A RiverArts member said recently, “the Arts make people and communities whole.” This is a perfect articulation of the belief underlying all of the programming, activities, and events at RiverArts. When you give to RiverArts, you are part of an exciting, growing organization, and a pillar of the vibrant Kent County arts scene. You give individuals and communities a place to create, learn, and grow through the Arts.
Supporting RiverArts means supporting arts programming and activities that enrich Kent County and enhance the lives of locals, visitors, children, adults, artists, art lovers, and the “art-curious” on the Eastern Shore. Your donations give the local community access to meaningful engagement with the Arts and make Kent County an arts destination for the whole mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
RiverArts’ mission is: “to be the place where the Arts meets the community.” That intersection is what brings an extra spark of life to Chestertown’s vibrant arts scene.
It brings hundreds of people to the RiverArts Gallery for First Friday receptions, draws kids and parents to KidSPOT for Saturday morning drop ins, after school enrichment programs, summer camps, and “Kids in the Gallery” programs, and attracts students and artists to the Clay Studio and ArtsAlive Education Center to be inspired, learn, and create.
Heading into 2020, RiverArts is an organization more than ready to rise to a new level of aspiration and professionalism as a center of arts that engages all parts of a community that includes fine artists creating work to enter in shows around the globe, craftspeople designing exquisite and sought-after pieces in wood, metal, glass, textiles and anything else you can conceive, newcomers approaching a canvas or a lump of clay for the first time, and children discovering the joyful magic of the Arts—and engaging as valued members of a diverse community.
Your help makes it all possible—thank you for your commitment. Please support RiverArts with a generous donation of $25 to $25,000 or more. Because of you, the lights stay on, the classes run, the kiln fires, the kids learn, and the work hangs in the gallery. With this contribution, you build community through the Arts.
Consider a gift of $1,000 or more to join our Visionary Circle, with benefits including an engraved leaf on the beautiful Giving Tree in the RiverArts Gallery and special events during the year
How your contribution helps RiverArts:
- $25 supplies materials for one Saturday at KidSPOT
- $50 buys paint and hanging hardware for a Gallery exhibition
- $100 keeps the phones ringing for one month
- $250 sponsors a Clay Studio workshop
- $500 pays for a RiverArts website update
- $1,000 pays for one month’s rent at ArtsAlive!
- $1,500 sponsors a Gallery Exhibit
- $10,000 keeps KidSPOT open for four months
Chestertown RiverArts is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community arts center that offers a dynamic, unique and constantly evolving program of exhibitions, classes, lectures and special events. To produce the variety of programs we do, RiverArts depends on volunteers, donations and members.
Our corporate ID Number: 52-1467733
Please take a moment now to make your annual donation. Thank you for your friendship, your enthusiasm and your continuing support.
And, consider a recurring donation button, which allows you to specify a monthly amount to support RiverArts.