Current Shows and Events

Main Gallery

“Artist’s Choice” juried by contemporary realist artist, Jane Dahmen.  A show of excellent works runs until October 19, 2019.

West Gallery

“Weaving and Painting” works by Jill and John Butke are on display October 18 to October 30.


Invitational Hall

River Arts’ members are featured in a show of plein air works until November 23, 2019.

 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 member groups who meet at least 9 times per year will be asked to donate $25 per meeting.

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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