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Village Canoe Community Art Project

December 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Belfast Free Library will host Chris Battaglia for the first in a series of community conversations about upcoming art project, The Village Canoe, at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 18 in the Abbott Room.

The Village Canoe is an immersive, outdoor, floating artist residency and exhibition. Structured as an expedition, the residence will take place from a 30 foot voyageur canoe, inviting through an open call up to six participants to paddle, camp, and make art along the Maine coast and/or rivers on the interior. At the culmination of the trip, artists will host a temporary, free, public, and interactive pop-up exhibition of the work produced during the residency. The show will take place outdoors, with hopes of being on Belfast’s waterfront green space, in a movable bow-roof structure.

Chris Battaglia spent six weeks paddling and documenting the Lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico on a canoe expedition in 2017, and is building the team necessary to float The Village Canoe in 2019.

The goal of the conversation is to find those in the Midcoast interested to help generate conversation and ideas around community, art, programming, Maine’s ecology, marketing, and fundraising.

For more information please  contact chris@villagevitals.com or call the Belfast Free Library at 207-338- 3884 ext.10.



December 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Abbott Room