For Immediate Release
Contact: LA Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Art, Music and More at Art Walk L/A June 24
Lewiston, Maine, June 15, 2022 – Head downtown on June 24, 2022 from 5-7 pm for Art Walk L/A!
Enjoy live, in-person arts experiences in more than a dozen locations, including a Meet-the-Artists event and performance by Chicks With Sticks at 5 p.m in Dufresne Plaza.* And stay downtown for the Music in the Park summer concert from 7-9 p.m. in Kennedy Park.
Public Art Celebrations
Join community celebrations and official dedications of three new public artworks in Auburn and Lewiston!
4 pm Bud Form sculpture by artist Hugh Lassen. Great Falls Plaza entrance, Auburn. Remarks by Auburn Mayor Jason Levesque
4:30 pm Ledgers sculpture installation by artist Andy Rosen. 130 Mill St, Lewiston (next to Baxter Brewing). Remarks by Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline.
5 pm Path of Perseverance mural by artist Susan Harkins. 72 Lisbon St (Dufresne Plaza), Lewiston. Meet-the-Artists! Hugh Lassen, Andy Rosen, and Susan Harkins will be on site at these events to talk about their new public artworks.
Check out exciting visual arts exhibitions at these and other Art Walk LA venues:
- Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. LHS students: I Wish My Teacher Knew
- Kimball Street Studios, 191 Lisbon St. Bangor Artist Diana Young
- The Hartley Block, 155 Lisbon St. Bates Dance Festival Presents Arthur Fink: Images from the Studio and Stage
- Co-Lab Creates 86 Lisbon St. Your Heart, a multi-panel photo installation mapping the vagaries of life and the unplanned surprises of healing. More at www.seafree.space.
Looking for to-go food items along the art walk route? Try these spots!
- Sambusas and Somali tea at Mogadishu Store, 240 Lisbon St.
- David-Made Pizza at Forage, 180 Lisbon St.
- Spicy Tots at Boba, 97 Lisbon St.
Music in the Park summer concert series**
After the art walk, head to Kennedy Park for a local hip hop and reggae concert! This month’s concert features
- Stream Reggae
- Chaly Rich
Art Walk LA and all LA Arts programs would not be possible without the generous support of community partners including Community Arts Champion sponsors Austin Associates, P.A., Bates College, Baxter Brewing Co., Berman & Simmons, the City of Auburn, the City of Lewiston, DaVinci’s Eatery, Dirigo Federal Credit Union, Liberty Mutual, Munka Coworking, Payroll Management, the Sun Journal, the Szanton Company, as well as the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Onion Foundation, and the Ladd Foundation.
Since 1973, LA Arts, the arts agency for the cities of Lewiston and Auburn Maine, has pursued a mission to engage and inspire a vibrant community through arts and culture. The agency works with governments, businesses, schools and local arts and cultural organizations to create opportunities for community members across the generations to experience, learn, and participate in the arts. LA Arts organizes arts programs and initiatives, supports the work of local artists and arts organizations, and highlights the essential role the arts play in shaping an economically vital, socially integrated, and forward-looking future for its community. Learn more at www.laarts.org.
*Rain location: Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston
**Rain location: 1800 Club, 34 Court St, Auburn