Rangeley Friends of the Arts gears up for live events this summer

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting live events this summer, including the Street Dance, Home Tour, Art in August, Plein Air Workshop and a full slate of gallery exhibitions.
The annual Street Dance will be held on Wednesday, July 15, and will feature JoJo and the Bro’s, Mike Blythe & Friends, and the ever-popular Scheherazade Middle Eastern Dance Troupe. it will be held in Lakeside Park this year to allow for greater social distancing.
The Home Tour will focus on Gardens this year and will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
Art in August, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, features fine art and crafters from around New England.
A Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Michael Vermette will be offered Aug. 11 to 14 and will feature instruction over four days. Visit rangeleyarts.org [1] and click on “Visual Arts” for complete information and registration form.
The Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, is open all summer, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a full roster of exhibits including artists Jud Pealer, Sonja Johnson, David Tibbetts, the Rangeley Angling Art Show and the Western Mountain Photography Show.
Movies and live theater are on hold until state restrictions are lifted. The RFA has some creative people with ideas for live events that can be put together on short notice, such as a one-act play festival and a story-telling event, and the Indie Film Series and first-run movies will return as soon as the state allows.
For the RFA’s complete schedule of events and programs, visit rangeleyarts.org.