Art Walk LA Friday, September 15, 5 – 8pm “Embrace the Fall” in Lewiston and Auburn!

For Immediate Release

September 12, 2017

In anticipation of good weather on Friday, Art Walk LA will be featuring a busy schedule of events, indoors and out. Auburn’s Festival Plaza will host the annual Red Table Event, a community picnic. At One Great Falls Plaza, directly opposite Auburn City Hall, visitors can enjoy “Be a Masterpiece” (Mona Lisa, Girl With a Pearl Earring or Van Gogh), a pop up selfie booth, and the “Community Masterpiece” art project. At Auburn Public Library fiber artist Cheryl Whitmore will be displaying her quilts and the Maine Music Society Chamber Singers will be performing at 7:00pm.

Highlights of Art Walk LA events in Lewiston include:

At the L/A Arts Gallery – “Remnant”, a new exhibit by Celeste LaForme, a visual and installation artist working in oil, graphite, gouache and organic materials. The exhibit will feature wall-hung work as well as window installations utilizing grass, mint, flowers, and insects.

Kimball Street Studios – preview exhibit “Infinite Canvas: Comics and Fantasy Illustration”, a wide range of work from Maine-based comic and illustration artists, coinciding with the upcoming Great Falls Comics Expo.

Photographer and digital artist Bonham Johnson – attending from Atlanta, Georgia for an exhibit of his work at Androscoggin Bank

Steel drum orchestra Tinpanic – performing at DuFresne Plaza

Children’s author Nancy Beule – reading from her new book at Rinck Advertising

Fiber artist Ashley Wilkins at Avant Garde

Said L/A Arts Consulting Director Louise Rosen “Art Walk LA is all about free arts experiences for the whole family. With a range of venues on both sides of the river, there are wonderful opportunities for a night out with the arts. Many venues/artists offer light refreshments and once you’ve worked up an appetite Art Walking, the nearby restaurants will be happy to see you.” Other exhibition and venue details can be found at laarts.org

Parking is free after 6pm with ample garage space on both sides of the river.

 

 

Art Walk LA Friday, August 18 celebrates student artistic achievements

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2017

It will be a busy weekend in LA, filled with fun and excitement, beginning with Art Walk. We’re proud to support Lewiston High School’s 21st Century Program, presenting work at three locations.

LHS 21st Century Leaders will be showcasing their work from the Summer 2017 internship program. Celebrate “Leading through Art” students as they unveil their community unity mural on the side of the Poise Yoga Studio building at the corner of Lisbon & Cedar Streets as well as student readings titled “Say Her Name!” of original stories and poems about notable women of color. At Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall Art Walkers can view a documentary film entitled “The Unheard Voices of Lewiston” created by students through the “Design your Own” internship.

In Auburn’s Festival Plaza there will be an impressive “trifecta” of events to kick off the Great Falls Balloon Festival weekend. The Red Table Picnic, sponsored by Auburn Recreation, encourages the community to celebrate their proud “Red Eddies” history by holding a red-themed picnic from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Also in Festival Plaza, the Great Falls Balloon Festival will be presenting two bands: 6:00 – 7:15pm Polarized Acoustic Duo  and 7:30 –  9:00pm Rubber Band.

At One Great Falls Plaza in Auburn (corner of Court & Turner) enjoy Family Friendly Programming: Nancy Beaule reading from her latest children’s book and the shared art-making event, “Community Masterpiece”. Also a Pop Up Photo Op “Be a Masterpiece”.

In Lewiston, the Downtown Lewiston Arts District is hosting their annual Selfie Contest. Three businesses (Poise Yoga and Foot Sanctuary 351 Lisbon St; The Studio 291 Lisbon St; Wicked Illustrations 140 Canal St) will participate. Visit each location, enjoy the art and lite refreshments, take a selfie inside the business, post it to their Facebook page and you will be entered to win a painting from Wicked Illustrations and Yoga from Poise! At Dufresne Plaza steel drum orchestra Tinpanic will be playing at 7:00pm.

Parking is free after 6pm with ample garage space on both sides of the river.

Photo attached:

Some of the 21st Century “Leading through Art” mural team with L/A Arts staff taking a break from installation work.

Download the full August listings here!

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L/A Arts announces the Fire & Ice Café / Cabaret at the 2017 Auburn Winter Fest!

Dates: January 27-29

Location: 1 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, Maine

Join us Friday through Sunday, January 27 – 29 for live music, fine art and crafts for sale (just in time for Valentine’s shopping), and a menu of Asian-French fusion inspired food and drink from Chef Zach Pratt of Boba! Kids and families can enjoy craft activities during the afternoon, while adults get to experience great food and live music in the evening and a special Sunday brunch.

Also featuring live ice sculpting and metalworking demos and fashion shows by local teens, this will be a unique weekend event you won’t want to miss!

Read more and order tickets on the event page»

Fire & Ice Café/Cabaret are part of this year’s Auburn Winter Festival.

Full Event Listings Here

 

Bonus art walk: Thursday Art Crawl on October 6

If you thought the September Art Walk was the end of the season, don’t fret. A special 2016 bonus Thursday Art Crawl on Thursday, October 6 will follow. The Art Crawl will coincide with the Maine International Conference on the Arts taking place in Lewiston Auburn and include the Maine Craft Association’s 2016 Craft Apprenticeship Program gallery showing from 4:00-7:00 at LA Arts and a special art walk through Lewiston from 7:00-8:00.

Over a dozen venues will be exhibiting the work of area artists, with drinks and snacks along the way.

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