Month: February 2020
Main Street Chestertown welcomes two new businesses to downtown Chestertown. Tish Fine Art Plus and Diane Rappisi Fine Art have both recently opened art spaces. Please show them a warm welcome!
Chestertown is a great place to own and operate a business. If you are interested in becoming the next new shop in town, check out our “Doing Business” page for helpful info.
TISH FINE ART PLUS
Tish Fine Art Plus is now open at 343 High Street! Owned by Paul and Inez Santori. Paul’s work will be prominently featured, and they will also curate the work of other artists to show in the space. They plan on having live music on First Fridays and at other times. To find out when, follow their Facebook page.
The gallery is now open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. -5 p.m., and 6-7 p.m., with extended hours on First Fridays. Stop by to welcome them to town and find a great piece of art or jewelry to take home!
DIANE RAPPISI FINE ART
Diane Rappisi Fine Art has also opened in downtown Chestertown. Located at 298 Cannon St., you can access the location behind Chesapeake Bank. Diane’s teaching studio and gallery will be open by appointment, but you can stop in during this Saturday’s Art Crawl 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information, or to sign up for one of her upcoming classes click here.
Enjoy Music in the Park throughout the summer! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and some snacks and settle in for a free night of entertainment. Information is forthcoming about the acts featured for each concert.
Make sure to check back in case of inclement weather for notices of rain dates.
June 20, 2020 7-8:30 p.m.
July 4, 2020 7-8:30 p.m.
July 18, 2020 7-8:30 p.m.
August 1, 2020 7-8:30 p.m.
August 15, 2020 – Legacy Day – 5-9:30
August 29, 2020 7-8:30
First Friday is always a great time in Chestertown! Many shops and businesses will be open late downtown, with special promotions and events planned. You’ll find that info here. First Friday in Chestertown is sponsored by the Downtown Chestertown Association.
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206 S. Queen St.
Kyle Hackett grew up in Kent County and is making a big name for himself in the art world. This Friday and Saturday, Hackett comes home to share his work at Sumner Hall. On First Friday, stop in 5-8 p.m. to meet the artist and view the exhibit.
210 High St.
This Friday, stop by the Garfield Center between 5 and 7 p.m. to meet their new Executive Director, Steven Arnold. Arnold brings more than 25 years of experience in arts administration, set design, tech, directing and acting in more than 70 theatrical productions. While you’re there, check out the volunteer opportunities with the theatre. For more information, click here.
315 High St. Suite 106
Come to RiverArts to see the opening of two new exhibits for the month of February. In the main gallery, Joan Strand has curated a show inspired by color called “Seeing Red.” Works in the exhibit feature the color red. In the studio gallery, Lani Seikaly and Gordon Wallace have curated an oral history titled “Amazing People.” The show features stories of the challenges and impact poverty has on children through adulthood as told by local, young men and women who have experienced it.
For more information, visit chestertownriverarts.org.
239 High St.
First Friday Show and Reception
This month’s reception features the gallery’s jewelry artists. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, stop in to find the perfect piece for that special someone.
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!