Maine Edge advances 22nd HOPE Festival

The Maine Edge reported the 22nd HOPE Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center at the University of Maine. An organizational fair of more than 50 tables sponsored by progressive groups in Eastern Maine also will be part of the event, according to the article. The festival will focus on creativity — storytelling, art, poetry, puppets, sculpture and film — with activities for the whole family. UMaine art professor Constant Albertson and her art education students will give an illustrated presentation of their community art service project “Weaving a Story,” and will provide the opportunity for participants to help build a weaving, the article states. The HOPE Festival is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine and the Peace and Reconciliation Studies program at UMaine. WABI (Channel 5) also advanced the event.