Maine celebrates Arts + Culture Day

  • April 30, 2019

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AUGUSTA, MAINE--The Maine Arts Commission celebrated Arts + Culture Day at the Maine State House, April 22, 2019. Artists, arts organizations, educators, and students from all parts of Maine gathered in the Hall of Flags to help increase awareness for the state's cultural sector. 

The program included remarks from Governor Janet Mills, state legislators, cultural agency leaders, students and arts advocates.  Featured performances included the Pineland Fiddlers, a string trio from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, readings by Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum, and recitations by Maine Poetry Out Loud champion, Joao Victor.

READ Governor Mills' Arts + Culture Day Address. 

WATCH video highlights from Arts + Culture Day


Informational booths were provided by the following arts organizations: 

1932 Criterion Theatre 

Bangor Art Society

Leicester Bay Theatricals 

Kennebec Valley Art Association

New England Foundation of the Arts 

Maine Alliance for Arts Education

Maine Art Education Association 

Maine Crafts Association

Maine Farmland Trust / Fiore Gallery 

Maine Music Educators Association

Maine Preservation 

Plein Air Painters of Maine 

Portland Museum of Art

Wesserunsett Arts Council 

WORD: Blue Hill Literary Festival 


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Ryan Leighton

193 State Street
SHS 25
Augusta  ME  04333