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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3 Ways to Zoom to a Better Watercolor (3 Weeks)

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - August 5 @ 2:00 pm
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This class will be conducted online by RiverArts member Steve Bleinberger.  Once you sign up, you will receive a link to the online meeting platform. Painting a better watercolor can be as easy as zoom, zoom, zoom! Designed to help make your next watercolor even better. Three short classes, three topics: The Light Simplify your Composition Simple Figures   PAYMENT BUTTON      

Photo Club – Virtual Meetings each Thursday – Free!

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Photo Credit: Inez Santori ____________________________________________________________________________________ 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 met the fourth Thursday of each month at the ArtsAlive Education Center from 7 to 9 pm, and provided a forum for discussion and critique. The club now meets weekly via Zoom -- please email Steve Kane at for the link! We…

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