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

Letter from the BOD President:
All members and friends,

Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone!  While you are all busy at the beach and at a BBQ, we are busy working on a bunch of events that will be taking place this summer!

Our 29th annual Summer Drama Workshop program kicks-off on Monday, July 3rd.  We have 3 different programs taking place this summer.  See below for more information and show dates.  

Rehearsals for the River's Edge Players production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" are in full swing!  The show will take place August 11, 12, and 13.  See below for ticket information.  We will also be running Fun Family Nights in Marlborough on Wednesday evenings in August.  

If you are a visual artist, we are currently accepting registrations for our last Art in the Hall event of the season.  This is a great way for local artists, young and old, to showcase their artwork at Hudson Town Hall.

We are also kicking off a membership drive in July and August.  If you are a former member of our organization, we ask that you consider renewing your membership this summer!  Your membership goes directly toward supporting our organization.

If you have any questions, please drop us an e-mail at: bod@upwitharts.org

Lisa Schliker
REAA BOD President

Program Updates

We are kicking off our 29th annual SDW program on 
Monday, July 3rd.

Performances are open to the public.  All shows will take place at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.  We invite you to spend a few hours in our air conditioned auditorium to see our various shows:

Little Theater I (Grades 1 - 3)
Where The Wild Things Are
Friday, July 14 at 1pm 
Tickets are $5 each and are available online:

Little Theater II (Grades 1 - 3)
Fairy Tale Mashup
Friday, July 28 at 1pm 
Tickets are $5 each and are available online:

Children's Theater (Grades 4 - 6)
Disney's Aladdin Jr
Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 at 7pm
Tickets are $7 each and are available online :

Youth Theater (Grades 7 - 10)
Legally Blonde Jr
Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 at 7pm
Tickets are $10 each and are available online :

Tickets will also be on sale at the door for each show.

Click here for more details:  SDW information

  River's Edge Players  

Art in the Hall
Registrations still open for our next event!   Click the image below to register:

The REAA will be starting to plan our 2017 - 2018 exhibit schedule for next year.  If you have an idea for a theme, please e-mail us at: info@upwitharts.org
Solo Exhibit Opportunities

Now showing at  Cafe 641!

Summer Membership drive - Join us today!

The REAA is a non-profit organization with a mission to "enrich lives and create community through the arts".  
M embership fees help support the REAA and all of our programs.

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 (excludes fundraising events)
  • Reduced participation fees for programs including Art in the Hall, River's Edge School of Music, and River's Edge Choral
  • 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)
  • Tuition discounts for programs, classes and workshops
Business Memberships ($75/year)
  • Two complementary tickets to an event
  • Free Listing on our website
Arts Organization / Non-Profit Memberships ($60/year)
  • FREE arts and culture calendar listing in our newsletter
  • Discount registration fees for festivals
  • Free Listing on our website
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 Classifieds

Seeking candidates to join our
Board of Directors

Want to be part of the planning and support of our organization?  Please consider joining our Board of Directors.  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.

Ad space available in our upcoming program booklets

Want to help support our programs?  If you are a business owner, please consider purchasing ad space in our Program booklets for our Summer Drama Workshop in July and our August Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid.  Your ad will be seen by 600+ members of the community.
The deadline to show an ad in our SDW programs is Thursday, July 6th!

Please review this form for more information on how to submit an ad: 
REAA Ad Form - Spring Summer 2017

Volunteers needed

Over the next few months we will be looking for volunteers to help support our programs.  Volunteer opportunities include office support (filing, mailing, etc...), concert support (handing out programs, set-up, etc...) and front of house support for our SDW shows and our REP music.  
If you would like to be added to our volunteer database, please send your name and e-mail to the office at: info@upwitharts.org 
Below is a listing of July events sponsored by REAA members:

Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce
16th Annual Harvest Golf Classic - Monday, September 18th, 2017
For more information, please visit the Chamber website:  http://www.assabetvalleychamber.org

Hudson Public Library events:
Wednesday, July 5th at 7:30 pm - Backyard Astronomy: Scanning the July skies with the New Library Telescope

Tuesday, July 11 at 3pm - Anklet Making with Lori Burton of Hudson's Serendipity.  This is a program for Tweens and Teens

Monday, July 17 at 6:30 pm - The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment with Ken Warchol

Saturday, July 22 at 2pm - Savoir Faire Jazz Combo.  This event will take place in Liberty Park.  Rain location will be in the library.

If you are a current member of the REAA, we will post your events in future newsletters.  Submissions for our August newsletter are due Friday, July 28.  For more information on becoming a member, please visit our website or contact: info@upwitharts.org