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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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Bucksport Arts Festival

March 18, 2017

40 artists selected


Bucksport, Maine, USA – The 3rd Annual Bucksport Arts Festival will be returning to the waterfront this August with thanks to the generous support of Seaboard Federal Credit Union. As the primary sponsor in 2016, Seaboard FCU will continue their support for 2017 in recognition that the Arts are part of a healthy, thriving community.  As a member-owned cooperative, Seaboard FCU is a vital part of the community itself and strives to provide quality financial services to all members at fair and reasonable rates and terms.  Supporting the Festival is yet another way for Seaboard FCU to support their members, business partners, and community.

Forty artists have recently been selected to participate this summer. These fine artists and craftspeople will be showcasing a diverse selection of good for all to enjoy, including:  paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, fiber, glass, and woodworking.  Several familiar faces will be returning from previous years, and many new artists will also participating for the first time. All proceeds of the 2017 Festival will benefit Main Street Bucksport, our non-profit partner whose mission is to promote a vibrant downtown Bucksport by supporting existing businesses, attracting new businesses, and supporting cultural arts events.

The Festival is currently seeking food vendors to feed the crowds on Saturday, August 12th. Vendors of all kinds are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to local businesses with artisanal quality food.  Interested vendors should contact 3leggeddogink@gmail.com for an application.

Questions? Contact Festival Coordinators Lyndsey Marston at 3leggeddogink@gmail.com or Laurie Brooks at lauriebrooksart@gmail.com.

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