Outdoor Art Fair part of Hallowellness Day Celebration Sunday, June 26

The Hallowell Area Board of Trade and the Kennebec Valley Art Association are pleased to present a family-friendly day filled with community, nature, art and well being at our 4th annual downtown Hallowellness Day Celebration on the Kennebec River. On SUNDAY this year, June 26th from 11am-4pm, you can visit with health and wellness practitioners and organizations, as well as our “green scene” environmental businesses and community nonprofits, who will have information, displays and demos.

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Also taking place will be a KVAA-sponsored show and sale by local artists and artisans, displaying an eclectic range of works from origami to lampshades to assemblage– against the gorgeous natural backdrop of river, grass and sky.

Participating Artists and Artisans include:

• Nancy McGinnis – communicado!
• Jayne Hick – Sweet Jayne Handmade
• Central Maine Clay Artists
• Peggy Cope Mascher
• Pichet Sibunreung – littlenightlion gallery & studio
• Rob Sherman – Robert J. Sherman, AIA
• Mary Becker Weiss – Corniche
• Debby Olken – Pearly Stone Designs
• Eleanor Browder – elneldesigns
• Robin Miller – Cloud 8 Artwork
• Nan Bell & friends
• Ed Ricciardi – Here and Away Photography
• Ken Linaberry – Fenix Rising
• Ernest DeRaps – Pigment Art

You can even to plan to come by bike or foot– the event is just off the Kennebec River Rail Trail. The talented Rob Sherman and his Stone Quarry Band will provide a riverside serenade of eclectic musical selections from 12:30 to 3:30pm, under his unique ‘tarpitecture‘ canopy. Kids of all ages will enjoy creating a collaborative community sculpture at nearby Hallowell Clay Works, 134 Water Street.

While you’re in town for the Hallowellness festival, also on Sunday afternoon, friends and neighbors of much-loved, longtime Hallowell resident Kathy Waller have planned a fundraiser gathering on her behalf. From 2-6pm at Easy Street Lounge at 7 Front Street, there will be live music, food and a benefit auction to help Waller with medical and other expenses that have accumulated as a result of her serious illness. Original artwork and other unique items, as well as gift certificates from local businesses, may be previewed beginning at 2pm, until the live auction starts at 3pm. For more details, or to donate, please call 441-5306 or 215-2238.

And the social activities continue into the evening in the little city on the riverbank. Don’t miss the “Art in the Garden’ library benefit art show, featuring works by local artists created on the premises of Jane Shain’s gardens at The Maine Accent. The show, which runs through July, opens at Slates Restaurant on Sunday evening from 6 to 8pm, with light refreshments and a cash bar.

For more information about Hallowellness Day, please visit www.hallowell.org or call 620-7477.