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RiverArts’ Studio Tour 2022
October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
What could be better than the return of the Chestertown RiverArts’ Studio Tour where visitors can see wonderful art and talk with artists about their work while enjoying beautiful fall scenery in Kent and northern Queen Anne’s County. Take a free self-guided tour on October 22 and 23 or 29 and 30, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Forty-one artists are participating in this year’s tour. Many of the tour’s most popular artists are returning and several are new. Their art is as diverse as the artists who create it, with styles ranging from traditional to avant-garde. They work in a broad range of media that include fine art, pottery, fiber, woodcraft/furniture, jewelry, glass, mosaic, and metal.
Most studios are located throughout Kent County, which is situated on a scenic peninsula where the Chester and Sassafras rivers meander into the Chesapeake Bay. It is known for its serene beauty despite the passage of time. Studio locations vary and include artists’ private home studios, independent studios in a small Chestertown art complex, and the multi-artist studio at Heron Point, Chestertown’s premier retirement community.
Also take in RiverArts’ Clay Studio to see work by the many artisans that create both wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Whatever the location, expect to have the chance to chat with the artists about their techniques and inspirations, see demonstrations and have the opportunity to buy original work at studio tour prices.
It is recommended that visitors start their tour at the RiverArts Gallery, located at 315 High Street in Chestertown in the breezeway, to view an exhibit of works by the artists on the tour. This month-long exhibit will give viewers the chance to decide which artists they wish to visit and plan their itinerary by referring to the tour’s brochure. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tour’s website, www.studiotour.chestertownriverarts.org, provides information on each artist by name, location, and medium. For more information, call 410-778-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Specials thanks go to the tour’s sponsors: Chesapeake Bank and Trust, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Kent Cultural Alliance.