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RiverArts Announces RiverFest

RFLogo1Celebrating our art, environment, and heritage

Chestertown RiverArts and Washington College Center for Environment & Society and SANDBOX are launching RiverFest, a new, annual event on Saturday, September 26 that will include an afternoon festival at Wilmer Park, water activities and the lighting of a large, floating, solar-powered sculpture at sunset. Beginning at noon, Wilmer Park on the Chestertown waterfront will be filled with music, activities for families including RiverArts’ KidSPOT, and Phillips Wharf Fish Mobile; a Sun, Sail and Paddle Expo displaying kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, sailboards and day sailors as well as accessories by manufacturers and local distributors; art and environmental displays; and good food and drink. Learn more

Studio Tour 2015

Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts 16th Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two weekends, October 24-25 and October 31-November 1, 10am-5pm, rain or shine. Over 50 artists, many nationally known, invite visitors in to talk, check out how they work, and provide the opportunity to buy original artwork at studio prices. Read more.

August First Friday – Art & New Media and Lightscapes by Caroline Huff

Tad Sare - Phone BoothsShelley Minch has curated the show “Art and New Media.” The show will feature the artists’ use of new media or new takes on older media formats in the expression of the artists’ ideas. The show will feature illustrations, comics, printing, and use of disruptive technologies.

In the Studio Gallery, Caroline Huff presents “Lightscapes.” When Huff was a child, her painter father encouraged her to make art. She never had another ambition. Reflecting on her long career, Huff speaks with the same assurance she felt as a child, “Painting is what I do. It is my life.” She paints some figures, but landscapes are her forte. Her images may be of a lone figure sitting by the sea, sun-struck houses or a Southwestern chapel. Light is the common denominator in her work. Read more

The RiverArts 2015 Farm and Winery Tour Drew Locals and Tourists  DSC_0051

Thanks to Cassinelli Winery, Clovelly Vineyard, Colchester Farm, Crow Farm and Winery, Galena Blooms and St, Brigid’s Farm for hosting visitors for the RiverArts’ 2015 Farm and Winery Tour. Locals as well as tourists joined the tour on a beautiful summer weekend to learn more about contemporary farm practices, wine-making, and growing crops from grapes to flowers to vegetables from our knowledgeable farm experts.   View photos from the weekend.

RiverArts Elects New Directors to Board at 2015 Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 18, the Chestertown RiverArts membership gathered for the annual meeting to review highlights from the last year and to elect new directors to the board. President-Elect Mary Jo McCulloch announced the slate of new directors. This year’s new board members bring a wide variety of experience and insight to the board. The new board members include J.R. Alfee, Raven Bishop, Barbara Fancher, Mary M. Sjoquist, and Greg Waddell. Learn more

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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