LEWISTON — Today and Saturday, shake off the winter storm blues and celebrate the arts in Lewiston Auburn with three exhibitions and two receptions this week at L/A Arts.

Tonight, visit the opening reception for  2016 Year in Pictures opening reception: “LOVE LA — The Year in Scenic Images.” at L/A Arts gallery, 221 Lisbon St. A special selection of images by Sun Journal photographers Russ Dillingham, Andree Kehn, and Daryn Slover will be on display. It’s also a chance to see the new gallery.

Also on view is the Maine Professional Photographers Association’s 2nd Annual “heART of Photography” exhibit and competition. Entries came from across Maine, throughout New England and beyond and were judged by Steve Bedell, master photographer. Proceeds from entry fees and sale of the photographs benefit the MPPA’s Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships toward the New England Institute of Professional Photography, for MPPA members. Laura Zamfirescu from Monroe, was selected as the first place winner for her photo “Hummingbird”.

“For the Love of Art Round 2: Petals, Pleasure, Sweetness, LOVE LA and Remember” will take place downtown Saturday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is hosted by the Union of Maine Visual Artists LA Chapter and the Downtown Lewiston Art District. Tickle all your senses with five themes at five downtown Lewiston venues only a few blocks from each other. Each venue will have refreshments and  and floral designs from Sweet Pea Designs and Blais Flower Shop.

Venue Locations:

Wicked Illustrations, 140 Canal St. Lewiston
The Studio, 291 Lisbon St.
L/A Arts, 221 Lisbon St.
Kimball St. Studios, 191 Lisbon St.
The Hive, 178 Lisbon St.
FMI:  L/A Arts 207-782-7228,
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