BAR HARBOR, Maine — Building on the success of First Fridays around the country, the first such event, The Art Walk, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in Bar Harbor.
Galleries and Shops participating are: A Little Mad: Island Shop and Gallery, featuring unique art and jewelry; Alone Moose Gallery, since 1976 featuring wildlife sculpture in bronze and wood, pottery, jewelry as well as watercolors by co-owner Ivan Rasmussen; Argosy Gallery I & II, with original fine oil and watercolor paintings by renowned artists from across the USA, focusing on beautiful coastal Maine as well as still-lifes; Collins Gallery, featuring paintings and sculpture by Maine artists including work of owner Bruce Collins; D’Alessio Gallery, showing figurative, expressionist contemporary art by local artist Russell D’Alessio; Eclipse Gallery, Fine American Craft with a focus on glass; Island Artisans, featuring arts and crafts of over 150 Maine Artists, celebrating 30 years this year; Jesup Memorial Library, which will host Judy Taylor, a Maine based painter; Katahdin Photo Gallery, showing photography of Acadia National Park and Mt Desert Island by owner Steve Bart; Sagegrass Gallery, highlighting glorious American Craft both wearable and for the home; Spruce and Gussy, which provides an eclectic mix of small company and handcrafted items from the USA and Canada, displaying guest artists Jennifer Judd-McGee and Linda Kelly; and The Gallery Upstairs, featuring gallery owner Kathleen Hall’s original oils.
A Pre-Art Walk event will be hosted by Steven and Susan Raab in the beautiful gardens at The Kedge, 112 West Street, from 5:15-5:45. The event will introduce Bar Harbor’s new Harborside Shakespeare Company,
which will perform scenes from its upcoming production of
Romeo and Juliet on the balcony of this historic West Street home. Open to the public, find your place on the lawn, enjoy punch and snacks, and meet and talk with the actors before you pick up your walking map and begin your tour.
Walking maps will also be available at all participating shops, galleries, and the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center on Main Street. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the galleries. Watch for additional performances though out the town by the Harborside Shakespeare Company.
The Art Walk is open to the public, so grab a friend and come out for a wonderful evening celebrating Bar Harbor’s Art and Fine Craft! For further information call Linda D’Alessio 207.351.5450 or Sherry Rassmussen 207.288. 4229.