Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk this Friday
The Damariscotta-Newcastle (Twin Villages) ArtWalk continues on Friday, July 21. From 4-7 p.m., local galleries, studios, craft stores, restaurants and more keep their doors open for shopping and browsing.
In addition to a variety of visual-art mediums, some venues will offer music, others will offer light snacks and drinks. The event increases community awareness of diverse local art, makes shows more inviting to the general public, and fosters the creative economy.
The art walk has been organized by an informal coalition of art connoisseurs, business owners, and nonprofit leaders, and has an eclectic range of participants. The villages invite the local community and visitors to enjoy the galleries, artists and artisans, musicians, specialty shops, and restaurants, as well as views of the Damariscotta River.
Among the 18 locations open this year, participants include The Lincoln Home, Newcastle Realty, Gifts at 136, Damariscotta River Grill, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty, Studio Roz, Savory Maine Dining & Provisions, The Stable Gallery, Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Jan Kilburn Gallery, The Sinclair Gallery, Kathleen Horst Studio Gallery, Pemaquid Watershed Association, River Arts Gallery, Stars, and Milling Around.
New this year at Damariscotta River Distribution, across from Milling Around and the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, will be five tents of art. In July, the artists there will include: representative art from Bristol Road Galleries; Jillian Brazel, painter; Susan Bartlett Rice, painter; Tania Hennessey, Second Look and Victoria Pride, fiber art and jewelry. Also new this month will be several artists showing at the Twin Villages Church,15 Courtyard St., Damariscotta, above Salt Bay Café, across from Best Thai.
Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop will be open, with artists’ works scattered throughout the beautiful shop including Carol Wiley, Roberta Goschke, Kim Hetherington, and Midge Coleman.
There are colorful poster/maps in stores throughout the Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle and brochures with smaller maps and listings of participants for quick reference and visits beyond ArtWalk nights.
Look for the yellow flags that denote an ArtWalk participant.
For more information about the free, self-guided event running through Sept., or about participating in Damariscotta-Newcastle Art Walk as an artist or performer, please contact event coordinators Kathleen Horst, email@example.com or Jill Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-563-1735. Visit us on Facebook: Twin Villages ArtWalk.