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Celebration of the Arts this Weekend in Georgetown

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments


This will be a special opportunity to view works from the private collection of the Ipcar and Zorach family in honor of our featured artists, William and Marguerite Zorach. They include:

  • Portrait of William Zorach and portrait of Marguerite Zoarach, painted by Dahlov Ipcar.
  • Bestowal (bronze sculpture 1947), The Geography Lesson (watercolor, 1920), and Robinhood Marina (watercolor 1966) by William Zorach.
  • Baby Rabbit (oil 1930) and Deep Woods (oil, 1950) by Marguerite Zorach.

If you are near Georgetown, you will not want to miss this opportunity. See you Sunday.

The 2014 Yarmouth Clam Festival is this Weekend

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments



A Maine Summertime Tradition Since 1965

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is an annual summer event that promotes the community and provides opportunities for Yarmouth-based non-profit organizations to raise funds in support of their missions. Admission to the Festival is FREE!

Every year approximately thirty non-profit groups volunteer thousands and thousands of hours to bring the Festival to life. Come join us for a long weekend (always the 3rd Friday in July) and enjoy all that we have to offer; Friday night parade, Saturday night fireworks, live music from 3 stages, fantastic food served by our non-profit volunteers, arts & crafts shows, road races and more. The Carnival on the Midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other Festival activities start Friday at 10:00 am.


Always lots of fun and lots of art!!!! Pick up a brochure here and we will see you there.

Family Arts & Science Festival- Postponed Until Spring 2014

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Due to planning and participation concerns, we have decided to postpone the Family Arts and Science Festival.

It will not be held on September 7, 2013, but instead we are hoping to hold the event in May.

We felt it was important to run a quality event and feel this postponement will allow that to occur.

We will keep you informed as we solidify a date.

Entries open for the 5th annual Yarmouth Art Festival,Oct. 16-19, 2013

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Artists from around Maine will exhibit at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

Entries are open beginning Aug. 14 and close at 6 pm Sept. 20. Artists will be notified on Oct. 1 about works that have been juried in to the show. Click “Rules” on the festival home page for information on how to enter.

Please click here for the 2012 Show Catalog

Artists: Click here to jump right into submitting your work. 

The fourth annual Yarmouth Art Festival will be held Oct. 17-20 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church at 396 Gilman Road in Yarmouth.

The juried show, created in 2009 as a new venue for Maine artists, will feature painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media. At least 150 pieces will be available for sale, with proceeds helping support St. Bart’s community service programs.

Jurors for this year’s show will be announced in September.

The show will be open Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission will be free for both the festival and the reception, with donations accepted.

9th Annual Peace Fair in Brunswick

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Give Up the Fight” inspired this art poster in honor of the 9th Annual Peace Fair coming up in Brunswick on Saturday, August 3.

PEACE FAIR 2013 POSTER © Mary Becker Weiss


The theme of the Fair this year is “children ask the world of us.”

The poster, created by Brunswick artist Mary Becker Weiss, is now on permanent display at the office of Five River Arts Alliance.

Free posters will be available at the Fair on Saturday.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival – August 17

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments


Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival (BOAF). This event will feature more than 100 juried artists and artisans displaying painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts. There are still spots available.

If you are an artist and are interested in registering for the BOAF, click here . We are also looking for additional demo artisians. FMI, contact the festival co-chair at

Family Arts & Science Festival- Call for Volunteers & Workshop Leaders

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival – August 17

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments


Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival (BOAF). This event will feature more than 100 juried artists and artisans displaying painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts.

There are still spots available. If you are an artist and are interested in registering for the BOAF, click here. They are also looking for additional demo artisians. FMI contact the festival co-chair at

“Art in the Park” Artist Reception

| April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments


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“Art in the Park” Artist Reception

The “Art in the Park” program, entering its fourth year, will feature a woven twig sculpture by artist Susan Perrine.  The sculpture will be unveiled in Johnson Park on Water Street, May 3rd at 5:00pm, as part of the Gardiner Artwalk, and will be displayed through October.  The public is invited to a reception beginning at 4:30pm at Circling the Square Fine Art Press before the unveiling at 5pm that will kick off the Artwalk which begins at 5:30pm.

Susan began weaving twig sculpture as a way to teach weaving on a large scale. Susan Perrine’s work reflects on her connection to the natural environment. She states, “I grew up on a farm and have always spent a lot of time outdoors, walking the fields and woods near home. I try to use methods and materials to reflect the connection I feel towards the natural environment.” Susan will be showing at Artwalk after the reception in the park where her sculpture will reside.

The public will have an opportunity to participate in the actual construction of the piece, which will be made from locally sourced materials.  Perrine uses her sculptures to teach about the art and craft of weaving at many different scales.  Her twig structures are an easy way to demonstrate how simple materials, when aligned carefully can create useful and beautiful works of art.  The public build will take place on Saturday, April 27th, from 11am-1pm.

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“Art in the Park” is provided by a grant from the Harry Faust art Fund and is supported by the City of Gardiner , Gardiner Main Street, and the Maine Arts Commission.   “This year’s sculpture is incredibly unique in its form and materials.  This program allows us to encourage discussion about the arts and the importance of an active downtown,” says Patrick Wright, Executive Director of Gardiner Main Street.

The Gardiner Main Street program is one of four original nationally accredited Main Street™ programs in the state of Maine.  The program uses a comprehensive approach to strengthen Gardiner as a regional focal point for commerce, culture, and community.  Gardiner has recently been honored as a recipient of a two year grant partnership with the Orton Foundation to strengthen the community through a project called Heart and Soul Community Planning.  For more information about Gardiner Main Street, visit

Family Arts & Science Festival- September 9,2012, 10am – 4pm on the Brunswick Mall, Maine Street

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments


Local Arts and Sciences come together in celebration of  50 years since Rachel Carson authored “‘Silent Spring” and invite you to share in the “SENSE OF WONDER” for the natural world.


Festivities held on the BRUNSWICK MALL,

Maine Street, Brunswick

Bring your curiosity, joy, and energy to participate in:

  • ART:

    • Recycle, Reuse, Revision with a mixed media collage
    • Dye the Midnight Sky Workshop
    • Drawing from Nature’s Treasures
    • Journal Entries
    • Community Mural
    • Weaving
    • Sun Prints on Fabric
    • Build a Rocket

    • Celestial Maps and Codes
    • Astro Photography Exhibits
    • Magic Stones
    • Sidewalk Astronomy
    • Touch Tank
    • Hands on Nature Activities
  • MUSIC:
    • Peter Alexander
    • Nancy Sferra
    • Shanna Underwood
    • Kat Logan & Jim Loney
    • Heather Harden & Gifford Jamison


Bid on Art from LOCAL ARTISTS including pieces from:

  • Maria Castellano-Usery
  • J. Kigel Barnes
  • Prentiss Weiss
  • P. Boissevain
  • kdb
  • Tom Conway
  • Penobscot Bay Porch Swings
  • S. Thompson
  • Karl Saila
  • Many Russel
  • Monika Kirtland

Bid on Local Business Gift Certificates including:

  • The Gelato Fiasco
  • Gulf of Maine Books
  • The Great Impasta
  • LA Arts
  • Little Dog
  • Thai Villa
  • Monarch Massage

………..and more coming in every day!


See you there!





| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments




Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival – August 18
The 6th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival (BOAF) will take place on Saturday, 9 am-5 pm.
This event will feature 80+ artists displaying
  • painting,
  • sculpture,
  • mixed media,
  • graphics and drawing,
  • photography and
  • fine crafts,
along with 30+ children’s events and art demonstrations, such as
  • woodworking,
  • basket weaving,
  • spoon carving,
  • face painting,
  • hula hooping,
  • henna tattoos,
  •  jewelry making, a
  • transparent painting wall,
  • and more.

Bands Performing in front of Bank of America

  •  10:12 JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs
  • 12-2 Sean Mencher
  • 2-4 Backwoods Road Band

Roving musicians throughout the day include T’Acadie, Broad Band, No Banjos, Sharon Pyne, Backwoods Road.

Dave Bullard presents a number of Singer Songwriters at the Gazeebo on the mall, 12-4.

Hope to see you there!!!

A huge thank you to this year’s sponsors:
  • Bowdoin College,
  • Downeast Energy,
  • Five County Credit Union,
  • Good Day Maine Fox23,
  • Hannaford,
  • Little Dog Coffee Shop,
  • Mid Coast Health Services,
  • Peoples United Bank,
  • Riley Insurance,
  • The Bank of Maine,
  • The Nathaniel Davis Fund,
  • The Times Record,
  • Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, and
  • WCLZ.

Without their generosity, this event would not be possible. For a full listing of current festival artists, visit

Family Arts & Science Festival- September 9th …..mark your calendars

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

On September 9, 2012, from 10-4 Five River Arts Alliance (“Five Rivers”) will present its 16 th annual Family Arts Festival on the Brunswick Mall.

For the first time, the Five Rivers will join forces with Cornerstones of Science to revitalize the Festival as the Family Arts & Science Festival, celebrating the confluence of art and science.

The Festival will feature Five Rivers Arts Alliance artists offering workshops and demonstrations related to the appreciation and concern for nature. Cornerstones of Science will have astronomers with telescopes, rockets to launch, an exhibit by Astra-photographers and more. The festival will have “discovery zones” along the following themes: Earth, Sky, Our Sense of Wonder: Community Mural.


The festival is pleased to present local musicians, selected for their affiliation with the arts and science, that will be performing on the gazebo:


All events are free of charge.


8th Annual Peace Fair – August 4

| July 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

8th Annual Peace Fair – August 4

Join PeaceWorks:

  • on the Mall in Downtown Brunswick Saturday starting at 10 am
  • for arts activities for children and adults;
  • performances by local musicians; poetry writing and
  • a Conversation Cafe where discussion will focus on ways to build a compassionate and sustainable society.

This family friendly event is free of charge.

Throughout the day representatives of 30+ Maine non-profit organizations will be available to discuss the work they do to encourage peace building in its many forms – from the personal to the global.

FMI visit or call 371-2077.

Yarmouth Clam Festival this Weekend!

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
















Get all the details at their website: CLAM FESTIVAL

3rd Annual Damariscotta Fine Crafts Show this Weekend

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments












2012 Damariscotta Show at YMCA

Where & When:

Central Lincoln County YMCA525 Main St.
Damariscotta, Maine

Saturday, July 14, 2011
from 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, July 15, 2011
from 10 am to 4 pm

The Maine Crafts Guild’s 3nd Annual Damariscotta Show will be held all indoors at the Damariscotta YMCA. The finest in high-quality Maine craftsmanship will occupy the large open space as approximately 50 craftspeople display their work at this new venue, just across the road from the old Round Top Farm. Admission: $5 adults; children under 12 free.


| July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Will we see you in HARPSWELL this weekend?


Saltwater Celtic Music Festival @MMM &Thomas Point Beach

| July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kickoff the Area Festival at the Maine Maritime Museum with:

Aoife Clancy Concert, Friday, July 13, 6pm

The 2nd Annual Saltwater Music Festival at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick is Saturday and Sunday, July 14 & 15,

but MMM will host an opening concert at 6 p.m. the evening before featuring legendary Celtic music diva Aoife Clancy.

An Irish lass from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir, in County Tipperary, Ireland, her musical career began when her father, Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, placed a guitar in her hands and, soon after, brought her to perform with him in pubs. She was a member of the acclaimed Irish American group, Cherish the Ladies, and she has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops orchestras. Don’t miss her incredible performance. If you plan to attend the Saltwater Music Festival and purchase your tickets here through MMM, a portion of the price goes to support the Museum.

A Double Billing: The ALl Species Parade & A Natural Order

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
What: The All Species Parade
When:  May 11, 2012
Where: The Brunswick Town Mall
Time: gather at 4:00pm, parade at 4:30pm
What: A Natural Order
When:  May 11-June 30, 2012
Where: Frontier Café, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
Opening Reception: May 11th, 5-8pm
Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary present the 3rd Annual All Species Parade, followed by A Natural Order, an exhibit celebrating the diversity of living species.
The public is invited to watch or join in the parade which will start on the Brunswick Town Mall. Costumes and puppets representing real species (from frog or bird, to flower or elephant!) are welcome for this colorful celebration of our living planet.
Folks of all ages and walks of life are encouraged to participate. The only rules are:
  1.  No motorized vehicles,
  2. No banners or words and please:
  3. No live animals (leave Fido at home!).
Music is also a welcome addition to parade. Interested participants and onlookers should gather at 4:00 on the Town Mall for a 4:30 start.
The parade will process down Maine Street towards the river, take a right on Bank street, another right on Federal and back to the Mall via School Street (lasting approximately ½ hour-45 minutes).
After the parade, please join Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary at Frontier Café during the first ArtWalk of the season to celebrate the opening of A Natural Order.
This exhibit which will feature artists from Maine and beyond is a fundraiser for the Coastal Humane Society. 20% of sales from the exhibit will benefit the vital local non profit.
Be sure to make an evening of May 11th, with art openings throughout town and fine dining at every corner, there is no good reason to stay at home!

Bath celebrates “Mayfair” Saturday, May 5th

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bath celebrates “Mayfair” Saturday, May 5th

Bath will celebrate the Rites of Spring on Saturday, May 5th, during Main Street Bath’s 10th annual Mayfair event.

The day will begin with yard sales from 8am – noon in City Park on Washington Street and at private locations city-wide.

Participating yard sales will have flyers with address and item listings to help guide shoppers in their hunt for bargain.

The rain location for non-profits will be the Elks Club on Lambert Street.

Other deals can be found from 9am – 3pm in the Big Tent Sale in downtown’s municipal parking lot on Water Street, and at sidewalk sales at downtown shops all day long.

Free family activities include:

  • sidewalk chalk art drawing with Bath’s Art Van from City Hall, and
  •  Maypole dancing with live music on the lawn of the Customs House from 11am – 2pm.

Bath’s new trolley will be unveiled at 10am in front of City Hall at 55 Front Street and offer free rides to the public from 10am-3pm.

At the Bath Train Station and Visitors Center, there will be a petting zoo of baby goats as well as Main Street Bath yard sale items.

Shoppers and families can take part in a Downtown Scavenger Hunt as they enjoy the festivities. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $25 Gift of Bath gift certificate.

Other downtown activities include:

  • opening day of the outdoors Bath Farmers Market at Waterfront Park from 8:30am-noon;
  • a 5-year anniversary celebration at The Library Bookstore on Front Street from 10am – 4pm, with a children’s story-hour at 10:30am, door-prizes, and refreshments;
  •  a Cinco de Mayo celebration with drink specials, free munchies, party favors and more from 4pm to 7pm on the Kennebec Tavern’s riverfront patio; and 
  • Enter the Haggis in concert at the Chocolate Church Arts Center at 7:30pm.

There will also be a 5-mile Trail Run, “The Murph” along Whiskeag Trail to help raise funds for Fields for Our Future, with registration from 8-9:30am at the Bath YMCA on Centre Street.

For more information or to download a list of yard-sale vendors, visit the Main Street Bath website at or call us at 442-7291.

Mayfair activities are generously supported by our event sponsors, Maine Hosting Solutions, MW Sewall, Key Bank, Café Crème, Edward Jones Investments, Now You’re Cooking and the Kennebec Company, and by our season event sponsor, Bath Savings Institution.

Earth Day Celebrations at Sea Side Studios

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Earth Day Celebrations at Sea Side Studios, 97 Commercial Street, Bath

Earth day Event, Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21, 2012. Come join us for a celebration of Mother Earth!

Event Includes:

  • Shamanic energy healer Jaclyn Ouellette
  • Earth Mandela
  • Fire & Drumming ceremony
  • Acoustic music
  • Face painting
  • Time capsule
  • Seed planting station
  • Native American history story time

For More Information call: 442-8239