Current Shows and Events

Main Gallery

“WILD THINGS” juried by Anthony Anderson, publisher of Maine Studio and Gallery Guide, runs until Sept 14.  Come in and be surprised.

West Gallery

“Ron Frontin Studio Painters Group Show” opening reception Friday September 6 from 5:30 to 7:30.  This show run until September 18.

The Thursday painters have been gathering weekly for years to paint from a portrait model or work on their own projects, independently or with guidance from Frontin.  The resulting artistic expressions are varied, individual and fascinating in their common elements and their diversity.  Among the many midcoast artists displaying their work are Brandon Berkenbile, Sherrie Dec, Doreen Dufor, Cathy Eagleson, Mary Fitanides, Janet Hill, Madge Jones, Wanda Leavitt, Sharon Marchi, Roz Marcopulos, Natalie Norris, Ann O’Hara, Jo M. Orise, Sherry Smith, Terry Smith, Paula Spector, Nancy Warren and John Wood.


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Artists are continuing to donate works and the walls of the Invitational Hall are being replenished regularly.

All donated works will be sold for $20 each. Thank you to all of the artists who have donated works for this fundraiser.  The proceeds from this show help support our exhibitions throughout the year.

Works by participating artists include:

Paula Anastasio
Holly Baumm
 John Butke
Cecelia Cox
Dale Daskins
Alice de Mauriac
Henry de Mauriac
Liz Donald
Virginia Forrest
Catherine Gibson
Frieda Hanlon
Sheri Hume
Melissa Hunnibell
Carol Jaeger
Caroline Janover
Mildred Johnson
Jean Kigel
Gerd Koehler
Joanne Leaman
John Lorence
Amelia Lydon
Gabe Lydon
Lyrah Lydon
Connie Meeker
Jaqueline Melissas
Doreen Nardone
Judy Nixon
Brook Pacy
Elizabeth Palmer
Judson Pealer
Sandra Pealer
Marcena Pollitt
Deborah RoyRoberts
Cynthia Smith
Cory Stafford
Polly Steadman
Helen Warner
Carol Wiley
Brandy Youland

Karen Nadeau and Erica Qualey have just brought in some beautiful pieces.




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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