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7/18/2016 - City of Bangor extends deadline for submissions for ARTober

City of Bangor extends deadline for submissions for ARTober, the month of the arts in Bangor


 Contact:   Zeth Lundy, Downtown Coordinator & Cultural Liaison

                  (207) 992-4234

Bangor, Maine - The City of Bangor's Commission on Cultural Development announced in May the second annual ARTober: The City of Bangor's Month of the Arts, set this year for October 1-31, 2016, in locations throughout Bangor.

The deadline to submit an arts or cultural event happening in Bangor during the month of October to be included in the celebration has been extended to 4 P.M., FRIDAY, AUGUST 12.  
A submission form is available online and via  Organizations and individuals that submit events will be contacted at a later date for more complete information on their event.

Last year's inaugural ARTober hosted more than 90 events drawing thousands of participants, from organizations and individuals ranging from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Penobscot Theatre Company to the Maine Writers and Publisher's Alliance and River City Cinema, as well as individual artists and musicians. All events were featured in a one-of-a-kind, full-color event guide featuring a full-page, original illustration from local artist Chris Peary, and graphic design from local designers Pat Shaw and Heather Magee. Nearly 10,000 of these were distributed throughout Bangor and the region. "We hope to replicate the successes of the first year to heighten awareness and enjoyment of Bangor's rich arts and cultural resources," said Commission chair Kierie Piccininni.

ARTober coincides with the National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM), a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. It is designed to encourage people to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts.

For more information, contact City of Bangor Cultural Liaison Zeth Lundy at or by phone, (207) 992-4234.
The Commission on Cultural Development enriches and advances Bangor as a vibrant city of arts and culture. Its mission is to support art and culture through funding, marketing, advocacy, and education to benefit citizens, visitors, and the economic and cultural vitality of the city. The Commission values all of Bangor's artistic and cultural community, and warmly welcomes artists to attend.