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Downcast Brass brings weekend festival to an end

By artsinthepark on July 10, 2015, at 7:14 a.m.
Downcast Brass rounds out the music at Arts in the Park on Sunday from 2-4. The Downeast Brass has performed in many New England settings. Audiences have been impressed by these fine Maine performers on the concert stage, at weddings, festivals, and on parade. They have performed at private parties …
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People of Earth – from rock to reggae at Arts in the Park

By artsinthepark on July 09, 2015, at 7:16 a.m.
WHAT: People of Earth WHEN: Sunday, July 12 from 12-2 WHERE: Arts in the Park, downtown in Heritage Park, Belfast WHO: Jeff Weinberger on guitar, Alan Boyer on keyboards, Jason Dean on drums, Michael Whitehead on bass, and myself on vocals. If you haven’t heard them yet, now’s your chance! …
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Leaky Boot Jug Band – rabble rousers?

By artsinthepark on July 08, 2015, at 7:45 a.m.
These self proclaimed “Waldo County rabble rousers” – called the Leaky Boot Jug Band – cover acoustic material ranging from traditional blues to the Grateful Dead, and some bluegrass for good measure. The Boots are: Annadeene Fowler, vocals; Tom Fowler, Mandolin, vocals; Jon Kerr, Banjo, vocals; David Lewis, upright bass, …
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Maine’s Hottest Jazz Combo at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on July 07, 2015, at 1:11 p.m.
In its current configuration the Aurora Jazz Project is four cats (two with Berklee time) who are equally at home in a small, intimate jazz club or in front of a roaring festival throng. They say “Our manifesto is quite simple: to pay due homage to our roots in the …
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Belfast Bay Fiddlers start the show

By artsinthepark on July 06, 2015, at 2:59 p.m.
The Belfast Bay Fiddlers will be first in the line-up of toe-tapping musicians at Belfast’s Arts in the Park on July 11. They start at 10 a.m. and play until noon. The group of locals have been a part of Arts in the Park for many years and have a …
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From New Orleans to Downeast Maine

By artsinthepark on July 03, 2015, at 2:55 p.m.
Kaitlyn Metcalf was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was raised on crawfish, po­boys, Bloody Mary’s, Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras. Kaitlyn attended Maine College of Art in Portland for Painting and after graduating, this Southern Belle ventured even further north to settle in Downeast Maine. Now, her studio …
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Blue Hill photographer at Belfast’s Arts in the Park

By artsinthepark on July 02, 2015, at 12:59 p.m.
Kathy Hally, of Blue Hill photographs beautiful images of Maine. Having have spent most of her life in coastal Maine. She first became interested in photography in high school, but was side tracked for many years while raising a family and developing her career as a first and second grade …
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Making Books – one at a time!

By artsinthepark on June 30, 2015, at 6:41 a.m.
Purplebean Bindery is a one woman studio passionate about making handsome, sturdy, inviting blank books and funky, entertaining, limited edition artists book. I love making books. I love the form, the techniques, the materials. I delight in thinking that every blank book I make is a collaboration between myself and …
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Beach stones turned to beautiful pieces of jewelry for men and women alike

By artsinthepark on June 29, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Anita Roelz (www.circlestonedesigns.com) tells us: “My hand crafted silver and beach stone jewelry is organic in design and urban in look. I utilize mostly hand techniques in my process and in turn the patterns that I create reveal the organic style I chose to impart in each of my pieces. …
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Abandoned sails given second wind

By artsinthepark on June 27, 2015, at 8:15 a.m.
Hoist Away Bags is a coastal Maine company made up of boaters and people dedicated to creating green, unique, functional and fun bags. We rescue old, abandoned sails and give them a second wind to be used on land, air or sea. Our one-of-a-kind approach creatively incorporates all the original …
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Judith Barker at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 25, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
Welcome to Judith Barker, an accomplished jeweler, exhibiting her work throughout the country in galleries, museum shops, trade shows and art exhibits. A former student of Boston’s Museum School of Fine Art, Judith later worked for one of Boston’s finer Newbury St. jewelers for a few years till returning to …
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Printmaker at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 23, 2015, at 9:55 a.m.
Linda Mahoney lives in Northfield, Massachusetts and works in the Japanese Moku Hanga style of color woodblock printmaking. Much of her imagery is derived from watercolor landscape sketches that she does on site in Downeast Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Images are drawn and carved in reverse on woodblocks. Water …
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Woodworking for everyday needs

By artsinthepark on June 22, 2015, at 3:42 p.m.
Butler Woodworking strives to handcraft fine wooden products from domestic and exotic hardwoods which you will enjoy using just as much as they love creating them. They have handmade items such as wood French Rolling Pins, Traditional Rolling Pins, Cutting Boards, Butcher Blocks, Bottle Toppers, Bottle Holders, Pens, Letter Openers, …
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Meadowcroft sheep

Beautiful soft woolens – even in July!

By artsinthepark on June 19, 2015, at 8:16 a.m.
Nanne Kennedy will be back at Arts in the Park in Belfast with her beautiful wools and woolen products. A hand-spinner for 30 years, every fleece is handled with care and used for its specific purpose, as not all wool is created equally. Her sheep are bred for extreme softness …
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Westport Potter returns to Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 17, 2015, at 1:39 p.m.
Nancy Shaul, Westport Pottery does her potting and gardening on Westport island, Maine. She says, “I am inspired by the scenery from the island. My work is whimsical and functional. It is with use I feel my work is thoroughly enjoyed. I have made my living as a potter for …
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Glassware – Hand-crafted in Maine

By artsinthepark on June 15, 2015, at 1:41 p.m.
Since 2006 Terrill & Charlie Jenkins have been creating unique hand blown glass in a salt box barn on the shores of the Eastern River in Mid-coast Maine. Each artist has over 20 years of experience with this beautiful and challenging medium. Their individual works have been shown Nationally. In …
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Judith Barker will be at the 20th Annual ARTS IN THE PARK in Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 13, 2015, at 5:39 a.m.
Welcome to Judith Barker, an accomplished jeweler, exhibiting her work throughout the country in galleries, museum shops, trade shows and art exhibits. A former student of Boston’s Museum School of Fine Art, Judith later worked for one of Boston’s finer Newbury St. jewelers for a few years till returning to …
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Wildlife Artist at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 12, 2015, at 11:46 a.m.
Carol Kutz has worked as a freelance artist for Maine’s Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife since the early 1990s. Her art for them includes the 2001 Maine Mammal Poster, magazine illustrations, and annual report covers, as well as many pen & ink species drawings – one of her specialties. …
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Artists like this make Arts in the Park FUN!

By artsinthepark on June 09, 2015, at 3:05 p.m.
Zachary Honan Lipman paints to translate his imagination to canvas. His paintings are about animals, humor and the desire to create work that is fun. Zach would like his paintings to bring out the whimsical and unique reminders of how many interesting things there are to look at in this …
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Argentinian Connection at Arts in the Park, Belfast

By artsinthepark on June 09, 2015, at 3:04 p.m.
Handsewn: adj. Sewn by hand, without the use of a sewing machine. Guapa Leather is a small Maine business using nearly 100% Maine made materials. Each bag is unique and is sewn by hand in Belfast. Catalina will be at Arts in the Park on July 11 & 12, 2015. …