Art walk season opens in Belfast

May 16, 2017
Photo by: Tony Chiodo The Maine Farmland Trust Gallery gets busy during a Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk.

Belfast — Belfast Creative Coalition invites the Midcoast and beyond to the first of the 2017 Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks. The opening art walk of the 2017 season will take place Friday, May 26, downtown on and around Main Street and High Street from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

There will be an opening reception at Betts Gallery of the first show of the season — “Go High"— which features work by artists Kenny Cole, Mj Viano Crowe, Julie Cyr, Susan Guthrie, Sheep Jones, Willy Reddick and Buzz Stultz. The Gallery is located at 96 Main St., Belfast, and also may be entered on Beaver Street.

Over the last decade, the art walk has established itself as a summer staple for residents and tourists alike. Those taking it in this summer can visit the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast Bay Shade Company, the Finch Gallery, Waterfall Arts, Kris Engman Studio, Lewis Cisle Studio, Small Space, Evolve: Sanctuary for the Soul, Betts Gallery at the Belfast Framer, Gail Savitz, the Parent Gallery, Belfast Clay Studio, Treasured Leaf Tea Company and Randall Jason Irvin Studio, revealing the heart of Belfast’s creative community.

The Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks feature live performances, as well, welcoming a variety of performing artists throughout the season from musicians to poets to dancers to mimes and more. Information about each month’s performances will be available on BCC’s website — belfastcreativecoalition.org — prior to the art walk.

BCC also will be pleased to welcome back the Farm to Gallery food tastings, celebrating the synergy of local foods and art so typical of Waldo County. Maine Farmland Trust will coordinate Farm to Gallery’food tastings during the June, July, and August art walks.

Visitors are encouraged to come by the corner of High Street and Main Street during the art walk to pick up an art walk map and to say hello to the BCC crew. The Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk series is made possible in part through the generous support of BCC members, Coyote Moon, Front Street Shipyard and Bangor Savings Bank.

Learn more about the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks and Belfast Creative Coalition, visit the website or check out the Facebook page; call the BCC office at 323-8692; or email info@belfastcreativecoalition.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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