Celebrate the Peak of Summer with Concerts in the Park

****UPDATED! SEE NEW EVENING TIMES FOR TWO OF THE CONCERTS BELOW****

Festival Plaza, Auburn

FREE!

Thursdays, Aug. 13-Sep. 3

 

Thursday, Aug. 13

MUDDY RUCKUS

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Americana Rock 

FREE

Festival Plaza, Auburn

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 20

ROBERT SYLVIAN & ACADIAN ACES 

Cajun, Americana, and Rock ‘n Roll  

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE

Festival Plaza, Auburn

 

 

 

Thursday Aug. 27

DON CAMPBELL: DUO WITH TONYA SHEVENELL

Adult Contemporary, Country, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Rock 

12:00-1:00 p.m.

FREE

Festival Plaza, Auburn

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Sep. 3:

DENNY BREAU & DEB MORIN

Country, Blues and Rock

5:30-7:00 p.m.

FREE

Festival Plaza, Auburn

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L/A ARTS AND ARTS & CULTURE L/A RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS GRANT RECEPTION

L/A Arts and Arts & Culture Lewiston Auburn (ACLA) have received an important seed grant from the Maine Arts Commission called Creative Communities = Economic Development (CCED). The grant will enable these organizations to create Cultural Plan L/A, a strategic plan to define and implement goals for the arts and culture in Lewiston/Auburn. With L/A Arts as the lead and the 15+ member Arts and Culture L/A as partners, this project will bring together leaders and members of the community to establish meaningful partnerships and develop projects which will elevate the creative sector in the Twin Cities. “L/A Arts and Arts and Culture L/A are in a great position to lead this process in an area where arts and culture continue to be recognized as economic drivers,” says Julie Richard, Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission. “All of us at the Maine Arts Commission look forward to working with them more closely as their Cultural Plan develops.”

This process is part of L/A Arts re-establishing its historical role as the local arts agency, where it aims to connect the creative sector with other industries to realize shared interests in continuing the revitalization of the area. “The development of a Cultural Plan follows nicely with the Economic Growth Strategy that we are completing,” says John Holden, President of the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council — they complement one another as we seek to build a Place for People and Prosperity in LA Maine. I look forward to working with LA Arts to continue to build upon our assets.” A thirty member steering committee, made up of leaders from business, municipalities and creative sectors will guide the planning process. Assessment surveys will collect data from the public about how they perceive the current value of the arts and culture, and what ideas and feedback they have on the future of this important industry. “Receiving this grant is an honor for L/A Arts and opens the door to collaboration with a wide swath of local leaders and community members“ says program coordinator of L/A Arts Tyson Pease, “all in the name of celebrating and elevating the quality of life of the Twin Cities.  It’s an exciting time to be in Lewiston-Auburn.” The funding will begin in the fall, and will help ensure the sustainability of the project. The process will take 12-18 months to complete.  For more information on L/A Arts and/or this CCED grant reception, please contact the organization at: 207-782-7228 or email: mail@laarts.org

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August Art Walk

THANK YOU TO ALL THAT CAME OUT FOR THE JULY ART WALK, OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, AND THE ARTISTS

Our next art walk will be held August 28, and the art submission deadline will be Thursday, 13th.

Be sure to not miss the chance to display your art to possible patrons and community members.

August 28th 5:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 31 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Lisbon Street, Lewiston & Downtown Auburn

WWW.ARTWALKLEWISTONAUBURN.COM


 

Symposium Results

On June 24th we had the pleasure of welcoming four distinct speakers (JULIE RICHARD, JESSE SALISBURY, MICHAEL SHAUGHNESSY, and EARLE G. SHETTLEWORTH, JR.)  to give a talk at the Lewiston Public Library about the importance of public art and heritage.  In case you were not able to come out for the event or would like to review the experience, these five videos shows some of the highlights of the evening.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors, and to every one who came out that night and continue to take part in the revitalization of our art community.