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Letter from the BOD President:
Dear Members and Friends,

This month's newsletter is coming out a little late this month.  It took me longer than usual to recover from the busy holiday season!  Happy 2019!!

We are ready to kick off 2019 with the first of three concerts as part of our second annual Winter Concert Series.  The first concert in January will feature Astro Sasquatch who will present an evening of Jimi Hendrix.  Read on for more details on this concert and the other concerts this winter.  Proceeds from all of these concerts will help us support the Arts Alliance.

Our a cappella group, REHarmonix, will resume rehearsals at the end of January.  The group is accepting new singers.  

If you are a visual artist, we have many opportunities for you to showcase your work.  We have 3 different venues in Hudson where we regularly sponsor exhibits.  Read on for more information on our Visual Arts programs.

On a personal note, I wanted to let everyone know that this will be my last letter as the REAA BOD President.  I will be stepping down from the board at the end of this month.  I will continue to teach voice lessons for the River's Edge School of Music and I will be helping our CAO Danielle get our new CRM database system up and running.  You'll also see me at future events from time to time as well.

I'd like to thank everyone for all of your support of the REAA during my time on the board.  I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve this amazing organization.  I leave you in very good hands with our current CAO and BOD members.  

Warm Regards,
Lisa Schliker -  REAA BOD President
2019 Winter Concert Series
Jimi Hendrix in January!

Saturday, January 19th
Doors open at 7:00pm, show begins at 7:30pm
Hudson Portuguese Club
13 Port Street
Hudson, MA 01749

Tickets for this event are:
$10 REAA members / $15 Non Members
Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the door:

There will be a cash bar for this show.

This month, we are kicking off our Winter Concert series with  Astro Sasquatch .  They will be presenting an evening of Jimi Hendrix.

Astro Sasquatch at its core is a Classic Rock Blues power trio using Hendrix, SRV, & Robben Ford as their foundation from where they can stretch out in any musical direction. They are known for playing a unique blend of familiar danceable songs and fun instrumental tunes from many genres that provide a unique show you won't see anywhere else.

The group has performed at several Central Massachusetts venues including The Cannery and Starlight in Southbridge, Beatnik's in Worcester, and Bolton Street Tavern in Marlborough. They were also a featured performer at the 2018 Hudson ArtsFest.

This event is made possible by our sponsor, Main Street Bank.  

2019 Winter Concert Series

Flamenco Boston in February

February 9, 2019
Hudson Town Hall

Celtic Roots Concert in March

March 16, 2019

Hudson Town Hall

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

Summer Drama Workshop 2019

Save the date!:
This year's Summer Drama Workshop program will take place between July 8 and August 2.  We hope to announce the shows for this year and open registrations by early February.
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!

Open rehearsals:
January 23, January 30, and February 6. 

Space challenges - We need your input!

theater-sm.jpg Did you know that one of our biggest challenges is finding affordable places to run our programs and performances?  We have some amazing partners in the community that have helped us over the years, including the Hudson Public School System, Hudson Town Hall, Assabet Valley Regional HS, and many more.  

Given that the community is growing so quickly, many of the venues that we have utilized in the past are becoming more and more difficult to book for our events.  Many area venues charge fees, but we  always strive to offer our programs at an affordable rate. We don't want to simply pass along those costs by increasing our registration fees or ticket prices.

Over the next few weeks, we hope to host a forum to discuss this topic.  We'll be looking for input from members of the community.  Be watching for an announcement on this topic soon!

Are you a local artist who would like to display your work?  The River's Edge Arts Alliance would love to hear from you!  We take pride in providing opportunities for local artists to display artwork in a local venue.  For more information, please reach out to us at: info@upwitharts.org
     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
Lisa Schliker- President
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
Chief Administrative Officer - Danielle Griggs

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


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!