Kent County Arts and Entertainment - October 2014

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.

For other events throughout the county, please click here.
Click here to add, modify or delete an event.

  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
  • Friday, October 3   |  5–9pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.

  • Chestertown's 1st Fridays
  • Friday, October 3   |  5-8pm
  • Location: Downtown Chestertown
  • Contact:
  • Phone:
  • Email:
  • 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.

  • 12@Hotchkiss - Nikita Borisevich, violin
  • Friday, October 3   |  12pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • 12@Hotchkiss is a noon-hour concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Held on the first Fridays of Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, & Apr, admission is FREE. Concerts are sponsored by the Department of Music of Washington College. Violinist Nikita Borisevich swept onto the Russian stage as one of today’s most promising young virtuosos. At fifteen, he won a Russian National Competition for Violinists and Cellists called “The Magical Bow” in Perm, Russia.

  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibit Opening
  • Friday, October 3   |  5–8pm
  • Location: RiverArts Studio Gallery
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • In preparation for the RiverArts Studio Tour, examples of each artist's work will be on display providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one's interests. See painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry,furniture and glass works.

  • Kent Museum Applebutter Festival
  • Saturday, October 4   |  9am–3pm
  • Location: Kent Museum
  • Contact: James Herron
  • Phone: 410-688-3793
  • Email:
  • URL: www.facebook.com/kentmuseum
  • Come see apple butter being cooked over an open fire, apples being pressed into cider, kids activities,bake sale, pumpkins, antique tractor show, food available, apple butter, apples, and cider for sale, nature trail, and more. Free admission, donations always appreciated!

  • Live Playwrights' Society
  • Monday, October 6   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Lucia Foster
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: lfoster@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • The Live Playwrights' Society for Play Writers, Readers, Observers & Critics aims to foster a community of playwrights, actors and critics. This group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm and is open to all ages. (Free!) New plays are read and critiqued each month!

  • WC Concert Series - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
  • Saturday, October 25   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Gibson Center for the Arts–Washington College
  • Contact: Ken Schweitzer
  • Phone: 410-778-7836
  • Email: kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
  • URL: www.concertseries.washcoll.edu
  • As part of 2014-2015 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series presents the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ). Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Individual tickets are $30 (adults) and $25 (seniors). Children 12 and under are free. Season tickets are also available.

  • RiverArts 15th Annual Studio Tour
  • Saturday, October 25   |  10am-5pm
  • This event runs Oct. 25-26 and Nov 1-2, 2014
  • Location: picturesque Kent and Queen Anne's Counties
  • Contact: RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: riverarts@verizon.net
  • URL: www.chestertownriverarts.org
  • This fascinating, free, self-guided journey will lead visitors to discover amazing artwork and meet many of the 57 artists, many of whom are known and recognized throughout the art world. From traditional to avante-guard, you will get to appreciate paintings, pottery, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, metal, glass, wood art and furniture.

  • Open Mic Night
  • Wednesday, October 29   |  7:30pm
  • Location: Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre 210 High St, Chestertown
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: info@garfieldcenter.org
  • URL: www.garfieldcenter.org
  • Come out and join us for food, drink and some great local music - The last Wednesday of the month! Open Mic Night is hosted by Ford Schumann, is open to all ages and performance styles. To sign up for a time slot, or to request information, email Ford at fordo1@aol.com.

  • Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival
  • Friday, October 31   |  Various
  • This event runs October 31- November 2, 2014
  • Location: Chestertown, Md.
  • Contact: Sultana Projects
  • Phone: 410-778-5954
  • Email: dmcmullen@sultanaprojects.org
  • URL: www.sultanaprojects.org
  • Visit historic Chestertown for the Mid-Atlantic's largest annual gathering of Tall Ships, schooners, and historic wooden boats. Sultana Projects' Downrigging Weekend features concerts, lectures, forums, fireworks, and opportunities to tour and sail on a fleet of historic ships representing over 400 years of maritime history.