Up Coming Events
Mahoosuc Skye Celtic Series
June 18, July 2, 16, Aug 13, 27
The most sensational international Celtic acts will be hitting the stage at Bingham Hall in Bethel in between stops at the Milwaukee Irish Fest and the Celtic Colours International Festival in Nova Scoita. Their final stop will be at the Crossroads International Celtic Festival right here in Western Maine:
Bethel Art Fair & Bethel Inn Resort 100th Gala
July 4- 6
Fireworks, Artwalk, Fair Fair, Car Show & 100 Years of Fashions extravaganza!
Fashion Show Call to the community!
Do you have an interest in 100 years of Western Maine fashions? The Mahoosuc Arts Council needs you. The council and Bethel Inn Resort have teamed up to celebrate the inn’s 100th anniversary with a “Ten Decades of Fashions” show in July. But we need to gather items first. We need things like flapper wedding dresses, leather waders, fish-basket back packs, ball gowns, go-go boots, platform shoes, bell bottoms, huge shoulder pads, vamp tailoring, Art Deco handbags, 70’s golf caps and much more.
A free community Show and Tell, will be held this Friday, June 14 from 6 to 8 PM at the Bingham Hall, 45 Church St., at Gould Academy. If you have men’s or women’s clothing and accessories that represent one of the decades of the past 100 years, please come show and tell all about it; just like in elementary school. Your items may be selected for modeling at the show. We would also like to see your vintage golf and fishing gear, ladies hats and gloves, accessories like perfume bottles and handbags too. We are building an exhibit of vintage items which will be on display at the fashion show.
Car Parade and Show Call to Community!
We are inviting auto enthusiasts and clubs who have vehicles that have been restored, modified or are in original condition, representing a decade in the past century to apply for the show.
A total of nine Ribbons will be awarded. Five will go to entries representing 1913-1933; 1933-1953; 1953-1973; 1973- 1993; 1993-2013. There will be three $50 ribbons awarded to: Best Original, Best Modified, Best Restored. A $100 Sponsor’s choice ribbon will also be awarded.
Parade will go the length of Maine Street ending with cars parking around the Bethel Common for the auto show where the 24th Annual Bethel Art Fair will be taking place.
Ribbon winners will be parked on the lawn of the Bethel Inn until 8 PM for the gala fashion show “Ten Decades of Western Maine Styles” at the Inn featuring 100 years of fashions. Several award winners will be selected for photos with models in period clothing that matches your entry.
Only 50 vehicles will be accepted. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Application cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the 501(c)3 nonprofit Mahoosuc Arts Council. Entrants will receive four tickets ($60 value) to any 2013-14 Mahoosuc Arts Council performances upon check in at the Parade line-up on Railroad Street. CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION
10th Anual ARTirondack Auction
Mollyocket Day, July 20, 4PM at the Bethel Common
6 exquisitely designed chairs handcrafted by Reggie Brown and painted by Western Maine Artists, auctioned to raise funding for arts education.
Featuring this chair collaboration below between renowned artist Arla Patch and James Eric Francis Sr., Tribal Historian Penobscot Nation, depicting never-before shared images of Wabanaki art and culture. Proceeds from the auction of this chair will be split 50/50 between the Mahoosuc Arts Council and the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Project. A reserve is set at $1,000. Left bids and phone bids will be accepted.