Next Saturday the first ever PICNIC Music + Arts Festival will take place in Lincoln Park in downtown Portland. With 70 local artists and vendors hawking their wares and a stunning line-up of Portland bands plying their craft, it promises to be a great day in Maine.
Lincoln Park is that shady green space in front of the courthouse, bounded by Congress, Franklin, Pearl and Federal Streets. The spectacle begins at 11am and runs til 6pm, rain or shine. You can check out the bands slated to play, as well as a list of vendors right here.
Strong Arm will be there, sharing a booth with the vivacious talent of 43rd Parallel Press, and along with the usual offering of printed matter, hand-bound books and the odd little box, we'll be using the opportunity to host the first ever Strong Arm Bindery Yard Sale. We'll be unloading an awesome array of bookcloth, binders board, hand-marbled and decorative papers and whatever else you need to bind your own books. We're clearing the shelves and steep, steep discounts will be there for the taking!
Also on offer will the fiduciary stylings of my brother, Rich. In addition to the inspired work he does heading up the Dept. of Giant Boxmaking, he's been designing and making a righteous line of wallets and checkbook covers using durable English buckram and lined with Italian marbled papers; these beauties can transform the act of forking over cabbage into a truly elegant gesture. Come see them for yourself, next Saturday, September 13th at PICNIC.