Stevens Commons is not only our project site host, they are also providing considerable logistical support. Cultivating community through conservation, restoration, and partnership, Stevens Commons is a landmark development that is enhancing the quality of life of residents, tenants, and the public. Not only is a historic piece of Hallowell’s past being revitalized and re-energized, but new residential offerings will soon add to quality housing choices in this unique community, including UMA dorms as of August 2019 and low income senior housing currently under development. Owned and operated by visionary developer Matt Morrill. https://www.facebook.com/stevenscommons/
City of Hallowell Arts & Cultural Committee. Lead organizer Hallowell Art & Cultural Committee (HACC) was formed in 2010 by then mayor Charlotte Warren and city council and tasked with the following city charge: To build and strengthen community relationships through the arts, recognizing the diverse culture of the City of Hallowell in both the past and present. HACC is under the direction of the mayor and city council and is made up of representatives of Hallowell cultural groups and nonprofits including Gaslight Theater, the Harlow Gallery, Historic Hallowell Committee, Hubbard Free Library, Ian Parker Foundation, Row House, Stevens Commons, Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead, Vision Hallowell, individual artists and interested citizens. Visit their informative page on Facebook anytime to find out what’s happening in Hallowell https://www.facebook.com/HallowellArts/
We are grateful for financial and logistical support from the City of Hallowell.
Maine Stone Workers Guild is our key artistic partner in planning and organizing the Hallowell Granite Symposium and future biennial events. Maine Stone Carvers Guild has long experience with planning and conducting sculpture symposiums and deep connections to Maine artists working in stone. The mission of the Maine Stone Workers Guild is to recognize and encourage excellence in stonework and to educate the community to the value of its members and resources.
Educational programming is supported by the Maine Stone Workers Guild Education Fund, their 501(c)3 affiliate whose mission is to support and develop educational activities and programs to perpetuate the art and craft of stone sculpting and stone working primarily in the State of Maine. Educational programs include, but are not limited to, public demonstrations and instructions, apprenticeship programs and scholarships.
Visit them online at http://mainestoneworkersguild.org/
Vision Hallowell is our fiscal sponsor and promotional & logistical partner. Their mission is to enhance and promote the economic vitality and cultural assets of Hallowell’s historic downtown. Vision Hallowell applied for, and was accepted as a Maine Downtown Affiliate early in 2019. The goal of the nation-wide Main Street America program is to breathe life back into downtowns. The group is currently engaged in training and building organizational and funding bases as they work to engage as many citizens as possible in vibrant and resilient downtown development. https://www.facebook.com/VisionHallowell/
Historic Hallowell Committee is our educational partner sharing the history of Hallowell’s granite industry and its workers. The Historic Hallowell Committee’s charge is to guide the creation of policy and practices regarding the collection, preservation and display of the City’s historic artifacts and related properties, to prioritize and coordinate the many historical projects now underway and to promote historic preservation efforts. The role is not to supplant the efforts of existing organizations, but to aid the work of those organizations in any way possible. The role is not to supplant the efforts of existing organizations, but to aid in the work of those organizations. Participants on the Committee include representatives from the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Row House, Hubbard Free Library, Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead, Hallowell Fire Department, Historic Hallowell Project, Maine Community Heritage Project, Museum In The Streets Project, Citizens Initiative Committee and the Hallowell Arts and Cultural Committee. https://historichallowell.org/
Maine200, Maine’s Bicentennial Commission. This project is supported by a generous grant from Maine’s Bicentennial Commission. For more information visit https://www.maine200.org/