Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk Sept. 15
The fifth year of the Damariscotta-Newcastle (Twin Villages) ArtWalk concludes Friday, Sept. 15. From 4-7 p.m., as local galleries, studios, craft stores, restaurants and more keep their doors open for shopping and browsing.
The ArtWalk is a free, self-guided event highlighting a variety of visual art mediums; venues offering music, and others offering 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.
September’s ArtWalk will include art from the four Bristol Road Galleries; Susan Bartlett Rice, painter; and Susie Stevenson, fiber artist. Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop will be open, with artists’ works scattered throughout the beautiful shop, including Carol Wiley, Roberta Goschke and Kim Hetherington. New this year are several artists showing at the Twin Villages Church, 15 Courtyard Street in Damariscotta, above Salt Bay Cafe and across from Best Thai. Also new this year at Damariscotta River Distribution-Raw Bar, across from Milling Around and the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, will be several tents of art.
There will be a special musical outreach treat this month on Theater Street with the Yellow Barn Music Haul: Music No Boundaries program, visiting from Putney, Vermont.
Among the 19 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.
There are colorful poster-maps in stores throughout the Twin Villages and there will be brochures with smaller maps and listings of participants for quick reference and visits beyond ArtWalk nights. Look for the yellow flags that denote an Art Walk participant.
Additional information can be found at facebook.com/TwinVillagesArt Walk. For information about participating in 2018 as an artist or performer, please contact event coordinators Kathleen Horst, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Rice at email@example.com or 207-563-1735.