The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF) is committed to enhancing and cultivating Greater Freeport as a vibrant center for arts and culture. ACAF is working to raise the visibility of the artistic and cultural activities our area has to offer, support the work of artists and cultural organizations, and to work with the whole community to implement the Freeport Cultural Plan. Check here often to find ways to enjoy, participate in and support local arts and cultural activity.
The financial impact of COVID-19 on the arts and cultural community — such as our local independent bookstores, theaters, arts/culture nonprofits, event organizers, venues, performers and artists — is substantial. Here are a few suggestions of things fans of local artists, cultural organizations, and venues can do to help: Make a donation to an arts… [Read More]
NEW Thing To Do: Read the Spring 2020 issue of The Dash online. Articles include a history of Freeport’s First Parish Church, Jack Montgomery’s reflections on photographing Pettengill Farm, and a fascinating history of the Nordica Theatre. “Freeport Historical Society encourages the sharing and enjoyment of the long history of Freeport, Maine. The Society actively… [Read More]
We here at ACAF are looking for ways to help everyone continue to enjoy arts and cultural experiences while practicing social distancing or self-quarantining. We are building a schedule of livestream events on our social media to showcase local talent. Join us on Facebook for Music Mondays and Tunes Tuesdays “Concerts from your Couch”, Writers… [Read More]
[Even now — especially now — the mundane aspects of daily life are worthy of our attention. When you check in with friends and family via Zoom, Skype, texts, emails, and shouting across the street, it’s ok to comment on the weather. Please enjoy this essay from local writer Sam Smith, shared with his permission…. [Read More]