Artwalk Gardiner began in 2005 as a collaboration of Artdogs Studios and a group of area artists. The event is held three times a year in May, August and December. The Artwalk simultaneously highlights a diverse range of original artwork and local downtown merchants in this historic New England riverfront community. Artists who do not have a studio or gallery space in the downtown are paired with local businesses for the evening. Music and special attractions are also part of most Artwalk evenings. The mission of Artwalk Gardiner is to increase community awareness and appreciation of the visual arts, encourage familiarity between local artists and the general public and foster the creative economy in the downtown of Gardiner.
Artwalk Gardiner takes place on the first Friday of May, August, and December, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
2017 dates include:
Map/brochure: Pick up a map at Artdogs Studios, 277 Water St, and Circling the Square Fine Art Press, 275 Water St, Gardiner or at any host venue.
Begin: Artdogs Studios, 277 Water St, Gardiner
while in town
The Historic District of downtown Gardiner is a tree-lined, two-block area of classic Greek Revival and Late Victorian architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, Gardiner hosts Johnson Hall Opera House (1864) and was inspiration for Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edward Arlington Robinson. Dining at the famous A1 Diner is always recommended as well as other excellent restaurants. Just outside downtown is the Gardiner waterfront along the Kennebec River and the playground and park in the Town Commons.
The Gardiner Exit is #49 or #51 on Interstate 295
The Gardiner Exit is #102 or #103 on Interstate 95
Gardiner also intersects with Highway 9, 24, 126 and 201.
Gardiner is 50 miles north of Portland, 7 miles south of Augusta and 25 miles east of Lewiston.
For more information about this artwalk please contact the event organizer: