Growing Community, Creativity, and Connection Through the Arts
Tuesday, September 1
Your Daily Dose of Arts & Community
RiverArts… wherever you are!
Coming Attractions – Zooming Up On Ya!

• Now through Friday 5pm: Auction to benefit RiverArts: Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace by Joan Strand. Click to bid

• Now through September 14: Registration open for RiverArts Online Exhibit: Juried Photography 2020. Click here to submit your photos.

• TODAY, Tuesday, September 1, 5- 5:45pm: RiverArts Salon: Autumnal Artistry. Click to register by NOON today!

• Thursday, September 3, 6pm: Photography Tips and Tricks, 7pm: Photography Club Meeting: email to participate.

Tuesday, September 8 - Friday, September 11: RiverArts Programming hiatus for staff restoration, planning, training, and professional development.

• Saturday, September 19, 10:30am - 12noon: Clay Birdfeeder with Dianna Frymiare Click here to register.

• Starting Saturday, September 26, 10am - 12noon: The Joy of Visual Journaling in Nature with Kate Livie. In partnership with the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College. Click here to register through CES.

Hello Friends,

It's been fun to read the reviews of some of our recent classes. We sure wish we could see your smiling faces in person as we learn new techniques and work alongside one another to create something new. For now, we're aiming to keep our community connected by trying different class formats, timeframes, topics, and locations.

We've had quick one-hour classes, weeks of drawing or painting once a week, recorded video classes, and a one-week hybrid class that alternated class learning & critique days with homework days. We've enjoyed crafts, fine arts, professional development, and relaxation. And all of this has been via Zoom!

This month and next, we're hoping to capitalize on good autumn weather and offer a few small classes outdoors. How nice it will be to see each other, soak up sunshine, and enjoy nature -- all while making art! We'll continue to offer online classes of all types with varying formats. Some of you appreciate the utility of Zoom -- and others of you want nothing to do with any classes online! Some of you would like an evening class, rather than daytime ones. At least one of you would like a class in paper mache (I'll look into this!). I enjoy hearing what you love, what you want, and ways we can share with each other what we're making. Thanks for being a part of our community!

Peace, Love, & Art,
Ann Farley
ArtsAlive Director
Auction: "Vote" Necklace by Joan Strand

A one and a half inch long pendant made of handsawn sterling silver on a 19" chain, also made of sterling silver. Click to read more, and bid in the comments!

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Featured Photography Club Photos for August 31

Lew's wife's Mother was an accomplished China painter as these eggs should attest. Shirley was gathering some to give to his kids and this photo opportunity came to mind. Her soft but precise personality is very much in evidence he hopes. Note on ...

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RiverArts Salons
Each Tuesday from 5 to 5:45 pm

Learn. Connect. Think. Share.
Join us for lively weekly conversations!


  • 1 - Autumnal Artistry Discussion
  • 8 - No Salon this week - RiverArts' staff break & development time
  • 15 - Black Lives Mural Mural Discussion
  • 22 - The Importance of Character
  • 29 - Robbi Behr & Matthew Swanson, Chestertown's Illustrator & Author Team Extraordinaire

"Inspired by our popular kids program, adapted for adults.

Lynda Benglis created paintings in the style of Abstract Expressionists, but extended them onto the floor and into the realm of sculpture. She is known for her poured sculptures in latex, wax, and foam.

'I wasn’t breaking away from painting but trying to redefine what it was,' says Benglis."

"Mix acrylic paints with some paint medium or white glue. Pour on wax paper, let dry overnight (or two!), and peel off."
RiverArts Classes
Clay Bird Feeder with Dianna Frymiare

Date: Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am - 12 pm This 90-minute class will be taught via Zoom. You will gather supplies ahead of time so you can work along with the instructor. In addition, the class will be recorded so that you can review the...

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The Joy of Visual Journaling in Nature with Kate Livie

Sat. Sept 26,10 AM- 12 PM and Sun. Sept 27, 10 AM-12 PM Sat. Oct 3, 10 AM-12 PM and Sun. Oct 4, 10 AM-12 PM In case of class cancellation or inclement weather: Rain dates Oct 10/11, 10 AM- 12 PM Class Description: Love to spend time outside?

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Art Moments with Mark Hower
Did you know?
Changes to Charitable Giving Tax Deductions included in the
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act
will allow taxpayers who don't itemize their deductions to now deduct
charitable contributions up to $300 on their tax return, a previously unavailable option.
People who make larger gifts will be able to deduct a much higher amount. An individual will be able to make a gift cash and deduct it up to 100 percent of their AGI for the year 2020. This provision could allow a person to make charitable gifts that eliminate his or her tax burden.

Contact your tax advisor for more information.
Chestertown RiverArts
315 High St., Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-6300

Our deepest thanks to the sponsors of our Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth exhibit, now available for viewing on our online exhibit space. Click here for Visual Art and click here for poetry.