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As lovers of art and beauty, we carefully curate our paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and gifts for the discerning buyer. Our mission is to connect you to the unique art that was meant for you all along.

Inspired by gallery owner Clelia Sheppard’s Italian heritage, our philosophy at Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio is that art helps you savor life. Whether you’re feeling that Chesapeake Bay breeze as you sip a limoncello on our patio, or you’re falling in love with a painting that makes your heart race, time spent at Lemon Tree is a guaranteed dose of Sorrento sunshine—right here in the historic town of Cape Charles.

   

We passed that summer lost love, beneath the Lemon Tree

                                                            - Peter, Paul, and Mary

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HOURS OF OPERATION
M-Th 10am - 5pm | F 10am - 8pm | Sat 10am - 5pm | Sun 10am - 4pm

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Split | oil on canvas | by Clelia Cardano Sheppard

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Live Artist Studios

Watch the magic unfold as our artists create new works on the spot.

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A Fine Art Gallery

See the latest from our resident artists and experience works from across the globe.

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A Community Space

Expand your mind and your creativity with neighbors and friends.

A Unique Gift Shop

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A Unique Gift Shop

Find a treasure among our collection of artwork, home decor, gifts and jewelry.

We're bending the definition of a gallery.  This is not a place where you go silently and stare at the walls.

                                                                     - Clelia Sheppard

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ABOUT LEMON TREE GALLERY

Artist and gallery owner Clelia Sheppard still feels nostalgia for her native Italy—the art, the landscape, the savoring of life’s pleasures. But after 25 years of living on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and dedicating much of that time to bringing the arts to the historic town of Cape Charles, she has developed another true love of land and culture.

Clelia is deepening her Eastern Shore roots with Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio, an interactive space that builds on Cape Charles’ new tradition of global and local arts and also celebrates Clelia’s Italian heritage.

Much of the art in Lemon Tree is inspired by the natural beauty of the Eastern Shore, a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, a place rich in wildlife and rural farming, fishing, and Native American culture. On the southern tip of this peninsula, on a natural harbor, rests the small historic town of Cape Charles, and on a lovely corner on the main street of this town, next to the historic theatre, beams Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio.

We hope to see you soon.

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Evening Surrender | Jack Rourke

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2024 UPCOMING EVENTS

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SEA GLASS JEWELRY CLASS BY KATHY GROOK
Saturday, July 6, 2024 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
$55/ person - includes all materials & light refreshments

Sea Glass artist Kathy Grook will be back in the Lemon Tree on July 6 offering one of her popular
Sea Glass Jewelry Classes. Participants will make a Sea Glass pendant adorned with a
beach themed charm.

CALL LEMON TREE GALLERY FOR RESERVATIONS 757-331-4327

CONVERSATIONS CAFE
JUNE 9 @ 11am
Free Event


 

Champagne is a lively all girl band comprised of Erika and Thelma Peterson, a popular mother daughter duo from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and good friend Carol Butler, a well known musician from Norfolk, Virginia.

THE FANTASTICKS - Back by Popular Demand!
Fri. June 28 & Sat. June 29 | 8:00pm

Tickets: Adults $30 & Students $15

If you didn't catch this show the first time, or you loved it and want to see it again, grab your tickets now for the reprise performance of The Fantasticks.  The Fantasticks tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another. Will their separation provide a deeper appreciation for the love they once shared – or create a permanent gulf between them?

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LION KING JR
July 19 @ 7pm & July 20 @ 2pm

Tickets: Adults $20 & Students $10

 

Lion King Jr. Celebrates the Circle of Life in this timeless story of courage, friendship, and destiny.  A Musical Theatre Summer Camp showcase. 

TICKETS COMING SOON...

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SAIL ON: A BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE
Saturday, August 1, 2024 | 8:00pm
Tickets: Adults $30 & Students $15

Sail On plays the music of The Beach Boys. Performing all of the classic hits, plus some treasures from the brilliant extended catalog, Sail On faithfully recreates the soundtrack to an Endless Summer, live and in rich detail.

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SEA GLASS TIARA/HEADBAND CLASS BY KATHY GROOK
Saturday, August 10, 2024 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
$55/ person - includes all materials & light refreshments

Join Sea Glass artist Kathy Grook on Sat, Aug 10, at Lemon Tree Art Gallery to make one of her popular headbands/tiaras from Sea Glass and Beads. For children 8 yrs and older and adults.
This is the first time this class has been offered. 

CALL LEMON TREE GALLERY FOR RESERVATIONS 757-331-4327

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QUEEN NATION: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF QUEEN
Saturday, August 31, 2024 | 8:00pm
Tickets: Adults $40 & Students $15

Queen Nation is the undisputed #1 ranked Queen Tribute Act in the United States and currently reigns as the all-time performance champions and crowned the kings of the Queen tributes. Over the past two decades, Queen Nation has notched over 1,250 shows and attracted 2.5 million viewers worldwide.

 

Call to register TODAY!

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Tickets are sold through On The Stage and are subject to a fee. 
To purchase tickets over the phone, call 757-331-4327

Events

RESIDENT ARTISTS

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Clelia Cardano Sheppard

Award-winning oil painter Clelia Sheppard.  Clelia's vivid painterly style exposes the beauty of light-filled dreamscapes and the elegance of the human form.

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Thelma J. Peterson

Renowned watercolorist Thelma Peterson’s iconic landscapes and restful still life watercolors honor the natural rhythms of life on the Eastern Shore.

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David Turner

William H. Turner and David H. Turner, father and son, share a talent of capturing the beauty and motion of wildlife in bronze. Their native land, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, is rich in wildlife and is a continuous source of inspiration for their work. They have created more than 700 different limited edition bronzes and more than 100 large public commissions found throughout the United States.

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Abby McCaleb
Adamo
Akiko Tanaka
Albert Turner
Allison Swan
Amy Campbell
Anna Burger
Anne Bois
Anne Kushnick
Barbara Hart
Barbara Kobylinska
Benjamin Harris
Betty Anderson
Betty Farrell
Bill Casto
Brenda Llewellyn
Brenna Doherty
Cameron Evans
Cathy Jo Ramsey
Charles Lindauer
Carol Claassen
Christine Harris
Clelia Jane Sheppard
Cornelia Hoover
Dale Peterson
Daniel Goodwin
Danny Doughty

David Almond
David Crane
David Timm
Diana M. Davis
Diane Ginsberg
Donna Stufft
Dottie Troxler
Douglas Drapper

Ed Kuhn
Eileen Weber
Elaine Elkins
Eloise Shelton-Mayo
Francis "Rads" Conrad

Fred Freeman
Giuseppe Dovis
Gordon Allen
Helen Bongiovanni
Ian McNair
Irene Volke
Ivanka Mincheva
Jack Rourke
Jeannie Winters
Joanne Taylor Donohue

John Harlow
John Nyberg
Joshua Justice
Judy Brunk
Julie Cardinale
Kate Rooney
Kathe Wittig
Kathie Gallion

Kathy Grook
Katie O'Shea

Lauren Andreach
Linda Ennis
Lynn Shreiber

Maggie Gucwa-Sheppard Marcie Otterson
Maria Gayhart

 
Marsh Ryon
Mel Titus

Melinda Blanchard
Michael McJilton
Midge Amos

Mike Morgan
Mike Parker
Nancy Richards West
Oroon Barnes
Pam Kossman
Patricia Parsons
Peter Accettola
Petya Ivanova
Quinn Sale
Rachel Mitchell
Richard Nickel
Robert Arthur
Robin Cochran
Ron Vick
Roxy Chitlik
Sally McNeilan
Sarah Strader
Shannon Helenbrook
Sharon Davis

Sharon Whitman
Sherri Neale
Sophia Louise Goodpasture Steve Zimmerman
Susan Perrotti

Tim Spillane
Vera Miller
Walt Roll
Walter Holt
Artists

LEMON TREE TEAM

Staff

Clelia Cardano Sheppard  | Gallery Owner

Mary Ann Roehm  | Gallery Manager

Sharon Whitman

Joanne Donahue

Maria Raphael

Michael Flannigan

Sally McNeilan

Pat Tinkelman

Paula Henoi

Jacky Smith

Rachel Jones  |  Digital & Graphic Content 

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