• Castle Tucker Plein Air Painting and Drawing Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join artist Jennifer Linskey at the 2 Lee Street mansion in Wiscasset with its sweeping views of Sheepscot River. Bring your materials, lunch and a hat. There will be an afternoon critique with Linskey. Beginners are welcome. $25 ($20 Historic New England members). Registration: 882-7169,


  • “The Wyeth Experience” Tours, three-hour tours Fridays & Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. include the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Wyeth Center in Rockland and the Olson House in Cushing, where Andrew Wyeth painted for three decades. $50 ($35 FAM members) includes museum admission.
  • Twin Villages ArtWalk, 4 to 7 p.m. in Damariscotta and Newcastle. It’s the final one this season. Events include: River Arts, 241 Route 1, Damariscotta. “Artists’ Choice.” The juried group show runs to Oct. 19. Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta. “Monhegan Days,” with Will Kefauver’s latest work and the work of 24 guest artists.
  • Reception to Open “Remembering Wally (1912–2016)” in Damariscotta, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Pemaquid Watershed Association Gallery, 584 Main Street. Works by Wally Margaret Huber Schweighauser, who became an artist in her late 50s and would have turned 105 this month. Her family invites the public to the reception and show, which runs to Oct. 18.
  • Reception to Open Juried Show at Messler Gallery in Rockport, at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show of 21 pieces are by woodworkers who were all scholarship and fellowship awardees at one time.


  • “OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival” in Portland, sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by Portland Press Herald. The daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine with five authors reading from and discussing the inspiration behind their recent books. All are welcome at the free event. Registration is required: (yes, “cvent”) or 877-926-8300.
  • Saturday Sessions with Katharina Gifford at Rockland’s Art Loft, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays in September, she’ll lead “Fundamentals of Still Life Drawing and Painting,” which includes a brief lecture and demo and then lets participants draw or paint a still life. No experience is necessary. $20 per class; free for members. From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays she’ll give alla prima (wet-on-wet) painting demos where students are invited to observe, or use the time for their own work, and also interact with Gifford. $20.
  • Reception for the Butkes at River Arts West Gallery, 241 Route 1 in Damariscotta, from noon to 4 p.m. John’s watercolors of Maine landscapes and Jill’s fiber art will be on display. Refreshments served.


  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Public Library, 11 a.m. Led by Catinka Knoth. Use colored pencils and crayons to draw scenes of September in Maine. The class is open to the public and all materials are provided.
  • Intro to Figure Painting at Art Loft in Rockland, Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Justin Kinney offers tricks and tips for painting one of the most difficult subjects: the human body. Each class lasts two nights and takes on a new aspect of the body. $20 drop-in fee; free for Art Loft members.


  • “New Gallery Models in Maine,” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Talk at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Gallerists Tobias Czudej of Waldo Exhibitions in Rockport and Grant Wahlquist of Grant Wahlquist Gallery in Portland will discuss how they’re breaking the mold of traditional galleries by bringing cutting-edge contemporary art to their spaces. Free with admission.


  • Free Session on cloudLibrary App at Rockland Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to use cloudLibrary and your library card to download popular books and audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet. Bring your device and library card to the session, led by Katie Drago.


  • Wiscasset Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. It’s the final one this season.
  • Poetry Month Finale at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Open Mic Night will feature readers from the library’s Poetry Contest. All are welcome to share their poetry, and musical accompaniment is also welcome. Sign-up is under way (call Jessie Blanchard at 594-0310); each poet will get 10 to 15 minutes of mic time.
  • Maine International Conference on the Arts, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, Abromson Community Education Center at University of Southern Maine in Portland. It will focus on inspiring professional development for Maine artists, arts organizations, arts educators, community developers and policymakers. Details are at
  • 5-Class Intermediate Watercolor Workshop in Camden, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays – Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 – at Merryspring Nature Center. Philadelphia College of Art graduate Lesia Sochor leads it for students who want to focus on edge control, tonal values and composition and delve deeper into their personal style and creative interpretation. $190 ($170 MNC members). Registration:, 236-2239.


  • Belfast Art Walk, Friday, Sept. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Along with the usual open venues showing new art and setting out wine and refreshments, this one will include a Busking Festival, chalk art, and a community singing event. Pick up The Free Press next week for reception info.
  • Talk by Jonathan Frost on His Civil Rights Movement Paintings, Friday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Barn Swallow Book Shop, 166 Russell Avenue in Rockport. The artist and Rockland gallery owner discusses the series he has been working on and adding to for 12 years.
  • Annual Harbor Arts & Books Fair, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30. More than 60 vendors will be selling their art, crafts, jewelry, furniture and fiber items under tents in Harbor Park, the Amphitheatre and along Atlantic Avenue. The Camden Library fundraiser will also include a book sale from Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 27-30.
  • Taste of Fall Photo Workshop in Rockland, Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 3 to 5. Paula Apro, a co-founder of The Art Loft, leads the workshop with scenic drives to overlooks, farm stands, vineyards and other locales. $450. for details.


  • Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. “Emergence – Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation,” through December.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood,” to Oct. 7. “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things,” to Oct. 14. “John Bisbee: American Steel,” to Oct. 14.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “On a Mountain in Maine,” to Oct. 7. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” to Oct. 21. “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism,” to Oct. 28. Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold,” to Dec. 30, “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” to Feb. 17.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Over There and Down Home: Mainers and World War I,” to Nov. 11.
  • Portland Museum of Art, “Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan,” to Nov. 25. “Americans Abroad, 1860–1915,” to Dec. 2.
  • Portland Public Library, “The Art of Rube Goldberg,” to Sept. 22.