Full-scale Wiscasset Art Walk to return June 24

Wiscasset Art Walk — a summertime celebration of art, music, performance and community, entering its ninth year — returns this month in full force with the participation of village galleries, shops, and restaurants.

The village becomes a festival with sidewalk activities, community art projects, and special features.

Art Walks are held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. Participant sites are marked with colorful streamers, touring maps are available throughout the village, and there’s plenty of free parking.

Those ubiquitous orange barrels of 2019, indicators of the multi-year Maine Department of Transportation

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Green Box Arts Festival offers weeks of music, dance, art, film in Colorado mountain town | Arts & Entertainment

Picture it: You and your favorite people exploring a sweet and shady tiny mountain town while being immersed in arts and culture.

You have only a short, 15-mile drive to make that vision a reality.

The Green Box Arts Festival is back in Green Mountain Falls, after the pandemic decimated most of its annual events last summer. And this year’s event clocks in at three weeks, much bigger than its heretofore 10-day schedule. There are dozens of activities to choose from, including arts camps for kids, concerts by The Reminders and Collective Groove, Sunday Sing-alongs with Colorado Springs Conservatory, ArtDesk

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South Shore artists, music students create video blending art forms

A natural synergy exists between art and music. Splashes of color and content mixed with the sound of music and meter provide a rich texture of beauty that is hard find elsewhere in this busy workaday world. The fusion of the two often adds elegance and purpose to the drudgery of everyday life.

The South Shore Youth Conservatory Orchestra and Inky Hands Print Studio and Gallery in Plymouth sought to bring some of that splendor to people. The two worked together to combine art and music into a video of hues and sound to soothe the soul.

Kat LiBretto and Elijah Langille worked together to create a video combining art and music to soothe the soul.

This virtual art

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Jones new Clara Hearne director; art, music teachers get grants

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler and the board of trustees announced several personnel changes following Tuesday night’s meeting.  

Manning Elementary Assistant Principal Tonya Jones was named the new Clara Hearne Pre-K Center Director.  

Jones, who has been with the district since 2017, will begin in her new role August 1. 

“It’s been an honor to work alongside (Manning principal Lauren) Hinnant and the staff of Manning Elementary and I look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead as the director of the Clara Hearne Pre-K Center.”

Said Jones: “I am excited for the opportunity to lead and

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Umbrella Alley becomes focal point of downtown Louisville art, music

LOUISVILLE — Umbrella Alley in downtown Louisville has blossomed, with visitors from near and far traveling to the color-rich spectacle.

At 180 feet long and 20 feet wide, the space is a focal point for many downtown events, including a weekend public celebration July 3-5 featuring music, food and artists from the Ohio Chalk Art Guild.

Unveiled in May 2020, Umbrella Alley has served as a model for some other communities.

On a recent afternoon, with sunshine beaming through slivers of open space among vividly-hued umbrellas hanging high above, four Louisville High School graduates — Rick Guiley, Raeann Guiley, David

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Top things to do in St. Augustine: Juneteenth celebration, art, music

This weekend is Father’s Day, and there’s a lot to do in the St. Augustine area, aside from the usual attraction of the beaches. This is also the time to honor the end of slavery at the Juneteenth Celebration, and later this week you can take in a concert, look at some art or learn about shore birds.

Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom

Why is Juneteenth important? It recognizes the date, June 19, 1865, when slaves in Texas were finally emancipated. The Celebration of Freedom takes place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 19, starting at 2 p.m., with

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