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Arundel Barn Playhouse to be sold to area developers for live music venue

Kennebunkport hotel and restaurant developers have reached an agreement to buy the Arundel Barn Playhouse and convert it into a live music venue.

Maine Arts Commission hopes to establish fundraising arm

The Maine Arts Commission is calling for an increase to the amount of money the state spends on the arts.

Portland documentary school, MECA continue partnership talks

Discussions about creating a partnership between the Maine College of Art and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, which announced in June it would close this fall, have progressed.

Waterville Main Street leader is giving hope to Maine downtowns

Jennifer Van Allen |

As executive director of Waterville Main Street, Jennifer Olsen is the first one to acknowledge the city's challenges.

Gallery expansion to be reviewed in Rockland

A proposal to build a five-story, $3 million building expanding the Dowling Walsh Gallery in downtown Rockland is going to the city's Planning Board tonight, the Penobscot Bay Pilot reported Monday.

Co-working space slated to open in Westbrook in November

Paul Koenig |

A marketing professional in Westbrook is planning to open a co-working space in 1,800 square feet of the historic Dana Warp Mill.

A 'Hatchery' for student entrepreneurs: Foundation grant helps launch COA's venture incubator

Laurie Schreiber |

A donation to College of the Atlantic's business incubator will allow an unusual program to graduate from its scraping-by status to a permanent place in the curriculum.