The Story Behind the Raffle…

The Story Behind the Raffle…

By now, many of you have heard that ArtVan is raffling off an amazing prize, all thanks to Back Country Excursions. The prize is a 1.5 mountain biking trip for two people, including mountain biking instruction, bike rentals, two meals, and use of a wood fired hot tub! For more information, click here. While the prize…

ArtVan Raffle: Mountain Biking Trip for 2!

ArtVan Raffle: Mountain Biking Trip for 2!

Get your heArt pumping for ArtVan! We are excited to announce that ArtVan will be raffling off a mountain biking trip for two in Parsonsfield, Maine. Whether you are an avid mountain biker or an eager novice, your host Back Country Excursions provides the perfect venue to hit the trails in the great outdoors. This…

Meet Our Summer Interns!

ArtVan is excited to welcome three new interns for the summer! Julian Andrews, Emili Dubar, and Bridget Kranz began their internships last week and will be with us through mid-August. Julian Andrews is a Psychology major and Dance minor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. He was drawn to ArtVan by the child-centered non-traditional therapeutic practices,…

Upcoming Summer Events!

Upcoming Summer Events!

ArtVan has several exciting events planned for this summer! Bring the kids and look out for us in the Bath Fourth of July Parade. We’ll be driving our colorful van and marching in the parade! Give us a wave! Come join us at Friday ArtWalks in Brunswick (July 10 and August 14) and Bath (June 19,…

Chris Wolff Elected ArtVan Interim Board Chair

Chris Wolff Elected ArtVan Interim Board Chair

We are excited to announce that in our January Board Meeting, Chris Wolff was elected the Interim Board Chair of ArtVan. Here’s some info on Chris’ background. Chris holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Maine. She is the daughter of a fifth generation master joiner cabinet maker from Copenhagen. Chris is…

Happy Birthday, ArtVan! Results

Happy Birthday, ArtVan! Results

ArtVan is excited to announce that we earned over $2000 from the birthday fundraiser event from back in October. The proceeds from this event will make a difference in the life of a local youth artist. We appreciate your contributions (in terms of time and money) to ensure that this event was a success. We…

“Has the Nonprofit Board Outlived Its Purpose?”

“Has the Nonprofit Board Outlived Its Purpose?”

To what extent is the current board model useful and functional for non-profit organizations? Last week, Board Member Fran Milsop and Operations/Development Director Sam Collins went to a wonderful event discussing this topic and future of the non-profit board. The event was held at the Maine Maritime Museum and open discussion was encouraged amongst participants. In the course of our…

My Maine Tee Supports ArtVan!

My Maine Tee Supports ArtVan!

Morgan Mitchell, founder of My Maine Tee, is inspirational, motivated, creative and genuine. In her own words, here’s why she decided to collaborate with ArtVan: “As I develop the concept for My Maine Tee, I construct its walls around my unwavering respect for the creative process and promoting its growth in Maine. ArtVan embodies the healing…

ArtVan collaborates on Brunswick Recreation Center Mural Project

ArtVan collaborates on Brunswick Recreation Center Mural Project

ArtVan has partnered with Bowdoin Artist Activists, St. John’s Catholic School, and the Brunswick National Arts Society group to create beautiful murals for the Brunswick Recreation Center. The theme of the murals is health and wellness. The new Brunswick Rec. Center opened in November 2013 and is located on Neptune Drive. There will be 14 canvases…

Tessa Hayes Describes Experience at Highlands in Topsham

Tessa Hayes Describes Experience at Highlands in Topsham

“During our last session at the Highlands in Topsham, we worked on a project with people living with Alzheimer’s in which they created stories about a favorite memory. When I check in with Linda*, I asked her about her children. She struggled to remember their names and a look of hopelessness washed over her face….

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