Great News from River Tree Arts!!
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We are very excited to announce that we will be remaining in our home at
35 Western Ave!

Through a lot of hard work, creative thinking, new energy and a growing group of supporters we have turned the corner and are beginning a new chapter. Faced with a potential foreclosure on our property with a balloon payment due May 1, our efforts over this past year to develop a sustainable business plan were rewarded in our ability to obtain bank financing to satisfy our debt obligation. Thank you to our many supporters and friends of River Tree Arts who helped us get past this significant hurdle. This is a major milestone in our campaign to save Maine's oldest non-profit community arts center and one that is worth celebrating.

As we go forward we will continue to provide high quality music, voice, dance, and visual art programming. The board of directors will focus on collaborating with our staff and faculty to ensure we continue our transformation. Our River Tree Renaissance fundraising campaign will continue. The ultimate goal is to re-establish River Tree as a healthy and vibrant non-profit organization that serves the seacoast for years to come.   

We would particularly like to thank Camden National Bank and Bergen & Parkinson for being true business partners through our restructure. With their guidance, resolve, timeliness, and support for our mission, they have been integral in keeping us in our home. They took the time to understand us and our needs and have been invested in our success.

The strength of this community and its ability to rally people behind a cause cannot be overstated.

We hope to see you at 35 Western soon!

More exciting news!


to River Tree Art's competitive dance team for winning first place in the Junior-Teen Hip Hop division at the Step Up 2 Dance competition held this past Sunday, May 1st! Under the instruction of our talented dance instructor, Ms Angela Russel, the group who has been together less than one year took home gold at their first competition -

From left: Ava Kull, Elanna Carroll, Skylar Maloney, Lilly Tryon-Nadeau, Lily Burne, Kimberly Bennett

Well done to all involved, we are very proud to share this news with the community. 

Up-coming Craft Nights


Thursday May 5

* Personalize Your Own Sign

A We will explore ways of altering old weathered boards to create beautiful personalized signs. Enjoy this tactile experience by displaying your favorite quote or song lyrics in a visual way. Students will use paint and basic hand tools to make their own sign, and will be provided with hanging hardware. Bring your BFF and a bottle of wine and make it a creative night out!

Price: $25 per student or $45 for two

Thursday May 19

* Clay Night!

Dare to get a little messy in this tactile and exhilarating clay workshop! Demonstrations and step by step instruction will be provided to guide you through this creative workshop in River Tree Art’s ceramics studio. Pinch, coil, bend, and stamp your very own piece of pottery to make it personal and beautiful. Students will have their choice of several in-house glazes and all pieces will be fired in our kiln. Bring a friend and make it a fun and creative night out! BYOB.

Price: $30 per student

Thursday May 26

* Painted Wine Glasses

We are the DIY generation, so why not jump into the fun and make your own functional work of art? Have a great time with friends and family as you paint your own unique set of wine glasses.  Students will receive two glasses and will be provided with examples and step by step instruction to inspire the creative process. Glasses painted in class must be backed in the oven for long-lasting, dishwasher safe effect. Detailed instructions will be provided to all students during class.

Price: $30 per student

Register Today!
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Questions, concerns, comments?
Contact us:
(207) 967-9120

Our mailing address is:
35 Western Ave.
Kennebunk, ME 04043

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