Thursday, December 5th

Prelude Kick-Off Concert: The Garage Band, 6:30pm-8:30pm Kick Off Prelude with The Garage Band at River Tree Arts! The Garage Band plays a mix of country, rock, blues, and tunes you know and love. A unique mix of musicians coming together for fun and to play the music that they love. Buy tickets online or at the door. Adults $10/Children $5. Proceeds to benefit RTA’ s music programs. Purchase tickets here. 

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Saturday, December 7th

Prelude Market, 10 to 4pm The River Tree Arts Prelude Market will feature giftable art from various members of the River Tree Arts faculty and community. Patrons can expect to see many types of art, including ceramics and pottery, prints, jewelry, photography, original small works, and more! 

Lobster Buoy Decorating, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs. Price: $20/buoy. 

Decorate Clay Ornaments, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) We are excited to offer our very own handcrafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Prices $5 or $10. 

DIY Santa Hats, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) Join the crazy hat brigade by decorating your very own santa hat as a keepsake! We will supply fun and colorful materials for you to create the perfect celebratory holiday piece. Price: $10 each. 

Customize Wooden Sign, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) Transform a wooden sign into your very own unique, hand painted custom piece. The possibilities are endless from a decorative holiday ornament to a custom gift for someone special. Price: $20 each. 

Pre-school Craft Table, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) There’s something for everyone at River Tree Arts. This craft table will feature coloring sheets and a variety of mixed art materials for preschoolers to make their own holiday cards! FREE 

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Sunday, December 8th

Wreath Making, 10am to 3pm (or until supplies last)  Get into the holiday spirit by making your own wreath! This workshop will be lead by a landscaping expert who will guide you in the creative process. Lots of options to choose from. You will leave with a beautiful wreath to cherish all season long. Price: $40/wreath. Location: River Tree Arts (35 Western Ave, Lower village) Preregister or drop in!  Register here.

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Monday, December 9

Lobster Buoy Decorating, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last) Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs. Price: $20/buoy. 

Decorate Clay Ornaments, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last)We are excited to offer our very own handcrafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Prices $5 or $10. 

Table Runner Sewing Workshop, 6pm – 8pm Join us for a festive and fun holiday sewing workshop. Create your own table-runner perfect for your home decor. Select from a variety of fabrics and let our sewing instructor, Serina Ruggeri, guide you in your own table-runner creation. Each participant will have their own machine to work on. Bring a friend, and even bring your favorite drink. Prices $45  Must pre-register. Register here.

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Tuesday, December 10

Lobster Buoy Decorating, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last) Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs. Price: $20/buoy. Location: River Tree Arts (35 Western Ave, Lower village) (PreludePic7)

Decorate Clay Ornaments, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last)We are excited to offer our very own handcrafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Prices $5 or $10. 

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Wednesday, December 11

Watercolor Card Workshop, 11am-1pm Create 4 hand-painted cards using watercolors. We will paint a magical northern lights sky over a winter wonderland complete with a cozy cabin. Demonstrations and one on one teaching will be given to each student. Making things by hand is a great way to slow down and enjoy the holiday season. This workshop is lead by Piper Castles, a magnificent well-known Maine watercolor artist.  Prices $45 (includes supplies) Must pre-register here.

Lobster Buoy Decorating, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last) Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs. Price: $20/buoy. 

Decorate Clay Ornaments, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last)We are excited to offer our very own handcrafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Prices $5 or $10. 

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Thursday, December 12

Lobster Buoy Decorating, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last) Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs. Price: $20/buoy. 

Decorate Clay Ornaments, 12 – 2pm (or until supplies last)We are excited to offer our very own handcrafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Prices $5 or $10. 

Chalk Couture Holiday Workshop, 5-6:30pm Chalk Couture is the hottest trend in DIY home decor. Work with Jessica, a Chalk Couture designer, to create your piece that will look amazing in your home. Choose either a Farmhouse Christmas wood panel sign, or a set of 3 tabletop holiday trees. Prices $45 (includes supplies)  Must pre-register here

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Friday, December 13th

Pop Up Gallery Opening Reception, 5:30 – 7:30pm  We invite the public to enjoy the art and mingle with the artists themselves at an opening reception Friday, December 13 from 5:30 to 7:30.  On display will be a selection of pieces of work from four local artists. The show is also open to the public from 10am – 4pm on Saturday December 14 at River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave, Kennebunk.

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Saturday, December 14th

Pop Up Gallery Show, 10 to 4pm River Tree Arts is proud and excited to display a selection of pieces of work from four local artists who have volunteered to participate  in our first Pop Up Art Show. We invite the public to enjoy the art and mingle with the artists themselves at an opening reception Friday, December 13 from 5:30 to 7:30.  The show is also open to the public from 10am – 4pm on Saturday at River Tree Arts.

Lobster Buoy Decorating, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs. Price: $20/buoy. 

Decorate Clay Ornaments, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) We are excited to offer our very own handcrafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with. Prices $5 or $10. 

DIY Santa Hats, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) Join the crazy hat brigade by decorating your very own santa hat as a keepsake! We will supply fun and colorful materials for you to create the perfect celebratory holiday piece. Price: $10 each. 

Pre-school Craft Table, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last) There’s something for everyone at River Tree Arts. This craft table will feature coloring sheets and a variety of mixed art materials for preschoolers to make their own holiday cards! FREE