A documentary from a local filmmaker about the creative community in Gardiner is premiering Friday night at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center.

The 80-minute film, “Creating Gardiner,” features interviews with artists and clips of performances in the city.

Filmmaker Lee Arnott, of Sweet Thunder Productions, who has been living in Gardiner since 2013, began filming in March last year and focused on eight artists in Gardiner to give a snapshot of the local creative community, according to a news release from the production company.

“I think people will be really surprised by the diversity of artists in Gardiner and the excellence of their work,” Arnott said in the release.

Artists in the film include dancer Rachel Waterbury, painter Matt Demers, photographer Allison McKeen, sculptor Nicolas Genovese, singer Maggie Coffin, painter Nancy Barron, chef Mike Flynn and painter John Carnes.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at Johnson Hall in downtown Gardiner. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at Johnson Hall or through the organization’s website.

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