Kent County Arts and Entertianment Events- June 2017


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  • Working Artists Forum Annual Judged Art Show

  • Thursday,   |  10am - 5pm Daily
  • Location: Heron Point, 501 E. Campus Ave.
  • Contact: Barbara Finneson
  • Email: finneson@verizon.net
  • This annual show will feature recent works of the group. A reception will be announced at a later date.

  • The Journey

  • Friday,   |  11am - 4pm
  • This event runs June 2 to July 1
  • Location: 315 High Street Suite 106
  • Contact: Chestertown River Arts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.org/2017-exhibition-schedule/
  • Open to all media. Art that depicts life's many journeys - emotional, sentimental, physical- as well as our means of travel (cars, planes, bikes, boats.) Curator- Larry Schroth


  • Chestertown First Friday

  • Friday,   |  5 - 8pm
  • Location: Historic District
  • Contact: Kristen Owen
  • Email: downtownchestertown@gmail.com
  • URL:  www.downtownchestertown.org
  • Enjoy late shopping hours in unique shops, gallery exhibit openings, special tastings and a variety of dining options during Downtown Chestertown's monthly progressive open house.

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  2 - 4pm
  • Location: 105 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks. – See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/#sthash.wJBLUOOv.dpuf

  • National Music Festival

  • Sunday,
  • This event runs June 4 to June 17
  • Location: Various locations throughout Kent County
  • Contact: Caitlin Patton
  • Phone: 410-778-2064
  • Email: info@nationalmusic.us
  • URL:  www.nationalmusic.us
  • The 7th season of the National Music Festival at Washington College brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together at Washington College and throughout Kent County in orchestral and chamber repertoire. All rehearsals are free and open to the public. Some concerts are free; others require a ticket.

  • The Steel Wheels

  • Sunday,   |  8pm
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • Friday, June 9, 2017
    The Steel Wheels

    GENERAL ADMISSION $30 / STUDENTS $20
    SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE! SAVE $25!
    $125 Single Subscription / $250 Couple Subscription

  • Sultana Public Sails

  • Saturday,   |  11 - 1pm
  • Location: 200 S. Cross Street
  • Contact: Sultana Education Foundation
  • Phone: 410-778-6954
  • Email: lbrocker@sultanaeducation.org
  • URL:  http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/
  • Departing and returning from SULTANA’s home port of historic Chestertown (and occasionally other ports around the Chesapeake), SULTANA’s two-hour public sails are a great way to sail the Chester River onboard a traditional schooner. Passengers are encouraged to help raise the sails, steer using Sultana’s seven-foot long tiller, and explore the authentically reproduced crew’s quarters below-decks. – See more at: http://sultanaeducation.org/public-programs/sultana-public-sails/#sthash.wJBLUOOv.dpuf

  • Art In Bloom

  • Sunday,   |  4-6 pm
  • Location: 315 High Street
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts & Community Mediation Upper Shore
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/events/art-in-bloom/
  • “Art in Bloom” is a celebration of the art of floral design. The RiverArts Galleries will be full of floral arrangements inspired by the artworks exhibited in the gallery. This 5th annual event is a fundraiser to benefit RiverArts and the Community Mediation Upper Shore.

    Guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite floral arrangement while enjoying champagne, hors d’oeuvres and live music, and perusing the garden – themed raffle items donated by local artists and shops.

    Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
    Time: 4- 6 pm
    Tickets:$25

  • KidSPOT Clay Studio Camp

  • Monday,   |  Mornings 9am-Noon Afternoons 12:30-3:30 pm
  • This event runs June 19 to May 23
  • Location: 204 High Street
  • Contact: KidSPOT/RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/kidspot/summer-camps/
  • Spend the week exploring sculpture and pottery in RiverArts Clay Studio. This workshop is designed for children ages 8-13. It is held in the Clay Studio located at 204 High Street. Children may attend morning or afternoon sessions or the complete day! For more information call 410-778-6300.


  • What in the World is GIS? Geographic Information Systems & Your Place in the World

  • Wednesday,   |  6-7pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Presented by Luis Machado, GIS Project Manager at Washington College,

    Join us and delve into the question,
    "Where are you from?
    We'll explore what it means to be from a particular place, to identify as a citizen of a particular nation, why these concepts matter today, and how GIS technology intersects with that age old question.

  • Short Attention Span Theatre

  • Friday,   |  Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
  • This event runs June 23 to July 9
  • Location: 210 High Street
  • Contact: Garfield Center for the Arts
  • Phone: 410-810-2060
  • Email: boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org
  • A collection of 10 minute plays for those audiences that don't want to focus on one story line for two hours! Don't miss this years annual 10 minute play festival featuring local actors, playwrights and directors!

    Ticketing and More info coming soon!

  • Marc Castelli - Summer 2017 also featuring recent work by Ken Castelli

  • Saturday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com/index.php?cat=exhibitions
  • Open House - Saturday, June 24th - 10-5 pm
    Chestertown July First Friday - July 7th - 5-8pm

    In celebration of the beginning of Summer and the opening of the Chesapeake Log Canoe racing season, we will be hosting a three week mid-year exhibition in the lower gallery featuring work by Marc Castelli including five new log canoe watercolors and many of his workboat and watermen paintings. Also featured will be several of Ken Castelli’s sought after log canoe boat models.

  • Michael Kahn | Summer 2017

  • Saturday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com
  • Open House - Saturday, June 24th, 10-5 pm
    Chestertown July First Friday - July 7th, 5-8 pm

    Celebrating the J Class Revival, we will be hosting a three week exhibition of new work by world renowned photographer Michael Kahn. For almost twenty years Kahn has been following the J Class yachts around the world. Most of these new images were captured in the March 2017 St. Barths Bucket Regatta where six J Class yachts competed. Kahn’s work will be featured in the front gallery and will include both handmade silver gelatin photographs and several over sized archival pigment prints.

  • Summer Gallery Artists Exhibition

  • Saturday,
  • Location: 203 High Street
  • Contact: MassoniArt
  • Phone: 410-778-7330
  • Email: info@massoniart.com
  • URL:  http://massoniart.com
  • Featuring work by Zemma Mastin White, Blake Conroy, Leigh Wen, Eve Stockton, Karen Hubacher, Ken Schiano, Katherine Kerr Allen, Susan Tessem, Deborah Weiss, Douglas Elliott, Grace Mitchell, Lisa Lebofsky


  • KidSPOT Workshop at Clay Studio

  • Monday,   |  Mornings 9 am-Noon Afternoons 12:30-3:30 pm
  • This event runs June 26 to June 30
  • Location: 204 High Street
  • Contact: KidSPOT/RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/kidspot/summer-camps/
  • KidSPOT summer camp spends the week exploring sculpture and pottery in RiverArts Clay Studio located at 204 High Street. This workshop is for ages 8-13. Children can attend a morning session, afternoon session or all day! For more information call 410-778-6300

  • RiverFest

  • Wednesday,   |  6 - 9pm
  • Location: Foot of High Street & River Packet
  • Contact: Chestertown RiverArts
  • Phone: 410-778-6300
  • Email: info@chestertownriverarts.org
  • URL:  http://chestertownriverarts.net/events/riverfest/
  • The public is invited to joint the RiverArts community in a celebration of art and the Chester River in an unveiling of Sculpture Garden on the waterfront followed by party and excursion down the Chester on the RIver Packet.
    More info call RiverArts at 410 778 6300 or visit our website

  • Summer Reading Kickoff: Dancing Warriors Martial Arts Show

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 1 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- Rock Hall Branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Skher began studying Capoeira Angola more than 20 years ago under the tutelage of a renowned master from Salvador, Brazil. This traditional dance-fight art form led him to live in South America, learn Portuguese, and to literally “stand on his head.” The Dancing Warriors mesmerize audiences with Capoeira Angola’s acrobatic choreography which transports audiences across the Atlantic Ocean to learn about this unique martial art.
    All ages welcome.

  • Summer Reading Kickoff: Dancing Warriors Martial Arts Show

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Skher began studying Capoeira Angola more than 20 years ago under the tutelage of a renowned master from Salvador, Brazil. This traditional dance-fight art form led him to live in South America, learn Portuguese, and to literally “stand on his head.” The Dancing Warriors mesmerize audiences with Capoeira Angola’s acrobatic choreography which transports audiences across the Atlantic Ocean to learn about this unique martial art.
    ​All ages welcome.

  • Build a Better World Button Party!

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 4 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Start your summer reading adventure with your very own Summer Reading button. We'll have options available for buttons, magnets, and key chains to add some flair to your summer. Build one of our preset designs or create a unique style that is all your own.
    Kids and teens welcome!
    .

  • Summer Reading Kick-off: Build a Better World Button Party!

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 4 pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main St. Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library - North County Branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL:  www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • It's our summer reading kickoff party! Join us for food and fun.
    Start your summer reading adventure with your very own Summer Reading button! We'll have options available for buttons, magnets, and key chains to add some flair to your summer. Build one of our preset designs or create a unique style that is all your own.
    Kids and teens welcome!