Damariscotta-Newcastle ArtWalk is a free, self-guided walking/driving tour of art venues in Damariscotta and Newcastle. The ArtWalk takes place the third Friday of the month from 4 to 7 p.m., June through September.
The event promotes awareness of the diverse local arts groups; started by a small coalition of art connoisseurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders. There is an incredibly eclectic range of participants; including 22 sites of art/craft galleries, gift shops, nonprofits and restaurants. Some venues offer live music, some will have refreshment; all will have a welcoming, creative atmosphere.
Event updates can be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Damariscotta-Newcastle Art Walk
The Damariscotta-Newcastle Artwalk takes place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays.
2017 dates include:
Many of the venues are within walking distance downtown, several are a few minutes drive south on Rt. 1 and River Rd, Newcastle, north on Rt 1, just beyond Bus. Rt. 1B, or west on Rt. 130, Damariscotta.
You can pick up a brochure and map at many businesses in town.
Maps also available on Facebook www.facebook.com/twinvillagesdowntownalliance.
while in town
There are many wonderful hiking trails available, places to kayak and swim through as well as fine restaurants, the Lincoln Theater, and the Frances Perkins Center. (www.damariscottariver.org, www.pemaquidwatershed.org).
Follow Rt 130 to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Friends of Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site and many of our wonderful coastal communities; many fine antique shops along the way.
In October, come for Art Walk and see the giants pumpkins still on display from Pumpkinfest.
From the South: Follow 95 North to 295 North. Get off 295 North at Exit 28 (Brunswick). Pick up Route 1 in Brunswick and follow for about 25 miles to Wiscasset.
From Wiscasset, stay on Route 1 north for another 8 miles; Look for yellow ArtWalk flags; and then take a right on to Route 1 Bypass into Damariscotta and Newcastle Villages looking for lots more yellow ArtWalk flags.
From the North:Take 95 south to Augusta, Exit 112. From the Exit, take a left on to 27 East. Follow Route 27 until it intersects with Route 1 in Wiscasset (25 miles). From Wiscasset, stay on Route 1 north for another 8 miles; Look for yellow ArtWalk flags and then take a right on to Route 1 Bypass into Damariscotta and Newcastle Villages looking for lots more yellow ArtWalk flags.
From the East: Follow Rt. 1 south, turning slight left onto Bus. Rt. 1 as approaching Damariscotta. Look for the yellow ArtWalk flags, starting at that intersection.
For more information about this artwalk please contact the event organizer: