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Campers’ artwork on display Friday at Oak Street Lofts


Artwork made by children at Camp Sokokis in Biddeford will be on display for First Friday Art Walk on Friday, September 6 from 5-8 p.m.

Portland, MAINE, Sept. 2, 2013 — Artwork made by children at Camp Sokokis in Biddeford will be on display for First Friday Art Walk on Friday, September 6 from 5-8 p.m.

The show, entitled “Camp Sokokis,” will feature 2-D prints and photographs made by children at the YMCA of Southern Maine camp. The show is curated by Oak Street Lofts resident Michelle Michaud, a childcare assistant for the YMCA.

Completed in January 2012 and located in the heart of the city’s arts district, Oak Street Lofts is a unique property that caters to artists looking to work and live affordably in Portland. Besides the gallery, Oak Street Lofts features a shared work space for residents, and the property’s 37 efficiency apartments include ample storage for art supplies and equipment. The gallery, located at 72 Oak St., is open to the public every First Friday Art Walk.

Oak Street Lofts is also the first affordable multi-family building in Maine to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Oak Street Lofts also received the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in Green Housing. For more on Oak Street Lofts and its energy-efficient features, visit our website at http://www.avestahousing.org/properties/60/Oak-Street-Lofts.

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