Welcome to Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk
Visit various venues to see original visual art, handmade craft, and performances. Stop in to retail locations that are staying open late for this event. Enjoy a beverage or a bite at one of our many eateries, breweries, or night spots.
ALL AROUND: SACO PLEIN AIR PAINTERS BIDDEFORD/SACO PAINT OUT. Choose a scene from Saco or Biddeford to paint from 5pm-7pm. Meet up outside of Engine @ 7:30 to decide where to go to display the paintings.
ROBERT DOHAR STUDIO @ 22 Pearl Street: Open studio!
AWESOME HOBBY SHOPPE @ 311 MAIN: The Gallery at Awesome presents – Retromasher ! : artistic takes on classic video games , beginning July Artwalk thru Sept Artwalk, along with other works by local and national lowbrow & pop artists.
FURMAN GREGORY DEPTULA @ 116 Main: Artist Mandy Cyr’s artwork is abstract and as she would say “ pulled out of” her crazy mind onto paper or canvas. She doesn’t see a picture or wall, it’s all original and that’s why she is the one and only Mandy. She and her art are unique. Visit her website.
HEART OF BIDDEFORD @ 205 Main: Laurie Russo Smith will be showing her abstract work, many done in watercolor, her preferred medium. Her work is inspired by a love of landscapes…the Swiss Alps, the Berkshires of western Mass and the coast of Maine.
CITY THEATER @ 205 Main: The theater’s summer show, The Producers, showing at 7:30pm.
JOSEPH WEBSTER GLASS @ 10 Westpoint Lane Suite 201 (From Main Street, go north from 3D’s to York Street to Westpoint Lane): Live glass blowing demonstrations and handmade glass art for sale.
SHEVENELL PARK ARTISANS: Stop by Shevenell Park (across from Thai Me) to browse (and buy) wares from a wide variety of artists and artisans.
FLOURISH @ 140 Main Street: TBA
MARBLE BLOCK @ 129 Main: Artist Deborah Wing-Sproul will perform the final installation of Durational Devices I-V which will has taken place over the course of five consecutive Fridays (one 2-hour performance for each of the five Devices) June 29 through July 27, from 5-7pm in the Marble Block building, Biddeford, Maine. Wing-Sproul examines the underside of the human condition. The artist’s body becomes a vehicle to reflect different and varying states of being—young, old, limited or ill; lonely or depressed; contained, controlled or marginalized—and how we confront resistance with and through the body. All events are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 49 at any one time, so you may have to wait depending on capacity. The project will also host a public panel discussion with the artist and acclaimed critical writers/curators on July 28 from 1-3pm. Reservations for the panel recommended. See Deborah’s recent PechaKucha talk at Engine on July 11.
NORTH DAM MILL @ 2 MAIN ST:
THE ART CERTIFICATE PROGRAM @ Suite 215: TACP will be having a very special exhibit! All of the artwork in this show was made during workshops presented by artists here at TACP. Come on by the studio to see the wonderful art everyone made for the projects that were developed and taught by Adam B, Stephanie D, and Alex F.
MULLENBERG DESIGNS @ Suite 17-206: Open studio at Mullenberg Designs, a Hand Book Bindery : Studio Gallery featuring select art work by local artists • Book-Binding demos • Wares and Bookbinding supplies for sale.
STEPPING STONES TO WELLBEING @ 18-122: Calligraphy art, essential oils, photography (prints and greeting cards), angel art and semi-precious stone jewelry by Marie Laverriere. Guest—Liz —will offer spiritual readings and Marie will offer Reiki.
SACO ISLAND AND DOWNTOWN SACO:
DAVID BATES PHOTO @ 110 Main St. Suite 1105: Andrea Mulcahy, Kate Banks, Kevin Kingdon, David Bates
SACO MUSEUM @ 371 Main Street: The Saco Museum’s summer exhibit is inspired and informed by Leslie Rounds and Emory Rounds new book Laurel Hill Cemetery of Saco, Maine. Buried in Time will feature portraits, photographs, documents, and other personal objects associated with a variety Saco residents, from all walks of life, who are buried in the cemetery.
RETAIL-OPEN FOR ARTWALK
WHITE DOOR HOME STORE @ 56 Alfred St, Biddeford: A retail vintage home goods store that features refurbished wares offered by local individuals who share space at White Door. Meet the artistic entrepreneurs who will be on hand showcasing their refurbished treasures. Light refreshments and a tour of the venue. White Door is operated by Elizabeth Townsend, and includes Jenn Scavuzzo, Michelle Sawyer, Carrie Cote, Den-bie Couture, Colleen Gillis Pereira, Kathleen Gillis Dobecki, Theresa Gillis , Melissa Curran, and Roxanne Millett. Visit their Facebook page.
EATING, DRINKING AFTER HOURS
SWEETCREAM @ 40 Main Street: Delightful hand-made ice cream to accompany you on your ArtWalk.
DIRIGO BREWING @ 28 Pearl Street: Delicious Texas-style BBQ from Grace Kitchen Food Truck! Open Mic Night from 7-10, don’t forget your guitar, jokes, or poems. Six FRESH BEERS on tap!
BANDED HORN BREWING COMPANY @ 32 Main Street: Craft beer and corn hole. And a deck to relax on post-ArtWalk.
ROUND TURN DISTILLING @ 32 Main Street: Happy Hour TBA. Enjoy a post-artwalk, locally-distilled gin cocktail and some chill music.
COWBELL BURGER BAR 140 Main Street: Live music at 7:30pm.
ELEMENTS BOOKS COFFEE BEER @ 265 Main Street: Check live music schedule.
RUN OF THE MILL @ 100 Main Street Saco
UP & UP @ 207 Main Street Saco (above Vic & Whit’s)
For more information on the Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk, contact coordinator ENGINE at either email@example.com or 207-370-9130.