The November Winter Art Walk features local businesses and local artists, stores and restaurants that will be buzzing with beautiful works of art, and live music performances. Lisbon Street shops will have their windows decorated for the holidays, and there will be a special holiday raffle for those who shop at the Winter Art Walk and Small Business Saturday. Local, one-of-a-kind art makes unique and thoughtful gifts this time of year, and there are sure to be dozens of pieces to see and choose from.

The Vault will host a wine tasting and will feature the works of Claude Bergeron. Lyceum Gallery will exhibit their “Precious Things” holiday exhibit.

Downtown Handmade & Vintage will feature both music and art. An inventive outdoor art installation from over 50 local fiber artists, knitters and crocheters will be on display during the art walk, and over the entire weekend. See intricate designs laced along the fence across the street from Forage Market. They will also provide live music from Arborea.

She Doesn’t Like Guthries will feature the talents of local artist Janelle Demers, and the Portland Rhumba Project. The Portland Rhumba Project will perform at 8 p.m. There is no cover for this event. The Portland Rhumba Project will play dance music shaped and influenced by the great bands of central and southern Africa. They write, record and perform original music as well as classic radio hits from Zimbabwe and beyond. Band members are Matt Wasowski (guitar, vocals), Damon Holman (bass, vocals), Frank Tutwiler (guitar) and Cameron Lopez (drums, vocals).

Demers is a local portrait artist who will display a wide range of her work, including aviation art, wild animals, and dog portraits from her “200 Faces” series, which began in 2009. She paints portraits by commission from photos of people or animals that are sent to her, and invites all members of the community to be part of the project. She has currently completed 142 of the 200. For more information, visit

For more information about the Artwalk, visit, call 207-782-7228, or email [email protected]

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