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Second Friday Art Walk

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Whether you are visiting or you are lucky enough to live here, by the height of the summer, you are experiencing the best of Maine. Make sure that you get out to participate in the Second Friday Art Walk on August 10, from 5-8 pm. 

This month everyone is welcome to grab a brush and start work on Brunswick’s first large-scale community mural. “Dance of Two Cultures” mural artist Christopher Cart will offer hands-on instruction for artists of all abilities at Eleven Pleasant Street Arts Center, beginning at 4 pm.  Participate, or just watch as the mural begins to unfold.  New exhibits are on view at downtown galleries and at Fort Andross studios, including Ed McCartan’s new acrylic works on paper and canvas.  The summer is fleeting so step out into the warm evening and enjoy the Art Walk. 

Second Friday Art Walk participating sites

  • Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham.  "Hooked Rugs" by Paula Benne.  www.mainefiberarts.org. 721-0678.
  • Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross Mill, 14 Maine St.  Come in…Go beyond. Enjoy food, film, art and views of the Androscoggin River from our casual café/cinema space.  725-5222, www.explorefrontier.com.  (Wheelchair accessible.)
  • Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, (1st fl.; main entrance).  “Castle,” large-scale wood sculptures by New York artist Ben Butler.  347-628-4290. (Wheelchair accessible.)
  • Isabelle Pelissier Open Studio, Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Ground Floor (Use Accolades entrance, downstairs and to right). Steel sculpture, paintings.  737-8435, auzelit@gmail.com.
  • Andrea Sulzer Open Studio, Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, 2nd floor.  (Use Cumberland Storage entrance).  Drawings.  319-6501
  • Mildred Johnson Open Studio, Fort Andross, 14Maine Street, suite 0120, 2nd floor (Use Northern Mattress entrance, follow signs).  Multi-media works in progress.  319-4201, wxjohnson@msn.com.
  • Ed McCartan Open Studio, Fort Andross 14 Maine Street, suite 0129B, 2nd floor (Use Cumberland Storage entrance, follow signs). Acrylic paintings and works in progress on paper and canvas.  449-0208
  • Simply Divine Brownies, Fort Andross, 14Maine St, 2nd Fl, Mill 2 entrance.  “Photographs by Gary Pennington.”  10% discount on all purchases the evening of the show as well as free samples of our heavenly brownies.  729-0111.
  • Cabot Mill Gallery and Studio, Suite 0220 A, 2nd floor, Mill 2 entrance, Fort Andross, 14Maine Street. Gallery:  Exhibition of mixed media works by Maine artists. Studio: Work by Allison Price.  837-9108, cabotgallery@suscom-maine.net.
  • Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine Street.  “Lay of the Land: Three Views of New England.”   Arnold Desmarais, Laura Eden, Wendy Newcomb729-5500.  (Wheelchair accessible.)
  • Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine Street, Brunswick, 3rd floor.  “Contemporary Art.” including new works by Mark Little, David Matson, P. Lynn Ouellette.  729-5389.
  • Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln Street.  “Cultivate,” a group show, inspired by things that grow!  725-8820.  (Wheelchair accessible.)
  • The Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine Street.  “Flight,” Jo Goiran.  721-9500.  (Wheelchair accessible.)
  • MJ's Grille & Tavern, 94 Maine Street.  “Images of Coastal Maine & Beyond.”  Photography by Cathy Newson.  729-6574. (Wheelchair accessible)
  • 111 Maine, 111 Maine St. “Scenes of Cuba,” by Pamelia Edgerton, and “Running Water by Alan Sockloff.  Photographs.  729-9111.
  • Robin Brooks Open Studio, 136 Maine Street, Suite 8 (Above Gulf of Maine Books).  Paintings, mixed media collage, and monotype prints that explore the landscape, still life, and our relationship to the natural world.  725-6337, benjamin@gwi.net.
  • Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant St, “Windows of Memory” by Marie Rivard.  This work reflects different modes of thought demonstrated through changing painting media and techniques.  725-5242. (Wheelchair accessible)
  • Sweet Leaves Tea House, 22 Pleasant Street.  Paintings by Maria Castellano-Usery.  725-1376.  (Wheelchair accessible.)
  • Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant Street.  “Sightings.”  Barbara Bean’s mixed media artwork of birds, nests and their surroundings. 721-0708, bdsnapp@suscom-maine.net
  • Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant Street.  “Vessels: A Visual Journey.”  Paintings, collage and painted bowls by Christina Taylor Beebe.  729-9108.  (Wheelchair accessible.)
  • Eleven Pleasant St. Arts Center, 11 Pleasant St. Everyone is invited to celebrate and participate in the “Dance of Two Cultures” mural. Grab bushes and begin work on this large-scale mural celebrating the culture of Maine and Cuba.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome.  Plenty of hands-on instruction.  725-6141 or 319-4933. (Wheelchair accessible)
  • Brunswick Inn on Park Row, 165 Park Row.  Rotation of our permanent Cygneture Artists from Maine.  Featuring Anne Ireland, Guy Corriero, Tim Gaydos, Diana Roper McDowell, R. Scott Baltz and Dennis Rafferty.  www.brunswickbnb.com. 729-4914 


  • Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St.  725-5222.
The Second Friday Art Walk is sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance.  Look flyer or for complete listings online at www.fiveriversartsalliance.org.  For more information, call Five Rivers Arts Alliance at 798-6964.


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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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