Current Shows and Events

Magical Strings

River Arts will be hosting Magical Strings in April! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this dynamic Celtic duo in Concert, described by the Washington Post as “sonically gorgeous.” Philip and Pam Boulding will carry you to sublime realms with ancient airs and their own unique compositions. They will have you “dancing” to lively jigs and reels and will share stories and selections from their newest CDs Fairy Wind and Lullaby for a Soul’s Journey.
Since 1978, Philip and Pam Boulding have drawn a loyal following worldwide, captivated by their energetic arrangements of Celtic music and their own engaging compositions that intertwine Celtic roots with classical and world music influences. They have toured worldwide for over 40 years and recorded 22 albums. At River Arts they will perform on their own hand-crafted Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers along with whistles, button accordion, concertina and more.
Performance will be on April 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door.

Main Gallery

“Figures, Photos, Forms” opens Friday, March 8 from 5 to 7 pm. Charlotte Davenhill of Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro selected this show of 86 works by 50 artists.  A show that is sure to please… full of personality, wit, humor and quiet moods.  This exhibition runs until April 6.

West Gallery

Silent Art Auction begins March 8 at 5pm.  Over 50 works created and donated by our member artists in this fundraiser designed to build funds to improve the building facade and to purchase new signage.  Bids can be made until the last day of the auction: Saturday, April 6 at 3 pm.

Invitational Hall

Invitational Show featuring Charlotte Davenhill’s selection of three artists:  Delly Schweighauser, Hannah Nelsbach and Elizabeth Palmer.  Vastly different and each unique… this show is a lot of fun.

River Arts Space

River Arts gallery space is available for group gatherings.  River Arts members may use the space for $30 for up to 4 hours including set up and knock down.  The cost for non-members is $50 for 4 hours.  For more than 4 hours, the rate will be doubled.  Ongoing monthly meetings of groups will be asked to donate $25 per meeting or $250 a year (whichever is greater).

River Arts Studio/ Workshop space is available for individual artists or groups.  Arrangements to use the space can be made by calling River Arts at 563-1507.  We have tables, easels, sculpture stands and ceramics studio available.  The fees will vary according to the use.

Rummage Sale!

The Art Rummage Sale continues.  We are still taking donations and selling art supplies.  We have paints, frames, art books, paper and other treasures… all at rummage sale prices.  Bring in your unused supplies and check out the tables in our downstairs Workshop.

Drum Circle

The River Arts Center will be the location of a monthly Drum Circle on the second Saturday each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Drum circles are rhythm-based gatherings designed to connect and empower diverse groups of people, to encourage creativity, and to promote wellness. Participating in drum circles has been shown to be beneficial for mind, body, and soul.

All are welcome; no experience necessary; donation-based. Bring your drums and percussion instruments and join the fun! River Arts is located at 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta, next to Hunt’s Lumber. For more information, contact Kitty Hartford at 207-633-6355.

Volunteer Opportunities 

There are many volunteer opportunities at River Arts!  We need gallery attendees, reception set up and clean up staff,  qualified jurors, special event assistants, extra help for check in Saturdays, and exhibition installation help. Join the group of energetic and engaged volunteers and help us grow!  Support the arts in Maine and be part of this wonderful community.

Please call (207) 563-1507 or email info@riverartsme.org

River Arts

Open 10 to 4 ,  Tuesday-Saturday, is located at 241 US Route 1 (north), Damariscotta. For information about the many exhibitions, classes, events and opportunities at River Arts, visit www.riverartsme.org or call 563-1507 or stop in…

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