Katahdin Area Arts Festival - 2017 Date Announced
- June 20, 2017
Millinocket, ME – June 7, 2017. The Katahdin Area and the Millinocket Memorial Library are pleased to announce that the Juried and Prized Art Festival will be held on August 26, 2017 along Penobscot Ave. in Millinocket from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine.
Up to Sixty (60) exhibiting artists will be competing within Three (3) art categories for first, second and third place cash prizes, as well as, best in show. Art categories are painting, drawing and photography. Primarily original framed art work will be on display while reproductions will also be available for purchase by the general public. Young adults from the towns of Medway, East Millinocket and Millinocket will also be displaying examples of their art achievements further exemplifying the areas unity.
Festival overview and artist’s application can be found at the associated webpage http://millinocketmemoriallibrary.org/artfest/
Exhibiting Artists will also have a unique opportunity to potentially acquire free lodging as area hosts will be opening up their home or lake side cottage to participating artists. Artists and art enthusiasts are encouraged to celebrate the renewal of the area with the festival located just outside of Baxter State Park, Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area and the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
Art takes Nature as its model. - Aristotle.
The festival celebrates the ongoing renewal and the natural beauty of the region as once shared by past artists such as Frederic E. Church, George Hallowell, William Kienbusch, Marsden Hartley, James Fitzgerald, Carl Sprinchorn, Maurice Day and Henry David Thoreau. Current artists, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the same timeless natural resource available to all and the Festival organizers are extending an invitation to artists and art enthusiasts to gather for this celebration and revitalization of the Katahdin region.
Although the area was affected by the closing of paper mills years ago, the resilience of the people bolstered by the eternal natural beauty of the region is to be celebrated by all and all are invited to come, celebrate and renew; whether with family, new friends or nature’s timeless beauty itself.