Paint the Town Details & Quickdraw 2019 Registration


Registration for the 4 day Paint the Town event is now closed. 
Please email to be put on the waiting list.
There is still room in the Sunday, Quick Draw event. Please register below for Quick Draw only.

Registration for Paint the Town Includes:

Three days of painting
Artists’ dinner Friday night
Informal lunch Saturday afternoon
Wet Paint Reception & Sale Saturday evening
Quick Draw competition Sunday morning.
Important Dates

February 1: Registration opens for Members Only
February 7: Registration opens to everyone else and closes when 50 painters have signed up. This limited number will allow each painter to have sufficient space to hang his or her work.

Registration Fee:
Members $50
Non Members $65
Quick Draw Only $15

Cancellation Policy:10% administrative fee for any cancellation. No refund after April 13th


Wednesday April 24 : Early Registration:    4-7pm at RiverArts

Thursday April 25:  8am-10:30: Registration, coffee and snacks at RiverArts. Artists paint on location in town or thoughout the area

Friday April 26:  8am-10:30: Coffee and snacks at RiverArts.   Paint on location in town or thoughout the area
 6 pm:    Wine served at RiverArts
                              6:30 pm: Complimentary buffet dinner for artists ONLY at RiverArts        

Saturday April 27:     8am-10:30:  Coffee and snacks at River Arts.  We highly suggest painting in town to heighten awareness of Wet Paint Sale
                                     1 pm:    Gallery open & set up for framing and hanging of paintings for Wet Paint Sale.     Snacks will be provided for artists during setup
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3pm:  Deadline for all plein air art to be framed & hung in gallery
                                     3:15 – 4 pm:  Artists vote for Artist’s choice awards              (Best in Show and Best Body of Work)
                                    5:15 pm:     Placement of ribbons 
5:30-8pm:  Reception and sale to general public
                                    6 pm:       Announcement of winners and introduction of winning artists to public      

Sunday April 28
Quick Draw:
           8-9 am:     Gallery open for stamping of the blank canvases.   Coffee and snacks available
                                  9-11 am:  Artists paint in & around downtown Chestertown.
                                  11-11:30   am:     Artists line up with easels in Fountain Park for  judging    Work may be framed or unframed
                                  11:30 – Noon:  Judging begins
                                 1 Noon: Announcement of winners and awards
                                   12-3 pm: Quick Draw paintings and work hung in gallery all for sale
                                  3 – 4 pm:  Pick up unsold work at RiverArts Gallery

**Hanging space by lottery (space is 36″ w x 72″ H) Size limit:  no wider than 32 inches framed.
 All painting must fit within the assigned space.
PLEASE  Make sure your  frames and panels, canvas, paper, and glass are   pre-fitted
 and wired and ready to assemble. Wrapped canvases must be properly wired for hanging

Please fill out the form below to register for our Quick Draw event
Once you have hit the submit button, you will be redirected to a payment page. Any questions, please call 410 – 778 – 6300 or email

Quick Draw Only 2019 Registration

    I understand that RiverArts will take a 35% commission on any sales. that all selling takes place in the RiverArts galleries or in the park during the Quick Draw event, and that prices are not negotiable.
    We experience a number of sales on Sunday afternoon, Many potential buyers come in after a leisurely Sunday brunch or lunch. We as that all artwork remains up in the RIverArts galleries until 3 pm on Sunday.
  • Upon Submission

    You will be redirected to the payment page. If you are experiencing difficulties with submission, please email and we will be happy to assist.