Programs & Events

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.

Featured Events  

Dyer Community Gallery
Saco Bay Artists
April 1-30

The mission of Saco Bay Artists is to help members in their efforts to further their skills in the fine art medium of his/her choice through fellowship and free exchange of ideas and information. Saco Bay Artists seeks to enhance members' skills and provide forums to exhibit and sell their art work. Those forums include workshops, critiques, live demonstrations, group outings, paint outs and summer art shows. The group also participates in the promotion of art and culture as well as public service in the local community.

From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in Northern New England
Opening reception, Friday March 14 at 5:30 pm
March 15 through May 3, 2014

Drawn from the collection of the Saco Museum, as well as other institutions in Maine and New Hampshire, this exhibition will focus on the clothing worn by the inhabitants of northern New England from the 18th through the 20th centuries. It will include not only examples of "best" dress, but also items of everyday clothing. Fashionable attire was not confined to just special occasion garments or the clothing of the elite; even ordinary clothes reflected the current style of their day. In addition to outerwear such as 18th-century cloaks, ladies' gowns of the 19th century, and 20th-century men's suits and military uniforms, there will be a wide variety of accessories on view as well.

Frills and Fancies: Victorian Fashion Up Close
Friday, April 18 6:30 p.m.

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the garments on view in our From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in Northern New England exhibit with costume historian Astrida Schaeffer.

Gallery Talk with Curator Tara Raiselis
Friday, April 25 6:30 p.m.

Get an up close look at the garments in our current exhibit,From Elegance to Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in Northern New England with exhibit curator and museum director Tara Raiselis. Garments will come alive as Raiselis shares stories of the people who wore them, how they were constructed, and the trends that led to their form.

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