Month: October 2019
First Friday is always a great time in Chestertown! This month, there is even more to do as we celebrate the Downrigging and Bluegrass Festival. Many of our shops and businesses will be open late downtown, with special promotions and events planned.
This is a list of just some of the action going on downtown this Friday.
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315 High St., Suite 106
Visit RiverArts’ gallery to see works from talented local young artists. Refreshments will be served.
RIVERARTS CLAY STUDIO - BOTTOMLESS MUGS
RIVERARTS CLAY STUDIO
202 High St.
We will be selling hand made mugs provided by our very own studio potters. You will be able to come in and fill your mug with: hot coffee, tea, cider, or chocolate, as much as you want all day long. More info….
HISTORICAL HAPPY HOUR
101 N. Cross St.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the program starts at 5:00 p.m. The featured speaker will be Donald Grady Shomette, author of a number of books on the history of the Chesapeake Bay. Shomette will discuss the recent designation of Mallows Bay as a National Marine Sanctuary, the first in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Read more here….
MEET THE ARTIST – P.B. NEVINS
311 High St.
The Finishing Touch will introduce artist P. B. Nevins during ‘First Friday’ on November 1st, 2019. Nevins will be showcasing his absolutely stunning and mesmerizingly life like #PenAndInk drawings of local wildlife and birds of prey in particular. Read more here….
CHAIR MASSAGES & MORE
306 Park Row
Ten-minute chair massages will be offered for just $10 (a $15 value). Enter a drawing to win one of five self-care prizes, and check out our new aromatherapy bracelets.
FIRST FRIDAY SHOPPING - OPEN LATE
Lots of Chestertown’s shops and non-profits stay open late. Make sure to stop in to browse and find the unique pieces that you can only find when you shop local!
THE RETRIEVER BAR & DECOY ROOM BOTTLE SHOP
THE KITCHEN AT THE IMPERIAL - OPEN UNTIL 9 PM
BAD ALFREDS - OPEN UNTIL 8:30
ANGELA'S COTTAGE - OPEN UNTIL 8PM
Mimi's Closet - Open until 8 PM
CHESTER RIVER WINE & CHEESE - OPEN UNTIL 8 PM
CHESTERTOWN ELECTRIC - OPEN UNTIL 6 PM
WELCOME HOME - OPEN UNTIL 8 PM
HOUSTON'S DOCKSIDE EMPORIUM - OPEN UNTIL 8
More info coming soon on the following locations:
Robert Ortiz has been making fine furniture for over 30 years, 20 of those years right here in downtown Chestertown. Bob has created his own unique style, combining elements of the Japanese and Shaker woodworking traditions. He uses exquisite woods, that he hand-selects with his artists eye. The results are stunningly beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces.
One of Bob’s recent endeavors is to invite aspiring woodworkers to Chestertown to work with him in his studio for a weeklong retreat. At the end of the week, the guests will have completed a piece of furniture to take home.
In addition to woodworking, Bob is a talented musician, performing with his wife in the Pam Ortiz Band.
Robert Ortiz Studios 207 S. Cross Street, Chestertown
Chestertown was a featured destination in a September 25 article in the Washingtonian. Our little village was cited as one of two charming towns worth visiting in the fall, along with Getttysburg, PA. Several local businesses and artists are mentioned as a draw for tourists. Add to that the beauty of the waterfront, excellent dining, and our other attractions, and you’ve got the makings of a great weekend getaway! Read the full article here.