Do not miss Friday, July 25th!

Location: Greater Lisbon Street, Lewiston ME

Time: 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Over 20 businesses/converted storefront galleries displaying visual arts
  • Special exhibits and samples of food and drink
    • Performances, Including:

5:15 p.m. & 5:45 p.m. – Bates Dance Collective presents “Park” in Dufresne Plaza – (Rain Location: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Def Jam Poetry with Executive Producer Bruce George - Tree Street Youth & Long Creek Youth Development Center

 - Dufresne Plaza (Rain Location: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library)

7:30 p.m. – Exhibit & Symposium Discussion on Addiction & Mental Health Recovery in Maine - Grace Street Services – Le Messager Gallery (223 Lisbon Street)

8:30 p.m. The Juke Joint Devils - Live Music at Guthrie’s (115 Middle Street)

All evening – Three Point Jazz at the Vault (84 Lisbon Street)

Grants Building - Active - June 2014

Grant’s Building Live Art Exhibit – June Artwalk 

Image Courtesy of Imaginary Moments photography:

 LEWISTON – The good word about Artwalk Lewiston/Auburn is out!  On a gorgeous night at our June Artwalk last month, the enjoyment was palpable from the 800 or more patrons from the community who attended.  This July, our third L/A Arts’ Artwalk of the year has added more offerings that showcase the outstanding creativity and professionalism of the artists who represent the vibrant art scene here in our Twin Cities.  To kick it off, the Bates Dance Festival will be represented by a dance collective who will perform a fifteen minute piece at 5:15 p.m. and repeat it at 5:45 p.m. at Dufresne Plaza (Callahan Hall backup location).  This will be followed by Tree Street Youth’s “From Our Hearts to Yours”, a culmination of original poetry inspired by individual workshops held by Def Jam Poetry’s Executive Producer Bruce George.  In addition, patrons will experience established and impromptu live musical performances, special art exhibits, and more.  We are also kicking off an endeavor to increase support of local artists with our drive to sell 10 pieces of art!  To boost the outstanding work of our local visual artists, we are asking patrons to not only enjoy the art on our gallery walls, but also take it home for a lifetime, by purchasing it!  It is not easy to make a living as an artist, and we urge art supporters to bolster and encourage our local talent in their artistry, and offset their framing, mounting, and traveling costs.  This year, L/A Arts takes a ZERO commission (except a 5% payment processing fee) on art that is sold at its curated venues during Artwalk, so you can be assured that your support will go directly into the pockets of our wonderful artists.  With a new online artist catalog of artwork for the public to view on the Artwalk website ( this process is easier than ever!  Patrons will have an opportunity to browse, enjoy, and purchase artwork before and after the event at the over 20 Lisbon Street venues. Come see what Artwalk is up to next, walk with us this July!

July, 2014 Businesses/Venues:

She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s (115 Middle St.), J. Dostie Jewelers (4 Lisbon St.),Gateway Window Exhibit (11 Lisbon St.), Androscoggin Bank (30 Lisbon St.),Argo Marketing (64 Lisbon Street), Lyceum Gallery (49 Lisbon St.), Poliquin Hearing & Optical Window Exhibit (50 Lisbon Street), The Vault (84 Lisbon Street), The Cupcakery/Rainbow Bikes (97 Lisbon Street), Lamey Wellehan Gallery (110 Lisbon St.), Lamey Window Exhibit (113 Lisbon St.), Forage Market (180 Lisbon St.), Chill Yoga (2nd Floor-178 Lisbon St), Downtown Handmade & Vintage (182 Lisbon St.), Life Ideals (3rd Floor- 178 Lisbon),Hardy Wolf & Downing (186 Lisbon St.), Kimball Street Studio (191 Lisbon St.) Dube’s Flowers Window Exhibit (195 Lisbon St.), Lewiston Public Library (200 Lisbon St.), L/A Arts (221 Lisbon St.) New Beginnings Outreach Program Window Exhibit (245 Lisbon St.) Le Messager (223 Lisbon St).

5:15 p.m. & 5:45 p.m. – Bates Dance Festival Collective Presents: “Park”

Location: Dufresne Plaza (Rain Location – Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library)


The Bates Dance Festival Dance Collective will bring a dance piece to Lisbon St. entitled “Park”.   Discover the power of movement and form while watching a colorful and exciting dance spontaneously unfold.


6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Tree Street Youth & Long Creek Youth Development Center - Def Jam Poetry

Location: Dufresne Plaza (Rain Location – Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library)

buce geoge


A Journey Through the Art of Performance Poetry and Punishment.

A culmination of original work inspired through individual workshops held by
Bruce George
Visionary· Activist· Executive Producer· Author and trail blazer for poetic expression


Main Inside Out (MIO):

Collaborates with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to create and share original theater, inside and outside of correctional facilities. This performance will include young artists from Long Creek Youth Development Center

Bruce George:

Originally from New York, Mr. George is the co-founder of “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam.” He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 37 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications.

For information·

Special Exhibit with Creative Trails

L/A Arts (221 Lisbon Street) July 17th through August 15th:


Creative Trails an innovative, experiential community support program for adults with intellectual uniqueness. The organization offers art, agriculture, horsemanship, and experiential outdoor, music and culinary art programs to create a meaningful day. Creative Trails has 5 locations spread through Southern and Central


Special Exhibit with Local Artist Frank O. Gross, Jr.:

Argo Marketing Gallery Space (64 Lisbon Street)

Frank Gross Image

L/A Arts is proud to include local artist Frank O. Gross Jr. as part of July Artwalk.  Frank is a lifelong resident of Lisbon.  Born in 1926, Frank and his wife, Helena, have raised six children and owned a construction company.  After building houses in the Lisbon area for nearly forty years, he retired in 1989 and rekindled his childhood love of sketching.  Soon he tried his hand at oil painting and took to it like a duck to water.  His favorite subjects are historical black and white photographs of the local area, which he renders in beautiful color.  Frank uses the faces of family members and friends as models for his paintings and often you’ll find his own likeness on canvas as well.  His works have been featured in newspapers and magazines, and many of his pieces are on view at the Marion T. Morse Center in Lisbon Falls and at the Harraseeket Inn conference rooms in Freeport.  A replica of one of his paintings hangs as a mural on the Downeast Oil building on Main Street as a tribute to his significant artistic contributions to the town of Lisbon.  His work will be displayed at the Argo Marketing Gallery Space (64 Lisbon Street)as part of Artwalk July.

Live Blues Music with The Juke Joint Devils – 8:30 p.m.

Location: She Doesn’t Like Guthries (115 Middle Street)

Juke - Guthries

For Friday, July 25th Artwalk, The Juke Joint Devils will perform at She Doesn’t Like Guthries.  These guys take you back to a time when small house bands played from the soul, on real instruments, could swing like crazy, and anything could happen on stage. The Juke Joint Devils play a mix of West Coast and Chicago Blues, with a bit of spice from New Orleans and elsewhere. The band features International Blues Challenge finalists Tommy O’Connell on harp and vocals and Sean Bowman standup bass, Johnny Moran on drums, and with Stefan Iris on guitar.

L/A Arts would like to thank the 2014 Artwalk Sponsors for making this year possible!

Underwriting Sponsor: 

 BS100 logo

Additional Sponsors:

Austin Associates

Optometrics Smaller

State Farm - Lisa LaLiberte Agency

Leary & Detroy

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