The fourth year of the Damariscotta-Newcastle (Twin Villages) ArtWalk closes out on Friday, Oct. 21, when local galleries, studios, craft stores, restaurants, and more will be open from 4-7 p.m. for browsing and shopping.
The Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk is a free, self-guided event. In addition to a variety of mediums of art, some venues will offer music and others will offer light snacks and drinks. The event is designed to increase community awareness of diverse local art, make art shows more inviting to the general public, and foster the creative economy.
The ArtWalk has been organized by an informal coalition of art connoisseurs, business owners, and nonprofit leaders, and has an eclectic range of participants. The villages invite the local community and visitors to enjoy the galleries, artists and artisans, musicians, specialty shops, and restaurants, as well as spectacular river views.
Among the 17 locations open this year, new participants include The Shady Lady on Main Street and Studio Roz on Elm Street, both in Damariscotta. Additional participants are The Lincoln Home, River Gallery Fine Art, Newcastle Realty, Gifts at 136, the Damariscotta River Grill, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Savory Maine Dining & Provisions, The Stable Gallery, Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Jan Kilburn Art Studio, the Sinclair Gallery, the Kathleen Horst Studio Gallery, Rising Tide Community Market, River Arts, and the Pemaquid Watershed Association.
There are colorful poster-maps in stores throughout the Twin Villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle and brochures with smaller maps and listings of participants, including contact information, so people can carry the map with them for quick reference and visits beyond ArtWalk nights. Look for the yellow flags that denote an ArtWalk participant.
Additional information can be found on the ArtWalk Facebook page at facebook.com/twinvillagesartwalk. For more information about participating in Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk as an artist or performer, contact event coordinators Kim Traina at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Rice at email@example.com or 563-1735.