Art Party season ends in the Garden

Apr 07, 2017
Hilary Mank

Rockland — Gardening and art are intertwined in the last Free Art Party of the season at The Art Loft. Hilary Mank will lead attendees in getting ready for spring gardening Saturday, April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the nonprofit arts center’s downtown location, 85 Main St., Suite 9.

Some grow for food, others grow for flowers to paint or just bring in the house. The garden provides inspiration as we strive to make our surroundings, big or small, a sanctuary from the daily cares of the world. Garden blogger (everlongardener) and master gardener Mank will discuss solutions to garden problems; and the benefits of raised beds, no-dig and intensive gardening.

Mank also will speak to the value of garden planning and keeping records. She will be available to discuss personal challenges attendees face with their gardens and offer solutions. The party also will explore how to design a garden with pollinators in mind, specifically mason bees.

In addition to the informative discussion, partiers will create copper and leather bookmarks, perfect for their 2017 garden journals.

Upcoming this month at The Art Loft are: April 21, a Spring Blossoms Paint Night with Kim Nicoll from 6 to 8 p.m.; April 22, a Paint the Sky workshop with Frieda Hanlon from 1 to 3 p.m.; and April 23, an Introduction to Drop Spinning - Making Wool into Yarn with Lori Schafer from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information and to register for any event, visit or call 200-7915.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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