Special presentation of I Dream the Colors


What: I Dream the Colors
When: October 3rd: Evening Star Cinema 149 Maine St Brunswick 10:30am,
Pathway Vineyard Church 2 Columbus Dr Brunswick 2pm

October 4th: Frontier Cinema 14 Maine St Fort Andross Brunswick 6pm

Independence Association is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special presentation of I Dream the Colors: The Artists of Spindleworks.  Photographed over two years, the film focuses on the artists of Spindleworks and their astonishing creativity.

“Most importantly, it is the story of their abilities rather than their disabilities.”-filmmaker Bill Kunitz

We are delighted to bring you this special presentation which features our artists at work in the studios, our mentors guiding the creative process, and the community collaboration that makes Spindleworks such an amazing place.

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Join us in our Magic Garden for a special evening!


What: Magic Garden
When: opening July 8, 2016, 5-8pm exhibit runs August 31stth
Where: Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln Street Brunswick

Spindleworks is celebrating summer right with Magic Garden! This exhibit expands the walls of our beautiful gallery at Lincoln Street by extending into our outdoor garden filled with music, food, and fun! Join us on July 8th with the amazing local band the Leopard Girls as we invite the public into this free event. Bring a friend, bring something to share, and explore the art of Spindleworks. The Spindleworks’ What Not Gallery will be filled with the color and life of summer with a selection of garden themed art for this show. Visitors will have the opportunity to browse the Spindleworks gallery and store during the scheduled Friday Night Artwalk!

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Come see First Hand!


Join us for “First Hand” and experience a unique selection from Spindleworks Opening April 8th 5-8pm, April 8th-May 6th at Continuum for Creativity 863 Main St. Westbrook, Maine

“First Hand” is a telling of unique perspectives through each artist’s individual approach to creating.  The work includes the meticulous fractal line drawing of Melissa Capuano, a large free form painting by Mitch Pfeifle, and the fluid painting style of Terri Snape, and many others.  We would love for you to join us on April 8th for the opening from 5-8pm at Continuum for Creativity 863 Main St. in Westbrook. Continuum for Creativity is a space for workshops, classes, meetings and performance on Main St. in Westbrook established by Mary Brooking.  Spindleworks is a non-profit art center for adults with disabilities and a program of the Independence Association of Brunswick Maine, whose mission is to help children and adults with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives in their chosen community.  For more information please contact Spindleworks Associate Director Brian Braley bbraley@iaofmaine or (207)725-8820

Show your love with Pink Crush


When:  February 1st -29th Dance Party/ Opening February 11th 10:30-12:00
Where: Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Meeting Room 23 Pleasant St Brunswick, Maine 04011

Love is in the air and on the walls of the Curtis Memorial Library; during February Spindleworks artists continue their obsession with all things pink. “Pink Crush” will feature a variety of items on this theme including an Jeanette Baribeau  installation of collected imagery painstakingly cut out and displayed in an orderly fashion.  This grouping of art represents the things we are passionate about: true love, flowers, birds, hearts, color, birthdays, and clothes. read more →

A New Year’s Reflection


We just wrapped up another amazing year here at Spindleworks!  This year saw the creation of large scale sculpture installations from the woodshop, collaborative totem poles from the pottery studio, and miles of colorful warps on the looms. The artists came together to create a coral reef float for the All Species Parade; and our fashion designers collaborated to make a golden and glittering Pegasus costume for the community Altered Couture Contest. Our writers stepped up for a community Open Mike Night at the library to celebrate Poetry Month, our actors returned to the stage for a spring production at The Theater Project, “The Color on the Leaves”, and our faithful group of artists continued to work with the 1st and 2nd graders each week at the Coffin school. Individual artists also had success this year; Kevin Babine and Micah Webbert both had solo shows, and Anna McDougal took a stand in Augusta against LD 1236, a proposed bill that would limit the opportunities to provide input on changes that impact the services she and others with disabilities receive. read more →