March 
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,

The weather has yet to warm up, but we're closing out winter with our final Winter Concert and Performance Series show and looking forward to a spring Art in the Hall Exhibit, an April vacation STE(A)M program, ArtsFest Hudson 2019, and Summer Drama Workshop. Better weather must be just around the corner...

If you decide to register for some of these programs, you might notice that things are looking a little different at upwitharts.org. We recently introduced a new system, NeonCRM, which will help us communicate better with you and help you more easily engage with us, from streamlined program registrations to membership renewal reminders. This new system was made possible by a generous grant from the Foundation for MetroWest, and we are so excited to start rolling it out with our spring programs and communications.

I hope you'll come thaw out with us soon!

Best,

Danielle Griggs
Chief Administrative Officer

River's Edge Arts Alliance
dgriggs@upwitharts.org 

Summer Drama Workshop 2019
Registration Now Open!

The wait is finally over! Registration for Summer Drama Workshop is now open. We're bringing Elsa, Anna, Ariel, Flounder, and other favorites to life this summer, and we hope you'll join us. Get more details and sign up today! 

2019 Winter Concert & Performance Series

Just one more show left! 
Stay local and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us at Hudson's Town Hall, featuring some 
of the region's best Celtic musicians.

March 16, 2019

7:30pm
Hudson Town Hall


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

Sponsored by:  
April Vacation STE(A)M Workshop

We're looking forward to a hands-on workshop on 4/16 for students ages 8-16 to learn from local scientists about acoustics and how they work. Participants will then get to build their own wireless speaker or headphones (compatible with Apple iOS devices only) to take home. Space is limited - this one will fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your child's spot today! 

ArtsFest Hudson 2019

We're proud to be sponsoring the second annual ArtsFest Hudson, scheduled for May 4, 2019, from 12-5pm on Main Street in downtown Hudson. Last year this event brought several thousands of attendees to town for free, family-friendly artmaking activities and entertainment. Interested in selling your work? We're looking for local artists and artisans to register as vendors for the festival. Visit the ArtsFest website for more details or to reserve a table.

 

River's Edge Chorale

Lisa may have stepped down as president, but she's still spearheading our beloved River's Edge Chorale. The chorale will be holding open rehearsals in April - if you're looking for a community chorus with a diverse repertoire, plan to check them out! 

Come have a beer with us!

Whether you're heading to our Celtic Roots Concert later that night or just feel like dropping by, we hope we'll see you at our Members' Reception at Medusa Brewing Company on 3/16 at 4:30pm. We'll be in the dart room with appetizers - come get in the spirit for St. Patrick's Day or just hello! Register in advance so we know you're coming!

     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
Julie-Anne Burdick
Anna Klashka
Ron Sorgman
Christopher Griffith
Denise Hurley
Casey Eliopoulos

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!