Freeport FebFest - a celebration of arts & culture fine art, music, dance, culinary arts, theater and more

 

all genres
all February
all around town

performances, exhibits,
screenings, lectures,
workshops & more!

 

Month-Long Exhibits

Art Guild of Freeport
Freeport Community Library
Multi-artist exhibit of works by local artists.

Visions Of Place
Thos. Moser Showroom
Works by 30 contemporary Maine artists.

Historic Freeport Artwork
Harrington House
Historic paintings of Freeport and contemporary paintings of Freeport's historic sites.

Enjoy the arts and cultural heritage all month long!

Events will be added to this calendar as they are annnounced -- continuing right through February! Bookmark this site or join us on Facebook to get the most up to date information.

Please note: We will do the best we can to keep this information current. However, we recommend you contact the event presenter to confirm details or get storm cancellation information.

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Monday, February 1
Art Guild Of Freeport exhibit opens
Members of the Art Guild Of Freeport will show their work at Freeport Community Library throughout the month of February.

ADDRESS: Freeport Community Library, Library Drive
EVENT CONTACT: http://www.freeportlibrary.com
ADMISSION: free

art by Christy Deveault

Moon Over Katahdin, by David EsteyMonday, February 1
Visions of Place: 30 Maine Artists
Contemporary Maine artists Janice Anthony, Liz Armstrong, Linda Bail, Andre Benoit, Alan Bray, Tom Curry, David Dewey, Melanie Essex, Brian Emerson, Kate Emlen, David Estey, Joshua Ferry, Erin McGee-Ferrell, Philip Frey, Julie Freund, Rick Green, Michelle Hero Clarke, Anne Ireland, Bruce Kaminski, James Kucheman, Ann Mohnkern, Scott Moore, Vanessa Nesvig, John O'Shaughnessy, Marguerite Robichaux, Judy Taylor, Lynn Travis, Emily Trenholm, Don Ripper, Michael Vernette, and Chris Wriggins. All work will be on display through April 29.

ADDRESS: Thos. Moser Showroom, 149 Main St
EVENT CONTACT: http://www.thosmoser.com/freeport
ADMISSION: free

SeashellsMonday, February 5
Freeport Community Programs Presents
Drawing Night: Seashells
Discover the art of drawing on tan-toned paper! Find out how to create beautiful seashell drawings in this fun one-night class! No experience necessary. All materials provided, including an 8" x 10" mat.
Registration deadline Th 2/1.

TIME: 6-8pm
ADDRESS: Freeport High School Art Room, Holbrook Street
EVENT INFORMATION: Course Catalog
ADMISSION: $35, Register Here

Tuesday, February 6
Story Time at the Library

TIME: Infants & Toddlers 10:00-10:30am, preschoolers 10:30-11am
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Library (Children's Room), 10 Library Dr
EVENT CONTACT: http://www.freeportlibrary.com
ADMISSION: FREE

Wednesday, February 7
Public Meeting: Freeport Cultural Plan

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport and consultants Reinholt Consulting will present a summary of the final draft of the Freeport Cultural Plan, which they have been working on for the past year. This is an opportunity for the public to learn about the plan, to ask questions, and to make suggestions. For more about the Freeport Cultural Plan -- what it is and what the process has been -- visit www.FreeportArtsAndCulture.org.

TIME: 6:30pm
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Center, 43 Depot St
EVENT CONTACT: kiosk@FreeportArtsAndCulture.org
ADMISSION: FREE

Funny For FebFest IIFriday, February 9
Freeport Players presents
Funny For FebFest II
Freeport Players laughs in the face of winter storms, darkness and cold! This double bill stars comedian Zachariah Stearn, whose new comedy set blends comedic stories with original music. Zac has been "doing comedy" since he was a teenager, performing all over the country. He had audiences in stitches as Truffaldino in last fall's production of The Servant Of Two Masters. Freeport Players improv troupe The F.P.I. will open for Zac, involving the audience in creating comedic sketches.
This is a 21+ event. BYOB.

TIME: 7:30pm
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Center, 43 Depot St
EVENT INFORMATION: www.fcponline.org
EVENT CONTACT: info@fcponline.org
ADMISSION: $10. Seating limited, advanced ticket purchases highly recommended.

Elaine LohrmanSaturday, February 10
Author Luncheon: Elaine Lohrman

Elaine Lohrman, a native Texan recently transplanted to Maine, refers to herself as an "accidental author," her first book, Conversations with Nora, having begun as a daily journal during the tumultuous years navigating her mother's Alzheimer's. Reviewers describe her writing ability as "splendid" and captures the emotions of a "tearful, difficult journey to go through." Conversations with Nora is "an engaging read with well-developed characters." While Elaine's careers have been diverse, spreading as far afield as teaching music therapy in public schools, designing and creating custom bridal gowns, and working as an executive assistant for a major league baseball team, she has continued a love affair with writing and has completed an historical crime thriller and love story entitled The Boathouse due to be published this spring. The Boathouse is the first in a series of thrillers set in the late Victorian era in Upper West Side New York and spins a compelling story of police corruption and deeply enduring love. Elaine Lohrman holds advanced degrees in Music Education and Educational Supervision from Texas Statue University and the University of Texas, and lives with her husband of twenty-three years in South Portland.

TIME: 11:30am
ADDRESS: South Freeport Church, South Freeport Rd, South Freeport
EVENT CONTACT: 865-4012 (M,W,TH,F from 8 am to 4 pm)
ADMISSION: $15.00, reservations required

Open Stage Coffee HouseSaturday, February 10
MASISTA Presents
Open Stage Coffee House
Freeport's "safety zone for creativity" returns! Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and performer signup, and entertainment begins at 7. The Open Stage Coffee House offers a relaxed and supportive performance opportunity for budding artists, established entertainers, and everyone young and old and in between! Performances can include music, comedy, poetry, skits, whatever. Past coffee houses have featured musicians of all kinds, Shakespearean actors, poets, singers, songwriters, and "house band" Crabapple Jam.
Coffee, tea and treats will be available for $1ea.
Performers: Time limit is two songs or about ten minutes per performer/group, including any setup. If there are many acts, hosts will adjust limits as necessary to be fair to those at the bottom of the list, and to the audience; if there's a short list, the stage will be open for encores.

TIME: 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm for seating and performer signup.
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr
ADMISSION: FREE (Donations accepted to cover piano tuning.)

LandscapeMonday, February 12
Freeport Community Programs Presents
Drawing Night: Landscape
Draw a landscape scene in this fun, one night workshop! Learn about perspective and colored pencils as you draw an outdoor cafe scene. Discover how much fun drawing can be! No experience necessary. All materials provided, including an 8" x 10" mat.
Registration deadline Th 2/8.

TIME: 6-8pm
ADDRESS: Freeport High School Art Room, Holbrook Street
EVENT INFORMATION: Course Catalog
ADMISSION: $35, Register Here

Tuesday, February 13
Story Time at the Library

TIME: Infants & Toddlers 10:00-10:30am, preschoolers 10:30-11am
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Library (Children's Room), 10 Library Dr
EVENT CONTACT: http://www.freeportlibrary.com
ADMISSION: FREE

Pettengill Farmhouse, watercolor by Faith MunsonThursday, February 15
Freeport Historical Society presents
Historic Freeport Artwork (opening reception)
Exhibit continues through April
This new exhibit will showcase paintings and photographs related to historic Freeport, both modern and older works that depict people, places, or things that evoke historic meaning. Paintings or photographs of Casco Castle, ships built here, the Desert of Maine, historic buildings or businesses (usually older than a century), and people who lived and worked in town are possible subjects. Paintings from the Historical Society's collection as well as items from the community will be on view. The public is invited to submit their ready-to-hang artwork by visiting the Society's website for forms and information.

TIME: 5-7pm
ADDRESS: Harrington House, 45 Main St
EVENT CONTACT: website, 865-3170
ADMISSION: FREE (exhibit $5 for general public, $3 for Freeport Historical Society members and children 12 and under)

Flavors of FreeportFriday-Sunday, February 16-18
FreeportUSA presents
Flavors of Freeport
Throughout the weekend you will find a variety of food events from chocolate factory tours to a lobster brunch. Free tastings and demonstrations are hosted all over town. FreeportUSA's Flavors of Freeport features two nights of premier events:

Chef's Signature Series and Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar! 21+
FreeportUSA's signature event showcases chefs and food producers in the greater Freeport area. Enjoy delicious samples from some of Maine's best chefs, sample local brews and beverages, and learn about what's new in Freeport's culinary world. The Flavors Ice Bar features frosty beverages, beautiful ice sculptures, fun photo opps, roaring fires and a DJ to get you moving!
21+ (ID required for ALL attendees)
DATE/TIME: February 16; Chef's Signature Series 5-8pm, Ice Bar 5-9pm
ADDRESS: The Hilton Garden Inn, Park St

Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar with music by Motor Booty Affair! 21+
The Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar features frosty beverages, beautiful ice sculptures, twinkling lights, fun photo opps and roaring fires to cozy up to with friends and loved ones! At 6pm the adjacent ballroom opens to present the funkalicious sounds of Motor Booty Affair! Maine's ultimate disco party band will have you shakin' your groove thang in no time! Funky costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the best!
21+ (ID required for ALL attendees)
DATE/TIME: February 17, 5-9pm
ADDRESS: The Hilton Garden Inn, Park St.

EVENT CONTACT: website
ADMISSION: $30 per signature event or $50 for both events. Click here to buy tickets, this event tends to sell out!

Tuesday, February 20
Story Time at the Library

TIME: Infants & Toddlers 10:00-10:30am, preschoolers 10:30-11am
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Library (Children's Room), 10 Library Dr
EVENT CONTACT: http://www.freeportlibrary.com
ADMISSION: FREE

Tuesday, February 20
Starbuck's Freeport presents
Coffee With Our Community
Starbuck's is connecting the citizens of Freeport (and our visitors!) with prominent community members with this new weekly series. Join them for a Q&A, coffee tasting, and time to mingle. The February 20th event features Scott Miller of Freeport Players and Greater Freeport Community Chorus.

TIME: 6-7pm
ADDRESS: Starbuck's Freeport, 49 Main St
ADMISSION: FREE

Freeport Fourth Friday Just DessertsFriday, February 23
MASISTA & Freeport Community Services Present
Freeport Fourth Friday "Just Desserts"
The featured artist for the first Freeport Fourth Friday Just Desserts concert of 2018 is shrouded in secrecy at the moment, but if the past is any indication the music will be great and the desserts will be plentiful and delicious.
Fourth Friday Just Desserts is an all-volunteer effort; all proceeds benefit Freeport Community Services.

TIME: 6:45pm. Doors open at 6:30pm -- please be prompt so you don't miss a single note!
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Center, Depot Street
ADMISSION: $5, includes dessert, coffee, tea...tips for the band appreciated.

GuitarsMonday, February 26
Freeport Community Programs Presents
Just Once Guitar
Always wanted to learn guitar, but simply can't find the time? In just a few hours, you'll learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won't have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. For ages 13+. For more information go to justonceclasses.com. Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and practice DVD will be collected in class by the instructor. This class will be offered during both the fall and winter sessions.
Registration deadline Th 2/22.

TIME: 6:30-9pm
ADDRESS: Freeport Middle School Music Room, Kendall Ln
EVENT INFORMATION: Course Catalog
ADMISSION: $29, Register Here

Tuesday, February 27
Story Time at the Library

TIME: Infants & Toddlers 10:00-10:30am, preschoolers 10:30-11am
ADDRESS: Freeport Community Library (Children's Room), 10 Library Dr
EVENT CONTACT: http://www.freeportlibrary.com
ADMISSION: FREE

Tuesday, February 27
Freeport High School Drama Department presents
Open Rehearsal
Come and see Freeport High School Drama prep for this year's Maine Principals Association One-Act Play Festival. Freeport High School has a long tradition of submitting student-written work to the Festival, several of which have carried Freeport through to state and regional festivals. This year's play was written by FHS junior, Liam Grogan. The story revolves around Sam's struggle to get her writing published. Once she finally receives funding to develop a movie, she struggles with having a final product in line with her vision and values: should she go along with what the film industry deems as "successful" or should she stand her ground to ensure her vision is fulfilled?

TIME: 5pm
ADDRESS: Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St
ADMISSION: Pay-What-You-Want, proceeds will help defray the costs of bringing the play to the Festival in March

Coastal WindsTuesday, February 27
Pine Tree Academy presents
Pops Concert with Coastal Winds and the Pine Tree Academy Band
The Coastal Winds (Freeport's Community Band), under the direction of Brendan Krueger, will be combining with the Pine Tree Academy Band to present a concert of pops favorites. This annual concert is a fitting end to FebFest!
A Family-Friendly Event

TIME: 7:00pm
ADDRESS: Pine Tree Academy gymnasium, 67 Pownal Rd
EVENT CONTACT: (207) 865-4747
ADMISSION: FREE