Blues Festival gets artful touch

“Blues Boogie” drumhead by Susan Tobey White

The North Atlantic Blues Festival turns 20 this July 13 & 14 and co-founder Paul Benjamin has found a way to commemorate the milestone. Paul has put 15 Fender guitars and five drum heads into the hands of local artists who will turn them into one-of-a-kind objects d’art. They will be on view at the First Friday Art Walk in Rockland on July 5, and also at the North Atlantic Blues Festival July 13 & 14 in Harbor Park Rockland Maine. For more information visit