“This afternoon I’m looking forward to welcoming University of Maine students coming to Bangor today for the Bangor artwalk which is a collaborative of several arts and cultural entites in Bangor,” said Bangor City Councilman Joe Baldacci.
A free bus ride from the University of Maine campus to Bangor will be offered to students Friday, Sept. 13 to attend the fall Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative Art Walk.
A Cyr Bus will be available to board in front of the Collins Center for the Arts on campus at 4:30 p.m. with a departure time of 4:45 p.m. Students will arrive at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor around 5:15 p.m. for a reception, orientation and welcome from various speakers, including MFA graduate student Siglinde Langholz, who has an art installation at the museum, and Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci.
Students are invited to explore the museum, art studios, shops and restaurants in downtown Bangor before Director and Curator George Kinghorn at the University of Maine Museum of Art presents an overview of the museum at at 6:30 p.m.
The bus will be available to board at 7:15 p.m. in the Harlow Street parking lot outside the upper-level of the UMMA, or nearby as street parking permits, and will leave Bangor at 7:30 p.m. to return to campus.
The trip is being organized by Liam Riordan, a University of Maine Humanities Initiative Advisory Board member and associate professor of history, and is made possible by campus funds provided by Robert Dana, vice president of student affairs.
More than 40 UMaine students are expected to participate.
Bangor High School art students and participants in the University of Maine Museum of Art’s Young Curators program, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of an art museum to youth ages 11-17, are also invited to attend the events.
“An exciting cross-section of students from middle school through graduate school should be present,” Riordan says. “And they should have a great time exploring downtown Bangor and its vibrant arts scene.”