“Art on Wheels” Community Celebration

We had a great time on last night at the “Art on Wheels” Community Celebration and Friend Raiser. With nearly 50 works of art submitted by local artists, live music, and the chance to see some amazing antique trucks up close and personal, the first year of “Art on Wheels was the perfect way to raise awareness about the Bickford Education Center, Bickford Truck Collection Museum and Pavilion, and the programs offered through Aratascope at bec, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises money for its experiential education programs by offering art classes and studio memberships in Yarmouth.

The theme was inspired by Erv Bickford’s beloved vintage truck and transportation collection. Artwork was shown at various venues throughout Yarmouth, including The Yarmouth History Center, 317 Main, Merrill Memorial Library, and online, before the final display and silent auction at last night’s event.

Plans are already underway for next year’s “Art on Wheels” celebration. If you missed last night’s gala, here is the video that was presented.

Art on Wheels Gala presentation 2016 from susan bickford on Vimeo.

~ Published October 2nd, 2016

Artascope Interactive Art Expo at Yarmouth Clam Festival

It was wonderful to see so many creative people of all all ages stop by our Art Expo tent this weekend during the 2016 Yarmouth Clam Fest. Our teacher demos of metalsmithing, silk painting and Encaustic wax were well received, as well as our Make & Take projects which included watercolor cards, drilled seaglass key chains and pendants, gel printed cards, and wet felted soap. It was a hot weekend, but we’re glad people took the time to learn more about the 6-week Artist Series, One-Day Workshops, and other fun art events we offer at Artascope at bec.

~ Published July 18th, 2016

Bickford Collection Truck Museum and Pavilion

Did you know Yarmouth has its very own antique truck museum? Erv Bickford’s beloved vintage truck and transportation collection was founded as a museum in 2013. You can view trucks and other vehicles outdoors at the Bickford Collection Truck Pavilion and Courtyard located at Railroad Square, just off Main Street, and see the much larger selection, along with memorabilia at the Bickford Collection Truck Museum at 38 Yarmouth Junction, just off Elm Street.

The Bickford Collection Truck Pavilion includes more than a dozen vehicles ranging from the pristine 1926 Maccar to a circa-1920 Buffalo Springfield steam roller that ran on steam. The vehicles are in an outdoor post and beam pavilion with an attached open interactive courtyard (allowing parental supervised experiential play) filled with trucks, including farm and construction equipment.

The Pavilion is open seasonally May to October, Thursday through Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

The Bickford Collection Truck Museum showcases over 40 vehicles at nearby Yarmouth Junction. The museum is filled with memorabilia – and is a treat for antique truck buffs and neophytes alike.

Open by chance or by appointment.


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