The public is invited to the opening reception for the second annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast” show at Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. Friday, March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. The all encompassing show will run Thursday, March 4h through the 28th.

“44N 69W: Radius Belfast” showcases work by Maine residents of all ages and training who live within a 30-mile radius of Belfast. From potters, painters and welders to musicians, knitters and mobile makers, art works celebrating and illuminating this vast creative community will be on view and for sale with 20 percent of proceeds going to food banks within a 30-mile radius of Belfast.

Last year, more than 150 pieces of art were exhibited to the delight of hundreds of visitors, friends and loved ones with consequent sales enabling a generous donation to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. This year, the $5 fee to submit work will be donated directly to local food banks increasing the help that is critical to the health of our community.

Åarhus Gallery’s current hours are Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 338-0001 or visit, where a slideshow of the current works is available.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to