CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual Sugarloaf Art Show, sponsored by UpCountry Artists, will be Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Sugarloaf Base Lodge.
The show, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. both days, ending at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.
Held every year in conjunction with Skier’s Homecoming at Sugarloaf Ski Resort, this year’s show features the work of more than 60 Maine artists, including fine oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor painters, wire, wood and stone sculptors, jewelry designers, one of a kind furniture makers, as well as a variety of unique and finely handcrafted gifts from Maine crafters.
The weekend events will also feature art workshops for children (also sponsored by UCA), chairlift rides, pumpkin carving, the Sugarloaf Uphill Climb, music at the base lodge, and hiking and biking throughout the valley. Restaurants are open, and lodging is available. With members throughout Maine, UpCountry Artists is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to encourage, support, educate artists, and develop public awareness of the arts in western Maine.
A percentage of the money raised from artist’s sales at the Sugarloaf Art Show helps UCA raise money for scholarships given annually to two local high school graduates preparing to study art or a related field.
For more information about UCA and the scholarship program, please visit www.UpcountryArtists.org.
For more information, visit www.upcountryartists.com.
PHOTO: Art by Jeffrey Seaberg, one of many to be featured at the Sugarloaf Art Show Oct. 12, 13. (Submitted photo)