LEWISTON – L/A Arts  first art walk of the season will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

The art walk will include more than 25 visual artists whose work L/A Arts curates in multiple venues along Lisbon Street and surrounding areas.

Three musical acts will entertain during the  event: From 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Midcoast String Quartet will perform inside at the Lamey-Wellehan Gallery, 110 Lisbon St.. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., art walk regulars Chicks with Sticks will play outdoors in Dufresne Plaza (weather permitting, rain location Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library). And from 8 to 10 p.m., Arborea, an avant folk husband- and-wife duo, will  perform at She Doesn’t Like Guthries.

?Art Walk features a full website which highlights each evening’s events and an artist catalog of work at: www.artwalklewistonauburn.com.

Art venues include: She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s (115 Middle St.), J. Dostie Jewelers (4 Lisbon St.), Grant’s Gallery (46 Lisbon St.), Poliquin Hearing & Optical Window Exhibit (50 Lisbon St.), Argo Marketing (64 Lisbon St.) The Vault (84 Lisbon St.), The Cupcakery (97 Lisbon St.), Lamey Wellehan Gallery (110 Lisbon St.), Lamey Window Exhibit (113 Lisbon St.), Current Media (12 Ash St.), Forage Market (180 Lisbon St.), Chill Yoga (2nd floor-178 Lisbon St), Avant-Garde Maine (182 Lisbon St.), Hardy Wolf & Downing (186 Lisbon St.), Kimball Street Studio (191 Lisbon St.) Dube’s Flowers window exhibit (195 Lisbon St.), Lewiston Public Library (200 Lisbon St.), Cooney Gallery (213 Lisbon St.), L/A Arts (221 Lisbon St.), Paul’s Clothing & Shoe Store Gallery (281 Lisbon St.), Confess Studios (291 Lisbon St.), Wicked Illustrations (140 Canal St.)

The Midcoast String Quartet is a group of musicians who play in the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra. Violinist Kate Huntington Gray is a professional violinist and violin teacher in the Brunswick area. Mary Hunter teaches music at Bowdoin College; Heather Cook is a professional violist and runs the new strings program in the Durham schools and Karen Jung is a professional cellist and Music Librarian at Bowdoin.

Chicks with Sticks is an off-shoot of the Tinpanic Steel Band, a popular 12-piece orchestra. They are a small combo of four women who play steel drum music for parties, festivals, receptions and other special events, or whenever a group of people is looking to enjoy island-style music. With sounds evoking Jimmy Buffet and Bob Marley, Chicks with Sticks bring Calypso-styled music to central Maine. ?

Since 2005, Maine-based wife and husband avant folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released five albums, curated two various-artist compilations (“Leaves of Life” and “We Are All One, In the Sun” — a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the U.S., U.K. and Europe — including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. 

An artist catalog of work at and full art walk details may be found at: www.artwalklewistonauburn.com.


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