Center for Maine Contemporary Art is “closed temporarily for repairs following a break in the water main that occurred inside the building in the early morning hours on Saturday, Jan. 19,” the Rockland nonprofit reported in an email today.

“The flooding was reported to the Rockland Fire Department shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday when a passerby noticed water pouring out from under a door on the lower Winter Street side of the arts center,” the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel reported.

The center writes: “We are pleased to report that no works of art were damaged in the event. All artwork on display has been moved to the Starfire climate-controlled art storage facility in Rockland. …. The Rockland Fire Department and Emergency Services led by Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli moved quickly to limit the damage and secure the building so that the artwork could be safely removed and the process of cleaning up begun.”

Repair crews were on site yesterday. “Thanks to the extraordinary speed of everyone’s responsiveness, the water was cleared from the building and the heating, water and electrical systems were back up and running within hours,” the center writes.

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