New art market opens at Waterfall Arts

Jun 02, 2012
Some of the art wares to be offered at WAWA@WA are, top to bottom, footed ceramic cups by Bill Davis, sea glass pendants by Sarah Gordon and felted scarves by Rose Whitehead.

Belfast — Waldo Art Ware Alliance, in collaboration with Waterfall Arts, will open to the public during the Belfast Farmer’s Market starting Friday, June 8.

This rotating alliance of artists will be setting up and selling their wares on at Waterfall Arts Center, 256 High St., during the Belfast Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month. There will be no art market on First Fridays, when the Farmer’s Market is downtown for its monthly Main Street Festival.

Waldo Art Ware Alliance is a local nonprofit group working with and in Waterfall Arts, to establish a juried, local art market for regional artists who have beautiful, handmade practical art wares to sell to the public. Some of the first artists to be featured are Rose Whitehead, Sue Reed, Marion Brown, Carl Swain, Helena Datura, Jeannette Micoleau, Sarah Gordon, Paul Jurutka and award-winning children’s songwriter and musician Amy Robbins-Wilson, who also will perform.

Kelly Kelsey-Davis and partner Bill Davis will be on hand to coordinate the Friday markets. To reach the Davises and for more information on the alliance, as well as links to participating artists, visit the new website at waldoartwarealliance.org or send email to waldoartwarealliance@gmail.com. There still are dates open this summer and artists interested in selling may contact WAWA@WA through the website. The Waldo Art Ware Alliance also has a Facebook page.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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