Chestertown RiverArts

May Shows at RiverArts

“Art of the Photograph” and “Art from the Earth” is on exhibit from May 1 through May 30.  The shows  feature photographs from artists of all levels, as well as many different pottery creations. Winners were announced at the opening reception. Learn more.

RiverArts 3rd Annual Meeting on June 18 at G.A.R.

New directors for the RiverArts’ Board will be elected at the 3rd Annual Meeting on June 18 from 4:00 to 5:30 at the recently restored Charles Sumner Post #25 also known as the G.A.R. building.  Read more.

The five nominated directors are JR Alfee, Raven Bishop, Barbara Fancher, Mary Sjoquist and Greg Waddell. View bios.

All RiverArts Members are encouraged to attend the 3rd Annual Meeting to celebrate another great year, to elect new directors, say thank you to departing board members, vote on the proposed bylaws change and to socialize with other members.   President Lani Seikaly will present a review of the year and President-Elect Mary Jo McCulloch will present the nomination’s committee slate of directors. View proposed changes for bylaws.

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For the third year, Chestertown RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore have joined together to produce “Art in Bloom,” a celebration of the art of floral design. This June 14 and 15, the RiverArts Galleries will be full of floral arrangements inspired by the artworks exhibited in RiverArts’ June exhibition, The Artist’s Touch, a judged show of paintings and sculpture.

Learn more.


Chestertown Featured in American Craft MagazineChester-River-Tall-Ships2

Chestertown and RiverArts are featured in the February/March issue of American Craft Magazine. Published by the American Craft Council, the magazine features Chestertown as this month’s stop in the “Wide World of Craft.” RiverArts gallery as well as many member artists are featured.

Read the full article here.

RiverArts Joins Town to Create Public Arts Master Plan


After a series of meetings hosted by Chestertown RiverArts and the Town of Chestertown, the Chestertown Public Arts Master Plan has been developed by Ziger/Snead Architects with the support of an NEA “Our Town” grant. Read more.  

The  first public art selected by a jury was a sculpture designed by esteemed Baltimore artist David Hess. The sculpture, a playscape destined for Wilmer Park, will be created out of premium grade, smooth edged stainless steel, and shaped like waves and sails to convey the spirit of a waterfront community. Read the full story in the Chestertown Spy.


RiverARTS Camp Registration Open!

RiverArtsCamp_logo_15RiverARTScamp is a summer arts camp that offers campers ages 6-13 the opportunity to explore different media and techniques. The syllabus is different for each week. In addition to creating art, campers will explore the town, local galleries, and artist studios and participate in cooperative and art-based games and activities to build camaraderie and art knowledge. Parents can choose between half-day and full-day sessions.

Register your favorite child today!

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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