Art takes over downtown Gardiner on August 19

Artwalk Gardiner will continue into its 16th year from 5-8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19 at artists’ studios, galleries, shops and other venues in historic downtown Gardiner. The free event will showcase unique artworks ranging from painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, handmade books, jewelry, textiles, chain stitching, carpentry and carving.

First launched in 2005 by Artdogs Studios and a handful of other area artists, the event’s mission is to raise community awareness and appreciation of the visual arts, to encourage interaction and familiarity between local artists and the general public, to provide artists with a network of support, and to foster the creative economy through regular art exhibitions and events in historic downtown Gardiner.

Featured artists showing their work include Karen Adrienne, Artdogs, Alan Claude Studio, Kat Buehner, John Carnes, Cattywampus Studio, Emma Christman, Circling The Square Fine Art Press, Amanda Clark, Costell & Costell Gallery, Susan Curley, Matt Demers and Allison McKeen Studio, Ross Dener, Mike Gent, Katrina Henderson, Pamela Heatherly, Danae Lagoy, Judith Long, Margaret Melanson Pottery, Scott Minzy, Luke Myers, Purple Shed Woodworks, Ellen Roberts, Kaitlin Thibeau, Joselyn Walsh and Terry Wilson. Their work will be featured at many downtown businesses including Gardiner 4Twenty, Gardiner Hardware, Gold Finch Creamery, Monkitree, Niche, Inc., Spoke Coffee, Table Bar, and The Healing Community Med Co. Special thanks to all ARTWALK GARDINER sponsors: 1 Brunswick Trading, Eddie Dugay, Andy Molloy, ME Rental Properties LLC, Reny’s and Jennifer Strode.

Dave Lawlor will play jazz guitar music throughout the evening and there will be an Exquisite Corpse drawing game from the ARTWALK community.

For more information send an e-mail [email protected]or visit the events facebook page.

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