Featuring visual art in over 23 venues, live music from Turner Templeton, Boys and Girls Club special exhibit, live storefront visual art making from Grow L+A, onsite Pretty in Paint Party, $500 L.L. Bean gift card raffle, fashion show from Tree Street Youth, and creative foods and entertainment from local restaurants, all together on one night…
Art Walk: Friday, September 27th, 2013
DUFRESNE PLAZA – LIVE MUSIC (Lisbon Street)
Rain Location – Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library
5:30-7:30pm Turner Templeton
6:15-6:45pm Tree Street Youth Fashion Show
Art Walk Lewiston Auburn is excited to announce its Art Walk finale! On Friday, September 27th, musicians, artists and art appreciators will hit the streets of downtown Lewiston, Lisbon St. and the surrounding area for the last Art Walk of the season. Art Walk Lewiston Auburn will offer art from local artists in 23 different venues, live storefront visual art making from Grow L+A, a special Boys and Girls Club exhibition featuring beautiful scenic photography from Boys and Girls members, LL Bean gift card raffle, food, drink, music and much, much more.
At 5:30 p.m., musical duo Turner Templeton will kick off the event in Dufresne Plaza. This two-man band from Western Maine brings together influences of rock n’roll, jazz, blues, country and bluegrass, to create an organic style of electrified Americana. Also at Dufresne, from 6:15-6:45 p.m. a local youth designer Sahro Hassan from Tree Street Youth will display her latest fashions live. Down the street at LA Arts from 5:30-8:30 p.m., there will be an onsite Pretty in Paint Party will take place with host CarlaRose Dubois. For a small fee, you can join this mobile “art party” to create an original work of art.
L/A Arts Strategic Fund Raffle: $500 GIFT CARD
As part of the September Art Walk, L/A Arts will be raffling off a $500 gift card generously donated from L.L. Bean. Tickets will be sold by L/A Arts Board members for $5 each, or 5 for $20, and can be purchased at two locations throughout the Art Walk: L/A Arts (221 Lisbon Street) and Lamey-Wellehan Gallery (113 Lisbon Street). The actual raffle will take place at LA Arts at 8:00 p.m. and participants need not be present to win! All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the L/A Arts Strategic Action Fund. For more information please visit laarts.org.
Boys and Girls Club: Southern Maine Photo Exhibition
LA Arts Community Gallery (221 Lisbon St.) is excited to host the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine annual Photo Exhibition. More than 60 photos taken by local youth ages 7-17 will be on display. This celebration of scenic vistas, downtown landscapes, summer sunsets and winter hikes features works from members of Boys & Girls Clubs Southern Maine Auburn-Lewiston Clubhouse who have participated in photography and hiking programs through The Boys and Girls club. Gallery visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite photographs, and the top 13 photographs will be used in the 2014 Boys and Girls Club calendar. For more information on the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, visit http://www.bgcmaine.org/.
Grow L+A Preservation Pictionary
As part of the ArtWalk, visitors can enjoy Grow L+A’s Preservation Pictionary. Stop by the Grants Building display window and watch as it is remade into a live artist studio. Local artists will depict historical landmarks around Lewiston-Auburn, and it’s up to you to guess the location. Grow L+A works to connect people and facilitate change in our community, while respecting our history and the needs of future generations. Watch them work, win prizes and engage and important conversations about L/A’s past, present and future.
Grow L+A Live Visual Art Demonstration – Artwalk August 30th, 2013
Performer Bio: Turner Templeton –
5:30pm Dufresne Plaza
Hailing from Western Maine, Turner Templeton is a two-man band whose sound is greater than the sum of its parts. In addition to punchy rhythm guitar and rollicking bass lines, Tom Stevens provides percussion from a mini tambourine on his left foot and a Mississippi drum machine on his right, while Joe Hodgkins cultivates flourishing leads and rhythms through his semi-hollow electric guitar. Both men sing, their unique voices blending together influences from rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, blues, country, and bluegrass, creating an organic style of electrified Americana. They play toe-tapping originals and covers ranging from John Coltrane to Charlie Daniels – all with the ease and intimacy of a duo that has been playing together for years. Want a preview? Check out http://turnertempleton.com
Pretty in Paint Party
5:30-8:30pm L/A Arts (221 Lisbon St)
Pretty in Paint in pleased to announce its expansion into Southern and Central Maine. Specializing in at-home painting parties, Pretty in Pink is designed to bring out the artist in everyone. These mobile “art parties” are a novel way for people to spend time together in a relaxed social atmosphere, all the while creating an original masterpiece on a 16”x20” canvas. Interested? Sign up by contacting L/A Arts at 207-782-7228. Participation costs $35 per person, and all art supplies will be provided. For more information on Pretty in Paint parties, please visit http://www.prettyinpaintparties.com/
Live Fashion Show – Tree Street Youth
6:15-6:45pm Dufresne Plaza
Lewiston-Auburn ArtWalk and Tree Street Youth are pleased to present a fashion show featuring local fashion line Fashionuji. Last year, Sahro Hassan, then a junior in school, began Fashionuji as part of the Youth Entrepreneur Academy (an Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce program). Fashionuji is a traditional clothing line that designs and sells handmade formal dresses, intended to provide a locally-made clothing line for girls and women who value modest – while still fashionable – dress. Sahro has been designing her sophisticated formal-wear since she was thirteen, and she has recently started sewing her dresses at Tree Street Youth. Be sure to stop by the Fashionuji show and support this rising star!
ARTWALK BUSINESSES AND VENUES
In addition to displaying the artwork, many of the ArtWalk restaurants and businesses are also offering special promotions and/or food and beverage tastings. Stop in to see what surprises are in store!
September ArtWalk locations include: She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s (115 Middle St.), J. Dostie Jewelers (4 Lisbon St.), Gateway Window Exhibit (11 Lisbon St.), Lyceum Gallery (49 Lisbon St.), Poliquin Hearing & Optical Window Exhibit (50 Lisbon Street), The Vault (84 Lisbon Street), Norman Hanson & Detroy (100 Lisbon St), Lamey Wellehan Gallery (110 Lisbon St.), Rainbow Bicycle/And soon to be Bread Shack! (97 Lisbon St.), Lamey Window Exhibit (113 Lisbon St.), FISC Window Exhibit (168 Lisbon St.), Forage Market (180 Lisbon St.), Chill Yoga (2nd Floor-178 Lisbon St), Downtown Handmade & Vintage (2nd Floor-178 Lisbon St.), Life Ideals (3rd Floor- 178 Lisbon), Hardy Wolfe & Downing (186 Lisbon St.), Kimball Street Studio (191 Lisbon St.) Dube’s Flowers Window Exhibit (195 Lisbon St.), Lewiston Public Library (200 Lisbon St.), Cooney Gallery ( 219 Lisbon St.) L/A Arts (221 Lisbon St.) Prose Gallery (223 Lisbon St.), New Beginnings Window Exhibit (245 Lisbon St.), Creative Trails (124 Canal St. suit B).
Special thank you to our season underwriter: Austin Associates and additional sponsor Center Street Dental
We are always on the look out for friendly and hardworking volunteers. To get involved with Art Walk Lewiston Auburn: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 782-7228.
If you would like to make a donation to L/A Art’s Strategic Action Fund visit http://laarts.org/?p=2850.