• Art Time LIVE with Waterfall Arts of Belfast, join Bridget Matros and a guest artist for the art adventure every Tuesday, streaming to its Facebook page and YouTube channel 4 to 5 p.m. To be a guest, email bridget@waterfallarts.org.


  • Art at City Park at Belfast City Park, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Waterfall Arts hosts the free offering. Pick up supplies and take part in a different activity every week. Art at City Park is free, but donations are accepted. Details: waterfallarts.org.
  • Art & Journaling, 4 p.m. Get project ideas through email, then meet on Zoom. Join Camden Public Library’s creative group for a different project every Wednesday. For projects and the Zoom link: alhand@librarycamden.org.


  • Belfast Waterfront: Story Sharing, noon to 1 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, Belfast. Swap stories about your experience with the Belfast waterfront, while referencing and remembering history as told through the exhibition “Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront: Then & Now.” This is a free drop-in experience, offered twice throughout the exhibition, for those interested in learning about and sharing the history of Belfast. No RSVP required.
  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music by Downeast Brass, community art-making, late gallery hours, and picnics to go that can be ordered in advance. Learn more at wiscassetartwalk.org.


  • Explorations Read-Aloud for Adults, Fridays at 11 a.m. on Camden Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Local thespian Joseph Coté reads fiction and nonfiction.
  • Islesboro Historical Society Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show, featuring works for sale from Islesboro-based artists, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening reception is Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Rain dates are Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8. The Islesboro Historical Society is at 338 Main Street, Islesboro. For more information, contact Sally Mitchell at 712-8546.
  • Reception for Artist Kay Sullivan at Gibbs Library in Washington, from 5 to 7 p.m. for her show hanging at the library through September 1. Sullivan’s work from nature reflects its rhythms, cycles, and seasons. She received her MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.
  • “Trip the Dark Fantastic: Alternative Perspectives” Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. in Cushing Historical Society’s Arts in the Barn, 17 Hathorne Point Road, Cushing. The show by midcoast artists James Abbott, Sue Michlovitz and Deedie Steele includes photographic prints, books and three-dimensional collages and sculptures. Show hours are Saturday, July 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Camden on Canvas: Plein-Air Weekend, coordinated by Camden Public Library and artist Colin Page, owner of Page Gallery on Bay View Street, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to benefit the library’s Campaign for the Future. Twenty New England landscape artists will paint en plein air in Camden and the surrounding area. Visit the Camden on Canvas tent in Harbor Park for info on the artists and a map to the locations where they’ll be painting. Those paintings will be shown to the public Sunday, August 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Camden Amphitheatre. A ticketed reception and live auction will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. with music by Windfern Ensemble and light hors d’oeuvres. Auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will kick off bidding on the paintings at 5 p.m. Tickets are $75 at librarycamden.org or 236-3440.


  • Reception to Open “Lost and Found” at Maine Art Gallery, Warren Street in Wiscasset, from 4 to 7 p.m. Works by Maine artists Katy Helman, Buzz Masters and Jennifer Lee Morrow, who create mixed-media narratives with materials from traditional art supplies to textiles, papers, and found objects. Jud Caswell will provide music.


  • “Summer Blooms: Explorations in the Ancient Medium of Encaustic” with Hélène Farrar, offered by Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, on Friday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gamble Center on the museum campus. Explore the painting technique that uses molten wax to create rich textures. The class will look to summer flowers for form, gesture, and color. $135 fee, $123 members: farnsworthmuseum.org.
  • Story Map Writing Class at Hidden Valley Nature Center, in Jefferson, on Saturday, August 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor Andrea Lani will lead participants through the process of making a story map, an illustrated map that shows the route traveled, interesting features encountered along the way, like trees or beaver ponds, and events that occur during the journey, such as a bird landing on a branch or a turtle crossing the trail. Attendees will hike from the parking lot around the Crossbill Loop and along Warbler Way, creating story maps as they go. The class will be outside the whole time, so participants should dress for the weather, be prepared for bugs and bring snacks and water. The instructor will provide paper and drawing supplies.The cost for the class is $10 for Midcoast Conservancy members and $15 for nonmembers. Sign up at midcoastconservancy.org.