Final Fridays Art Walk in Belfast

Aug 21, 2014
Jennifer Atkins Lisa has opened Quench Metalworks in downtown Belfast, offering one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry.

Belfast — Everyone is invited to celebrate the end of summer by enjoying a beautiful August evening in downtown Belfast, taking in the art, music and more. BelfastArts’ Final Fridays Art Walk this month will take place Aug. 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Every Final Fridays Art Walk offers an evening of art, performance, food and drink. This month's new gallery is Quench Metalworks at 9 Beaver St. After returning to Maine in 2001, Jennifer Atkins Lisa founded Quench Metalworks and started producing one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry in sterling silver, 18K, gemstones and found objects.

While Main Street and vicinity are full of galleries and studios, there also are good options just a little outside of the downtown area, as well: Tom Gaines’ Stonehouse on Race Street; Dina Petrillo’s Belfast Bay Shade Company, above the Post Office; Waterfall Arts, up the hill on High Street; and Gail Savitz’s Front Street Pottery, at the bottom of Main. It’s well worth going a few steps off the beaten path for a chance to view the beautiful artwork all over Belfast, and to talk to the artists in person.

There are a lot of exciting offerings this month, and many new things to see, including new original oil paintings by Joanne Parent, new black and white photographs by Neal Parent, jewelry by Dan Bennett, sculptures by Keith Maynard and more at the Parent Gallery; and a last chance to peruse Waterfall Arts’ “Living in these Bodies, Part II. Bridget Matros will be running a kid-friendly table for family art activities, so young people attending the art walk can create their own artworks. Other participating galleries and studios include Harbor Artisans, Fresh Cup Gallery, Galerie Dufour at Eat More Cheese, Raven’s Nest Gallery and the AAG Art Alliance Gallery.

Remaining 2014 Final Fridays Art Walks are set for Sept. 26 and Oct. 31. For more information, visit belfastcreativecoalition.org or call 323-8692.

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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