The HPCC mission is to stimulate economic development by connecting our assets through creative placemaking projects.
The HPCC was formed in direct response to the Maine Arts Commission’s Creative Communities = Economic Development grant that was awarded. The consortium is a network of regional arts organizations, museums, business associations, and municipal leaders. This currently includes KC’s Kreativity, New Portland Public Library, Kingfield POPS, Kingfield Artwalk, Stanley Museum, Upcountry Artists, High Peaks Artisan Guild, Kingfield Village Enhancement Committee, Ski Museum of Maine, Route 27 Arts, Dead River Area Historical Society, Rangeley Friends of the Arts, Rangeley Chamber of Commerce, Wilhelm Reich Museum, Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, Sandy River Business Association, Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad Museum, Phillips Area Community Center, Phillips Revitalization Committee, High Peaks Alliance, and Phillips Library and Studio.
The collaborative project thus far has produced the Maine High Peaks Arts & Heritage Plan, an asset map of the region, a website featuring these assets (www.highpeaksloop.com), funds to help develop the Phillips Public Library Studio, marketing for the 2013 Crossroads International Celtic Festival, the Maine High Peaks Arts and Heritage Loop Map & Guide, and loop kiosks in Carrabassett Valley, Stratton, Rangeley, Phillips, and Kingfield. The HPCC also worked with Maine D.O.T. to have the state put up fourteen signs in the region pointing out important landmarks including Daggett Rock, Flyrod Crosby Trailhead, Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Mount Abrams Trailhead, and the Wire Suspension Bridge.
Going forward the HPCC is dedicated to continuing to sponsor creative place making projects that connect our regional assets. The project has been made possible by the generous support of the Maine Community Foundation, The Betterment Fund, The Maine Arts Commission, The Rangeley Lakes Regional Logging Museum, and the towns who helped install their kiosks. For more information contact the HPCC part time coordinator, Saskia Reinholt. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 207-218-2072.