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Chestertown RiverArts Annual Paint the Town Plus

Downtown Chestertown

ENJOY A WEEKEND FESTIVAL OF OUTDOOR ART, IN THE OUTDOORS Chestertown RiverArts is putting a new twist on its annual Plein Air festival this year. On Friday and Saturday, June 4-5, come to historic Chestertown to enjoy Paint the Town Plus, a festive atmosphere celebrating the art of the outdoors in the outdoors. Works from… Continue Reading Chestertown RiverArts Annual Paint the Town Plus

Recurring Event Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

The 21st RiverArts Studio Tour, 2021 Saturdays and Sundays, October 16 & 17 and October 23 & 24. Following the tradition of two decades and counting, artists in and around Kent County will open their studios to visitors on two weekends in October, to share their work, their processes, and the spaces where they create.… Continue Reading Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour 2021

Every Tuesday: MAKEspace – Get your creative project done!

ArtsAlive! - 200 High St.

Haven’t carved out time to create? Are you stuck on a project? Or, are you on fire with amazing creativity and want to be in a creative hive? Bring your project to work with us in a fun atmosphere during this FREE weekly creative drop-in! Learn more - & RSVP for each week at https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/makespace

December 5: Holiday Wreath Making

Meghan Efland's backyard

In Meghan Efland's backyard, near downtown Chestertown & Washington College (When you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with Meghan's address.) Cost: $35 Join us for camaraderie & creativity as we make festive holiday decor that will brighten your home or make a perfect gift! Meghan started making holiday wreaths with her grandmother, mother, and… Continue Reading December 5: Holiday Wreath Making

Recurring Event Annual RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale

Annual RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106 - Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Annual RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale Something for every pocketbook! These unique & beautifully crafted handmade gifts created by our member artisans include everything from clothing to fashion accessories, jewelry, home and holiday décor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, original paintings and more!

January 22: Yarnbombing 101

ArtsAlive! - 200 High St.

Location: Most likely, our ArtsAlive Education Center at 200 High Street, on the corner of High & Queen Streets, right across from Evergrain Bakery. We will have ongoing construction in this building in early 2022, so you will receive an email closer to the class date confirming the exact location in downtown Chestertown (in case… Continue Reading January 22: Yarnbombing 101

January 5: Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from January 5th through February 9th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging,… Continue Reading January 5: Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

January 5: Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from January 5th through February 9th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging,… Continue Reading January 5: Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

January 6: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from January 6th through February 10th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through instruction and weekly project assignment. More advanced techniques… Continue Reading January 6: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Framing 101 with Bob Ramsey

The Finishing Touch - 311 High St

First of a Quarterly Series of Professional Development for Artists (& Art Lovers!) Wednesday, February 16, 6:30-7:30 pm At The Finishing Touch, 311 High St in downtown Chestertown, MD We often have people ask us questions about framing artwork, and now is your chance to learn from the experts! Bob Ramsey is the owner of… Continue Reading Framing 101 with Bob Ramsey

RiverArts Salon: Stories of America: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

online - Zoom

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Register below to get the Zoom link provided by the Smithsonian, which is unique to this week (& different from our usual weekly Zoom). In this virtual tour, we'll be exploring works… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Stories of America: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

January 18: Ceramic Handbuilding with Sofe Cote

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from January 18th through February 22nd. (6 weeks) This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their… Continue Reading January 18: Ceramic Handbuilding with Sofe Cote

Sunrise Heart Paint Night (via Zoom)

online - Zoom

Celebrate Valentine's Day, Galentine's, and a season of love &beautiful sunrises. This paint night kit with sweet inspirational heart design makes the perfect gift for a loved one (or for yourself!). How to participate: 1. Visit the RiverArts Gallery to purchase this kit for only $20. 2. Then you may choose to create your masterpiece… Continue Reading Sunrise Heart Paint Night (via Zoom)

March 2022: Take Another Look opening reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

Call For Artists: Take Another Look See more information at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/takeanotherlook EXHIBITION DATES: March 4th through March 27th OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday, March 4th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm GALLERY ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, March 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, please join us DROP OFF: Sunday, February 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm and Monday, February 28th,… Continue Reading March 2022: Take Another Look opening reception

One Day Techniques: Mono-printing Surface Decoration for Ceramics with Marlayn King

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 10 am - 2 pm (1 hour lunch break) on Saturday, March 5th. This class will introduce the fundamentals of mono-printing on clay to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of transferring their hand-drawn designs to the surface of clay slabs.… Continue Reading One Day Techniques: Mono-printing Surface Decoration for Ceramics with Marlayn King

March 2022: Take Another Look gallery artists' talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

Call For Artists: Take Another Look See more information at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/takeanotherlook EXHIBITION DATES: March 4th through March 27th OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday, March 4th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm GALLERY ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, March 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, please join us DROP OFF: Sunday, February 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm and Monday, February 28th,… Continue Reading March 2022: Take Another Look gallery artists' talk

Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from February 23rd through March 30th. (6 weeks) This course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction and weekly project assignment. This class is a… Continue Reading Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from February 24th through March 31st. (6 weeks) This 6 week course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Trustees of the Earth opening reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

A RiverArts Judged Show, April 2022 See more information at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/trustees-of-the-earth-exhibit EXHIBITION DATES: April 1-23, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday, April 1, 2022; 5:00-7:00 p.m. EXHIBITING ARTISTS’ TALK & JUDGE’S AWARDS: Thursday, April 7, 2022; 5:00-6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, March 27, 2022, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Monday, March 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PICK-UP: Sunday, April… Continue Reading Trustees of the Earth opening reception

One Day Clay Workshop: Colorful Clay Flowers with Lolli Sherry

Clay Studio - 204 High St

No experience necessary! Open to all ages (children under 14 will need adult assistance). Clay will be provided as well as many items to imprint texture. You will make two lovely blossoms, a large Poppy and a Cala Lily, 3 to 6-inches in diameter on stems, to enhance your flower pots indoors or out. You… Continue Reading One Day Clay Workshop: Colorful Clay Flowers with Lolli Sherry

Trustees of the Earth gallery artists' talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

A RiverArts Judged Show, April 2022 See more information at: https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/exhibit/trustees-of-the-earth-exhibit EXHIBITION DATES: April 1-23, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday, April 1, 2022; 5:00-7:00 p.m. EXHIBITING ARTISTS’ TALK & JUDGE’S AWARDS: Thursday, April 7, 2022; 5:00-6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, March 27, 2022, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Monday, March 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PICK-UP: Sunday, April… Continue Reading Trustees of the Earth gallery artists' talk

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Coreen Weilminster

Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown RiverArts

Considered by many to be a "sacred magical art", the creation of a talisman with specific intentions written into the life-giving egg, the Pysanky is an ancient means to celebrate the cycles and events in nature and in life. Created using motifs rooted in nature and the cycles of life, designs are made with simple… Continue Reading Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating with Coreen Weilminster

RiverArts Salon: Finding Your Voice with Marlon Saunders

online - Zoom

Come hear Chestertown's own singer, actor, songwriter and record producer discuss his artistic journey. You won't want to miss this! Learn more about Marlon Saunders at: TheSeamlessVoice.com Follow him on Instagram @marlonsaunders -- check out his series of posts highlighting local Black history ISAAC by Marlon Saunders, based on the Autobiography of Isaac Mason --… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Finding Your Voice with Marlon Saunders

Spring into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown RiverArts

Paint in the great outdoors! Say bye-bye cold and drab and hello to warm and bright spring landscapes in watercolor along with award winning watercolorist and popular RA instructor Steve Bleinberger. Enjoy spring blooms & green landscapes as you learn earn tips and techniques for creating striking colors, shades, and washes. All levels welcome! Bring… Continue Reading Spring into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Paint the Town – April 28-May 1, 2022 "Quick Draw" competition

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

"Paint the Town" is a 4-day event and artists have the opportunity to lose themselves while exploring the beautiful countryside and capturing it in their paintings. After 3 days of painting, artists gather back together on Saturday afternoon to frame & hang their finished work in RiverArts' gallery in preparation for the "Wet Paint Show… Continue Reading Paint the Town – April 28-May 1, 2022 "Quick Draw" competition

Paint the Town- "Wet Paint Show & Sale" Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

"Paint the Town" is a 4-day event and artists have the opportunity to lose themselves while exploring the beautiful countryside and capturing it in their paintings. After 3 days of painting, artists gather back together on Saturday afternoon to frame & hang their finished work in RiverArts' gallery in preparation for the "Wet Paint Show… Continue Reading Paint the Town- "Wet Paint Show & Sale" Reception

Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from March 31st through May 5th. (6 weeks) This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their… Continue Reading Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

Art is Elemental, Kent County Student Art Show

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

Exhibit curator: Elizabeth Healy RiverArts is excited to once again host an art show for Kent County's preschool-12th grade students this spring. The show will be entitled ART IS ELEMENTAL. We believe that making and viewing Art plays a crucial role in encouraging community members of all ages to process and interpret their life experiences.… Continue Reading Art is Elemental, Kent County Student Art Show

April 12: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from April 12th through May 17th. (6 weeks) This 6-week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction and weekly project assignments. This class is… Continue Reading April 12: Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from April 14th through May 19th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Ceramic Handbuilding with Marilee Schumann

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6:00-8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from May 26th through June 30th. (6 weeks) This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their work into… Continue Reading Ceramic Handbuilding with Marilee Schumann

Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

Exhibit curator: Joan StrandImage Credits: Banner image, Moody Tree, photograph by Lani Seikaly, Study in Ink by Ronn Akins Monochrome images easily evoke a wide range of moods through the intentional limiting of color variations. For this show, RiverArts invites artists to express their own vision of monochrome by submitting black and white drawings and… Continue Reading Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Opening Reception

Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Image credit: Fig Newtons / Cellophane #2 by Robert Lasus Curator: Andy Goddard Epicure: 1. “One with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine.” And 2. archaic : one devoted to sensual pleasure and luxurious living. (Merriam-Webster) What gives you pleasure? A glass of Chateau Lafite Rothschild? A garden of peonies? A silky… Continue Reading Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

Artist Professional Development: Websites for Artists w/Kris Kelley

online - Zoom

Whether you are a beginning artist or an established maker, a great website is essential to connect you with the art world and showcase your work. This webinar, hosted by artist and experienced website builder, Kris Kelley, will review key elements of an artist's website, content arrangement, and tips for optimizing your site to make… Continue Reading Artist Professional Development: Websites for Artists w/Kris Kelley

Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Artist's Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St suite 106

Exhibit curator: Joan StrandImage Credits: Banner image, Moody Tree, photograph by Lani Seikaly, Study in Ink by Ronn Akins Monochrome images easily evoke a wide range of moods through the intentional limiting of color variations. For this show, RiverArts invites artists to express their own vision of monochrome by submitting black and white drawings and… Continue Reading Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White Artist's Talk

Handbuilding Plus! with Marcey Sherman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2:00 - 4:30 PM on Thursdays, running from May 19th through June 23rd. (6 weeks) This course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners who have completed an introductory Ceramic Handbuilding class. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction… Continue Reading Handbuilding Plus! with Marcey Sherman

Wild Painting in the Evening with Paul Santori

Chestertown

During the painting session, Paul will share some of the techniques and approaches involved in his vibrant and energetic approach which emphasizes an emotive response to landscape rather than a purely representational methodology. The first session Paul will be painting with acrylics, the second oil; however either are welcome in each session. This class is… Continue Reading Wild Painting in the Evening with Paul Santori

July 2022 – Local Color opening reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

WHAT IS LOCAL COLOR? Color can be defined in several different ways. It is often considered an element consisting of three properties: hue, intensity, and value. It is the aspect of an object caused by different qualities of light reflecting from it. It can be vibrant or muted, and as Stewart White points out, “Simple… Continue Reading July 2022 – Local Color opening reception

Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from June 1st through July 6th. (6 weeks) This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging, centering, throwing,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Local Color Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

WHAT IS LOCAL COLOR? Color can be defined in several different ways. It is often considered an element consisting of three properties: hue, intensity, and value. It is the aspect of an object caused by different qualities of light reflecting from it. It can be vibrant or muted, and as Stewart White points out, “Simple… Continue Reading Local Color Artists' Talk

Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Image credit: Fig Newtons / Cellophane #2 by Robert Lasus Opening Reception: Epicure Curator: Andy Goddard Epicure: 1. “One with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine.” And 2. archaic : one devoted to sensual pleasure and luxurious living. (Merriam-Webster) What gives you pleasure? A glass of Chateau Lafite Rothschild? A garden of… Continue Reading Epicure Exhibit First Friday Opening Reception

Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb

ArtsAlive! - 3621 Church Hill Rd, Church Hill, MD

Take a peaceful hour for yourself to create this simple yet elegant turtle design. You'll have fun learning techniques to add unique doodles & some special effects. Enjoy the camaraderie of creating with like-minded souls. The class will meet at Unity Nursery, just south of Chestertown on Rt. 213. The address is 3621 Church Hill… Continue Reading Zen Turtle with Brenda Foehrkolb

Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Tuesdays, running from July 5th through August 9th. (6 weeks) This 6-week course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging, centering,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Epicure – August 2022 – Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Epicure: 1. “One with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food or wine.” And 2. archaic : one devoted to sensual pleasure and luxurious living.(Merriam-Webster) EXHIBITION DATES: August 5th – 28th OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: August 5, 2022, 5:00 -7:00 pm ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, July 31,… Continue Reading Epicure – August 2022 – Artists' Talk

Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Thursdays, running from July 7th through August 11th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction and weekly project assignment. It is… Continue Reading Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

After Hours Mixer to Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

For the past 10 years, Chestertown RiverArts has provided our community with creative ways to connect with one another through the arts. This wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering support we've received from our members, sponsors, talented artisans, countless volunteers and our community. Please join us to help us celebrate RiverArts' 10 year anniversary… Continue Reading After Hours Mixer to Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!

Artist Professional Development – Photographing Your Artwork w/Kris Kelley

ArtsAlive! - 200 High St.

Whether you are submitting your artwork for a show, documenting it for your online portfolio, or selling in your online shop, it is crucial to have good photos showcasing your artwork! In this session, photographer and artist Kris Kelley will teach you how to position, light, and photograph your work to capture every beautiful detail,… Continue Reading Artist Professional Development – Photographing Your Artwork w/Kris Kelley

All That Jazz – September 2022 – Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times) PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday October 3, 2022,… Continue Reading All That Jazz – September 2022 – Opening Reception

All That Jazz – September 2022 – Artists' Talk

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

EXHIBITION DATES: September 2 to October 2, 2022 OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: September 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00 p.m. ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. DROP-OFF: Sunday, August 28 , 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times) PICK-UP: Sunday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday October 3, 2022,… Continue Reading All That Jazz – September 2022 – Artists' Talk

Quick Draw plein air competition – !magine Street Festival

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Sign up to participate in our plein air "Quick Draw" competition on Sunday, Sept 11th. This is just one of the fun events planned during our !magine Street Festival. Artists must pre-register and should plan to arrive at RiverArts Gallery Sunday, September 11 between 12:00-1:00 p.m. to check in. Artists will have 2 hours to… Continue Reading Quick Draw plein air competition – !magine Street Festival

Creative Street Sculptures – !magine Street Festival

High St. - High St.

Chestertown RiverArts is excited to announce our quirky, anything goes, free-standing and free sculpture competition that will be featured at our 10th anniversary celebration, !magine on Sunday, September 11 from 1:00 to 6:00. We plan to enliven the middle of High Street with a menagerie of wild things, curious characters and gravity-defying assemblages. All fun-loving… Continue Reading Creative Street Sculptures – !magine Street Festival

!magine:RiverArts Street Festival

Downtown Chestertown - High Street

Join RiverArts in celebrating its 10th anniversary. Like most arts festivals there will be artists selling their work and opportunities to see art in the making. What is special about this event is that it has been designed to actually engage the whole community in the creation of art with activities for all ages, several… Continue Reading !magine:RiverArts Street Festival

Call for Photographers – !magine Street Festival

Chestertown RiverArts - High St.

RiverArts has an interest in acquiring photographs from the 10th anniversary RiverArts Street Festival for future promotions and is sponsoring a contest for the best festival photos. The winner will be awarded a $100 prize, and will be announced in the local press along with five runners-up. Each photographer can submit up to ten images.… Continue Reading Call for Photographers – !magine Street Festival

Clay Play with Kayti Didriksen

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

This class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Mondays, running from September 12th through October 17th. (6 weeks) Flex your creative muscles in a yoga-for-your-brain style setting, where creativity is the product. Explore and experiment with clay while exercising your dexterity, visual acuity, brainstorming abilities, and imagination. Classes… Continue Reading Clay Play with Kayti Didriksen

Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Chestertown RiverArts - Chestertown

Paint in the great outdoors! Say bye-bye summer and hello to crisp weather & autumnal landscapes in watercolor along with award winning watercolorist and popular RA instructor Steve Bleinberger. Enjoy fall leaves & nature's changing palette as you learn earn tips and techniques for creating striking colors, shades, and washes. All levels welcome! Bring your… Continue Reading Fall into Watercolor with Steve Bleinberger

Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

This pottery course offers students a 6-week intensive workshop for the wheel. Each week we will address new throwing techniques and finishing options while exploring scale, design, construction, and finishing throughout the process. If you are looking for a skills refresh or just want to expand your ceramics repertoire, this class is for you! The… Continue Reading Intermediate Wheel with Chris Neiman

Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from August 17th through September 21st. (6 weeks) This course introduces basic pottery wheel techniques to beginning students with a focus on throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Students will be shown the step-by-step process of wedging, centering, throwing,… Continue Reading Beginners Wheel with Chris Neiman

Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 2 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays, running from August 18st through September 22nd. (6 weeks) This course introduces the fundamentals of handbuilding to students of any experience level. Students will learn the process of handbuilding through pinching, coiling and slab building clay, and glaze their… Continue Reading Ceramic Handbuilding with Marcey Sherman

September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

In the handbuilding space at RiverArts Clay Studio in downtown Chestertown, MD -- or outside if the weather is nice! Over the four weeks you will be able to create at least four different items and watch them take shape week on week, for yourself or for unique gifts. It’s your choice! Paintings; shells for… Continue Reading September 8-29: Surf-ing with Acrylics with Inez Santori

Uncorked Creations

Casa Carmen Wines - 312 Cannon St, Chestertown, MD 21620

Join RiverArts and Casa Carmen Wines for a night of painting and wine! Instructor Kris Kelley Majors will teach you how to paint your very own autumn farm landscape inspired by the Casa Carmen poly-culture farm & vineyard in West Grove, PA. Painters of all levels are welcome! Enjoy Casa's premium selection of wine and… Continue Reading Uncorked Creations

Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High Street, Suite 106

Taking place over the course of two October weekends, the Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour includes more than 50 working studios throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties. Guests will be invited to explore creative studio spaces, watch artists at work, talk with them about their craft and purchase works at studio prices. Participation in the tour… Continue Reading Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour

RiverArts Salon: Contemporary American Art: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

online - Zoom

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun. Some people find contemporary art to be intriguing, while it perplexes others. In this tour, we'll be discussing several works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection, all by artists who are… Continue Reading RiverArts Salon: Contemporary American Art: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

October 25 and 26: Catching the Light with Deena Ball

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Catching the Light - a plein air painting workshop that concentrates on catching the light and essence of a scene and a day. Students will work on compositional planning, using the practice of notan and value studies to get everything down before the light shifts. See more at https://community.chestertownriverarts.org/program/catching-the-light

Watercolor Travel Journaling with Christine O’Neill

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, from 9-11 am Come have fun and learn how to really remember, and enjoy your upcoming vacations! This is a great class for people who already do plein air painting, and for newbies! It's a way to capture the moments and memories, besides with a photo. We will work… Continue Reading Watercolor Travel Journaling with Christine O’Neill

One-Day Ceramic Techniques: Clay Carving with Yoshi Fujii

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

This 1-day ceramic techniques workshop will introduce students to hand-carved decorative embellishments. Previous clay experience is required. Students will be provided leather hard ceramic tiles for instruction and are encouraged to bring one or two simple forms to practice with at the end of the session. Leather-hard to hard-leather is preferred, and please use smooth… Continue Reading One-Day Ceramic Techniques: Clay Carving with Yoshi Fujii

Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

Clay Studio - 204 High St.

The class will be held at the Clay Studio from 6 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays, running from October 12th through November 16th. (6 weeks) This 6 week course is intended to be a "next step" for returning beginners. Students will expand and refine their skillset through skills instruction and weekly project assignment. It is… Continue Reading Beginner Plus! Wheel with Chris Neiman

2022 Holiday Show & Sale Opening Reception

Chestertown RiverArts - 315 High St. suite 106

RiverArts Annual Holiday Show is a great place to find wonderful handmade gifts crafted by our talented artisans. With price points to fit every budget, come by the gallery to find the perfect gift and support both the arts and artists in our community. All current RiverArts members may participate in the 2022 Holiday Show… Continue Reading 2022 Holiday Show & Sale Opening Reception

Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley

online - Zoom

Are you an artist that would like to teach art? Are you an established teaching artist, but want to refine your class? This webinar, hosted by artist and experienced teacher, Kris Kelley, will review how to create a class to share your expertise with interested students. This will include creating a class structure, identifying learning… Continue Reading Artist Professional Development: Teaching for Artists w/Kris Kelley

Recurring Event 2022 Holiday Show & Sale

2022 Holiday Show & Sale

315 High St, Suite 106

November 18 - December 31 RiverArts Annual Holiday Show is a great place to find wonderful handmade gifts crafted by our talented artisans. With price points to fit every budget, come by the gallery to find the perfect gift and support both the arts and artists in our community.

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