Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Annual Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market will be held Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm at the College of the Atlantic Campus in Bar Harbor and is free and open to the public. This year, 2012 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow Molly Neptune Parker will be present.
The day-long event includes Native music, dance, storytelling, craft demonstrations and food. This popular event draws a wide variety of enthusiastic visitors year after year ranging from professional basket collectors to vacationers to local residents. Co-hosted by the Abbe Museum, the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, and the College of the Atlantic, the festival is considered Maine's largest annual gathering of Native American artists. Meet the artists while learning about and purchasing Wabanaki baskets, carvings, beadwork, dolls and other of handmade items.
Enjoy easy access to the College of the Atlantic on the free Island Explorer Shuttle bus.
For information, call 207/288-3519 or visit www.abbemuseum.org