Welcoming Summer at MSA

Like everywhere else, this summer at MSA looks different than in the past. We really miss gathering the community for performances and classes, as well as greeting neighborhood kids for our summer readings, arts, and dance program. We can’t wait to resume these activities as soon as it is safe to do so.

One of the things we’ve begun working on at MSA is a new mural on the exterior of our building. Led by interdisciplinary artist and educator Alexis Iammarino and based on feedback and ideas from MSA’s community, the new mural will be taking shape over the next few weeks.

This mural is part of a larger accessibility project which aims to visually communicate to neighbors and community members that MSA is a welcoming neighborhood arts center. We have never had a mural on our building before and thanks to a grant from the Onion Foundation, we can finally make that happen! Learn more about MSA’s Accessibility Projects and Programs here and stay tuned for more colorful updates.


Maine Humanities Grant

Mayo Street Arts was recently awarded a “rapid response” relief grant from the Maine Humanities Council. We are grateful to be one of the many non-profits groups in Maine to receive these funds. Congrats to all the awardees!


Cheers to Larry Hayden!

A big thank you — and very happy birthday! — to MSA friend and Board Member Larry Hayden who raised over $1,900 with a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser. We hope you had a terrific day and deeply appreciate the generosity of you and all your amazing friends who donated!


CreativeGround

We are honored to be among the great artists and organizations that are spotlighted in NEFA’s recent CreativeGround blog post for July 2020. We feel so lucky to have the support of NEFA and their commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in New England’s creative community! Check out the profiles here!


Thanks to everyone who placed orders for MSA T-shirts! We’re so excited to share these with you.

In case you missed it… the snazzy new tees feature original artwork by Pat Corrigan and are available in adult and youth sizes. All sales will benefit our Accessibility Campaign and MSA programs. Grab yours here and show your love for Mayo Street Arts!


Take 5!

Virtual Toy Theater Festival Day 5

Another colossal event of miniature proportions!

Thurs. 7/16 at 7:30pm on Facebook

Presented by Great Small Works: John Bell, Trudi Cohen (Cambridge, MA), Jenny Romaine (New York, NY), Stephen Kaplin (Jackson Heights, NY), Roberto Rossi (Red Hook, NY) and Mark Sussman (Montreal, QC).

Line up will be announced soon. Stay tuned to the event page here!


Tophat Productions Guys and Dolls

If you missed our Facebook live stream of Tophat Productions Guys and Dolls, you can watch the video here. Thanks to all those who tuned in live and shared your likes, hearts, and virtual applause!


Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival

Join Indigo Arts Alliance from now until August 31 as they celebrate Black authors and children’s books authors. Visit their website and follow along on Instagram or Facebook to learn about the books that they will be featuring this summer along with crafts, activities, and more!