Enjoy small batch craft beer thoughtfully brewed with local ingredients and meet the artists from Running With Scissors Art Studios in the taproom at Belleflower during the RWS members exhibit opening on Friday, October 1st from 5-7pm!
RWS artists are diverse in their mediums, artistic goals, backgrounds, ages and experiences. This rich mix of experienced to experimental artists creates a culture of sharing, support and cross-pollination of ideas and work. RWS artists often work in several mediums and are supported by access to a wide variety of equipment, tools and information that the studios provide. Bringing together resources and community, RWS’s goal is to help artists reach their independent creative goals. The 6×6 exhibits are a way to share these diverse styles and talents in a more accessible and unifying format (where all work is 6″ x 6″ and up to 6″ deep).
On Saturday and Sunday the RWS art studios will be open for the public to wander over 16,000 sq. ft. of private and open-air studios and communal workspaces in the clay, print, wood, and paint studios at 250 Anderson Street from 10am – 5pm and 10am – 3pm. Don’t forget your mask!
These events are a part of Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses and events, and First Friday Art Walk (FFAW), a monthly self guided art studio, gallery and event tour held monthly at various locations around greater Portland. Belleflower Brewing and Running With Scissors are proud sponsors of MCW, which is produced by Maine Crafts Association in partnership with Maine Made. FFAW is put on by Creative Portland, the city’s arts agency.
Explore the life and work of craft artists and craft businesses during MCW! For more information visit mainecraftweekend.org and creativeportland.com and follow @rwsartstudios on Instagram.