The Kennebec on Fire Festival will take place at Coburn Park in Skowhegan, Aug 29, from 4pm – 7pm. The festival, a fundraiser for the Wesserunsett Arts Council, will feature five fire brazier sculptures being lit on the river. Viewing spots include Coburn Park and the riverside beach accessible via Mount Pleasant Avenue in Skowhegan. Inside Coburn Park there will be live music performed by Sunday Project, a jazz band.

The new fire brazier sculptures were made by several different Maine artists including: Steve Andersen, Jay Sawyer, Terrence Parker, Magdaleena Rouhiainen and William Josiah Glover.

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Kennebec on Fire is a collaborative project between Main Street Skowhegan and the Wesserunsett Arts Council, made possible by funding from the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Community Foundation, Brookfield Renewable, and Skowhegan’s GFWC Semper Fidelis Club.

Artists and Crafters are invited to sell their work in the park. You can secure a vending spot, free of charge, by calling 207-313-4878.

Kids and adults will be able to enjoy live interactive bubble art and listen to live music performed by Sunday Project. Refreshments will be for sale, too.

Entry is free, however donations are gratefully accepted and will benefit the Friends of the Skowhegan Opera House.

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