November
2018
REAA NEWSLETTER 
A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the BOD President:
Dear Members and Friends,

I would like to start off this month's letter thanking everyone who came out to support our One Act Play Festival.  We are so grateful to our partners at the Landing; to the Rail Trail Flatbread Company and New City Microcreamery who donated refreshments; to the other businesses and organizations that supported the production; to our actors, directors, technical crew, and producer; and to the volunteers who helped make it happen.

REHarmonix and the River's Edge Chorale are busy preparing for the annual Holiday Stroll and the annual River's Edge Arts Alliance Holiday concert.  Read on for more information.  

Our visual arts program was busy this week!  We switched out the artwork at Hudson Town Hall, Cafe 641, and the Vintage Cafe.  Most of the artwork is for sale, so I encourage you to check out the exhibits and consider supporting a local artist by purchasing their artwork.  

Thanks for all of your support!  

Lisa Schliker -  REAA BOD President

Please join the REAA between 4pm and 5pm in Hudson Town Hall.  REHarmonix and the River's Edge Chorale will spread holiday cheer in a free concert.

This event is brought to you by The Hudson Business Association in conjunction with other Hudson-area businesses and organizations.  Here are some of the other events taking place that evening:

Santa's Hours at the Town Hall
Marshmallow Toasting with the Hudson Rotary at Robinson's Hardware
Free beading, holly jolly sale and face painting at Serendipity
Additional Holiday Performances at the Town Hall
Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Town Hall (Lights by Dave's Landscaping)
Horse Drawn Hayrides (Sponsored by Robinson's Hardware & the Hudson Business Association)
Animal Petting Zoo at Main Street Bank (Sponsored by Main Street Bank)

Many local businesses will be open during the event.  Shop local! 

Program Updates:

Do you know a child who may be interested in taking music lessons?  We will be accepting new student registrations for our Spring Semester in December.  
Please visit the RESOM webpage for more information:
Save the Date!
River Edge Holiday Concert
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Sunday, December 9 at 2pm
First United Methodist Church of Hudson

Join us for a wonderful holiday concert.  REHarmonix and the River's Edge Chorale will be performing.  The FUMC choir and Handbell choir will also be featured.  
We are also excited to announce that Fireside Quartet will be performing at this concert.

Tickets will go on sale soon: 
Students / Seniors: $10 or $8 for REAA members
General admission: $15 or $13 for REAA members

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!  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.

By becoming a River's Edge Arts Alliance member, you're supporting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that has been doing important work in the community for nearly three decades. Your contribution has an immediate impact right here in the greater Hudson area:
  • One individual or household membership can fund a full year's scholarship for a River's Edge Chorale participant.
  • Three individual or household memberships can support art supplies for children's activities at a community festival.
  • Five individual or household memberships can help offset the royalty costs for a small theatrical production.
Did you know? Although we are a nonprofit organization, we are still a business and need to pay bills.  Your membership fees also help us to meet our financial obligations including:
  • Insurance fees
  • Telephone and Website hosting fees
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting fees
  • General Office expenses including office supplies, computer supplies, and more!
We love our members! 

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
Karen Bishop - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Julie Bolduc - Secretary
Danielle Neuffer
Julie-Anne Burdick
Anna Klashka
Ron Sorgman
(New!) Christopher Griffith

Junior BOD members:
Blane Stanczak - Marlborough High School
Brianna Hamel - Marlborough High School
Maya Levine - Hudson High School
Megan Scott - AMSA
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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!