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Ticket to Ride

September 26, 2017


Many of you are familiar with the Maine Arts Commission Ticket to Ride program. Our funding at the moment has been depleted but the good news is that more funding is on its way.

Down East Magazine will be hosting the 4th annual Art of Giving Gala at the Stroudwater Lodge in Westbrook on October 26, 5-8 p.m. The event is free to attend, but guests must RSVP at The event’s art sale has raised almost $100,000 in the past three years.

We’re excited that part of the funds raised from the Art of Giving program will support the Ticket to Ride program.

An aerialist performed last year at Down East Magazine’s Art of Giving Gala.

“We’ve had fantastic response year after year to our Art of Giving program,” Down East Editor-In-Chief Kathleen Fleury said. “We’re proud to support the Ticket to Ride Program and four talented artists again this year.”

Ticket to Ride is a program of the Maine Arts Commission that helps fund travel for Maine students visiting art venues and events. Money is raised at the event through art sales, with 20 percent going to Ticket to Ride and the rest going to the artists.

Four artists will be chosen by a panel of judges to participate in the gala. According to the press release, the judges will consider the artists’ technique, aesthetics and biography. The deadline to apply is Sept. 30 and artists can apply on the Down East website.

Last year’s event included art by R. Scott Baltz, Therese L. Provenzano, Matthew Russ and Roland Salazar.

Guests at the gala will be served food and drink and there will be live entertainment.

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