Artful August is now ...

A N   O N L I N E   A U C T I O N   &   I N - P E R S O N   E V E N T

We're going with the flow! With the way things are rolling these days, an online auction offers a chance for more ArtVan friends to participate while we still celebrate at Flight Deck Brewing this Sunday, August 29th!

A 48-hour Virtual Auction
OPENS Friday, August 27th at 3pm
& CLOSES August 29th at 3pm

And we're looking to gift 8 event tickets to welcome more neighbors.
Would you like to attend but can't? Can you help sponsor?
Purchase a ticket & fill our 'Sponsored Gift' for Registrant Name or make a donation and let us know it's an event sponsorship.

Buy Tickets & Enter Auction


Join us for an afternoon of hat-making, journal-binding, collaborative poetry, and wood-fired pizza at Flight Deck Brewing. We'll countdown to the close of our Online Auction together, too!

*All staff, guests, & volunteers will be expected to follow the latest protocols from Maine CDC at the in-person event*

Your participation and contributions make a huge impact on helping ArtVan continue to be a reliable presence in our neighborhoods. 

For each dollar donated to ArtVan, 72% goes directly to programming, with the remaining amount used to cover administrative support, insurances, and office space. It costs roughly $500/year for a youth to participate in our programming. This includes all costs related to program planning, staff, operations, keeping the wheels rolling on our van, and insurance.

Explore the Auction & Grab Tickets

D O N A T E   A N   A U C T I O N   I T E M!
Send us a photo, description, & value for your donation to

And please help us thank our event sponsors who are giving back to ensure we raise the impact for our neighborhood programs!

Bath Savings Institute
Flight Deck Brewing
The Mix
M.W. Sewall


W H A T   I S   O N   Y O U R   P L A N E T ?

This summer, youth were encouraged to imagine what their planet could look like, who might live there, and the culture and customs of their planet’s inhabitants. One youth artist called her planet “Pennia Planet” because it looked like a penny, and described it as a peaceful planet where there’s no war, people eat moonstones, and they live in apartments.

Julianna Nelson, Therapeutic Arts Assistant, draws upon her talents as an artist, storyteller, and listener to build relationships with neighborhood youth and families. She also weaves together the many ArtVan session from each week using photographs, bright colors, and captivating patterns.


S U M M E R   F U N

Come hang with us at Bath's Art Hop with Spin Art right on Front Street & the Art Hop's Beer Garden on Friday, September 17th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Proceeds directly support ArtVan! A huge thank you to Union + Co, the Art Hop Committee, Bath Brewing & Trinken Brewery for making this all possible!

A R T V A N   A N Y W H E R E

Our hand-painted & bound journals are a wonderful way to not only support our mission but they also make wonderful gifts to support that Artist within each of us. Find them at Mockingbird Bookshop on Front St. in Bath. Each cover is one-of-a-kind!

T E L L   Y O U R    F R I E N D S 

Artful August not only celebrates our ArtVan community but is an awesome way to introduce our work to your friends, too. Feel free to pass along our invite with a brief summary of our mission!

ArtVan uses our colorful van to bring the arts directly to these youth, eliminating transportation and financial barriers to access out-of-school enrichment opportunities. Programs are provided at no cost to youth and their families and there is no limit to how many and who may participate.

To explore other ways to support ArtVan through fundraising events, sponsorships, or to learn more about our programs, contact Shannon Els, Executive Director at

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