The RiverArts Gallery is a favorite Chestertown destination for both casual visitors and serious art enthusiasts.

A different themed exhibit opens almost every First Friday, giving the public a steady stream of new artistic inspiration and artists ample opportunities to show and sell their work.

RiverArts members as well as non-member artists & students are welcome to participate in most of our exhibits. If you scroll down you can find links to our open exhibit registration pages. You can also find a page for the current exhibit on display in the gallery and learn more about it as well as see some of the past exhibits we've hosted.

RiverArts 2023 Exhibit Schedule:

  • January: Anything Goes
  • February: Merging Perspectives
  • March: Fine Arts & Crafts
  • April: Student Art Show, Paint the Town
  • May: Recycled Art
  • June: Spring Members Show
  • July: Eastern Shore
  • August: Small Works
  • September: Fall Members Show
  • October: Studio Tour
  • November & December: Annual Holiday Show & Sale

New exhibit registrations open monthly so check back often.

Chestertown RiverArts Gallery - 315 High Street, Suite 106 (located across the street from Fountain Park, in the breezeway).

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday:      Closed
  • Tuesday:      Closed
  • Wednesday:  11am to 4pm
  • Thursday:    11am to 4pm
  • Friday:       11am to 4pm
  • Saturday:     10am to 4pm
  • Sunday:      11am to 3pm

Members' Show-June 2023

Calling All RiverArts Members. The registration is now open for the Annual Members' Show!

Recycled Art Exhibit-May 2023

Calling All Artists! RiverArts invites artists to submit works made of recycled materials that they've transformed into something new and original. Image credit-M.A.S by Judy Magladry

Paint the Town - April 20-23, 2023

"Paint the Town" April 20-23, 2023 - This is a great opportunity for artists to get out of their studios and paint outdoors while enjoying Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore.

Art Speaks, Kent County Student Art Show-May 2023

Art Speaks-April 2023. RiverArts is excited to once again host an art show for Kent County's preschool-12th grade students this spring.

Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibit-March 2023

Image credit: Reflections in Solitude by Donna Finley. RiverArts invites artisans and artists to submit work that exemplifies the mastery of their craft to the March 2023, Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibit.

Artist Talk: Jason Patterson: Portraiture, Woodworking, Historic Text & The Archive

Join us for artist Jason Patterson's afternoon lecture on his artwork that's focused on the Black history of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Merging Perspectives - February 2023

In celebration of Black History Month the February exhibit, “Merging Perspectives” will feature both local and regional black artists who work in a broad range of media.

Artist Talk: Circular Narratives by Kyle-Hackett

Kyle Hackett (b. Still Pond, MD) Artist, Professor, and RiverArts Board Member returns home to share the influences and autobiographical connections to his artwork and journey.

Anything Goes - January 2023

Do you have a piece you’ve created but just have not found the perfect venue to show it? Then this is the show for you!

2022 Holiday Show & Sale

Chestertown RiverArts' Annual Holiday Show and Sale

Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour Exhibit 2022

RiverArts Annual Studio Tour exhibit, on display 1st Friday, October 7th and runs through November 12

All That Jazz-September 2022

Call for Artists - JAZZ? Slow and meditative? Fast and furious? How will you interpret the musical influence of Jazz in your art? What image/s might you imagine for RiverArts/ "All that Jazz" exhibit?

Epicure - August 2022

What gives you pleasure? A glass of Chateau Lafite Rothschild? A garden of peonies? A silky scarf? Perhaps a plate of Fig Newtons and a glass of milk. RiverArts invites artists to express this in any medium, including textile, pottery, furniture and woodworking. Open for Registrations.

Local Color - July 2022

Calling all artists for RiverArts' July exhibit, "Local Color". Share your artistic interpretation of the Eastern Shore and the people, animals, landscapes, water scenes, and buildings that make it so colorful. Registration is closed

Monochrome Moods: Drawings and Photography in Black and White-June 2022

Monochrome images easily evoke a wide range of moods through the intentional limiting of color variations. For this show, RiverArts invites artists to express their own vision of monochrome by submitting black and white drawings and photographs. Registration Closed

Art is Elemental, Kent County Student Art Show-May 2022

Art is Elemental-May 2022. RiverArts is excited to once again host an art show for Kent County's preschool-12th grade students this spring. Please join us First Friday, May 6th to celebrate the creativity of our local students. Registration Closed.

Paint the Town - April 28-May 1, 2022

"Paint the Town" April 28-May 1, 2022 - Registration now Open! This is a great opportunity for artists to get out of their studios and paint outdoors while enjoying Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. Registration Closed.

Trustees of the Earth - April 2022

To celebrate Earth Day, RiverArts seeks pieces that represent interpretations and depictions of nature in art. Registration Closed.

Take Another Look-March 2022

CALL TO ARTISTS: “Take Another Look”, Explore a subject in different ways. You may choose to view it from a different perspective, experiment with lighting or try a new medium. The possibilities are endless. Artists are invited to submit 2 or 3 pieces, of the same subject, presented in different ways. Registration Closed

Winter Blues Exhibit - February 2022

CALL TO ARTISTS: RiverArts seeks pieces that represent "blue" and the many of the aspects of the color that make it simultaneously calming and mysterious. Registration Closed

Annual Members' Showcase - 2022

Chestertown RiverArts 11th Annual Members’ Show - Registration Closed

2021 Holiday Show & Sale

Chestertown RiverArts' Annual Holiday Show and Sale - Registration Closed

Light and Dark - September 2021 Exhibit

Light and Dark - September 2021 Exhibit - Registration Closed

Dog Days - August 2021 Exhibit

Dog Days - August 2021 Exhibit - Registration Closed