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. To read more about the 2015 show, or to download a Holiday Show Artists’ Contract, visit our Exhibitions page.

Need a great gift that doesn’t exactly fit in a box? For the fun-lover, the gift of a RiverArts Membership puts them at the top of the list to learn about all our wonderful events, and the opportunity to make new friends. On top of that, they’ll have the satisfaction of being a member of Chestertown’s premiere arts-support group. Or, help unleash the artist in your loved one with a Gift Certificate to one of our top-of-the-line classes or workshops. The gift of creativity is one that will shine above all others! Simply call or stop by the Gallery to put these great gifts in someone’s stocking.

Special Holiday Hours In Effect

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 Friday, November 28. Holiday Hours are as follows:
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Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Friday, Dec. 5: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: Noon – 4 pm

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

Regular Hours will resme on Friday, Dec. 26.

Happy Holidays for Kids Start Here

stained glass ornamentsDrop off the kids for a few hours while you shop, and pick up happy children with their holiday creations. On Saturday, December 13 and 20, KidSPOT will be open from 2-4 to help you out and provide your kids with a great experience. Cost is $20 per child; discounts are available for groups. Pre-register here.

“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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