Bar Harbor First Friday Art Walk

Artist Russ D’Alessio at Bar Harbor Artwalk

The Downtown Arts Group in Bar Harbor is pleased to announce the final First Friday Art Walk of the 2012 season, from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. This dynamic event, new to Bar Harbor this season, showcases a wide variety of fine art and craft, with special events and refreshments at many participating galleries. New to the Art Walk for October is The Village Emporium on Cottage Street, featuring photographs by Michele LaBianca and a trunk show of jewelry and accessories by Maine Dock Designs.

Art Walk brings residents and visitors alike out for an evening to appreciate and celebrate the arts. Harborside Shakespeare Company will bring the performing arts to the event, presenting vignettes at locations all over town. “The energy and enthusiasm of the first two Art Walks was exhilarating, and we are expecting the finale to be even more exciting, with community-wide participation and support,” says Linda D’Alessio, co-coordinator of the event. Walking maps are available at participating shops, lodging establishments, and galleries and at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center on Main Street. For more information, call 351-5450.