May 9th- a big day with two great events!
The All Species Parade
the what: The All Species Parade is held each spring to celebrate the diversity of natural species living on our planet, whether animal or plant, vegetable or mineral. The community is invited to join in this celebration by walking together bedecked and bedazzled as a natural species.
the what not: there are only a few guidelines to the parade: live animals should be left at home, only people powered vehicles are invited (motorized wheelchairs are the exception), and we ask there to be no messaging or slogans. Let your costume or puppet be your expression.
the time: The parade begins at 4:30 on the Brunswick town green. We will start to line up at 4:00 so that we can have a prompt start.
the route: from the town green, we will head towards the river on Maine Street, then take a right on Bank Street, another right on Federal Street, and a right again on School Street which will lead us back to the green. We will be able to parade on Maine Street but on the side streets, we are requested to stay on the sidewalks.
As the parade ends, the first ArtWalk of the season begins, and we invite you to make an evening of it! Many galleries and studios will be open and while Spindleworks will NOT be one of them this month, we will all be gathered at the end of Maine Street for our exhibit at Fort Andross:
What: On the Edge
Where: Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
When: Opening reception, 5-8pm May 9th. Show remains up through July
On the Edge is a companion exhibit to the parade, with this year’s focus on endangered species. The show will include work by Spindleworks artists as well as other artists from surrounding communities. As always, this is a fundraising exhibit and a percentage of sales will be donated to the Coastal Humane Society so come see and purchase some beautiful art, for all sorts of good reasons. If you would like to dine at Frontier, please contact them to make a reservation: 725-5222.