BANGOR — The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative is pleased to announce the 2019 Downtown Bangor First Friday Artwalk series will be held 5-8 p.m. the first Friday of the month, May through October.
The dates are: May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4.
During each artwalk night, artists open their studios downtown for visitors to see and chat about their work and work in progress, downtown businesses host art shows and there are hands-on activities like chalking for visitors to participate in.
According to the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative’s 2018 survey, 79.2% of artwalk attendees shopped or ate downtown before, during or after the artwalk as part of their experience. Also, 29.2% of attendees also reported buying art during the artwalks. We are looking forward to robust crowds this summer enjoying all that the artwalks — and Downtown Bangor — have to offer.
To assist with this cause, the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative is looking for businesses and artists to participate. It’s free for businesses to join the artwalk by hosting artists and for artists to participate by opening their studios.
To be included on the artwalk map, intention to participate must be confirmed no later than one week before the event. Other ways to participate include displaying artwalk posters in store windows, volunteering to assist with event management and hosting hands-on art experiences.
The 2019 Downtown Bangor Artwalk is sponsored by WBRC, COESPACE, Print Bangor and media sponsor Bangor Metro Magazine. Interested in being a sponsor? Reach out!
About the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative: The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative (DBAC) is a nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer board dedicated to supporting the visual arts in Downtown Bangor through arts-related events and educational programming. Since 2008, the Downtown Bangor Artwalk has been a mainstay of the Bangor arts scene.