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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

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


Live Artist Studios

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


A Fine Art Gallery

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


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



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.


Evening Surrender | Jack Rourke



Get your music fix every Friday at Lemon Tree!

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Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults $30 & Students $15

The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) was founded in 1997 in Richmond, Virginia under the direction of Ana Ines King, a native of Colombia. LBV is a professional dance company and school of dance, providing multicultural dance programs, instruction and performances for a diverse community. The Company is Central Virginia’s pre-eminent Hispanic dance company, performing throughout the State and at select venues in North and South America. It was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 organization in 2000. LBV offers a wide variety of weekly classes in 2 dance schools taught by 13 faculty members. Over the years, LBV has built a company of 11 professional dancers from around the world, featuring 6 professional musicians, and mentoring 25 apprentice dancers. LBV enrolls approximately 400 students of all ages per year, conducts 5 professional dance productions annually, supports 85 long term residencies and 120 short residencies, and presents master classes and lecture demonstrations.


Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 7:00pm

Free Event; $10 donation welcome

Young Musicians of Virginia is an academically strong enrichment program for K-12 homeschooled students who love the arts.  We are proud to partner with them and present their performance. $10 donation welcome.

Call for more information 757-331-4327


Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults $30 & Students $15

DANCING DREAM: The Tribute to ABBA, the greatest pop supergroup from Sweden, electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen", "Take a Chance", "Fernando", and many more. Established in 2009 by the founder Halina Ulatowski, The New York City based touring tribute act is transporting nostalgic audiences back to the happy and groovy times of the 70s. So, what can you expect at a DANCING DREAM tribute to ABBA show? Expect our team of seasoned musicians and talented lead singers ("Agnetha" and "Frida") to take you on a nostalgic trip back to the glitz and glamour of the 70s with their beautiful harmonies, elaborate costumes and exciting choreography. This ABBA Tribute Band's fan base is ever-growing all over the country! Don't miss this opportunity to slip on your platforms and sing along to your favorite ABBA songs performed by DANCING DREAM.

Every show is one to be remembered!


Call to register TODAY!



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




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
Akiko Tanaka
Albert Turner
Allison Swan
Amy Campbell
Anna Burger
Anne Bois
Anne Kushnick
Barbara Hart
Barbara Kobylinska
Benjamin Harris
Betty Anderson
Betty Farrell
Beverly Lynch
Bill Casto
Brenda Llewellyn
Brenna Doherty
Cameron Evans
Cathy Jo Ramsey
Charles Lindauer
Carol Claassen
Christine Harris
Chuck Peterson
Clelia Jane Sheppard
Cornelia Hoover
Dale Peterson
Daniel Goodwin
David Almond
David Crane
David Timm
Diana M. Davis
Diane Ginsberg
Don Donovan
Donald Kopczynski
Donna Stufft
Dottie Troxler
Ed Kuhn
Eileen Weber
Elaine Elkins
Eloise Shelton-Mayo
Ev Niewoehner
Fran Kolet
Fred Freeman
Giuseppe Dovis
Gordon Allen
Helen Bongiovanni
Ian McNair
Irene Volke
Ivanka Mincheva
Jack and Judy Witt
Jack Rourke
Jane Wettach
Jay Fleming
Jeannie Winters
John Harlow
John Nyberg
Joshua Justice
Judy Brunk
Julie Cardinale
Karen Kolet
Kate Rooney
Kathy Grook
Lauren Andreach
Linda Ennis
Maggie Gucwa-Sheppard Marcie Otterson
Maria Gayhart
Marian Schweighofer
Marsh Ryon
Mel Titus
Melinda Blanchard
Michelle Clark
Midge Amos
Mike Morgan
Mike Parker
Nancy Barr
Nancy Richards West
Nataliya Yatel
Oroon Barnes
Pam Kossman
Patricia Parsons
Peter Accettola
Petya Ivanova
Phillip Spohn
Quinn Sale
Rachel Mitchell
Richard Nickel
Robert Arthur
Robin Cochran
Ron Vick
Roxy Chitlik
Sally McNeilan
Sarah Henderson
Sarah Strader
Serena Bates
Shannon Helenbrook
Sharon Whitman
Sherri Neale
Sloane Salonto
Sophia Louise Goodpasture Steve Zimmerman
Susan Kovacs
Michael Loring
Tim Spillane
Vera Miller
Walt Roll
Walter Holt



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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