RiverArts Coronavirus Update

RiverArts will suspend in-person group programs and activities in all our locations for 30 days beginning March 13. This includes group classes, KidSPOT sessions, Clay Studio open hours, Life Drawing, Photography Club, and Plein Air groups, RiverArts Film Society screenings, and public events. 

We believe people need the Arts more than ever during times of stress and crisis, and we remain committed to growing community, creativity, and connection through the Arts. We will provide alternatives to our usual in-person activities and invite you to contact us via phone, email, or social media with suggestions and questions, or just to say hello. 

We’ll get through this and learn to practice “social distancing” without “social isolation.”

Our ArtsAlive! Community Education Center at 200 High Street in Chestertown hosts classes in a wide array of mediums, techniques, and forms, for all levels of skill and experience, Life Drawing sessions, Pop-Up Galleries and other events, and groups including the RiverArts Photography Club.

  • Do you need studio space? Guild membership is available in the ArtsAlive! Education Center. Click here for more information.
  • RiverArts members enjoy a discount for all of our classes. If you would like to become a Chestertown RiverArts member please click here.
  • Private classes are also offered, depending on instructor availability. Please call 410 778 6300 or email to inquire.

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Virtual Life Drawing (5 Weeks)

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - June 29 @ 3:00 pm

This class will be conducted online by RiverArts member Paul E. Santori.  Classes will be conducted from his studio and he will provide the model for the course and any props. Once you sign up, you will receive a link to the online meeting platform. All the student needs to start the RiverArts Life Drawing Course is paper and a pencil.  That’s true, but for more versatility and creative freedom it is suggested that the student comes with a pad…

Etsy Success – Professional Development for Artists – Virtual Class

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you love shopping on Etsy and wonder about setting up your own shop to sell your art? Do you already have an Etsy shop but aren’t moving much merchandise? Do you wonder what Etsy is?! Whether you are a beginner or experienced Etsy user, let Jodi Bortz teach you about knowing your customer, presenting your artwork, and what you really need to do to make Etsy sales. If you have particular questions you'd like us to cover, please email…

Photo Club – Virtual Meetings each Thursday – Free!

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Undaunted by social isolation, RiverArts Photography Club facilitator Steve Kane hosted the first meeting of a new online version of the club on Thursday, March 26, using the Zoom platform. The club normally meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the ArtsAlive Education Center from 7 to 9 pm, and provides a forum for discussion and critique. After a successful first virtual meeting, the group plans to change to weekly Thursday meetings via Zoom. This week, April 2 and for…

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