Brunswick, ME 6.1.20 – The Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, scheduled for August 15, 2020 in Downtown Brunswick, has been officially canceled.
It is with great sadness that the Brunswick Downtown Association has cancelled its 2020 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Held every August in downtown Brunswick since 2006, the show features over 100-juried artists on the sidewalks, and dozens of demonstrating artisans and musicians on the Brunswick Town Mall.
The BDA Events Committee came to the decision after Governor Janet Mills cautioned that the State mandates on large gatherings will remain in effect until September.
“The Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival is a signature event for the BDA and is highly anticipated by our community and the participating artists and performers. However, the safety and health of our community, volunteers, and supporters must take precedent during these times. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!“ says Debora King, BDA Executive Director.
“We were looking forward to our 2020 event, with a large number of returning artists; we were on track for a hugely successful festival.” says Keith Garovoy, BDA board member and Co-Chair of the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival Committee. “We hope everyone stays safe and happy and we look forward to Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival in August 2021!”
Although the live festival is cancelled, the BDA will be listing all artists and Featured Supporting Artists with photos, links, and contact information, on the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival website. This may also include music by local bands, dance performances, and other entertainment. Visit the festival page in July for more details www.brunswickoutdoorartsfest.com/.