February 
2019
REAA NEWSLETTER 
A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the Chief Administrative Officer:
Dear Members and Friends,

I'm excited to be sending you my first official newsletter from the River's Edge Arts Alliance. As you know, Lisa Schliker, our most recent Board of Directors president and longtime supporter, stepped down from her post in January. We're happy she's not going far and will continue to be a resource to us. Please join me in thanking Lisa for her dedication to the organization over the years when you see her at upcoming events and programs.

We might think of winter as a time to hunker down and hibernate, but community is even more important during these darker, colder months. We have so many ways for our community to come together this season - no post-holiday slump for REAA! Check out some of those opportunities below. The board and I hope we'll see you soon.

Best,

Danielle Griggs
Chief Administrative Officer
River's Edge Arts Alliance
dgriggs@upwitharts.org 

2019 Winter Concert & Performance Series

Bringing the region's best performers to your backyard!
Tickets are selling fast for our remaining two shows - get yours now!


February 9, 2019
7:30pm
Hudson Town Hall


March 16, 2019

7:30pm
Hudson Town Hall


For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our Winter Concert Series website:

Sponsored by:  

We're getting ready to open registration for the 31st season of Summer Drama Workshop! There are some exciting changes happening for the program and some wonderful shows in the works. Keep an eye on your email and check the Summer Drama Workshop website for registration and production updates, and in the meantime, make sure you get these dates on your calendar:

Little Theater I - Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19, performance on Friday, July 19

Little Theater II - Monday, July 22 through Friday, August 2, performance on August 2

Children's Theater - Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 26, performances on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 27

Youth Theater - Monday, July 8 through Friday, August 2, performances on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2

Summer Drama Showcase at Wood Park - Wednesday, July 24

REHarmonix Spring Registration now open!

REHarmonix welcomes singers of any level to learn and perform a diverse repertoire of a cappella music. New singers of all genders are invited to help round out the group's sound. No audition is required, just a love of harmony and a desire to spread the joy of music!

Registration is open through mid-February.



Space Needs Forum - Come give your input!

theater-sm.jpg Our space needs are changing, and so is our community. Office space, rehearsal space, performance space, meeting space, gallery space, storage space, lesson space... We're lucky that REAA has stayed nimble and made so many partnerships in the area over the years. As our community grows, and as REAA's needs change, we need to evaluate the kinds of spaces we need and the ways we hope to use them. 

We're holding a community forum to brainstorm resources and discuss needs for the present and future. 


February 27, 2019
7pm-9pm
Avidia Financial Center Community Room 
17 Pope Street

Sign-up requested but not required. Let us know if you'll make it!

VISUAL ART PROGRAMS

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Are you a local artist who would like to display your work?  The River's Edge Arts Alliance would love to hear from you!  

This spring we have openings in three exhibit spaces. Visit our website to learn more or contact us at info@upwitharts.org for opportunities! 

     MEMBERSHIP MATTERS! Join us today! 
 
Membership fees help us financially meet our mission to: 
E nrich lives and create community through the arts .

Your membership fee helps keep ticket fees and participation costs down, ensuring that our arts programming can be accessible to all, and helps defray operating costs so that we can continue to provide flagship programs and develop new ones to meet the changing needs of our growing community.

Individual membership ($50/year)
Household membership ($50/year)
Senior/student membership ($30/year, for individuals only)

Non-profit and arts organization membership ($60/year)


For more information on what our membership offers, please visit our webpage:
Membership webpage   You can also renew your membership right on the site!  
River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors
Danielle Neuffer - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Julie Bolduc - Secretary
Danielle Neuffer
Anna Klashka
Ron Sorgman
Christopher Griffith
Denise Hurley

Junior BOD members:
Blane Stanczak - Marlborough High School
Brianna Hamel - Marlborough High School
Maya Levine - Hudson High School
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Chief Administrative Officer - Danielle Griggs

To learn more about our leadership, please visit our leadership website:  

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Here is a link to our last Annual Report:  http://upwitharts.org/annual-report/
   
River's Edge Arts Alliance Classifieds

Seeking candidates to join our
Board of Directors

If you are passionate about the arts and want to help make a difference in the community, a BOD position may be for you!   As a board member, you will be expected to attend our monthly meetings, attend some of our programs, and provide support throughout your term.  Our current board has a variety of experience in the arts, education, business and more.

There is NO financial commitment to join our board, just a love of the arts and a passion to make the organization even stronger!  Please e-mail us at: bod@upwitharts.org for an application or for more information.
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The River's Edge Arts Alliance is proud to be a member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce!