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The Art Rummage Sale continues.  We are still taking donations and selling art supplies



West Gallery

Sarah Wilde is having her 4th annual solo show, ON THE WILDE SIDE from Oct. 12 through Nov 14, in the West Gallery at River Arts on Route 1, in Damariscotta, Maine. Over the last year animals and figures expressing the human dilemma emerged from Sarah’s canvases. She also continued her exploration of “boulderscapes”, as well as sea and landscapes from a different perspective.   All are welcome to come and view her new work!



In the main gallery……..

River Arts – Opening Reception for the “Abstraction” Exhibition –Oct 26   5-7

River Arts in Damariscotta is inviting the public to view its newest exhibition, “Abstraction”. The exhibition includes 80 abstract works by artists from all over Maine in sculpture, photography, collage, painting, ceramics, fiber and fine craft and painting.   Sarah Wilde will also be on hand celebrating her solo show in the West Gallery. The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, October 26   5-7 pm.

Juror for the exhibition is Leonard Meiselman.  Born and raised in New York City, Leonard Meiselman received his art education at the Cooper Union, the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine and the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. Meiselman has had one-person exhibitions at the Camden Arts Center in London, the Yeshiva University Museum in New York, the Holocaust Center in Manhasset and elsewhere. His paintings have appeared in group shows, including the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, the Florence Biennale (Palazzo Strozzi) and the Hebrew Union College Museum in New York. Meiselman was responsible for the creation of the 2014 exhibition “The Dilemma of Memory” at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at UMA, His most recent exhibition was “A Protest Artist on Monhegan,” at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-2.  River Arts is located at 241 US Route 1 in Damariscotta.


The River Arts Center will be the location of a monthly Drum Circle beginning on Saturday, November 10th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will continue on the second Saturday of each month, 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 1N in Damariscotta, next to Hunt’s Lumber. For more information, contact Kitty Hartford at 207-633-6355.

Dec. 5      An Evening of Acapella Christmas Carols    No better way to get in the holiday spirit than an evening with River Arts’ own Cathie Stebbins Peterson, along with Andrea Re, and Pam Merritt to croon you into the season.  Singing along is always encouraged!   Tickets $10


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 www.riverartsme.org 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 info@riverartsme.org

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