News from the Beach
May 16, 2016
Spring is in the air

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 Take charge of your summer plans
We have been happy to hear from many of you as summer planning gets underway, and expect an increase in registrations as school winds down.  Just a friendly reminder that participants are signed up on a first-come, first-serve basis, and classes can fill up quickly. Because we want to serve you the best way we can, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. We have added a weekly schedule on our website to make things easier, check it out here.  Cheers to summer!
Paint the Beach 2016
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On July 23rd, Heartwood College of Art and KBIA will partner for a spectacular event at the annual Seaside Celebration cocktail party for members. This will be the third collaboration that Heartwood and KBIA have shared. Paintings done by respected regional artists who love to paint Kennebunk Beach will offer works for sale for $400 each. Pieces measure 12″ x 16″ or 14″ x 14″.
Some of the artists include Anne Allaire, Peter Hoff, Brandy Cressey, Cheryl Dahn, Wendy Webster Good, Dewitt Hardy Mel Zeoli, Berri Kramer, Susan Wilder, Norma Johnsen and more.
Come support both organizations and take home a little bit of Kennebunk Beach.
Save The Date
Upcoming KBIA Events
Cove Walk
June 18
A fun activity for the whole family, join us for our first Cove Walk of the season.  We will host our first Cove Walk on June 18th, 4 to 6 PM, as part of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundle Chamber of Commerce LAUNCH! Maritime Festival, celebrating the community’s rich maritime history. Call 207-967-2180 for reservations. 
Day at the Beach 5K/1K Road Race
July 10
Come run with us on a certified course that begins and ends at beautiful Kennebunk Beach. The course winds through a shaded, beachside neighborhood and finishes alongside the Atlantic. Post-race snacks and beverages are provided. Trophies are awarded to first-and second-place winners in several age categories. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 150 pre-registered participants.
Seaside Celebration
July 23
Enjoy cocktails by the cove and catch up with friends at our annual Seaside Celebration.  This year we will also hold an art sale featuring regional artists’ work of our very own Kennebunk Beach. Cocktails and art by the beach, it doesn’t get much better!
Welcoming New Staff
Please join us in welcoming Aimee Vlachos, who joins our team as the Events Coordinator.  During the school year, Aimee is a college professor at nearby UNE, and will be busy this summer ensuring the many events at KBIA are running smoothly. With a lengthy background in event management including working as an event coordinator for the Olympics, NASCAR Racing Circuit, and the Orlando Magic basketball team, we think she will enjoy her time here at KBIA. Her oldest son attends KBIA and she is excited to be part of the KBIA team.