• “Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet” at the Messler Gallery, at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, off Route 90 in Rockport, now through January 6. The exhibit of reimagined mallets and balls features works by 21 artists exploring a wide range of topics, from personal artistic concerns to contemporary social issues. Messler Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Details: woodschool.org.
  • Online Group Show at Wiscasset’s Maine Art Gallery, now through October 5. Virtual preview of a contemporary realism show that will be offered next year at the gallery, 15 Warren Street. Works are by Melissa Greene, Winslow Meyers, Mat O’Donnell, Daphne Pulsifer, Douglas Smith and Susan Tobey White. See it at maineartgallerywiscasset.org.


  • Creative Art & Journaling on Zoom, at 4 p.m., with project ideas sent through email ahead of time. Everyone’s invited to join the creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email alhand@libarycamden.org for project ideas and link to the Zoom meeting.


  • Socially Engaged Art at Waterfall Arts, outside the building at 256 High Street, Belfast, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. All ages, free, no need to register. A space for conversations about how to use the arts to catalyze social action, investigate reality, and instigate change. Gatherings canceled in the event of heavy rain.


  • Online Poetry Group with Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Share a favorite poem or one of your own, or listen to the words of others. To register, email jeaton@skidompha.org.
  • Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults, 11 a.m. to noon on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page. Hear a wide range of books read by library staff. Recordings are available afterward in the Video section.


  • Figure Drawing: Long Pose at Waterfall Arts, outside the building at 256 High Street, Belfast, Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $60 for six sessions (register on the website) or $15 drop-in. Ages 15+. Ongoing, noninstructional group. Bring your own materials, including – if possible – easels and seats, as well as sun protection (umbrellas, hats, sunscreen, etc). Rain cancels that day’s session.


  • Coffee Hour for Creatives in Belfast, Mondays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. outside Downshift Coffee, 39 Main Street. Anyone can join the ongoing outdoor coffee hour whose members seek creative accountability, connections with other innovators and dreamers, and a network in which to share ideas. A Zoom Coffee Hour for Creatives is held by Waterfall Arts of Belfast on third Thursdays on Zoom. Contact laura@waterfallarts.org for a link.
  • Maine Mondays Live, on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday. Julia will read from books about Maine’s history. Recordings available afterward on Facebook.


  • Place Is Your Portal ... to Writing” Two-Part Virtual Writing Workshop, offered by Belfast Free Library on Thursdays, October 1 and 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Poet and essayist Linda Buckmaster will lead the workshops on the library’s Zoom account. This will be a user-friendly workshop for anyone of any writing experience (or none). All genres welcome — fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, or something in between. The class will use writing prompts, exploration of surroundings, personal memory, and discussion to create new writing. Class size is limited to 12 and registration is required by September 23: lsbuck1@gmail.com. The workshops are free and open to all.