Public Arts Master Plan

RiverArts Joins Chestertown to Create Public Arts
Master Plan

histroy_etc._vennAfter a series of meetings hosted by Chestertown RiverArts and the Town of Chestertown, the Chestertown Public Arts Master Plan has been developed by Ziger/Snead Architects with the support of an NEA grant, also sponsored by RiverArts and Chestertown.

“Chestertown is one of the most beautiful and historic towns on the Eastern Shore,” said Mayor Chris Cerino. By focusing on the arts,

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the town can capitalize on its amazing setting and natural resources, its history and small town vitality, its relationship with Washington College, and the creative capital of its citizens.”

Lani Seikaly, President of the RiverArts Board of Directors, said “as one of only two communities in Maryland to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant, Chestertown has a wonderful opportunity to distinguish itself as an arts destination.” As described by the NEA’s Our Town program, “communities across our nation are leveraging the arts and engaging design to make their communities more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as the process of Creative Placemaking.”

For more information, contact Kees de Mooy at the Town of Chestertown, 410-778-0500 or