Brunswick – More than 100 artists throughout the Bath-Brunswick region will share their work with the public during Arts Downtown & All Around on Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13.

Visual artists will show their work. Local musicians will perform in many venues, theater and dance performances are scheduled, and demonstrations and hands-on workshops will be part of the event. In Brunswick, more than 20 venues will be open each of the days. A complete schedule of exhibits and events can be found at www.baaca.org.

A group show at Fort Andross in downtown Brunswick will complement several open studios in the Mill 2 space. This exhibit includes photography, watercolors, oils, pastels, art quilts, wearable art and rustic furniture. Many Brunswick studios and downtown galleries will be open into the evening on Friday as part of the monthly second Friday ArtWalk. Another new addition is the showing of new work by local filmmakers at the Eveningstar Cinema.

Bath offers exhibits at the Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Cafe Creme, Gallery Muir and several open studios. New this year in Bath at ArtWorks: Creative Arts Foundry will be a Taste of Arts Group Show, an exhibit of works by artists who also teach. The public is invited to join in hands-on art projects at ArtWorks on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including wood carving, Polaroid photo transfers, cartoon drawing and painting, and wire sea glass twisting.

Topsham will have several open studios within walking distance downtown, including Maine Fiberarts and the studios of Arlene Morris, Rich and Deborah Csenge, Stephen Petroff and Stephen B. Johnson. It is a short drive to a beading class at the Topsham Library, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to noon, and the studio of Natasha Kempers-Cullen.

In Harpswell Neck, people can visit several open studios showing fine art, jewelry, handmade paper, paintings, and rustic furniture.

Previously held in December, this Arts Downtown & All Around was moved to November for warmer walking weather and for the opportunity to enjoy the arts weekend before the hubbub of the holiday season.

This is the first major event produced under the name Midcoast REACH, formerly known as BAACA (Brunswick Area Arts & Cultural Alliance).

All exhibits are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13, with special events in the evening. Yellow banners will be hung at participating locations.

Printed programs, with maps, will be available at participating locations and cafes in the greater Bath-Brunswick region.


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