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OPEN HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. 

Sunday 11 am to 3 pm

Closed Monday.



Main Gallery  “Photo Show”

Public is invited to the Artists’ Reception

Saturday, October 23
 2 to 4 pm

“Photo Show” runs from Tuesday, October 19 through Saturday, November 20.

River Arts of Damariscotta presents “Photo Show.” Reflecting the talent of fifty-five photographers, “Photo Show” has something for everyone. The exhibition includes images that are fanciful, forceful, intimate, and spiritual. There are works full of texture and works full of light. Landscapes, wildlife, portraits, figurative works, still lifes, and abstracts enliven the gallery walls.



   River Room

 Marli Thibodeau


Marli Thibodeau “Freedom Loves Discipline”

Opening reception Saturday, October 9
from 2-4 p.m.

River Arts of Damariscotta presents a solo show of Marli Thibodeau’s work in the River Room. The show, “Freedom + Discipline,” runs from October 7 through October 27. An opening reception and artist talk on the language of non-objective composition will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2 – 4 p.m.

Marli Thibodeau is a contemporary artist born in the Hudson Valley of NY and currently living in Rockland, Maine. Thibodeau’s work is influenced by the natural world and the lineage of Abstract Expressionism. Marli Thibodeau immerses herself in the study of the landscape around her and in the inner landscape of self-discovery through movement and visual arts.

Thibodeau says, “I believe that everyone has a unique way of expressing the experience of who they are, and I’ve discovered that mine is through un-choreographed visual and movement art. I study the structure and movement of the natural world around me and bring that experience into the studio when I paint. This body of work explores the idea of the freedom that resides inside discipline.  As an artist, I find my greatest freedom comes from the structures of discipline, and I’ve further explored the use of structure/ discipline and how it relates to intuition/freedom in these paintings.”

Thibodeau maintains a year-round studio in Rockland Maine and teaches Azul Conscious Movement, a path of personal transformation.  Her work has been exhibited in Maine and is held in private collections throughout the US and Europe. She can be found at www.MarliThibodeau.com.

Show runs from October 7 through October 27.




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Gallery is located at 36 Elm St Plaza, Damariscotta

Masks required in the gallery.


River Arts strives to provide high caliber exhibitions and quality classroom instruction as well as diverse special events. We are a membership organization with many volunteer opportunities for our community.  Our volunteer board of directors is committed to transparent, innovative and responsible operation of the organization.



      River Arts is located at 36 Elm St Plaza,
Damariscotta, Maine