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Oak Street Lofts hosts artists from Running With Scissors for First Friday Art Walk


Resident artists with Bayside studio collective Running With Scissors will be showing their work Friday, April 4, from 5-8 p.m. at Oak Street Lofts gallery.

Portland, MAINE, April 2, 2014 — Resident artists with Bayside studio collective Running With Scissors will be showing their work Friday, April 4, from 5-8 p.m. at Oak Street Lofts gallery.

Running With Scissors is a diverse artist studio collective in the industrial and eclectic East Bayside neighborhood of Portland. It serves over 50 artists working in various mediums sharing equipment, space, community, ideas, support and tools. This community brings the resources and community together for artists to reach their independent creative goals. It is also the home of The Bayside Clay Center, a branch of RWS dedicated to clay with 11 resident members and 12 associate members.

Artists included in this exhibit are Resident Running With Scissors artists Anita Holt, Robert Nason, Meredy Hamilton, Peter Bucklin, Cindy Barnard and Joni Fox-Campbell. More information about these artists can be found at www.rwsartstudios.com.

About Oak Street Lofts

Completed in January 2012 and located in the heart of the city’s arts district, Oak Street Lofts is a unique community that caters to artists looking to work and live affordably in Portland. Oak Street Lofts has a number of artist-friendly features, including the first-floor gallery space where residents can curate shows and showcase their work, shared work space with storage for supplies, and artwork-hanging systems in the hallways. Its 37 efficiency apartments also include open 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 information on Oak Street Lofts, visit http://www.avestahousing.org/properties/60/Oak-Street-Lofts.

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Contact Development and Communications Manager Sara Olson at 207-245-3352 or by email.