Grassroots group of community members, artists and businesses to transform downtowns monthly through September
On Friday, June 24, “Art Walk Lewiston Auburn” will once again transform the downtown areas of Lewiston and Auburn into art districts for the evening.
The inaugural Art Walk Lewiston Auburn event last month drew over 400 people to the downtown area and featured work by over two dozen local artists. For the second event, the Art Walk will showcase all new artwork and will feature other art elements, including a performance from local jazz band, Three Point Trio.
“Art Walk Lewiston Auburn events are put together by just a handful of volunteers, so we were ecstatic when we saw the outpouring of community support for our inaugural event,” says Michael Dostie, one of the event’s organizers. “The people who came out commented repeatedly on how wonderful it was to see downtown filled with life and art. We’ve worked hard to make sure our second event will be an even greater success, adding new art and recruiting new artists, as well as adding live music and performance art pieces.”
The event, taking place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. with most venues staying open later, will lead participants on an exploration of the downtown areas through self-guided tours of the local arts venues. In addition to stops like Art Pulse & Captive Elements Art House, the hosts will be transforming J. Dostie Jewelers, the Lamey Wellehan building and even unused window spaces into art exhibits for the evening. For a complete listing of venues participating visit www.ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com.
“Having an Art Walk in Lewiston/Auburn says a great deal about the people who live in the Twin Cities,” says Kerry Landry, co-owner of Captive Elements Art House. “Our ambitions are to stir up life on a few blocks of pavement that were once the hub of activity a generation ago. Friends would meet to have an entertaining evening of laughs, drinks, food and stories. Now, with independent events like the Film Festival and Art Walk Lewiston Auburn, we are beginning to tell our own stories about what life in L-A is and what it can become.”
To learn more or to get involved in future Art Walks, see www.ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com or email Team@ArtWalkLewistonAuburn.com.