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April 2019

RiverArts Paint the Town

April 25 - April 28

RiverArts will hosts it's tenth annual plein air event, Paint the Town, April 25, 2019, 8:00am – April 28, 2019, 3:00pm The Paint the Town event is popular with plein air artists all over the mid-Atlantic region because of the natural beauty of our area, with its many waterways and farm fields, historic buildings, gardens, and wonderful skyscapes.

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May 2019

Visual Storytellers Exhibit opening Reception

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What does it take to tell a story? Storytelling is vital to making compelling images. Great feats of visual storytelling appear all around us; church windows, works by Norman Rockwell and the published sketchbooks of Leonardo Di Vinci. Visual storytelling tells a story. It uses the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations.Come enjoy this compelling exhibit, on display May 1-June 2, 2019 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:30, Saturday 10:00-5:30 and…

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June 2019

Judged Painting and Craft Opening Reception

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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 this month.Curators: Marj Morani & Pat Thompson Judge: Mary McCoy 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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July 2019

Patterns of Eastern Shore Life Opening Reception

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the patterns found in our natural surroundings. Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, and wonders of rural eastern shore life. Artists are asked to capture the patterns that can be seen all around us in the life on the eastern shore. This exhibit will be on display from July 5-28, 2019.…

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August 2019

Judged Photography and Wood Opening Reception

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Judged Annual Photography Show to be on exhibit in the gallery form July 31 to August 31, 2019. Artists are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye.The Judged Woodworking Showcase will feature a wide variety of articles and styles representing the best in woodworking craftsmanship and design from established and emerging woodworking artists. Curators: Michael Wootton and Chuck Engstrom Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday:…

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Judged Photography and Wood, Gallery Talk

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come listen to the inspiration behind the art in this month's Gallery Talk. The Judged Annual Photography & Craft Show will showcase the areas best in photography and woodworking from both established and emerging artists. Curators: Michael Wootton & Chuck Engstrom Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 -5:30 Saturday: 10:00 - 5:30 Sunday: 11:00 - 300

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September 2019

Connections: Work in a Series – Opening Reception

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The idea of working in series or in distinct purposeful directions is not about repetition but rather about being able to explore, investigate, examine or address ideas, themes, issues, compositions, concepts or topics in progressively deeper and more meaningful ways, and from a greater variety of perspectives than is possible by making just one or two.Come in to explore the connections the artists have made with their series of work. Exhibit on display from September 6 - 29, 2019 Gallery…

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October 2019

RiverArts 20th Annual Studio Tour Opening Reception

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27.Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. Curator: Dave Hegland Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sunday, 11:00…

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RiverArts Studio Tour

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may…

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November 2019

KCPS Student Art Exhibit 2019 Opening Reception

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This two week show will feature work by Kent County Public School students – elementary through high school grades. The exhibit is a partnership with the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre and the Kent County Arts Council .Curator: Nancy Bennington 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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RiverArts Studio Tour

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

Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may…

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2019 Holiday Show/Gift Sale Opening Reception

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook. These unique gifts created by our members include everything from children’s clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more.

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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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