KENNEBUNK – The Brick Store Museum is hosting its second annual Season of Giving Arts Sale through Friday, December 21. More than 25 artists, crafters, and makers of locally-crafted handmade items will be displaying their works for sale. Part of the Brick Store Museum’s mission is to celebrate current local arts and entrepreneurs. The Season of Giving Arts Sale serves as a “brick-and-mortar” pop-up shop for artists during the popular holiday season.
The Arts Sale is open anytime the museum is open (closed only Mondays), with a special Prelude evening shopping event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 7. Admission to the sale is free. More information can be found on the museum’s website, www.brickstoremuseum.org/events/seasonofgivingartssale, or at the museum’s front desk at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk. More than 25 regional artists have been juried into the sale, including Karen Gola Glass, Maven Custom Leather, Parrott Designs, Wishbone Jewelry, Kennebunk Basketry, Anne Gable Allaire, Judy Bullard, Anne Bertucci, and many more. Work includes paper art; paintings; jewelry; basketry; custom drawings; sculpture; fiber and textile works; photography and more.
Museum invites applications for Bauman Family Gallery
KENNEBUNK – In spring 2018, the Brick Store Museum opened a brand-new gallery space on its campus, the Bauman Family Gallery. The small gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary Maine artists. Artists are invited to submit an application to exhibit in the gallery for the 2019 schedule. Applications can be found on the Brick Store Museum’s website, www.brickstoremuseum.org.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Bauman Family Foundation, the museum continues founder Edith Barry’s legacy in highlighting local arts. In the 1950s and '60s, Barry offered art workshops and exhibitions in the Program Center space, which has now been overhauled to offer the small gallery to the community. Artists and arts organizations can apply to the museum to be considered by its Curate Committee for a 6-week exhibition in the space, which is open from May through December each year.
Artists in all media are invited to apply. For more information on the space, complete with measurements and photos of the gallery, artists are welcome to visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call (207)985-4802 to request information.