Summer gala, after party set for CMCA

Aug 05, 2017

Rockland — Everyone is invited to dance the night away at the Night Stories After Party, following the Center for Maine Contemporary Art's Summer Gala, Friday, Aug. 18, from 9 to 11 p.m.

CMCA's courtyard at 21 Winter St. will come alive with dance music by DJ Owen Cartwright, cash bar by Trillium Caterers, ice cream truck by Stone Fox Farm Creamery, a fire pit to gather around, sparklers and more. Tickets are $12, $10 for CMCA members, available online at or the evening of the event.

The CMCA Summer Gala is the art center’s most important fundraising event, offering an exceptional evening of food, drinks, fun and art. All proceeds provide essential support for CMCA's exhibitions and programs including ArtLab, CMCA’s signature hands-on education program for all ages. This year's Summer Gala honors the opening of “Linden Fredrick | Night Stories” a collaboration between the artist and 15 award-winning authors. Festivities include a moveable feast and cocktails by Trillium Caterers, oyster bar by Otter Cove Farm, silent auction, live music and entertainment.

Gala tickets are $250, $225 for CMCA, and include entry to the After Party. Major media sponsor is Maine Home + Design magazine. In addition, to benefit CMCA, Belfast artist Frederick and Forum Gallery have donated his framed painting “Midnight,” a 2009 oil on panel valued at $5,500, to be raffled at the gala. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 100 will be sold. Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling 701-5005. Raffle ticket holders do not need to attend the event or be present to win.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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