UMVA L/A Chapter Report

eARTh  Day L/A April 22 was a little rainy but truly wonderful and inspiring.  It included a downtown clean-up, public art and studio tours, live music, art making, an art drop (where art was left all over the community for folks to find and take home to enjoy), and many amazing volunteers who tirelessly cleaned up and beautified the city  Our event spread into Sunday when sidewalk murals and fire hydrants were painted. We also inspired 3 other city wide clean-ups in local parks, waterfront, and Mill #5.

2nd Annual Harvest Masquerade Ball   On Saturday October 28th Join UMVA-LA, the Downtown Lewiston Arts District, and the Agora Centerfor an amazing Masquerade Ball. This fundraiser for UMVA-LA has dancing,art, tours of the crypt, a costume contest, and silent horror movies on the big screen

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Art Walk Lewiston Auburn  is on the third Friday of each month, May-December, from 5-8pm.  Many of our UMVA-LA members have studios and galleries along the route.

Then And Now”  UMVA-LA First Juried Exhibit!  Kimball Street Studio is hosting and collaborating with UMVA-LA members in our first juried exhibit.   “Then And Now” will showcase 2 works of art from each artist, one from their youth and one recent work.  The exhibit will openfor  the July 21st art walk with a reception on August 2nd for our scheduled monthly meeting.  The reception will start at 6 with mingling & light hors d’oeuvres, Artist talks with artists showing works will begin at 6:30pm. Kimball Street Studios is located at 191 Lisbon Street Lewiston.  Submissions deadline is July 7th, acceptance confirmation July 10th, works collected by July 14th.All submissions will be considered, including sculpture & other 2D works.  For submissions email umvalewistonauburn@gmail.com

 Public Art   UMVA-LA has obtained 5 new crosswalks to add to our creative crosswalks project, 3 new fire hydrants, and 5 new sidewalk mural spaces!  Members of UMVA-LA  have also been working on murals throughout downtown adding vibrancy & color to our beautiful city.  We hope to continue this trend as our community loves it!

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