Kate, Sheri, Melanie and Grayling at the annual UMVA-LA Fundraiser, The Harvest Masqeurade Ball at the agora.
Public Sidewalk Art
The city of Lewiston let us paint on the sidewalks! Thank you to Misty Parker, Sheri Hollenbeck and City Council for helping us with the process. Sponsored by 10 businesses 10 Artists painted murals up and down Lisbon St. in Lewiston.
Stay tuned for more public art!
Sheri, painting in the Downtown Lewiston Art District.
*Centrevill Garage- Painted by Melanie Therrien assisted by Cory Tancrede. Sponsored by Healthy Androscoggin.
*Behind Mother India - Painted By Sheri Hollenbeck and Alexandra Hood. Sponsored by Build Maine.
*Rainbow Bike - Painted by Melanie Therrien. Sponsored by Wicked Illustrations.
In the Community - Union of Maine Visual Artists LA Chapter
UMVA -LA curates the Gritty's Art and Ale window in Auburn. We feature bi-monthly or monthly artists.
If you are an artist interested in displaying your work email email@example.com
Left-Artist and active community member Kris Lachapelle.
Creative Crosswalks in Lewiston!
Started by LA Arts and 9 months in the making several individuals and groups came together to make this happen. Alan Manion came to consult on the project and met with Melanie Therrien, Misty Parker, Sheri Hollenbeck and Tyson Pease to help make this project happen. With the approval of city council and the work of our awesome Public Works department to get it painted Mr. Simmones now has some cool art in front of his iconic hot dog business.
Look out for more creative crosswalks!
Park and Spruce near Police Station
Park St. near Public Theatre
Oak and Bates near Fire Station
L_R At Z105-5 The Breakfast Club - Melanie Therrien and Grayling Cunningham, Co Chairs of UMVA-LA. Sheri Hollenbeck - Treasurer
Melanie, Grayling and Kate doing art research in NY.
UMVA-LA is collaborating with LA Arts on the Community Galleries Project that connects artists with local organizations to promote healing and wellness.
Access to each gallery is at the discretion of our host organizations so please check before planning a visit.
If you are an artist looking to join this project email LA Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 782-7228.
Left - Mary, Owner of Kimball Street Studios and Chair of LA Arts.
30 City Issues in which the arts play an active roll. Americans for the Arts.
Painted Fire Hydrants
Artists from the Downtown Lewiston Art District and Union of Maine Visual Artists volunteered their time and talent to paint fire hydrants on Lisbon St. in Lewiston.
This was approved by the city.
Color coding for water flow is not a system used in the city of Lewiston.
*27 Lisbon St. Turtles by Cory Tancrede of Wicked Illustrations
*199 Lisbon St. Octopus by Sheri Hollenbeck of The Hive and Downtown Handmade and Vintage
*297 Lisbon St. Koi fish by Melanie Therrien of Wicked Illustrations
*Dog Fire Hydrant by Grayling Cunningham of The Studio.
*Fire Hydrant by the Public Theatre by Melanie Therrien of Wicked Illustrations.