Growing Art in Chestertown, Kent and Queen’s Counties

Chestertown, MD
September, 2013

The Chestertown RiverArts 14th Annual Studio Tour invites friends, families, art enthusiasts, and the curious to experience and meet fifty-eight artists, of which thirteen are new this year, from a vibrant Kent County Artists Community. They will open their studio doors October 26th and 27th and November 2rd and 3rd , 10am-5pm, rain or shine. This fascinating, free, self-guided journey will lead visitors to discover amazing work by artists, many of whom are known and recognized for their achievements throughout the art world.

The art is as diverse as the artists who create it, with styles ranging from traditional to the avant-garde, expressed in a variety of media that includes painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry, furniture, glass and more. Every bit as joyful as seeing the magnificent art is meeting the individual artists, getting a clearer understanding of the creative process, and having the opportunity to buy original work at studio prices.

Visitors have the options of walking through the 18th Century village of Chestertown and visiting the studios “downtown”. Or tour the countryside around Chestertown and Rock Hall and visit the studios in the outlying areas of Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties, a ride made more beautiful by the fall colors. Many studios overlook the Chester River, numerous creeks or the Chesapeake Bay. And visit Arts At Still Pond Station where Chestertown RiverArts has its Clay Studio, the only one of its kind on the Upper Shore.

Examples of each artist’s work will be on display at the Chestertown RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106, providing a chance to plan an itinerary that matches one’s interests. Brochures may be found at the Gallery and at restaurants and shops throughout Kent County; they provide a brief description of each artist along with directions to the studio and a user-friendly map. During the Studio Tour, Gallery hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-5.

Combine your Studio Tour with Chestertown’s Schooner Sultana Downrigging weekend November 2-3. Sultana is joined by many historic tall ships and Chesapeake Buy-Boats. Many interesting art studios are within easy walking distance of the ships. All this makes for a fun family outing.

For more information on the tour call 410-778-6300, email or go to our website Brochures may be downloaded from that site.

So save the dates! We hope that you will join us for our fourteenth year. .

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