Arts & Letters



Council Funds NEA Match for Wilmer Playscape

On Monday the Chestertown Council approved funding of up to $18,500 to match a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to plan a playscape at Wilmer Park. The playscape would be marketed to attract more traffic to the town’s arts district–as well as premier nonprofit attractions like the Sultana and Prince Theatre. The idea was introduced last year by Town Manager Bill Ingersoll who met with artists and art businesses that are within a few blocks of Wilmer -- with the focus of making Chestertown an arts destination. A town match of $25,000 was originally budgeted in fiscal 2013 … [Read More...]