Freeport church & arts alliance agree to share space

A Freeport church and an arts group have agreed to a deal to share space within the church.The lease was signed Tuesday between the First Parish Congregational Church and the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport.There will still be worship service on Sundays, however, as of Oct. 1, the space known as The Meetinghouse will be used for concerts, performances and other arts programs on other days. Both organizations hope the renovations will help attract people from all over the Mid-coast.”We’re really excited to open and share with the community especially in these difficult times where we know that arts and culture are going to play a big role in bringing the community back together and making those connections we are craving at this time,” said Janelle Losciuto, the alliance’s executive director.The group hopes they can expand the altar area during an upcoming renovation allowing for a stage for the arts and as a space to continue to hold services. Two rooms inside will also be renovated for arts activities.

A Freeport church and an arts group have agreed to a deal to share space within the church.

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The lease was signed Tuesday between the First Parish Congregational Church and the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport.

There will still be worship service on Sundays, however, as of Oct. 1, the space known as The Meetinghouse will be used for concerts, performances and other arts programs on other days.

Both organizations hope the renovations will help attract people from all over the Mid-coast.

“We’re really excited to open and share with the community especially in these difficult times where we know that arts and culture are going to play a big role in bringing the community back together and making those connections we are craving at this time,” said Janelle Losciuto, the alliance’s executive director.

The group hopes they can expand the altar area during an upcoming renovation allowing for a stage for the arts and as a space to continue to hold services. Two rooms inside will also be renovated for arts activities.