FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery will host its second annual Water Bear Confabulum from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the alleys between Broadway and Maine Street.

The free event is an alternative arts festival and series of events that celebrate diverse artistic and community voices.

Special guest artists include: Veronica Cross and Joshua DeMello, videoists; Pamela Johnson and Nicole Phillips, artists; Katrazyna Randall, UMF associate professor of art, and Wally Warren with combined-media sculptures and gamelans; and Steven Pane, UMF professor of music, with a piano performance of Chopin beamed over from University of Maine at Farmington’s Nordica Auditorium.

Their work will be staged in the main alleys, with video screening areas behind the 3-D Games and Kjus USA Skiwear business locations. Community artists and musicians are welcome to add their work to the exhibitions in the alleyways.

A Trick-or-Treat Trail will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Broadway and Main St., a Children’s Wheat Paste Workshop from 3-5 p.m. in the alley next to The Homestead, and a Mainer’s photo project from 3-6 p.m. on Java Joe’s north wall.

Drawing materials will be supplied for anyone wanting to wheat paste their creations onto the Homestead wall.

For more information, email Sarah Maline, director of UMF Art Gallery, at [email protected] or visit

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