Current and Upcoming

River Arts – “Summertime Blues” Exhibition

River Arts in Damariscotta, is inviting the public to view its newest exhibition, “Summertime Blues”. The artwork by 80 Maine artists on exhibit is strong, diverse and inspiring – and represent a wide variety of media and styles. The exhibition runs through August 11th.

River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 4, and on Sundays from 10-2. It is closed on Mondays. River Arts is located at 241 US Route 1 in Damariscotta, Maine.





Nordic rugs will soon line the walls of River Arts’ West Gallery.  Friday, July 14, the show of South Portland weaver Elizabeth Hunter’s work opens simultaneously with “Summertime Blues” in River Arts’ main gallery.  The opening hours are 5-7pm.

The asymmetrical, one of a kind rugs are often likened to abstract landscapes.  They are definitely paintings for the floor.

Hunter studied in Oslo, Norway; Reykjavik, Iceland; Torshavn, Faroe Islands, and Landskrona, Sweden. The Scandinavian sense of simplicity and color is evident in her work.  She has shown in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.  She is on the board of the Maine Crafts Association.  She writes for Norwegian Textile Letter.  Her website is:

The show runs through July 25.  River Arts is located on Route One in Damariscotta.  The Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 10-2.  See:


Cloudscapes, A New Exhibit

by Arden H. Mason

July 27, 2017 at River Arts Center

Arden is a plein air painter, who works primarily in oils and resides in Boston, MA during the winter and in Phippsburg, ME during the summer.  His landscape and seascape paintings are reflective of time spent in the British Isles, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the American West and New England, particularly the Maine Coast.  His work has been shown in numerous venues including Boston City Hall, Thomas Moser Gallery, the Salmagundi Club, the Art Students League, the Vermont Art League, Yale University, and the Small Point Club.

In the tradition of the plein air painters of the Hudson River school, Arden is particularly interested in capturing the infinite interplay of light, shadows, atmosphere, and weather in the landscape. There is nothing Arden loves better than to paint outdoors in a hurricane or blizzard. Arden is also interested in trying to depict the harmonious and often fleeting relationship of nature to our lives.  The exhibit will be at the River Arts Center thru August 16, 2017.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 10-2.


JAZZ with Brad Terry and Peter Herman

July 23  @ 7pm  $10


Stan Keach and the Sandy River Ramblers –

Bluegrass Concert – Aug. 13 7pm


River Arts, open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday and 10 – 2 on Sundays, is located at 241 US Route 1 (north), Damariscotta. For information about the many exhibitions, classes, events and opportunities at River Arts, visit or call 563-1507 or stop in..

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED There are many volunteer opportunities at River Arts, staffing the gallery, helping set up for openings, and artist potluck dinners… Please call (207) 563-1507 or email