GARDINER — The Gardiner ArtWalk is set for 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, downtown. This free community event will feature original artwork by dozens of area artists as well as live music, refreshments, art demonstrations, children’s activities and more.

Hundreds of unique works of art ranging from paintings, drawings, fine art prints and photography to textiles, sculpture, jewelry and ceramics will be available for sale in artists’ studios, galleries, shops and other venues throughout downtown.

Individuals and groups of artists including the Artdogs, Circling the Square Fine Art Press, SpinOff Studio, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gardiner will share their creations.

There will be artists’ demonstrations, children’s activities, free refreshments and live music. SpinOff Studio will sponsor an all-ages dance party with disc jockey Haunt in their garden space, and local artists Matt Demers and Allison McKeen will host an after-party for participating artists and their guests at their Water Street studio loft later in the evening.

ArtWalk Gardiner is sponsored and supported by many local businesses, including those that will be hosting artists for the evening. We hope you will join us for this lively celebration of art in our community.

For more information, email [email protected].