A newsletter to keep you informed about what's "up with arts."

Letter from the BOD President:
Happy New Year!

Winter is in full swing and we have some exciting events taking place this month!  We are kicking off our Winter Concert series on January 13 with a wonderful Jazz performance by The Pamela Hines Trio and vocalist Isabel Stover

We are also kicking off our next Art in the Hall series.  The theme for this event is "My Favorite Things".  This exhibit is open to anyone who would like to share their "favorite" artwork.  

We are still accepting new students for our River's Edge School of Music program through January 5th.  We offer a variety of instruments and voice.

We are also busy planning for other programs in 2018.  Be watching for announcements throughout the month.  Have a wonderful January!

Warm Regards,
Lisa Schliker
REAA BOD President


These are 3 performances that you won't want to miss!  
Hudson Town Hall is handicap accessible.  

Click here to purchase tickets online:


Program Updates:
River's Edge School of Music

Last call for our Spring Semester!  Click below for more information or to register!
The River's Edge Players 

Coming in 2018...  Theater for Children, Summer Musical, and One Act Play Festival 

Registrations will open in February!  Be watching for show information and more later this month!

Click below to sign up for our next Art in the Hall exhibit
(open to all local artists)


Solo Exhibit Opportunities

Now showing at  Cafe 641!

Last Call for Annual Appeal donations!  

Your donation will help the REAA support our various programs throughout the next year and beyond.  We rely on your tax-deductible donations to help keep our organization running.
No donation is too small!  

Click here to donate online: DONATE

You can also mail a check to our office at:
155 Apsley Street
Hudson MA 01749

Become an REAA member today!

All members receive:
  • Membership card which can be used for discounts at many participating businesses. 
  • Reduced ticket prices to River's Edge Arts Alliance performances:
    • This includes our Winter Concert series and more!
  • Reduced participation fees for programs including Art in the Hall, River's Edge School of Music, River's Edge Choral, Summer Drama Workshop, and more!
  • E-newsletter featuring upcoming River's Edge Arts Alliance activities
  • Invitations to FREE exclusive Members Only Events
  • Personal satisfaction that comes from supporting the arts in your local area!
Personal Membership ($50/year)
Business Memberships ($75/year)
Arts Organization / Non-Profit Memberships ($60/year)

For more information on what our membership offers, please visit our webpage:
You can also renew your membership right on the site!  

Questions? Please e-mail: info@upwitharts.org

THANK YOU to those of you who recently joined or renewed your membership.  We could not run this organization without your financial support!

River's Edge Arts Alliance Board and Staff:

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors
Lisa Schliker- President
Karen Bishop - Vice President
Kevin Santos - Treasurer
Danielle Neuffer - Secretary
Julie Bolduc
Anna Klashka
Blane Stanczak - Junior Board member
Maya Levine - Junior Board member
Interim Chief Administrative Officer - Debra Vanderwerf

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.
Volunteer e-mail list

Are you part of our volunteer e-mail list?  We have several opportunities for volunteers throughout the year.  Volunteer duties can include selling tickets at an event, light office duties, helping to hang artwork at an art show, and more.  If you would like to be added, please send your name and e-mail to the office at: info@upwitharts.org 



Below is a listing of January events sponsored by REAA members:

Wednesday, January 3 - Bird Photography: Insights & Inspiration hosted by Michael Milicia.  Michael  will present a selection of his bird images along with commentary intended to inform, entertain, and inspire. Using example photos, Mike will demonstrate the importance of knowing your subject and using key elements such as head angle, catch lights and in-camera composition to transform a bird photo from a simple documentation shot to an artful and compelling image with emotional impact.

Want to include your event or announcement here?  Become an REAA member today!  Click here to join: Link to online membership form

If you are a current member of the REAA, we will post your events in future newsletters.  Submissions for our February newsletter are due Saturday, January 27.