Past Events

RiverArts Opened on September 7 with Ribbon Cutting

Chestertown RiverArts grand opening began with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 followed by a reception on  First Friday, September 7.   Two complementary shows:   A Member’s Show of talented Artists and a Pottery Show featuring the quality work of our Clay Studio Artists introduced our artists to the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Steve Atkinson


RiverArts GALA Great Success

Chestertown RiverArts hosted a Fundraiser GALA on Friday, September 14 from 7:00 to 10:00 in the newly renovated Gallery at 315 High Street.  Co-Chairs JoyceMurrin and Vida Morley planned a great GALA with the theme “Art’s Alive at RiverArts” and guests were greeted and served by a live American Gothic painting, one of Picasso’s ladies and several Van Goghs.    The RiverArts GALA included live music by local musicians, Phil Dutton on the keyboard and Mike Buccino on the bass, bountiful appetizers, wine and a spectacular silent auction.  David Biehler shared the following photos from the GALA.



We are appreciative to all the volunteers that made the RiverArts Gala possible:

Food Preparers:  Cindy Brittain, Stepanie Somers, Arleen Keifetz, Dan Seikaly, Bob Fox, Carol Niemand, Chuck Engstrom, Debbie Veysteg

Bakers:   Barbara Snyderm Betty Libertini, Evie Baskin, Guy Edwards, Jeanni Knox, Joy Berghaus, Nancy Holland, Shelly Minch, Uba Burrows, Vida Morley, Alice NcNow
Servers:  Cindy Stafford, Karen Douglas, Sue Basener, Marti and Charlie Hawkins, Beryl Kemp, Signe Hanson, Jayne Bellows, Donna Hickman
Bartenders:   Jonathan Chace, Linda Dutton, Randy Bellows, Bill Berghaus
Greeters:  Marge Morani, Barbara Finneson, Gerry and Guy Edwards
Silent Auction:  Sue Basener, Holly Boyle, Jolecia Crowe
Additional Support:  Patty and Dave Hegland, Lani Seikaly, Jolecia Crowe, Diane Blake, Randy and Char Gushi, Ed and Shelley Minch