Month: February 2020

Newsletter Archive

Newsletter Archive

Chestertown is a great place to live, work, and be. Our local arts organizations, non-profits, schools, galleries, businesses and neighbors keep our town vibrant with festivals, concerts, theatrical performances, art gallery exhibits and other events. Every Wednesday, Main Street Chestertown curates a list of happenings 
Hegland Glass

Hegland Glass

Hegland Glass This spring, Hegland Glass celebrates 10 years in business and 8 years as fixtures in downtown Chestertown. Leaving behind corporate careers, Dave and Patti Hegland turned their attention to creating contemporary kiln-formed art glass. In the decade since then, they've made a name 
New Businesses

New Businesses

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.

Facade Application

Facade Application

Please click "Download" below to save this form. The blue fields in the download are interactive and can be filled on your computer. Print the completed application and obtain the necessary signatures. Return to Main Street Chestertown, 118 N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD 21620. Applications 
Music Life

Music Life

Music Life and owner Bill Drazga have been fixtures in downtown Chestertown for more than seven years. When you step inside, you can see all kinds of musical instruments, from acoustic and electric guitars, to pianos, to band instruments. Not only can you find an 
Music in the Park

Music in the Park

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

Bluegrass Block Party

Bluegrass Block Party

Check back for more details
Chestertown RiverArts

Chestertown RiverArts

Maria Wood - Chestertown RiverArts A conversation with Chestertown RiverArts new Executive Director, Maria Wood Chestertown RiverArts is one of the vibrant nonprofits that helps keep our community lively and fun. Known for First Friday receptions and gallery exhibits, the Recycled Runway, and the Clay 
First Friday – Feb 7, 2020

First Friday – Feb 7, 2020


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.

Don’t see your business listed? Send your information to office@mainstreetchestertown.org and we’ll get you added ASAP.

SUMNER HALL - KYLE HACKETT EXHIBIT "SPIRITS REJOICE"

 

 

Sumner Hall
206 S. Queen St.
5-8 PM

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.

Click for more info

GARFIELD CENTER - MEET STEVEN ARNOLD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Garfield Center

210 High St.
5-7 PM

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.

CHESTERTOWN RIVERARTS

Chestertown RiverArts
Opening Reception

315 High St. Suite 106
5-8 PM

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.

MASSONI GALLERY

 

Winter Exhibition
First Friday Reception

203 High St.
5-7:30 PM

WELCOME HOME CELEBRATES 3 YEARS

107 Cross St.
5-8 PM

During February First Friday, celebrate Welcome Home’s 3rd birthday! They’re popping a cork and giving away special sales and treats.

CHESTER RIVER WINE & CHEESE - GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

 

117 Cross St.
5-7:30 PM

Join Chester River Wine & Cheese in the shop as they welcome local Girl Scouts selling cookies during February First Friday. And, well…nothing goes better with cheese than Girl Scout Cookies!

SPA ANGELS

 

306 Park Row
5-8 PM

Ladies’ Night

Reservations Required

ARTIST GALLERY

 

239 High St.
5-8 PM

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.

TINY TOTS

114 Cross St.

5-8 PM

Tiny Tots Boutique will be open tonight with up to 25% off  on select styles and accessories!!!  Come in to shop sale and for light refreshments! TBD

 

MUSIC LIFE

241 High St.

5-8 PM

Join Music Life for First Friday

You never know who might be playing. Stop by to listen, maybe dance, or even join in to play or sing your favorite song.

 

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

339 High St.

PHOTOGRAPHS & MEMORIES - OPEN UNTIL 8

BAD ALFREDS - OPEN UNTIL 8:30

323 High Street

THE KITCHEN AT THE IMPERIAL - OPEN UNTIL 9 PM

208 Hight St.

ANGELA'S COTTAGE - OPEN UNTIL 7 PM

FINISHING TOUCH - OPEN UNTIL 8 PM

TWIGS & TEACUPS - OPEN UNTIL 8 PM