December’s First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Presque Isle
Main Street in Presque Isle will be bustling again tonight for December's First Friday Art Walk. Here's a list of the participating shops and galleries:
Hand Me Down Antiques - 477 Main Street
Stop in to Hand Me Down Antiques for some festive fiddle music with “George & Friends Fiddlers” and check out the live or “freeze” mannequin display. While you’re there, shop for your one-of-a-kind treasures and holiday gifts. They’ve got a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of history.
Morning Star Art & Framing - 422 Main Street
The artist of the month for November at Morning Star Art & Framing is Demerese Montgomery, a photographer and aspiring painter who studied Fine Arts at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Stop in to view or purchase Demerese’s work while enjoying Peter Parker and the gang play music. Extended hours for the Art Walk are 6 – 9 pm Friday.
Copper’s Lounge - Northeastland Hotel - 436 Main St
For December’s First Friday, Copper’s Lounge will feature the musical talents of Travis Cyr. Travis is a genuine reflection of the land he lives and has created a musical genre that is his own. He’ll be playing from 6 – 8 pm.
Reed Gallery - UMPI - 181 Main Street
The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery will present The Robot, The Rooster, The Red Dress, and The Blue Indian by Jme Smith. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m. Smith is a local artist living in Caribou. His show is the third set of his four set series inspired by toys. Children of ALL ages are welcome!
Catholic Charities - 11 Davis Street
Catholic Charities opens their doors with live music on the First Friday of December. Check out what they have to offer, and get a great deal too!
Star City Coffee - 483 Main Street
Star City has not announced their First Friday artist, but don’t let that stop you from dropping in. While you’re there, check out their amazing menu, relax on their comfy couch and enjoy a mocha.
The Connection - Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center - 116 Main St
Stop in to the comfortable lounge and check out the three featured local artists they’re serving up. While you’re there, grab a drink and sit back and relax or play a friendly game of pool.
The Whole Potato Café & Commons - 428 Main Street
The Whole Potato presents Lanette Virtanen, a photographer who recently graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Stop in to show your support and make sure to enjoy some amazing, County-grown food!
Wintergreen Arts Center - 149 State Street
This month, Wintergreen Arts Center is pleased to present TEXTURE, a showcase of never-before-seen artwork by David K. Small. Light refreshments will be served, and live music will be provided by PIBQ, Presque Isle Bossa Quartet. They are a group of musicians playing jazz with a Latin flair, and they love the Blues.
KMH Music - 412 Main Street
KMH is hosting a simple gathering to enjoy the oratory presentation of poems, writings and storytelling. Anyone is welcome to read something they've been working on, read a poem, or tell a funny story. They encourage the presentation of original material, but you may share your favorite piece by someone else, as long as you make it clear who the originator is. Bring your own chair and your own coffee hang out, have a laugh, have a cry. Enjoy one of the best things about being human: expression.
Thanks to the Central Aroostook Area Chamber of Commerce for compiling the information on the First Friday Art Walk.