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Unveiling Celebration June 9, 2012 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Media Sponsors

KOALA BEAR

90 Cottage Street Condo Association Fleury Lumber Hanke Digital Little Bear Learn & Care, Inc. Mike Michon, Mill 180 Park Hill Orchard Quintessence Easthampton Whiskerz Pub

TEDDY BEAR

Amy’s Place Bar and Grill City Hall Employees Eastmont Custom Framing Easthampton Feed Harley Davidson of Southampton

Holyoke Community College Arts and Humanities Division Luthiers’ Co-op Metacomet Stage Paragon Arts and Industry Pioneer Valley Ballet QueenBee Car Wash Rotary Club of Easthampton To Dye For Hair Salon Village Pizza Wandering Peacock William Steplar Financial Services

In-Kind Sponsors

Amy B. Davis Duseau Trucking & Valley Recycling

Erica Ann Flood Full-Tilt Auto Body The Log Cabin / Delaney House High and Mighty Beer Kaleidoscope Pottery Nash Gallery Manhan Cafe Mantis Graphics Riff’s Joint Whiteley Electric

Special Thanks

Bear Fest Volunteers Easthampton DPW Easthampton Parks and Rec

The Easthampton Bear Fest is a city-wide exhibit of life-size Bears that have been decorated and painted by artists.

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Bear Fest Unveiling Celebration

Collectibles, Hand-Crafted Gifts & more! Bear Fest Merchandise is available at Nash Gallery, Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream, ECA+ Gallery, and at celebration locations.

2:00 – 2:30 Opening Ceremony

Municipal Lot on Cottage Street (next to Whiskerz) • Welcome from Mayor Tautznik, Senator Knapik, and Representative Scibak • Drum Roll Please: Unveiling of the Bear! • Announcement of the Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream Fest Ice Cream Creation Contest and free taste • Collect your own Bear Fest souvenirs: t-shirts, caps, buttons, mugs, posters, and hand-crafted gifts. • Join revelry with the Expandable Brass Band

Food and Fun at ESB Lawn 3-8 p.m.

2:45

Sidewalk Romp

From Cottage St. to Main St. Sidewalk Romp with the Expandable Brass Band from Cottage Street to the Easthampton Savings Bank Lawn. See the Bears along the way!

3:00

Poetry Readings

White Square Fine Books and Art Maple and White Brook Middle School Students read Bear-inspired poetry with artist in residence Carol Weis. Shave and a Haircut sings at the Manhan Rail Trail, Razor’s Edge barber shop, and Jenny’s Place hair salon.

3:00 – 4:15 Teddy Bear’s Picnic with Bill Shontz ESB Lawn Performance and kid fun!

Bear Artist Talks j 3:00 – 3:30

See Bear Fest Map

Meet the Bear Fest Artists on Cottage St. Artists located at map #1 – 10

Meet the Bear Fest Artists on Union St. Artists located at map #11 – 23

Meet the Bear Fest Artists on Main St. Artists located at map #24 –35

Meet the Bear Fest Artists on Pleasant St. Artists located at map # 36 – 40

3:30– 4:00 4:00– 4:30 4:30– 5:00

ESB Bear Unveiling

ESB Lawn Welcome by Bill Hogan and unveiling of the ESB Bear

Live Music ESB Lawn 4:45 – 6:15 Flava Evolution 6:30 – 8:00 Blue Grass Co-Op

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Glory of India j Dino’s Pizza j j SugarBakers j j Opa Opa Beer j j

j Bearland With Kid Fun! from 3-5 p.m.

Exhibits throughout Easthampton, 5:00 – 8:00

Barber Shop Tunes

4:15

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Locations of participating exhibits: After Midnight Studios, 116 Pleasant St, Eastworks Bldg., Suite 050 Learn more about children’s summer art classes in this open house. Casita Azteca, 58 Cottage St. Acoustic guitar and Andean stringed instruments by Tony Silva. ECA+ Gallery, 43 Main St. ESCAPE!!! A Portfolio Project by Lyell Castonguay including works by 15 artists. Elusie Gallery, 43 Main St. Features: local portrait artists showcase their unique style and talent. Gallery One at Cottage Street Studios, 1 Cottage St. A new gallery representing select artists and artisans. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St. Music by Dave Dersham & Carol Smith. Mt.Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream, 34 Cottage St. Featuring the work of its very own talented scoop crew. Nash Gallery, 40 Cottage St. See the winning 2012 Bear Fest artist sketches and proposals. Paragon Arts Gallery, 150 Pleasant St. Works on Paper by artists of the Paragon Arts and Industry Building. Stacy Geryk, 116 Pleasant St, Eastworks Bldg., Suite 038 Showcasing watercolor landscapes and nature scenes. White Square Fine Books and Art, 86 Cottage St. Painter and trail runner Jim Murphy exhibits oil paintings. Students of Easthampton, Southampton, and Westhampton schools, Riverside Arts Program and Northeast Center for Youth and Families creatively transformed 52 Table Top bears. Find the bears in businesses throughout Easthampton, Southampton, and Westhampton.


Bear Fest Unveiling Program