Celebrate a Festive October Art Walk LA – Friday, October 20, 5 – 8pm

This Friday’s Art Walk LA will offer a range of arts experiences, indoors and out. Auburn’s Festival Plaza will feature The Veayo Twins Trio, followed by a meet and greet. At One Great Falls Plaza, directly opposite Auburn City Hall, the annual Boys & Girls Club Photo Contest will be on display (also showing in Lewiston). Visitors vote for their favorite images, the top 13 will appear in the 2018 Boys & Girls Club calendar.

Highlights of Art Walk LA events in Lewiston include:

Androscoggin Bank – the work of photographer and digital artist Bonham Johnson – attending from Atlanta, Georgia

The Vault will feature wood carvings by Dan Burns

Bear Bones Beer – OktoBEARfest presents spooky, autumnal-themed creative work from employees and family members. Includes: Wishbone Handmade Jewelry, Cracked Cauldron fair-trade, locally- roasted coffee beans and works from DuForge Studio. Plus live music from Morgan Foss.

Quiet City Books will present works by Daniel Rennie

Hardy Wolf & Downing – Boys & Girls Club Photo Contest. Visitors vote for their favorite images to appear in the annual calendar.

Art Quilts Maine at Kimball Street Studios

Guthries will present works by Terry Grasse and music by Chris Robley, The Hive’s featured artist will be Jennifer Gammon

At the L/A Arts Gallery – “Remnant”, by Celeste LaForme and “Journeys of the Hand: Artisans from Africa”.

Closing reception for the Breast Impressions exhibit at The Studio, a fundraiser for the Dempsey Center

Said L/A Arts Board Chair Jim Parakilas “We invite you to come downtown and enjoy a fall evening with Art Walk LA. Share the arts with friends and family, stroll LA and sample live music, fine art and crafts, and stop in at local restaurants along the way. Take a night out with the arts.”

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, 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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