Artwalk Gardiner takes place downtown on the first Friday of May, August, and December.
The mission of Artwalk Gardiner is to increase community awareness and appreciation of the visual arts, encourage familiarity among local artists and the general public, provide artists with a supportive network, and foster the creative economy through regular art exhibitions in the downtown of Gardiner.
Artwalk Gardiner formally began in the fall of 2005 by Artdogs Studios and a handful of artists in Gardiner Maine.
Gardiner artwalks have been traditionally held in the evenings as a collaboration among local merchants, Gardiner Main Street, and area artists. The event features art in exhibition spaces throughout the city. Both traditional (studios and galleries) and untraditional (active businesses and vacant storefronts) spaces are used.
You can start the artwalk at any venue you like. If you have not been to Gardiner before you may want to get directions to The Artdogs for your visit.
Artwalk Gardiner takes place in a two block Historic District featuring classic Greek-Revival and Late Victorian architecture in the heart of this cozy river town.
Established in 1758, Gardiner is listed on the National Register of Historic places. It is one of only a few intact riverfront downtowns left in Maine and has one of the state’s oldest performance halls, Johnson Hall Opera House (1864). It was also inspiration for Pulitzer prize winning poet Edward Arlington Robinson (1869–1935), has one of Maine's cutest libraries (1881) and is part of the largest coastal watershed in Maine.
Artists of all disciplines are invited to participate in both the planning and the events themselves. Artists wishing to join Artwalk Gardiner are asked to contribute $50.00 to be a part of all three scheduled events, or $35.00 for participation in two or less. The funds go to cover printing and publicity costs.
If you want to know more about Artwalk Gardiner or be on the mailing list, please direct your inquiries to The Artdogs at 207-582-6600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org