Joie De Vivre


Joy is retiring at the end of August 2014 (statement below). In the meantime Joie de Vivre will continue as usual and we look forward to seeing you at our last Second Saturday 9 August!

At  Joie de Vivre we offer unique gifts from talented artists and craftsmen, many of whom live and create on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  The selections change frequently, as most items are one of a kind.  We make every effort to keep this site current so please contact us immediately if you see something that you would like to purchase.

The Race Street Gallery in the rear of Joie de Vivre features work  by multiple,  juried artists. Work includes pottery, photography, sculpture,  paintings, wood carvings, hand crafted jewelry and more.

Summer Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11:am – 4:00 pm  or by appt:

410 228 7000 or 443 521 2740

Above Joie de Vivre are four working Artist Loft Studios which are open to the public by appointment.

We present a Featured Artist Exhibition bi-monthly.  Please visit our current exhibition through August 2014



Please join us for our next Artist’s reception Saturday 9 August (5.30 – 7.30) Clive Pates including the artists of Joie de Vivre Gallery & Race St Gallery in partnership with Cambridge Main Street’s monthly Second Saturday ART WALK.


I would like to thank my staff, loyal customers and artists for putting up with me and supporting me for the last  fourteen years.  It has been a very good time for me and I so appreciate you all.  It is time now for me to retire and enjoy freedom to travel and spend time with my family.  Naturally, I do this with mixed feelings, as the Gallery has been my baby for a long time.  It has been very gratifying to see Cambridge grow and become a vibrant and fun town again and I appreciate all that The Main Street Organization, City Council and County Council have done to support the efforts of downtown merchants and restaurants.  I will continue to be involved in our community and to support our downtown. The new business at 410 Race St. The Shops at Magnolia Grove, will continue to exhibit some of my artists and I wish them all every success!
Hope to see you soon!

- Joy