Connecting regional arts, culture and heritage through advocacy, education, promotion and celebration.

Our region includes twelve communities in Midcoast Maine: Brunswick, Harpswell, Topsham, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg, Woolwich, Arrowsic, and Georgetown.


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In the heyday of wooden ships, the Kennebec launched more vessels than any other part of the state, and in the mid-1800s the Bath District was surpassed only by New York City and Boston in shipbuilding. 

Today, boat building thrives visibly and dramatically in the region, and will be heartily celebrated throughout the summer.  At Bath Iron Works and in boatyards across our region, boat builders work in wood, fiberglass, steel and composite materials.  The Advanced Technology Center in Brunswick opened this June to train skilled workers in composite technology and construction.  In Harpswell, the community embraced Washburn & Doughty’s plans to expand their tug-building business to the west shore of Harpswell Neck.

Heritage and art are visible anywhere you turn in August – it is a great time to get out and explore the region’s inspiring coast.

Artscape is the guide to midcoast arts, culture and heritage discoveries, a starting point for your exploration.  We have created a new calendar of events, with easy-to-find Heritage, Performing Arts, and Top 5 Picks, as well as weekly listings. 

Look for us next month, online, in The Times Record, and around town.

Artscape is published by the Five Rivers Arts Alliance with support from The Maine Community Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Midcoast Council for Business Development & Planning, Town of Brunswick, Town of Bowdoinham, Our Advertisers & Our Members.

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CONTACT: Five Rivers Arts Alliance 108 Maine St. Brunswick, Maine 04011 (207) 798-6964 info@fiveriversartsalliance.org

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