Chestertown RiverArts

RiverArts Elects New Board Members

new board membersWilliam Brockschmidt, Mike Heffron, and Cheryl Vauls were selected as new RiverArts Board Members at the second Annual Meeting since the Arts League and Artworks merger in April 2012.The new board members bring an array of experiences and much expertise to the table. (more)

The event of the summer is here! RiverArts’ summer fundraiser, “RiverArts at the Mainstay,” will be an event like no other! Read all about it and reserve your tickets now!

Draft of Public Arts Master Plan To Be Presented

RiverArts has joined forces with the town of Chestertown to secure grant support to develop a Public Arts Master Plan for the Chestertown Waterfront. With input from a large gathering of interested folks during a preliminary charrette held June 13 at the Garfield Center for the Arts, the consultants from Ziger/Snead have prepared a first draft of the plan to be presented Friday, August 8 on the second floor of Town Hall. Lani Seikaly, President of RA’s Board of Directors, said “as one of only two communities in Maryland to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant, Chestertown has a wonderful opportunity to distinguish itself as an arts destination.” Read more

Call for Artists: War of 1812 and Battle of Caulk’s Field Plein Air Two-Day Event

caulkssignatureChestertown RiverArts invites plein air artists and photographers to capture the events of the War of 1812 celebration on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 in and around Chestertown. A Wet Paint Competition and Sale will be held at the August 31 event at Caulk’s Field and prizes awarded the top three paintings at 3:00. Artists can enter paintings from the battle or from any of the many other activities taking place the two days of the event including living history demonstrations, re-enactors, tall ships, music or interactions with the audience.More info and to register

July Exhibitions Open to Acclaim

Two wonderful exhibitions (see below) were greeted by more than 430 visitors to our Opening Reception on July 4. We at RiverArts are delighted with this testament to the popularity of our Gallery Shows.

Celebrating Rural Life
RiverArts is hosting an exciting partnership between RiverArts and the Kent County Public Library Writers’ Group. Art, representing rural life, shares space with various musings from our local writers . . . (more)

Ted Ramsey Painting and Sculpture Show
Ted Ramsey is reentering our art community after being away some 30 years. He grew up in a family of artists on the serene Chester River at Deep Landing. (more)

Both exhibitions will be on display through July 26.

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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