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Art Walk on Friday to be largest yet

On Friday, August 26, “Art Walk Lewiston Auburn” will once again transform the L-A Downtown with performances, artwork and people.

The Art Walk on Friday promises to be the largest so far. The event will feature fresh new artwork from local artists, such as Maine potter Richard Dahlquist and L-A’s own Hillary E. Dow, as well as more performance art elements.

Maine designer and sculptor Michael Good will be giving demonstrations on his fabrication techniques and singer/songwriter Kate Schrock will perform in Dufresne Plaza.

“Bringing these artists to the downtown and coordinating these events each month has been a tremendous amount of work for all of our volunteers,” says Michael Dostie, one of the event’s organizers.

“But what we have started here has become part of the new and evolving identity of this area,” he said. “Not only are people coming back to what has been an under-utilized downtown, but new people are opening their eyes to what our cities have to offer and the potential for the future—potential for the very near future.”

The Art Walk takes place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. (with some venues staying open later). Participants will be taken on an exploration of the downtown area with self-guided tours of the local arts venues.

In addition to stops such as J. Dostie Jewelers, Gallery 5 and The Lewiston Public Library, the team of volunteers for Art Walk Lewiston Auburn is transforming Downtown Lewiston’s new wine cellar The Vault, as well as Dube’s Flowers, FISC and many more, into art exhibits and galleries.

For a complete listing of venues participating visit www.ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com.

Art Walk was created by a grassroots group of community members, artists and businesses to breathe new life into the downtown area. To learn more or to get involved in future Art Walks, please visit www.ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com or email Team@ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com.

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