On Saturday, December 10 from noon to 5 p.m. Downtown Lisbon Street will be filled with holiday cheer! The first Festival of Art & Lights will feature 14 downtown locations with 38 high-quality artisans selling wonderful gifts such as jewelry, scarves, pottery, wood working, fine art, lamps, photography, wreaths, poinsettias and more!
Mellow jazz, an afternoon wine tasting and chair massages will be offered for adult shoppers. The festival will also include activities for children, such as snow painting (weather permitting), snowflake making and photos with jolly ol’ St. Nick.
A raffle with a twist has been designed to encourage shopping at the Festival of Art & Lights. Two large gifts boxes containing artwork and gift certificates will be given away at the end of the day. Shoppers may enter the raffles based on their receipts from the day’s shopping. One gift basket will be for those spending between $50 and $200, and the other gift basket will be for those spending over $200.
The fesitval is a reminder of the booming retail center that Lisbon Street once was and is gradually returning to. During this summer’s Art Walks, hundreds of people enjoyed a sense of community, seeing old friends and neighbors, while viewing the creativity of local artists. The festival is building on that community and joy of art.
Participating vendors and locations include: Maine Gourmet Chocolates on Park Street, Dube’s Flowers & Gifts and Dostie Jewelers. L/A Arts Gallery 5 will present the “Precious Things Exhibit,” featuring Len Bartel, photography; Kathryn Beausang, jewelry; Roland Martin, wood turnings; Auburn Public Library, gifts; and the Festival Raffle.
The Vault will offer at Wine Tasting from 2 to 4 p.m.; Tom Reichart, photography; Jeweler; and Three Point Trio.
Lamey-Wellehan will host Community Little Theater, photos with Santa; Center Wisdom’s Women, wisdom boxes; Jim Walker, photography; Natalie Cox, jewelry; and Suzan Katzir, fabric arts.
Centre Ville Plaza will be the site for Lewiston Rotary, poinsettias; Beth’s Pottery; Tighe James Smalle, woodcrafts; Lorraine Giasson, jewelry; Lisa Fields, knits; Mainly Soaps; Gypsy Wind Jams
Chill Yoga will present Glass Mosaics; and Lewiston Auburn Magazine and Captive Elements Art House will present an exhibit of Erik Flanagan, woodcrafts; and Wicked Illustrations, art gifts.
L/A Arts will host the “Creative Trails Exhibit,” and craft activities will be available at: L/A Arts; Captive Elements; and Dufresne Plaza in the Art Van.
Lewiston Public Library will be the site for Queens Land Alpaca Farm; Dan Marquis, photography; Debra Trafton, fine art; Stix and Stones Lamps; Samantha Armstrong, jewelry; Museum LA, gift items; Revelation Massage, chair massage; Sun Tan City; Jennifer Gammon, fine art; The Bread Shack; Mary LaFontaine, handmade gifts; Diana Tozier, hand made gifts; Jaqueline Nielsen, jewelry; Robert & Kathryn Gibson, fine art; Kate Casparius Art Group, fine art gifts; Georgette Kanuche, Nature Art; and Marilyn Lucey, knit hats.
Lunch will be available at Mother India and Nicky’s Greek Restaurant.
The Festival of Art and Lights is sponsored by L/A Arts, L-A Magazine, Captive Elements Art House and Lewiston Public Library. For more information, contact L/A Arts at 782-7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.laarts.org.
“Winged Ambrosia,” a wooden bowl by Roland Martin, will be featured at Gallery 5 during the Festival of Art and Lights.
“Carved Ostrich Egg” by Georgette Kanach will be featured at Lewiston Public Library during the Festival of Art and Lights.
Jewelry by Samantha Armstrong will be featured at Lewiston Public Library during the Festival of Art and Lights.