Arts in the Park

Artist Appreciation Concert

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:30pm
Wood Park Hatch Shell, Hudson MA

Each year, we partner with Hudson’s Department of Recreation to host a FREE concert in Wood Park celebrating the arts in our community. Join us on June 12 for performances by Crocodile River Music, the River’s Edge Chorale, REHarmonix, and select students from the River’s Edge School of Music. It’ll be a wonderful evening for all ages with world music, a cappella, and Disney favorites, glitter tattoos, free arts and crafts, and an ice cream truck. And, of course, we will present our annual Artist Appreciation Award, which honors an individual who is making a significant impact on the arts in our community. We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Artist Appreciation Award will go to Jeannette McLellan. Read the press release here: Artist Appreciation Concert Press Release.

Crocodile River Music – Teaser from Crocodile River Music on Vimeo.

This event is sponsored in part by St. Mary’s Credit Union, as well as grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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River's Edge Arts Alliance: Arts in the Park


2018 Artist Appreciation Concert in Wood Park

Each June, The River’s Edge Arts Alliance provides a free concert as part of Hudson’s Wood Park Summer Concert Series. Families and friends gather on the beautiful amphitheater lawn in Wood Park, along the Assabet River, to enjoy the sound of community musicians doing what they do best—and to celebrate the best that our creative community has to offer, with the annual Artist Appreciation Award.

On June 13, 2018, The River’s Edge Arts Alliance presented the 2018 Artist Appreciation Award to the Assabet Valley Camera Club. The evening featured music from the Justin Meyer Quartet, the River’s Edge Chorale, and the River’s Edge Arts Alliance NEW a cappella group, REharmonix.


River's Edge Arts Alliance - Artist Appreciation Concert

Members representing the Assabet Valley Camera Club accept the River’s Edge Arts Alliance’s 2018 Artist Appreciation Award. Photo credit: Barbara Worrest.

Artist Appreciation Award Recipients

The Artist Appreciation Award recognizes those who have dedicated themselves to the cultural enrichment of our community. These individuals and organizations are nominated by members of the community and chosen by the River’s Edge Arts Alliance Board of Directors.

Our appreciation of these recipients comes with a sincere thank you to those serving the River’s Edge Arts Alliance mission “to enrich lives and create community through the arts.” There are many who dedicate countless uncompensated hours of time and energy to uphold the intelligence, creativity, talent, beauty and cultural enrichment of our community. We think they deserve to be honored for their complete dedication to the arts.

2012       Jan Patterson
2013       Paul Johnson
2014       Jason Caron
2015       Harvest Cafe (Karen Freker & Pippa Jollie)
2016       Lynne Johnson
2017       Kathleen McKenzie
2018       Assabet Valley Camera Club

In 1985 a small group of people who took an evening photography course at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School decided to form the Assabet Valley Camera Club. Currently AVCC has over 50 members of all ages with both amateur and professional experience from 15 different communities in the greater Metro West area. In addition to competing in photographic contests on the local, national and international level, the club has partnered with area organizations that include The River’s Edge Arts Alliance and the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library, with whom AVCC co-hosts photographic print exhibits. AVCC meets in the Great Room at the Hudson Senior Center on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from September through early June. Meetings are free and open to the general public. Members benefit from the hands-on experiences, from the knowledge presented in programs, and from having their work critiqued. AVCC welcomes anyone interested in learning more about photography as a visual art and its practical application as a science. For more information check out the AVCC website.

River's Edge Arts Alliance: Artist Appreciation Award