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Downtown Bangor ARTober Kick-Off Event*
October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ARTober Kick-Off Event *coincides with the Bangor ArtWalk
Bangor Arts Exchange
193 Exchange Street, Bangor
5-8 pm, Friday, October 6
The kick-off event will be held in the new Bangor Arts Exchange (BAE) building and will be the public debut of this exciting new space. A great deal of foot traffic is expected because of the excitement about this significant downtown development and since the kick-off will coincide with the ARTwalk in downtown Bangor. There will be a free reception and performances at the Bangor Arts Exchange, including student art, cultural, and/or humanities work.
The ARTober kick-off will occur simultaneously with the Downtown Bangor ArtWalk. The ArtWalk event is quite extensive and includes a free reception and tour at the UMaine Museum of Art (40 Harlow St.).
Don’t want to drive? Please join the free UMaine bus trip from campus to the ARTober kick-off event and the Downtown Bangor ArtWalk. The first-come, first-served bus will leave from the Collins Center for the Arts parking lot at 4:30 pm and return to that location at about 8:15 p.m. The bus attendees can attend the free reception and performances at the Bangor Arts Exchange, free reception and tour at the UMaine Museum of Art, and have time to explore on their own. This trip is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, and the CLAS Advising Office.
ARTober was founded in 2015 when the City of Bangor declared it “The Month of the Arts” with the goal of having October dedicated to celebrating arts and creative culture throughout Bangor.
ARTober 2017 Co-Sponsors and Organizers
McGillicuddy Humanities Center, University of Maine, Orono
Eastern Maine Community College
University of Maine, Augusta-Bangor
City of Bangor Commission on Cultural Development.