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NEFA to co-sponsor KahBango Art Festival

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BANGOR - KahBang Music|Art|Film is proud to announce that the New England Foundation of the Arts (NEFA) will be the co-presenting sponsor for the 2012 KahBang Art Festival along with KahBang Arts. This partnership reflects and embodies both organizations' visions for artistic dialogue and community on a local, regional and national level.

Bangor-based KahBang Arts is a nonprofit dedicated to the discovery, development and support of independent artists. Part of its mission is to forge partnerships and create relationships with venues and building owners to take empty spaces and create pop-up galleries to showcase emerging talent in the arts.

Similarly, NEFA seeks to build connections between artists across New England. NEFA supports artists with grants and professional resources; establishes vital connections between artists, arts programmers and the public; and strengthens the region's creative economy through research that informs public policythrough servies such as - a free easy-to-use directory that brings together New England's performing artists, performance spaces and presenting organizations.

This year's KahBang Art Fesitval will feature fine artists and performance artists from across the country over the course of four days, Aug. 9-12, in galleries and exhibitions in downtown Bangor and on the Bangor Waterfront. Events include an Artwalk on Aug. 10 in multiple galleries and local businesses, artist mixers throughout the event, and a 'Live Art Wall' with artist Martin Wentworth which encourages community members and artists alike to be co-creators of a dynamic and evolving mural on the Bangor Waterfront. The annual art festival is curated and developed by KahBang Arts and focuses on bringing a variety of different artists into its galleries and spaces. The partnership with NEFA will further enhance and ensure the overarching goal of the festival: to build connections and partnerships among artists as well as engender an excitement and appreciation for the arts that will surpass the festival itself.

For more information on KahBang Arts' mission, vision, upcoming events and growing presence in the greater Bangor arts community, please visit us at or contact Sarita Field, media relations, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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