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Bucksport Arts Festival

August 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

Date: August 7, 2017

Contacts: Brook Minner, Main Street Bucksport,

207-479-3933 or mainstreetbucksport@gmail.com

Lyndsey Marston, Bucksport Arts Festival

207-852-9570 or 3leggeddogink@gmail.com

Bucksport, Maine, USA – In less than one week, the successful Bucksport Arts Festival will return to the waterfront walkway with nearly 40 fine artists and craftspeople, both new and returning.  The Festival will be from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, August 12th and will be held rain or shine.

For a list of participating artists, visit http://www.mainstreetbucksport.org/bucksport-arts-festival.  In addition to fine arts and crafts, the Festival will also feature local food vendors including Island Farm Kitchen and Chef on the Run.  Live music will be offered by Flannel Doughboys and The Ace Tones.

New for 2017

One lucky artist will receive a Community Favorite Award cash prize!  Anyone attending the Festival can vote for his or her favorite artist, and votes will be tallied after the Festival ends at 5:00pm.

Main Street Bucksport and Lighthouse Arts Center will be hosting free art workshops during the day.  “Bucksport Rocks” workshops will offer activities for all ages centered on using rocks in art.  Demonstrations will include painting, wire wrapping, jewelry making, creating creature rocks, and more!  Participants can make their own art and take home their version of “Bucksport Rocks.”  Workshops begin at 10:30am and end at 3pm.

At 5:00pm, Main Street Bucksport and Bucksport’s Wednesdays on Main are sponsoring a free film showing of I Know A Man . .  . Ashley Bryan.  Bryan is an artist, activist, writer, puppet maker and more.  He now lives on an island in Maine, and has used art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community. The film explores his life from childhood, and his story and art is an inspiration to people of all ages.  Richard Kane will be at the event to share his journey with Mr. Bryan and answer questions.  See the trailer at http://www.mainstreetbucksport.org/bucksport-arts-festival.

All proceeds of the 2017 Festival will benefit Main Street Bucksport’s programs.  Main Street Bucksport’s mission is to promote a vibrant downtown Bucksport by supporting existing businesses, attracting new businesses, and supporting cultural arts events.

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