LEWISTON — A downtown development activist group, The Visible Community, will host a festival on Tuesday, July 21, and show a documentary about their efforts.

The group’s second annual People’s Festival is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the B-Street Community Center, 57 Birch St. Events will include live music, face painting and desserts prepared by Lots to Gardens’ Summer Youth Gardeners. Craig Saddlemire’s award-winning documentary, “Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston,
Maine,” will be shown at 8 p.m.

The Visible Community is composed of downtown residents and community activists. The group formed in 2005 when the city proposed a massive renovation program. The group helped get the city to withdraw that initiative, especially a plan to replace blocks of apartments and tenement buildings with a boulevard.

Since then, the group has championed downtown development causes, urging better housing, better public transportation and more open community space.

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Second Annual Visible Community People’s Festival

  • 7 p.m. July 21, 2009
  • B-Street Community Center, 57 Birch St.

Featuring live music, face painting and desserts followed by an 8 p.m. showing of “Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston, Maine,” a documentary film by Craig Saddlemire.



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