gifts.

I am excited to have my painting "Winter Squirrel" included in "'Tis the Season" art exhibition at Artists & Makers Studio in North Bethesda, Md. This exhibition organized by Montgomery Art Association (MAA) is on view November 29 through December 20, 2023. Stop by 11810 Parklawn Dr Suite 210 and enjoy a lovely variety of artworks by MAA members.I have two paintings in progress that will be in this show.

I have been adding new designs to the gift shop, many local themes, including the latest series based on a 1960s Forest Knolls Real Estate Advertising brochure given to me when we purchased our house from the original owner. I created a poster for each house in the brochure: the "Carriage Split-Level", "Carriage Rambler", "Carriage Bi-level", and "Carriage Colonial". If you live in one of these models, this poster will certainly add a bit of nostalgia to your wall décor. There are several other companies that built homes in the area in the 50s and 60s--if you have an original sales brochure for your house that might inspire a poster, please contact me.

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New design added to my growing local series of T-shirts & mugs

Kensington Maryland B&O Train Station. Designed by E. Francis Baldwin in 1891. This beautiful station is photographed and painted frequently by artists, including myself. Baldwin’s train stations are so elegant. The design is inspired by the classic diesel locomotive paint scheme and is part of my growing local hometown series. Showcase your appreciation of historic trains and train stations with a T-shirt or mug. Makes a great gift for the railroad enthusiast.


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New T-shirt designs for our growing local collection: Silver Spring, Four Corners, Takoma Park, Northwood Forest Knolls

Do you live in Silver Spring Maryland? Four Corners? Takoma Park? Northwood Forest Knolls? Maybe someone is missing home or would like a souvenir tee for a gift? We have 4 new designs and are always adding more to our collection. If you'd like a tee designed for your neighborhood--(event or business, etc), contact us for details! All of our shirts are super soft and retro inspired. Order online and have it shipped pretty much anywhere in the U.S. My print on demand company offers many color options and styles and the prints look great.

Other local Tees:



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Save the dates: Sept 2-4 Paint the Town Labor Day Show 2023!

Please save the dates--Sept 2-4 for the Paint the Town Labor Day Show 2023! We are thrilled to host our annual celebration of local artists--the three-day Paint the Town Labor Day Show & Sale. This is one of the longest-running and largest art shows in the region, with hundreds of works by MAA artists. The event is free and open to the public.

I'm a first time participant and I have 3 paintings in the show (see image for category, title and photo). I'll also have prints and note cards available for sale.

2023 Paint the Town Art Show FREE to the public⠀⠀
LABOR DAY WEEKEND Sept 2-4, 2023⠀
Saturday, 11am - 8pm, Saturday, 11am - 5pm, Monday, 10am - 5pm⠀⠀
Kensington Town Hall/Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895⠀⠀

Sponsored by @maaartists and the Town of Kensington⠀⠀

Event schedule below.



Paint the Town Labor Day Show

Saturday-Monday, September 2-4, 2023
Historic Armory, 3710 Mitchell Ave.
Kensington, MD
Free & open to the public

The Montgomery Art Association is hosting its annual celebration of local artists—the three-day Paint the Town Labor Day Show & Sale. The show features about 500 works of art by nearly 200 local artists, plus a painting competition, live art demos, food truck, and live music.


7am-3 pm: Plein Air competition
11am-6 pm: Show open
12-5pm: Food trucks
1-3pm: Artist Demonstration with Dora Patin
6-7pm: Awards ceremony


11am-5 pm: Show open
11:30am: Live music by Wilson Jazz Duo
1-3pm: Artist Demonstration with Jennifer Lynn Beaudet


10 am-5 pm: Show open
10am-2pm: Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival
11am-1 pm: Artist Demonstration with Ella Bella
5-8pm: Customers pick up purchases


9-11am: Customers pick up purchases

Join the Plein Air Competition
Adults and kids can paint a scene in Kensington to vie for prizes.

Sign up »

Watch a Live Art Demo
Observe three MAA artists' creative processes in real time.

See the lineup »


Update: I received my first "red dot(s)" from a major art show! All three of my paintings have sold and are now off to their new homes. Scenes from the show are available @michellebaileyart

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