Bath arts center serves up art walk, Kennebec exhibit

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BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center is planning a variety of activities to get the summer started.

The 802 Washington St. center will host Bath’s 3rd Friday Art Walk & Trolley Tours on Friday, June 19, and liven things up with live dance. Bath’s Resurgence Dance Company, and Portland-based Vivid Motion, will perform family-friendly shows at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. outside the church, and then move inside to the Curtis Room.

The dance performances will return for the July and August art walks.

Visitors to the venue will find entertainment upstairs, too, where The Wildland Project – the encaustic and acrylic paintings, photography and etchings of local artist kdb – are on display in the center’s art gallery. The show explores changes in the Kennebec River in the coming decades, and the potential impact of those changes.

The interactive exhibit, which also offers topography maps, a discovery table and guides reflecting a part of the shoreline and surrounding land where the sea and Kennebec meet, are on display through next month.

The gallery is open Tuesday from noon-4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday from noon- 4 p.m. The gallery is at 804 Washington St.

The Chocolate Church Arts Center’s stage will be busy as well, when it holds a World of Dance workshop on July 22-24. The class will show its age 9-to-13-year-old students the basics of popular dance styles, as well as how to choreograph personal dance sequences and choreograph personal dance sequences.

Dance professionals Ashley Steeves and Eliza Tilbor will lead the three-day foray into ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop musical styles. Snacks will be provided during the 9 a.m.-3 p.m. classes.

Registration, due by July 6, is available at the center, by calling 442-8455, or by emailing Related materials are available at

The Chocolate Church also produces the Bath Waterfront-based Summer Saturday Concert Series, and it launches its 2015-2016 performance season in September.

Call 442-8455, or log onto and the Chocolate Church Arts Center’s Facebook page, for more information.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.