J. Anthony Fiori at Art Walk LA.

LA Arts will present Art Walk LA from 5 to 8 p.m. June 30. The public is invited to enjoy this free family-friendly event.

Art Walk LA turns Lewiston’s downtown into a bustling arts district, converting outdoor plazas, sidewalks and more than 30 businesses and storefronts into lively art galleries and performance spaces. This early evening event showcases the talent of artisans and musicians and brings people of all ages together for some summer fun. Visitors are encouraged to stop by any of downtown Lewiston’s amazing restaurants for a bite to eat and enjoy an evening stroll filled with arts experiences, music, kids’ activities and special surprises. An Art Walk LA map of participating venues is available at www.laarts.org/artwalk.

The June Art Walk LA will be anchored by an opening reception of new and recent works by Boston-based artist Michele Lauriat from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LA Arts Gallery. With a close, personal connection to the Maine landscape, the exhibition will feature works inspired by the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells.

Chicks with Sticks will be at this year’s Art Walk LA.

Along the festive walk, visitors can enjoy the booming sounds of Chicks with Sticks and mini lessons with Aerial Jade, as well as these other activities:

· Gritty McDuff’s Windows, 68 Main Street (Auburn): Kristen Phillips Photography

· Wicked Illustrations, 140 Canal St.: Kim Valladares and Corrina Tancrede

· Trinity Church, 247 Bates St.: John Smedley

· Blue Jay Coffee, 189 Main St., Lewiston: Alicia Phelps

· Maine MILL, 35 Canal St.: Zumba dance party with Susan Sinnet

· MEDco, 40 Lisbon St.: Krista Lord

· Bear Bones, 43 Lisbon St.: Bridget McAlonan

· The Vault, 84 Lisbon St.: Darcy Duda and enjoy Free Friday Wine Tasting

· Co-Lab Creates, 86 Lisbon St.: Larissa Davis

· Androscoggin Historical Society, 93 Lisbon St.: Period Doll Collection

· Obscura Café & Drinkery, 108 Lisbon St.: Jules Muzyka. Caricature artist J. Anthony Fiori will be on the sidewalk outside of Obscura

· Quiet City Books, 124 Lisbon St.: Lynne Hazelton

· Downtown Handmade, 178 Lisbon St., 2nd floor: Sheri Withers Hollenbeck

· Forage, 180 Lisbon St.: Deanna Ehrhardt

· Busking and Studio Tour, 191 Lisbon St.: Amy Stacey Curtis

· Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St.: “I Wish My Teacher Knew”

· Munka Studio, 221 Lisbon St.: “Yellow” Exhibit

· Wicked Wing Alley (next to Mother India), 140 Canal St.: Wicked Wings Block Party and Art Van

Artists, artisans and performers are encouraged to participate in future Art Walks by registering at www.laarts.org/artwalk.

Learn more at www.laarts.org.

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