Kent County


Kent County Arts Council  
PO Box 330
Chestertown, MD 21620-0330

Arts, entertainment, and good eats dot the historic towns of Kent County

Kent County Arts Council supports an array of annual events across our county, including a jazz festival, Legacy Days, Martin Luther KIng Jr. Day Concert, Tea Party festival, Sultana DownRigging Weekend and Harry Potter Festival. Anchor arts organizations like The Mainstay in Rock Hall, The Garfield Center for the Arts and Chestertown RiverArts & Clay Studio in Chestertown, The Chester River Chorale and the Chester River Youth Chorale provide year-round programs that engage the local community and visitors alike. Kent County is also home to Sumner Hall, dedicated to arts and culture programming and one of only two remaining Grand Army of the Republic meeting halls from after the Civil War.

Chestertown features fine artists like Hegland Glass, CREATE Gallery, and an anchor on High Street, The Carla Massoni Gallery. BROADREACH, an impressive installation/playscape by David Hess at the waterfront Wilmer Park on the Chester River is a must-see.

Boutique shops like Welcome Home, Twigs & Tea Cups, Chester River Wine & Cheese, Lemon Leaf Cafe, Evergrain Bakery, Java Shop, Just Right Treats, Louisa's Cafe, Shake Rattle & Roll BBQ, and more dot the historic towns and landscape of Kent County. And, the county is chock-full of excellent restaurants (including the unbeatable crab and seafood restaurants Waterman's in Rock Hall and Barbara's On the Bay in Betterton) as well as charming B&B's and a colonial inn

Fiscal Year 2017 MSAC Funding - Kent County

Grants for Organizations
Community Arts Development
Individual Artist Awards
Kent Total $182,938