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Choose your paint colors, decorate your piece, and then leave it to be fired and picked up later. Any time Clay Studio is open, from February 22 – March 27.
Drop in between 2 and 4pm on Wednesdays and help yourself to a bit of creativity, community, and connection. Bring your own project or try something we’ve cooked up for you: Wellness, Wonder, Wisdom, and Warmth are waiting for you!
Join RiverArts Clay Studio at Chestertown Presbyterian Church for a delicious, beautiful evening of soup and community to benefit the Kent County Food Pantry.
An exhibit of visual art and poetry exploring the wonder of our environment and the awesome responsibility of caring for it.
Congratulations to Marilee Taussig and Ronn Akins. After the votes were counted, they were tied for this month’s People’s Choice Award!
Submit visual art or poetry to Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth
Reclaimed Runway: Where fashion and sustainability meet! Submit your design proposal for this year’s Gala on March 21, 2020!
Meet Ken Sadler, our Gift Shop Featured Artist of the Month for December!
We are delighted to introduce our new ArtsAlive! Director, Ann Farley. She will be an invaluable addition to the RiverArts team as we undertake the new initiatives and adventures that await us in 2020 and beyond.
View the work of pastel artist Mary Pritchard and her students at a Pop Up Gallery at ArtsAlive! January 3 and 4.
November 17, 4:30pm at Chesapeake 5 Movies: A hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman, a little girl with a broken arm, a story of five mythical heroes.
“Final Observation” by Sarah Herron is the People’s Choice winner for the Kent County Student Art 2019 exhibit now on view at the RiverArts Gallery. Click to see other winners at all age levels!
Be part of our mission to be the place where the arts meet the community.
“Harriet Tubman: Soldier of Freedom,” a short film shot in Dorchester County, and “Fighting for Freedom: Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad” will be shown Sunday, Oct. 27 at Sumner Hall. Talkback included
“Ashley” by Diane Rappisi is the People’s Choice winner for the Studio Tour Artists exhibit now on view at the RiverArts Gallery.
Meet Maria Wood, our new Executive Director. She is familiar with many of you through her previous RiverArts position, as the ArtsAlive! Center manager.
Paul and Irene Aspell of Ridgely, Maryland are our October Gallery Gift Shop featured artists. Stop and see their work and all the fine artwork our member artists have in the shop!
A sunset supper cruise for RiverArts members on the Chester River Packet, Monday September 30! Join us for a beautiful trip on the river with a buffet dinner and cash bar. Register early, as space is limited!
Celebrating our Front Desk Volunteers! Carol, Anna, Muriel and Inez help out on a regular basis at the RiverArts Galleries. Please join us in thanking them for their invaluable assistance,
Are you intrigued by the pottery wheel? Want to try your hand at Talavera or handbuliding? Stop by our Clay Studio at 204 High Street- and chat with the potters. Classes for novices through experienced potters. Open daily, and late on First Fridays!
Sukie’s arrangement won the coveted People’s Choice award for our annual Art in Bloom, Celebration of the Art of Floral Design on Sunday, June 23.
Congratulations to Miki Smith, winner of our fabulous Metropolitan Opera, NYC Getaway raffle. Thank you to all who participated in the raffle.
Summer Camp has plenty of options for kids ages 4 – 13! Sessions this year include weather, film making, ceramics, fiber arts, construction and even dinosaurs. Weekly sessions begin June 24 and run through August 2. Register now!
Our spring featured artists are :Claire Gervais, modern wall hangings, and Mary O’Bara – well known for her hand painted wood plaques and ornaments of local landmarks. Perfect for gifts- including yourself!
An easy artful approach to mindfulness – perfect for beginners as well as those with previous experience. Wednesdays, March 6 & 13.
Looking for something different to do on a winter Friday? Paint this “All Dressed Up, LBD” in a fun filled, TGIF Paint Night on February 15th with Jim Mahla
Our 8 week After School Enrichment Program begins February 4. Designed for students in grades 1 – 5. Space is limited to 10 students per day. Register now!
Looking for a truly enjoyable way to improve your painting skills? These techniques may be used to paint figures, landscapes, and your family pooch in this 2 day workshop, February 27 & 28, with instructor Lynne Lockhart, signature member Society of Animal Artists.
We offer weekly Life Drawing sessions with a live model. All levels welcome. No need to register- drop ins encouraged.
Every Monday 2 – 5 pm.
Create an original Stained Glass Mosaic window! In this six week class with popular instructor Jen Wagner.
Thank you to all who contributed to another successful Summer Camp! The children – and parents – are already asking about next year.
Elsie Inzer, fabric artist and Dianna Frymiare, potter and glass blower, are our new Gift Shop Artists of the Month. Stop in and see their new work! hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5:30 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 5:30 pm, and Sundays 11am-3pm.
How can art sharpen our ability to look at the world in new and creative ways? Join us Thursday, February 22 for a Creative Lives talk with Ben Tilghman.
Jeweler Joy Berghaus and ceramics artist Marlayn King are our featured Gift Shop artists.
Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Month: Lolli Sherry, Laura Ventura, Dianna Frymiare, and Jody & Jim Gilliland. Our volunteers are our most important asset.
Sessions include printmaking, sculpture, pottery, pastels, watercolors, and even Ancient Egyptian Art.
Call 410 778 6300 for more info.
To have a successful plein air festival you need talented artists, a wide range of interesting and beautiful outdoor scenes, and wonderful weather. Fortunately, RiverArts 8th Annual Paint the Town had all three!
Congratulations to Kent School 4th graders for winning Best of Show in the student category for their “Maryland Crab” bottlecap art and Janet Dinsmore for “Lintscape,” Best of Show in the adult category
In this one day workshop, class participants will be introduced to painting outdoors,“en plein air”.
RiverArts is thrilled to welcome Michael Pugh as our new Clay Studio manager.
Learn how to develop your visual story for a narrative or documentary film with filmmaker Cid Collins Walker.
Congratulations to our March Volunteers of the Month: Ronn Akins, Jim North, Raven Bishop and Sue Wright. Our volunteers are our most important asset.
This painting abstract compositions workshop is about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely.
“It is both the most innovative and the best new musical to open on Broadway since “Hamilton,” Charles Isherwood, New York Times