Wiscasset Art Walk, held on last Thursdays, is coming up again, Thursday, July 25th, and promises to be a summer evening chock-full of art appreciation, music (both in and out of doors), good food to eat, great fellowship and general conviviality in Maine's prettiest village!
Features of the July 25th Wiscasset Art Walk include an oil painting demonstration, twig artist Susy Perrine displaying her twig jewelry, special evening tours of the historic Nickels-Sortwell House, and family-friendly horse and wagon rides through the village by Woodfield Farm Wagon Rides. Plus, there will be an Alive on the River Concert on the Town Commons at 6pm by folk and blues artist, Lynn Deeves.
Ann and Rick Scanlan, owners of Sylvan Gallery on Main and Water Streets in Wiscasset, have arranged for a special Wiscasset Art Walk oil painting demonstration by Robert Noreika, a renowned artist and illustrator, and a popular instructor and lecturer throughout New England. This will be an informative demonstration in oil with Noreika painting a view of downtown Wiscasset from Sylvan Gallery’s large window.
Up the street, Art Walkers will find several shops and galleries open for the evening - one of which will display the fascinating twig art of Susy Perrine. Treats, specialty baked goods, wines and cheeses, will have a wine tasting for all to enjoy. Treats celebrates the finer things in life and especially those sourced from our local farms, breweries and cheese makers.
Art Walkers can also enjoy a special evening tour of the Nickels-Sortwell House. Built in 1807, the Nickels-Sortwell House is one of the nation's finest examples of high Federal-style architecture. and stepping inside is like stepping back in time; visitors can get a real sense of what Wiscasset was like over 200 years ago.
At the top of the hill, on the Town Commons, folk and blues artist Lynn Deeves will take the stage as part of the Alive on the River summer concert series. Deeves is a singer, songwriter who has been performing around New England her whole life. She mixes humor, spirituality and music to entertain all and she will have a full band backing her up. Art Walkers can see it all from the back of Linda Verney's horse drawn wagon, pulled by Bill and Bob, the sweet-tempered one-ton Belgian draft horses of Linda's new endeavor: Woodfield Farm Wagon Rides. Linda will be set up behind Red's Eats to give free wagon rides to Art Walkers (tips encouraged!). What better way to spend a summer evening in the Midcoast?