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March 2016

RiverArts' "ArtsAlive!" Gala

March 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Chestertown RiverArts' annual fundraising gala. The money raised is crucial to helping our local community arts center succeed in its mission. Proceeds support RiverArts' monthly gallery exhibitions, Clay Studio, innovative arts classes & lectures, community outreach and FREE weekly kids' program, KidSPOT.

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April 2016

RiverArts "Art of Stewardship" Exhibition

April 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am

The third annual Art of Stewardship Exhibition is a joint effort between Chestertown RiverArts and the Chester River Association, with the support of the Carla Massoni Gallery and the Art of Stewardship Project led by Greg Mort. The exhibition, in the RiverArts Galleries, will feature works that express and exemplify the importance of being good stewards of the earth.

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Art of Stewardship exhibition reception

April 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The third annual Art of Stewardship Exhibition is a joint effort between Chestertown RiverArts and the Chester River Association, with the support of the Carla Massoni Gallery and the Art of Stewardship Project led by Greg Mort. The exhibition, in the RiverArts Galleries, will feature works that express and exemplify the importance of being good stewards of the earth. Join us for an opening reception on First Friday, April 1, 2016.

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Paint the Town event

April 28, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Over fifty artists from all over the east coast will arrive in Chestertown for four days of plein air painting/drawing of the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County.

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June 2016

Art in Bloom

June 19, 2016 @ 12:00 am

For the fourth year, Chestertown RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore have joined together to produce “Art in Bloom,” a celebration of the art of floral design. Proceeds from Art in Bloom go to support Community Mediation Upper Shore, whose mission is to provide accessible conflict resolution services through mediation, education and training for the folks of Kent, Queen Anne’s and Cecil Counties, and Chestertown RiverArts, a community arts center with a spectacular gallery and an extensive program of exhibitions,…

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July 2016

Farm & Winery Tour

July 23, 2016 @ 12:00 am

Because we are located in a beautiful rural setting, Chestertown RiverArts celebrates the rural each July with art exhibitions and programs. Last year we added a Farm and Winery Tour weekend to our celebration of the rural, modeled after our very popular Studio Tour, which we sponsor in the fall. Our goal will be to further celebrate the beauty of the rural area in which we live and to educate our non-farming friends and tourists about the sophistication, complexity and…

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October 2017

Studio Tour

October 21, 2017
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2017

The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 18th Annual Studio Tour featuring Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! Brochures and more info available at the Gallery as well as online.

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April 2018

Paint the Town 2018

April 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on April 27, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on April 28, 2018 at 8:00am

Over fifty artists from all over the east coast will arrive in Chestertown for four days of plein air painting/drawing of the historic streetscapes, colorful Farmers Market, beautiful Chester River, and surrounding rural landscapes of Kent County.

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February 2019

Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture) Exhibit

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

When a viewer looks at a work of art, they are bringing with them all of their life experiences, all of their unique memories, all of their knowledge and understanding they posses. Their mind interacts with the artwork as their eyes travel over the piece. This exhibit is a modern take on two traditional themes, Still Life and Portraiture and is open to all media. The magic of still life is that it can show us a new way of…

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Gallery Talk – Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture)

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This exhibit is a modern take on two traditional themes, Still Life and Portraiture and is open to all media. The magic of still life is that it can show us a new way of looking at the ordinary objects around us. Once they are placed into a specific arrangement and then captured in paint, ink, pastel, or any other medium – the objects take on a whole new meaning. In Portraiture, the intent is to display the likeness, personality,…

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May 2019

Visual Storytellers Gallery Talk

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Storytelling can be a means of education, cultural preservation, a moral compass or just entertainment. Following in the paths of Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, N. C. Wyeth, Alphonse Mucha et al., we invite artists to tell a visual story- something that ignites the viewer’s imagination to form a narrative around the ” moment ” captured by the artist.This month's Gallery Talk will feature the artist's stories behind the visuals. They will walk us through the inspiration behind their work. Exhibit…

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June 2019

Judged Painting and Craft Gallery Talk

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This exhibition will showcase the region’s finest artwork in the Judged Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibition, June 7 to June 30, 2019. Artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft (including metal, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass and jewelry) will be on display in this exhibit.Our Gallery Talks feature our Artists as they describe their inspirations and the techniques and processes used to create their work. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday:…

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August 2019

Photography and Wood Exhibit

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 31, 2019

The Judged Photography and Wood showcase is a highly popular annual exhibit with historically wide-ranging participation from regional photographers and woodworkers.The beauty of the wood objects enhance the concurrent Photography Exhibit in the Main Gallery, comprising 2-D art which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line, and space. Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri: 11- 5:30 Sat: 10-5:30 Sun: 11-3 First Fridays: 11-8 Mon: Closed

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Photography and Wood Exhibit Opening Reception

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Judged Photography and Wood showcase is a highly popular annual exhibit with historically wide-ranging participation from regional photographers and woodworkers.The beauty of the wood objects enhance the concurrent Photography Exhibit in the Main Gallery, comprising 2-D art which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line, and space. Curators: Michael Wootton (Photography) & Chuck Engstrom (Wood) Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sunday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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TOWN GOVERNMENT MEETING SCHEDULE

  • Mayor & Council Meetings: 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Utilities Commission Meetings: 1st Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Planning Commission Meetings: 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
  • Historic District Commission Meetings: 1st Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.

TOWN TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICES The Town will be divided into two collection areas, both of which will be serviced twice each week. Collection of garbage and trash will be conducted in one area on Monday and Thursday evenings, and the other on Sunday and Wednesday evenings; except no collection will be made on New Years’ Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, but will be made on the next regular collection day after the holiday. Recycling: Paper, aluminum, household plastics picked up each Friday call 410-928-3333 (Infinity Recycling).

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