LEWISTON — Break dancing, drumming, poetry … kick off the New Year with a celebration of artistic expression for all ages. “Fill the Tank” is a fundraising event aimed at cultivating awareness and support for ArtVan — a mobile art therapy program that delivers creative activities to children and teens who have little or no access to the arts.

Free and open to the public, “Fill the Tank” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon St.

The evening will be filled with lively, creative activities such as drum making/playing and mural painting for the kids. Entertainment will range from performances by the L/A break-dancing group “Strangers” to a Haiku Poetry Slam.

There will be raffles and a silent auction featuring items donated by local L/A artists and businesses. Refreshments will be on hand for all. For details on the evening’s entertainment, art-making and raffle/auction prizes, visit www.artvanprogram.org or call 650-1608.

ArtVan’s mission is to make art available to those with the least amount of access to social services, and to use art as a catalyst for positive change, especially in downtown urban areas, low-income housing developments and group homes.

ArtVan has brought art programming to various communities in L/A, including the Lewiston Public Library, Genesis House of St. Mary’s, Broadview Acres and Auburn Family Development.

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