Where can you find a perfect ocean view from the handsome terraced lawn beside a lovely harbor, with the Sheepscot Bay beyond? Where local artists and crafters display and sell their paintings, photographs, quilted textiles, shimmering jewelry and glass works? Where you can stroll among the booths and listen to local musicians sing about the sea, catch a whiff of freshly baked brownies and cookies to be enjoyed with a cup of punch? Where are these sights, sounds, and flavors free for your pleasure?
The answer? At Georgetown's biennial Celebration of the Arts, to be held again this July 27 at The Mooring B&B. The concentration of artistic talent in Georgetown is impressive and its heady blend will delight all your senses. Visual arts will include drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and printmaking, along with handcrafted jewelry and wood art.
This event celebrates the artistic heritage of Georgetown, summer and year-round home of world –renowned artists such as Dahlov Ipcar, Mary Leonard, Marsden Hartley, Clarence White, F. Holland Day, Gaston Lachaise and Jason Schoener. Marguerite and William Zorach will be the featured artists this year, and some of their well-known Modernist work will be on display.
The Youth Pavilion will provide an opportunity for young artists to create and display their work. Each is invited to bring an item previously made to share and/or to create a new one right on the spot with materials provided. This will be a delightful experience for everyone in the family.
Recipe for a Perfect Maine Summer Day: Combine a trip to the Celebration of the Arts with a visit to the beach at Reid State Park.
Follow with your choice of local dining options that include fine dining inside at the Osprey or picnic tables outside the Georgetown Country Store, or harborside at the Five Islands Wharf lobster shack. Truly memorable.
Note: Light/moderate rain will not cancel this event though heavy rain will. For more information contact the sponsoring organization, The Georgetown Historical Society, at 371-9200 or log onto www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.org.
Volunteers are needed for more information contact: Cheryl Swift at email@example.com or John Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org