DIRIGO BREWING @ 28 Pearl Street: Work by Laura Lee Dobson, a native New Englander and graphic designer and photographer (previously Art Director for Portland based B2B and B2C magazines). She won a purchase prize for Saco Museum’s Juried Biennial Exhibition, the 2010 MILL-ennial, for her B&W photograph ‘Rocky Hill Road’. A large body of her work can be found in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Portland as well as in private collections throughout Maine. She currently freelances and sells her creative musings out of her shop, Studio 29 in northern Saco. Email / Facebook / Instagram @Studio29Maine.
AWESOME HOBBY SHOPPE @ 311 Main: Group show of outsider art.
ELEMENTS @ 265 Main: Drone photography by Kennebunk 8th graders Quinn Battagliese and Hunter Zandri.
TRILLIUM @ 238 Main: Work by Eric Graffam of Scrapwood Renaissance and Eric Powers of On The Plains Woodworking
FURMAN GREGORY DEPTULA @ 215 Main Street: CLOSED DUE TO UNANTICIPATED MEETING. SEE YOU IN JUNE!
HEART OF BIDDEFORD @ 205 Main Street: Joel Bailey of Hidden Fox Photography is a former quality auditor, web designer, and corporate accountant turned nature photographer and Shamanic practitioner. Bailey can speak from experience when it comes to personal transformations. Shamanic Practice is a foundational part of his photography work and allows him to build rapport with the land and the various creatures who dwell there.
FLOURISH @ 140 Main Street: 5 pm – 7 pm: Paintings, ceramics and driftwood Sculpture available for sale by various local artists. Playing with Silhouettes – interactive art for all to participate. Pop Up Theater presented by New Edge, Driver’s Test, a short comedy by Dan Zolidis.
ENGINE @ 128 Main: Three shows in one evening: Engine’s opening focuses on fashion and textiles–and social context–with three bodies of work 1) Exploring the Seams, work by four Maine College of Art Fashion and Textile Program thesis students, 2) Transforming, an installation by York-artist Gayle Fitzpatrick ties together Biddeford’s textile and garment industry and broader community concerns about domestic violence, and 3) the PussyCATWalk, a runway show featuring original work by Woolwich artist Martha Miller benefitting Planned Parenthood. The exhibition will run through June 24. Also, a mini-show by local artist Michael Evans and live drawing.
BISCUITS & COMPANY @ 24 Alfred: Photography by Christine Anuszewski, a self-taught photographer who trusts her intuition to capture the perfect moment through the lens. She enjoys documenting landscape, people, cultures, customs, and wildlife, capturing unique images filled with the beauty of the places she visits. Christine knows how to connect with source energy to incorporate moments of joy, happiness, bliss, love and freedom into her work, hence calling herself a “soulful seer”.
NORTH DAM MILL @ 2 MAIN ST:
FOUR CORNERS FRAME SHOP AND GALLERY @ Suite 18-203: Sylvia Orchard’s oil pastels, pen & ink, acrylics, charcoal, and paper quilling technique.
WHOLLY CROW GALLERY: Functional art for the home in the form of “a conversation between artists.” Products are a combination of numerous parallel disciplines which meld together to create practical fine art pieces for the home including textiles, hand-dyed fabrics, hand-sewn items, glass, mixed -media applications and more.
OUT OF THE ARK @ Suite 17-228: The sculpture of Cheryl Lichwell.
THE ART CERTIFICATE PROGRAM @ Suite 17-225: Work by TACP artists.
PEPPERELL MILL CAMPUS @ 32 MAIN ST:
JUST A MOMENT GALLERY (upstairs next to TULU Salon): Work by photographer Stephen Maka.
BANDED HORN BREWING COMPANY: The Strangely Possibles from 5-7pm, no cover. Donations go to support summer camps at Engine!
STREET VENDORS (in the hallway because of possible rain): Check out the original art and wares from local artists and artisans.
DBP GALLERY @ 110 Main St. Suite 1105, Saco: Work by David Bates fine art photographs from Iceland, Africa the American Southwest and Maine. Instgram. Kate Banks beautiful unique acrylic paintings of wildlife. Andrea Waxman Mulcahy breathtaking swirling contemporary metal sculptures that are truly one of a kind.
BAY VIEW COMPANY @ 7 Elm Street: Plants and Animals, fine art and pottery from Maine.
SACO MUSEUM @ 371 Main Street: FREE ON FRIDAY NIGHTS! Current exhibition: Embellishments in Victorian Fashion. Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims – all are defining elements of fashionable Victorian women’s clothing. Nineteenth-century designers had very definite ideas of what constituted beauty, and these concepts had a widespread impact on art and design. Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how nineteenth-century aesthetics influenced women’s clothing design and construction and features fifty garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire. Showing through August 27.
EATING, DRINKING AFTER HOURS
SWEETCREAM @ 40 Main Street: Delightful hand-made ice cream to accompany you on your ArtWalk.
DIRIGO BREWING @ 28 Pearl Street: Craft beer and popcorn.
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: Music at 8pm, band TBA.
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.