Biddeford’s May ArtWalk adds three new venues

BIDDEFORD—Biddeford’s upcoming Final Friday ArtWalk on Friday, May 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., is adding three new venues on Saco Island to its monthly event.

Under the yellow awnings on Saco Island, 110 Main Street, Biddeford artist Patricia Flynn is hosting a grand opening of the new River Birch Gallery, Suite 1105. A collective of artists, including Flynn, will be showing their work including Delphine Sherin, Julie Vohs, Jim Cotsis, Holly Brooks, and Rayne Grace Hoke.

Next door to the River Birch Gallery, the Saco River Market will be featuring crafters, in addition to prepared foods and locally grown/made produce and goods. The market will run until 7pm.

In Suite 1101, the University College at Saco will be hosting artwork in their lobby.

Back in Biddeford, the North Dam Mill Hallway Gallery will be hosting crafters and the Maine Women in the Arts “Art Gone Wild” running through Monday, July 16. The Wicker Pigs will provide free entertainment in the lobby. Open studios by Cheryl Lichwell, Nora Tryon, Mullenberg Designs, and dpPlourde Stained Glass.

Lacava, at 12 Water Street, will be showing work by Susan Normand, of Sanford. Susan is an accomplished, self-taught watercolorist.

Who doesn’t love buttons? Make a custom button of your own design at Joyful Harvest, 128 Main. For just $1, you can create your own work of art and wear it proudly around town. Proceeds go to support the Joyful Harvest after-school program.

Take part in “Knit or Knot” at the Heart of Biddeford, 205 Main Street. FREE lessons in crochet and finger knitting. Every skill level welcome. Join Biddeford High School acoustic jam. If you play an instrument and want to test your chops with others, come down and share with us!

Get your silhouette made at Youland’s Jewelers at 238 Main. Silhouette artist Leona Hosack will be creating custom silhouettes of ArtWalkers as souvenirs!

At Engine, drop in on ArtWalk/ArtTalk with the artists from the 2012 Mill-ennial show hosted at Engine. The rest of the show can be seen at the Saco Museum which will be open until 8pm with free admission during ArtWalk. Artists from the Maine Craft Association will be displaying their wares in a Trunk Show at Engine. See some of Maine’s finest crafts and talk with the artists.

Check the Biddeford ArtWalk website at for up-to-the-minute crafter information, venue locations, exhibit descriptions, and parking.

For more information, contact: Engine executive director Tammy Ackerman at either or 207-229-3560.

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