Chestertown RiverArts

RiverArts Hosts Paint the Town 2014

Fifty artists from all over the east coast arrive in Chestertown for four days of painting the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County. The Fifth Annual Paint the Town scheduled for April 24 to April 27 is the premier plein air event sponsored by RiverArts. (more . . .)
Artists interested in participating should register here.

Children can be Plein Air artists, too. Youth Plein Air, held Saturday, April 26 from 12-2pm in Chestertown’s Fountain Park, is an outdoors painting event for children 9-12 and teens 13-17. Canvas, paints, brushes and easels will be provided for artists’ use. Click for more information and to register.

The Wet Paint Show and Sale on Saturday, April 26 at the RiverArts galleries is the culmination of the first three days of painting the Kent County area. A special reception opens at 5:30 and is free of charge to the public. However, patrons who have paid $25 will be invited to enter at 5:00, giving them first choice of the paintings. Click Here to become a patron.

April Exhibitions Now Showing

The Art of Photography, a judged show, and Art From Earth: A Clay Show opened Friday, April 4. Judge Steve Gottlieb of Horizons Photography in Chesapeake City visited with photographers and offered personalized comments about their entries at the First Friday opening. Curator Ed Blake presented the awards.

The Chesapeake from Matapeake II, photo by John Meyer

The Chesapeake from Matapeake II, photo by John Meyer

John Meyer of Lutherville won first place for his beautiful scene Chesapeake from Matapeake II. Second Place was awarded to Diane Blake of Queen Anne for her black and white Poker and Politics taken on a trip to Portugal. Third Place went to Paul Bramble of Chestertown for his whimsical photo Working Block. Three Honorable Mentions went to Cal Jackson for Master Craftsman, Charles Bandura for Bette Davis Eyes, and Bob Miller for Star of the Sea.

KidSPOT Grand Opening Welcomes 50 Kids
and their Caregivers

Chester-smallLast Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., KidSPOT, RiverArts’ new space for children’s creativity programs, opened its doors to the public. Located adjacent to our Studio Gallery, KidSPOT is the new hub for all RiverArts children’s programming. Tambra Trevarrow, KidSPOT coordinator, along with several volunteers, were on hand to guide children ages 2-12 in planting seeds, painting like Kandinsky, making sock caterpillars and much, much more. KidSPOT will be open every Saturday — at no charge — to children with an adult. The creative projects and activities will evolve with participation. For more information on the KidSPOT program, and to see photos of creative kids in action, go to our KidSPOT page.

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Save The Date!

Instructor:  Mitchell Lyons
June 7 & 8
Heron Point Activity Center
Cost:  $200 Members, $225 Non-members
More info and to register online

RiverArts Mission:  To engage our community in the creation, appreciation, and support of the arts through education, events, and exhibitions.

RiverArts Vision:  To inspire and foster creativity as a positive and sustainable force that enriches our community and establishes the region as a premier arts destination.


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