Chestertown RiverArts

friis scarfHoliday Show and Sale Open

Struggling to find the perfect gift for a special person in your life? Look no further. RiverArts has a broad array of beautiful, unique and affordable fine arts gifts, like the scarf at left by Judy Friis, available now throughout December. See photos from last year’s show here.

Special Holiday Hours Start This Friday

In an effort to make it easy for all our friends to shop our extraordinary Holiday Show and Sale, the RiverArts Gallery and Gift Shop will be open seven days a week, beginning this Friday, November 28. Holiday Hours are as follows:

Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 5pm
First Friday, Dec. 5: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: Noon – 4 pm

Make us your one-stop-shopping place for all your holiday giving!

“Members’ Best” Exhibition to Open January 9

Monumental Steps by Cindy Brittain

Monumental Steps by Cindy Brittain

It’s that time of year! RiverArts is preparing to dedicate our gallery walls to the rich culture of our members. Be a part of this exciting tradition as we celebrate our strong creative community. The Members’ Best Art Show runs from January 9 -January 31. Read the full Call for Artists. Also opening in January is our Annual Children’s Art Show. Read more here.

Chestertown Public Arts Master Plan Complete

histroy_etc._vennThe Chestertown Public Arts Master Plan was made possible by an NEA “Our Town” grant, sponsored by RiverArts and the Town of Chestertown. The intent: to codify a vision for celebrating the artistic, historical, and environmental assets unique to Chestertown, to revitalize the waterfront area, engage audiences, and create unique, memorable, and life-affirming experiences for residents and visitors alike.

The plan is the first public arts master plan in the region and will be a model for small towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and beyond.

This Public Arts Master Plan is the result of a year-long process involving a
series of public charrettes and meetings with stakeholders and community
members to identify types of and locations for public art projects, as well as a
process for incorporating public art into the planning and funding mechanisms
of the Town. View the plan here.

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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