Bucksport Arts Festival underway this weekend

BUCKSPORT, Maine. (WABI)- "I think the artwork is beautiful. The mastery of what these folks have done is incredible, and I'm sure this is going to be a huge success and hopefully get a lot of people to come. It is already doing very well today."

The annual Bucksport Arts Festival is underway.

Over thirty different artists from all over the state have their work on display to be purchased.

"Bucksport is great. The Riverwalk down here, a lot of people stop. I have been doing this since it started. This is one of the best festivals in the state regarding the diversity of people. We have people from all over the country. For me, I have artwork in fourteen different states just because of Bucksport."

Not only is there plenty of art to view, there's also live music, food trucks, and activities for the kids.

The Light House Arts Center is also open for the public to enjoy.

"We are having a reception at the Light House Gallery right beside us so that people can meet the artists in a more casual way and just kind of a fun added event. We will have music and food and wine, so just kind of just a celebration of art really in Bucksport."

One of the goals of the festival is to attract more people to downtown Bucksport.

"Really Main Street Bucksport's primary purpose is really downtown, economic redevelopment. So we have events like this big and small just to bring people to our downtown. We can introduce them to the community if it has been a while since they visited Bucksport."

If you'd like to find out more, you can visit Bucksport Arts Festival on Facebook.