ARTober in the Queen City

Bangor has a new take on October: it’s all art, all the time. ARTober is a celebration of arts and culture, with more than 80 exhibitions and events planned for 30 venues, and most of the happenings free to the public. Venues include the University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor Opera House, Bangor Public Library, public parks, local businesses—and even Bangor International Airport.

ARTober is supported by a $10,000 grant from MaineCF's Penobscot County Fund to the Bangor Commission on Cultural Development. The celebration coincides with National Arts & Humanities Month, a nationwide recognition of the importance of culture in America.

Photo: Robinson Ballet, courtesy Bangor Daily News

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