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 2022 Exhibit Schedule:

  • January: Members' Showcase
  • February: Winter Blues
  • March: Take Another Look
  • April: Trustees of the Earth
  • May: Art is Elemental - Kent County Student Exhibit
  • June: Monochrome Moods
  • July: Local Color
  • August: Epicure
  • September: All that Jazz
  • October: Studio Tour Exhibit
  • 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 behind Dunkin Donuts).

Gallery Hours:

Sunday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

(The Gallery is Closed on Wednesdays)

After Hours Mixer to Celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary!

Please join us to Celebrate 10 years of Art, August 12th, 5-7 pm!

Call for Artists - !magine Artist Street Festival - Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022

Chestertown RiverArts calls for Artists to come join us for !magine Artists' Street Festival on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm!

Creative Street Sculptures - !magine Street Festival

All fun-loving creatives are invited to design and construct an imaginative sculpture that makes people smile, ponder or wonder! Space is limited so register now!

Quick Draw plein air competition - !magine Street Festival

Calling all plein air artists! Here is another opportunity to participate in RiverArts popular Quick Draw competition!

Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour 2022

RiverArts Annual Studio Tour is scheduled for two weekends: October 22-23, 2022 and October 29-30, 2022. Registration now open!

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?

Chocolate and Wine Tasting!

Love chocolate and wine? Chestertown RiverArts is pleased to invite everyone to a Chocolate and Wine Tasting on Wednesday, August 17, featuring Bespoke Chocolate truffles and Casa Carmen wines.

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