PRESQUE ISLE, ME: The Color Presque Isle 5K event has been officially called a success! An Aroostook County first, the event raised more than $11,000 to support the Northern Maine Center for the Cultural Arts! The plan is to use the money to transform 149 State St. into the region’s very first facility dedicated to the visual arts. The Wintergreen Arts Center will remain on the first floor, with UMPI’s Downtown Art Gallery on the second floor, and UMPI’s Art Studio Space on the third floor.
Organizers, like Wendy Gilman-Zubrick, say they are overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support. Gilman-Zubrick says “Everything about this event has been just amazing, from the huge number of people who turned out to participate, to the many sponsors and volunteers who helped us to pull it all off, to the incredible amount of money we were able to raise for The Arts right here in Aroostook County, I think all of us on the planning committee are in awe over the community support we received for this event.”
400 people participated in the event, which took place Saturday, August 24th.