Studio Guild Membership

Are you tired of trying to paint in the corner of the kitchen?  Does the arrival of house guests put your latest art project in the spare bedroom on hiatus?  Do you long for your own studio but not the high cost of rent and utilities (which can easily exceed $400 per month)?

Imagine creating your art in a spacious studio environment in historic downtown Chestertown, interacting with fellow artists, enjoying a coffee or lunch break at local cafes, and displaying your art during First Friday’s art walks.

Guild membership is now available at the new RiverArts Education Center at 200 High Street.

Two options:

  • Annual guild membership $525 includes the following:
    12 hours of open studio time per month
    Designated storage cubby to store works in progress
    Chance to host informal exhibits at the Center on selected First Fridays
    Discounted additional open studio hours
    Priority is given to artists paying the annual guild fee of $525
  • Short-term open studio tickets $50 for  12–hour blocks)
    Available on a space available basis
    Storage cubbies are not included in short-term memberships
    First Friday exhibit participation may be limited

Open studios times are available on a regular schedule when the art center is not being used for classes and workshops.  For more information e-mail