Kent County Arts Calendar - July 2015


 

  • Chestertown Photo Club Art Show

  • Wednesday,   |  10:00 a.m. to 5::00 p.m. daily
  • This event runs through August 31, 2015
  • Location: Heron Point of Chestertown, Maryland
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Phone: 410-778-3224
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
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  • Recent works by the members of the Chestertown Photo Club.

  • Summer Sizzle - Gallery Artists Exhibition

  • Wednesday,
  • This event runs through August 2015
  • Location: Massoniart - Carla Massoni Gallery
  • Contact: Carla Massoni
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: cmassoni@mac.com
  • URL:www.massoniart.com
  • Summer Exhibition featuring some of the finest artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Join in the fun and help celebrate Chestertown's designation as an Arts & Entertainment District.

  • Washington College Free Riverfront Concert Series - Back Porch Blues

  • Thursday,   |  6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn - 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL:starrcenter.washcoll.edu
  • Free acoustic blues family concert by the river. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Lemonade and cookies provided. Bring friends!

  • : Featuring our Exhibitors: Jim Rehak, Dennis Young, Jonathan shaw, Donna w

  • Friday,   |  5–8pm
  • Location: The Artist Gallery
  • Contact: The Artists Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-2425
  • Email: lindahall@atlanticbb.net
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  • All of our exhibitors paint in oil except, donna Winterling who is a watercolor painter.

  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
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  • URL:www.kentcounty.com/artsentertainment
  • Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown. For a list of activities, please check this calendar for specific listings.

  • Reception: Art of Wine Exhibition

  • Friday,   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:http://chestertownriverarts.org/exhibitions/
  • RiverArts July exhibit opens First Friday, July 3, at 5:00 PM. This show, The Art of Wine, tips a hat to the emerging industry of grape growing and wine making on the Eastern Shore.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Music in the Park - Band TBA

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Music in the Park - Band TBA

  • Talavera (Clay Tiles) Class

  • Monday,   |  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Chestertown RiverArts, 315 High St., Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org/classes/clay-studio-c
  • Talavera is a decorative pottery tradition found primarily in Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and Mexico. In the Talavera decoration workshop students will learn the primary drawing and painting techniques for talavera decoration: lines, brushstrokes, colors, etching, etc.

  • Washington College Free Riverfront Concert Series - The High & Wides

  • Thursday,   |  6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn - 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Michael Buckley
  • Phone: 410 810-7156
  • Email: mbuckley3@washcoll.edu
  • URL:starrcenter.washcoll.edu
  • Free concert on the water for the whole family. Acoustic country and roots music. Free lemonade and cookies. Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs and blankets.

  • Night at the Museum 3

  • Friday,   |  8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn
  • Contact: Custom House Lawn
  • Phone: 215-431-6671
  • Email: bill@bluestoneroad.com
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  • Shows are on the Custom House Lawn at the Foot of High Street at Water Street in Downtown Chestertown, and are FREE to the public. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, (low seated are preferred). Rain date is July 17th.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Peoples Summer Concert Series

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500 x 1142
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
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  • First concert of the 2015 Peoples Summer Concert Series. LIONS OF BLUEGRASS, a local favorite. Bring a chair, blanket, even a picnic, and enjoy the music and maybe even do some dancing. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Chestertown Volunteer Fire House.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • Music in the Park - Swing City, Delmarva's Big Band

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park Chestertown MD
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  • Swing City, Delmarva's only "Big Band", plays music from Basie, Miller, & Dorsey as well as jazz favorites. Bring your dancing shoes! Bring something to sit on as seating is limited. Rain location at Emmanuel Episcopal Church across from the Park. Future 2015 dates: August 1, 15, 29

  • Big Joe and the Dynaflows

  • Saturday,   |  8:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Big Joe Maher is a rarity in the blues world: a drummer who doubles as a vocalist. With a voice reminiscent of Delbert McClinton, he relies on well-chosen vintage material, but also writes first-class originals. His music is a swinging danceable mix of rocking, often humorous jump blues, retro-blues, and jazz/blues with the occasional swamp-pop weeper like his own “Evangeline.” A MainstayBlues concert. Admission is $20. Call for reservations.

  • Peoples Summer Concert Series

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500 x 1142
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
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  • Second of three concerts in The Peoples Summer Concert Series. PHILIP DUTTON AND THE ALLIGATORS. Bring a chair, blanket, even a picnic and enjoy some New Orleans style music and possibly even do some dancing. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Chestertown Volunteer Fire House.

  • Back to the Future

  • Friday,   |  8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Custom House Lawn
  • Contact: Custom House Lawn
  • Phone: 215-431-6671
  • Email: bill@bluestoneroad.com
  • URL:
  • Shows are on the Custom House Lawn at the Foot of High Street at Water Street in Downtown Chestertown, and are FREE to the public. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, (low seated are preferred). Rain date is July 31st.

  • Sunset Concert in the Vineyard

  • Friday,   |  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: info@clovellyvineyards.com
  • Contact: Tara Holste
  • Phone: 410-708-1775
  • Email: info@clovellyvineyards.com
  • URL:www.clovellyvineyards.com/tastings-events
  • Join us for a special evening of sitting and sipping overlooking the Chester River with a concert in the vineyard. Bring your lounge chair and watch the river slipping by while listening to music by violist Nevin Dawson. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a glass of Clovelly wine as the sun sinks below the horizon. Tickets are $15 per person. By law outside alcohol is not permitted. Rain date Sunday, August 9, 6 PM. Email info@clovellyvineyards.com or call 410-708-1775 to make your reservation.

  • Children's Creativity Center

  • Saturday,   |  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: RiverArts KidSPOT, 315 High St., Suite 104, Chestertown, MD 21620
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL:www.chestertownRiverArts.org/kidspot/
  • Open every Saturday free of charge to kids accompanied by their parents, grandparents, or other adult, KidSPOT provides an opportunity for children ages 2-12 to expand creative expression and creative problem-solving — two skills that will benefit them in academic studies as well as in their journey through life.

  • The Philadelphia Jug Band: Free Outdoor Concert

  • Saturday,   |  7:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Mainstay, 5753 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: The Mainstay
  • Phone: 410-639-9133
  • Email:
  • URL:www.mainstayrockhall.org
  • Free Outdoor Concert on the Mainstay back deck “If this music doesn’t make you smile, nothing will!” PBJ lives up to their slogan with a goodtime mix of country blues, folk and stomps on guitar, vocals, harmonica, flute, washtub bass, jug, washboard and blues kazoo. Inspired by the Jim Kweskin Jugband at the Philadelphia Folk Festival more than 50 years ago, they’ve been playing together ever since. Indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate. FREE!

  • RiverArts Farm & Winery Tour

  • Saturday,
  • Location: Various Farms & Vineyards
  • Contact: RiverArts Gallery
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:www.chestertownriverarts.org/home/farm-and-winery-
  • RiverArts Farm and Winery Tour Because we are located in a beautiful rural setting, Chestertown RiverArts celebrates the rural each July with art exhibitions and programs. This year we have added a Farm and Winery Tour weekend to our celebration of the rural modeled after our very popular Studio Tour, which we sponsor in the fall. Our goal will be to further celebrate the beauty of the rural area in which we live and to educate our non-farming friends and tourists about the sophistication, complexity and innovations that are part of modern farming today.

  • The Third Summer Poetry Salon of 2015

  • Tuesday,   |  4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College
  • Contact: Owen Bailey
  • Phone: 410-810-5768
  • Email: obailey2@washcoll.edu
  • URL:www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/details/events_c
  • Join us for an afternoon of poetry, local music, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life! This third and final salon of summer 2015 will feature readings by poets Joelle Biele and Aaron Smith, as well as music from Nevin Dawson.

  • Peoples Summer Concert Series

  • Wednesday,   |  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fountain Park, Chestertown
  • Contact: Karen Willis
  • Phone: 410-778-3500 x 1142
  • Email: kwillis@pbkc.com
  • URL:
  • Final Concert of The Peoples Summer Concert Series. THE CHRIS SACKS BAND. Bring a chair, blanket, even a picnic and enjoy some Island Style music. You will think you are listening to Jimmy Buffet or better. You will definitely want to get up and dance. In the case of inclement weather the concert will be held in the Chestertown Volunteer Fire House.