Wiscasset Art Walk Finale Promises a Delightful Fall Evening

Special Features with Local Edge Mark the September 28 Event

WISCASSET, MAINE – It may be the final Wiscasset Art Walk of the 2017 season, but unexpected happenings will make the evening fresh and fun!  Enjoy art, music, camaraderie, and food trucks on Thursday, September 28, 5-8pm throughout Wiscasset Village. 

Start your evening with a wine tasting at Treats, 80 Main St., and then step outside to Middle St. for fresh oysters, shucked just for you by O’Oysters. In the mood for something more savory? Try a Mexican specialty from Taco the Town just across the street. Wander the sidewalks and enter through the welcoming open doors of fine art galleries and specialty boutique shops.  Talk with gallery owners who will gladly introduce you to their art and shop owners who will help you make perfect gift selections.  Sip and munch while listening to superb music in the galleries played by master musicians Jonathan Waldo, on his hand-made classical guitar, and Suki Flanagan playing harp.

Be sure to stop into Trifles, 55 Main St., and ask proprietor Matthew Robinson to show you Oleg Konstantinov’s Articulated Animals, palm-sized creatures with moveable joints all hand made of sterling silver.  Breathtaking!

Be on the front end of a new Wiscasset tradition when you visit Moulinette, a shop of ‘Joyful Things’ at 60 Main St., and take part in the Village’s first Chief Chat.  From 6 to 8pm, Wiscasset’s Chief of Police, Jeffrey Lange, will meet and greet the neighborhood – community policing with an arts vibe!

The Wiscasset Art Walks’ final exhibition at Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water St., is all about Maine Narratives. The paintings of local artist Mat O’Donnell speak loudly and boldly and tell the stories of people living around us. The artist talks about his work at 6:30pm.

With the early darkness this month, S.H.E.D. Talk begins at 7:30pm on the Creamery Pier. Doublet Designs owners Mali Mrozinski and Jordan Gehman describe their collaborative process which results in ever-expanding creative ideas and projects. Doublet Design will close its inaugural season this weekend with a sale of featured wares.

The Wiscasset Art Walks are held on the last Thursday of June through September from 5 to 8pm; the September 28 event is the last of the 2017 season. FMI: Lucia Droby at ludroby@verizon.net, Violet Brandwein at 917-327-1449, or  www.wiscassetartwalk.org .

(Shucking photo by Roxanne Rollins.)