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Brunswick’s Downtown ArtWalk!

Please join us as we take advantage of Brunswick’s wide sidewalks to host a variety of artists and musicians, and entertainers, for FOUR 2nd Friday ArtWalks.  See the art and meet the artists along Maine Street  and beyond, visit our unique and artistic shops, and enjoy Brunswick’s many outside and inside dining opportunities! Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with artist displays outside on the sidewalks and in several downtown galleries, retail shops, and restaurants.

2022: 2nd Friday Brunswick will occur from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9. Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register for a small fee at  events.constantcontact.com/register/.  Email admin@brunswickdowntown.org or call 207-729-4439 with questions.

July event features a Spindleworks Block Party!

Businesses hosting artists:

Bowdoin College Museum of Art – The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be open until 7:00 p.m! Bowdoin students offer a variety of activities for families, based on the exhibitions on view. Drop by and see the new exhibition At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine. Presented in conjunction with Second Friday Brunswick, an inclusive series of events intended to provide opportunities to engage with the arts all within walking distance of Maine Street, organized by the Brunswick Downtown Association. Open to the public, free of charge!!

Spindleworks – Mixed studio.

The Mix – Highlighting artists Nancy Marsteller, Jennifer Mertz, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Jay Helfrich.

Bayview Gallery – Our July exhibit features work by Marsha Donahue. Her paintings are geographically specific and imbued with her knowledge of the Maine landscape. Working in both oil and watercolor, her paintings are characterized by bold, fluid brushwork and a vivid palette.

Barter Art House – Matt Barter  New work! Landscapes, figurative paintings, and sculptures of fishermen, 68 Cumberland Street.

Grampa’s Garden – Storytelling in the garden with Brunswick storyteller Phyllis Blackstone. Folktales & Fun Tales for Families.

Points of View Artists – Old Friends is a collaboration by Points of View artists Barbara Bean, Ed McCartan and Jackie Melissas.  Their work covers a broad range from ceramics to large, colorful acrylics.  Reception: Friday, July 8, 5-7 pm.   Gallery location and hours: 18 Pleasant Street; 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.   FMIpovartistsmaine.com;   207-373-9300

Lemont Block Collective – A community collective, featuring amazing local Maine-based artists and makers. Open until 7 PM.

Root Rind & Petal –  Featuring Live Music and Art on July 8th. Scott Whitehouse Design and Illustration, creating bold and distinct designs since 2004. His SWAID line features affordable “Zen Scandinavian” prints and paintings with a simple and clean geometric aesthetic.  www.scottwhitehouse.com.  Also hosting Joypedals is the live solo looping project from Scott Whitehouse. Featuring a diverse blend of genres (funk, jam, jazz, indie-pop), covers, and improv,.

Frank Brockman Gallery – Exhibition Collective

Curtis Memorial Library – Hosts Inspiration Katahdin: An Exhibition of Images and Ideas by artist Connie Baxter MarlowArtist Reception 6:30 to 8:30. A Native Perspective: The Wabanaki Connection to the Sacred Mountain. 7:30 Connie presents The Third Great Synthesis. An inspiring prophecy concerning the human family. At 8 PM Laura Campbell, Maine singer/songwriter, will perform A Man of Many Colors. A Tribute to Governor Percival Proctor Baxter.

Music & Theater on the street:

The Mix – Get your dancing shoes and come to hear the music of Eight Balls Band! Enjoy an evening of art, music, and fun! 53 Maine Street, 4:30 to 7:00 PM

The Theater Project – Adult Improv Troupe hosts  a family friendly improv 30 minute shows at 4:00 & 5:15 pm in front of Cool As A Moose, 128 Maine Street.

Participatory Community Street Sing – Local singing group encouraging passers-by to join in with familiar songs

Blue Fuse Gypsy Swing – an acoustic quartet playing Gypsy Jazz, music of Django Reinhardin. In front of Bank of America.

Mic Smyth Music  At The Butcher & Bakers, 149 Maine Street (TontineMall), 4:30 to 7 PM

Northern Lights Strings – Solo Violinist at the corner of the Lemont Block Collective

Joypedals  – T live solo looping project from Scott Whitehouse. Featuring a diverse blend of genres (funk, jam, jazz, indie-pop), covers, and improv, Joypedals’ unique approach to layered looping recreates the experience of a full band with one musician. Root Rind & Petal, 8 Pleasant Street.

Pop-Up Artists on the street:

Mere Point Solei: Specializing in premium, non-toxic candles. We use a natural soy and coconut wax blend, cotton braided wicks, and the finest essential oils.

Bill Guddeck On the Spot Poetry: You provide the prompt or select one from the hat and I’ll hand craft for you a poem on old-fashioned typewriter.

Catherine Worthington: Earth Tones and Fish BonesMixed media textile art- Original art quilts, art cards and hand printed textiles.

Ladies of the Light Lampshades: Recycled, Rescued Repurposed pillows & lampshades.

Debbie Hamilton: Letter writing material; water color paintings, Sketches, Sheet Music, Cards, burnt wood.

Lily & Quartz: Handmade jewelry and Maine sea glass art.

Greg Mason Burns Paintings: Abstract and representative, landscapes, studies, still life, acrylic and watercolor.

H. Monique Designs: Unique handmade silver & bronze lost wax cast & repurposed copper jewelry.

Hilary Olson: Metal garden sculptures and trellises, forged kitchen utensils, hooks, candles holders and wood burnings.

Jeanelle Demers: Custom pet portraits by commission, to immortalize memories of the special animals in people’s lives.

Karl Saila Fine Art: prints and note cards.

Linda Gerard: Custom watercolor portraits from your own photos, cards and prints.

Grungy Tree: Bonecrafts and jewelry. Hand painted wooden boxes and Mental health quotes.

Pamela B Shockey Paintings: Original landscape and still life paintings in oil and watercolor.

Life House Maine: A non-profit corporation servicing the mid-coast region. We sell various fiber arts, hand-crafted greeting cards, and stationery.

Sidney Santerre: Creating vibrant and imaginative pieces ranging from stickers, prints, illustrations, and paintings.

Inside Firewood: Organic wood sculpture: Finely carved and polished gnarly chunks of Maine hardwood.

Town of Brunswick Composting: The Town of Brunswick is working to increase residential food waste recycling in its Food Waste Recycling Initiative. This initiative promotes three approaches to food waste recycling including: accessing food waste drop off sites, participating in home composting and subscribing to a food waste recycling service, Garbage to Garden. .

Leon Vanella – Fine art photography featuring wildlife, abstracts, object studies.

Beautiful Warmth – Hand-knit wool hats, scarfs, shawls, mittens, and sweaters. I specialize in lace multi-color patterns and only knit with the softest yarns!

Arikah Lynne – Affordable etchings, lithographs, relief prints, etc.

Stories from Maine – written by Maine author & historian Lori-Suzanne Dell of Brunswick.

Jewl Designs – Beaded earings, Cobachon Necklaces and Bracelets; Terracotta Pots that look like Gnomes; Pizza pans that are decorated as wall hangings.

Tracey Hatch Designs – Necklaces made with gemstones and vintage seed bead.

Ink Cap Illustrations – Prints and stationery featuring artwork with focus on nature and folklore with emphasis on fine bold lines and color, ranging from scientific mushroom studies to characters of folklore.

Earthly Treasures by Deborah Kashdin – Mostly one of a kind hand fabricated silver and stone jewelry

Audrey Cross – Handmade jewelry, talismans, and mixed media art imbued with intention

Ethan Landray – Ethan has won student shows at Center Street Art Gallery in Bath; Ethan mostly does abstract, acrylic on canvas

Author David Treadwell – Meet the author of his newest book “A Flash Fiction Exchange Between Methuselah and the Maiden: Sixty Stories to While Away the Hours”

Author Matt Cost – Meet Local auther Matt Cost of the “Mainley” Mystery series set in Brunswick as well as other history stories

Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support!

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