Kent County Arts and Entertainment - July 2015

Kent County has been recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council as one of the significant arts communities in the state. With this in mind, we have designed the Arts & Entertainment site to provide you with information on what the county has to offer in relation to its arts, entertainment, and cultural heritage. Hopefully, this will help you plan a fun-filled stay, enabling you to take full advantage of places to go and people to see. For more information, call the Kent County Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416 or email tourism@kentcounty.com.

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  • Chestertown Photo Club Art Show
  • Wednesday, July 1   |  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, July 1
  • 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, July 2   |  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!

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  • Friday, July 3   |  58pm
  • 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, July 3   |  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
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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, July 3   |  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, July 4   |  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, July 4   |  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, July 6   |  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, July 9   |  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, July 10   |  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, July 11   |  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, July 15   |  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, July 18   |  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, July 18   |  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

  • Peoples Summer Concert Series
  • Wednesday, July 22   |  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, July 24   |  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.

  • Children's Creativity Center
  • Saturday, July 25   |  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 Third Summer Poetry Salon of 2015
  • Tuesday, July 28   |  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, July 29   |  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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  • 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.