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Arts and culture prizes available as L/A Arts and ACLA launch region-wide public survey campaign

Lewiston-Auburn, ME – November 18, 2015 – L/A Arts and Arts & Culture Lewiston Auburn (ACLA) need your help. Because they believe arts and culture are essential to our quality of life, they’re developing a plan—Cultural Plan LA—to better connect arts and culture to our community. These partner organizations know that a plan like this means little if it doesn’t have as many local voices weighing in as possible; thus, they’re seeking insights from any and all LA-region residents, students, and employees.


If you’re an artist or craftsperson, or you work for an arts or culture business or organization, you might qualify to complete multiple surveys. That’s good news for you, because each completed survey enters you into a drawing for prizes from local arts and culture organizations!

More info and surveys: http://reinholtconsulting.com/lewiston-auburn/

Individual surveys:

Prefer to share your thoughts by hand? You can find hardcopies and drop-off boxes in the following locations:

  • Auburn City Hall
  • Auburn Public Library
  • Gritty’s Pub
  • Lewiston City Hall
  • Lewiston Public Library
  • Forage Market
  • Wicked Illustrations

This work is supported by the Maine Arts Commission’s “Creative Communities = Economic Development” (CCED) Phase I grant, the City of Auburn, and the City of Lewiston.

LA Arts Logo 2015 BlueL/A Arts is the Twin Cities’ designated local arts agency. Since 1973, the mission of L/A Arts has been to contribute to the vibrancy and progress of Lewiston-Auburn by developing sustainable and impactful arts programs and supporting local arts and cultural institutions. Learn more at laarts.org.


ACLA logoArts & Culture L/A (ACLA) is a group of 15 local organizations whose mission is to develop, advocate and promote public arts and cultural experiences. Learn more at artsandculturela.org.
Reinholt logoReinholt Consulting helps to fortify cultural organizations by acting as a guide through the comprehensive cultural planning process that leads to the discovery of top priorities and action plans. Learn more at reinholtconsulting.com.


PrintMaine Arts Commission is an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Their mission is to encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and cultural programs of our state; expand the state’s cultural resources; and encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state. Learn more at mainearts.maine.gov.


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City of Auburn and City of Lewiston have both shared matching financial support as a sign of their belief in the Cultural Plan LA project. www.auburnmaine.gov/ | http://www.ci.lewiston.me.us/.


L/A RATTLE – Public Sculpture Project:

L/A Arts would like to thank the partners, individual contributors, corporate sponsors and foundations for making the L/A Rattle sculpture a reality.  In addition, it is grateful to local artist Charlie Hewitt for his passion for L/A, wonderful artistry, hardwork, and generosity to realize this public art piece.

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L/A Rattle sculpture ribbon cutting ceremony (From Left to Right) Matt Leonard, President & CEO – Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Jonathan Labonte – Mayor of Auburn, Joshua Vink – Executive Director of L/A Arts, Charlie Hewitt – Artist L/A Rattle, and Robert MacDonald – Mayor of Lewiston


Pauls Clothing IWe’re making our way down Lisbon Street back to our home office! Our permanent space at 221 Lisbon Street is currently being renovated. In the meantime, we’re in a temporary space right beside Paul’s Clothing & Shoe Store at 277 Lisbon Street in Room #9. Come visit us! Our office phone number is still the same as always. 782-7228. We will have an open house celebration in our new office when it is completed! More details to follow. Thank you for your understanding!

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