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New Artisan Gallery Opens Downtown Bangor
New Artisan Gallery Opens Downtown Bangor

Bangor, ME – Talented artists from all over Maine, now have a new venue to feature their work. Three local jewelry designers, Anne Reigstad, Amanda Coburn, and Roxanne Munksgaard have opened a unique gallery to Downtown Bangor. Maine Jewelry & Art is located at 96 Harlow Street (across from Bangor City Hall and Bangor Public Library) and is filled to the brim with handcrafted works, all from Maine artists. The gallery boasts one-of-a-kind art jewelry, felted wool hats, hand painted silk scarves, handbags made of recycled and vintage fabrics, carved wood, metal sculpture, glass and steampunk art, and the face jug pottery of Steve Weslow.
The gallery also features the bold colorful paintings of Bangor's Annie Kuhn, and the whimsical, Tolkienn-esque Tree paintings of Susan Elliot.
The owners of the new gallery have a collective vision, “Each of us are passionate jewelry artists, but we all work in other art mediums as well. We all do shows and festivals during the year, but wanted a permanent venue to exhibit our work, as well as the work of local artisans. Most importantly, we wanted to be part of the revitalization of the arts in Downtown Bangor...and honestly, we just can’t wait for the next Artwalk!” says Munksgaard.

Maine Jewelry & Art will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House on Friday, January 21st from 10am-8pm, with an Artists Reception from 4-8. There will be several door prizes, including jewelry from Riverside Jewelry Designs, Ymir Glass Design, and Maine Peace Works, as well as two tickets to the March 13th performance of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra!

Maine Jewelry & Art is open Monday– Thursday and Saturday, 10-5:30, Friday 10-6:30. Please call 941-8600 or http://www.mainejewelryart.com for more information.