“Handmade,” Waterfall Arts’ inaugural affordable art and craft sale, will open Friday, Dec. 3 with a gala reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St.

The Clifford Gallery will be packed with a collection of interesting and unusual items made by more than 40 artists and artisans from recycled, vintage, repurposed, eco-friendly and upcycled materials. The list of handmade goods includes clothing, soap, lip balm, toys, earrings, rings, stone vases and lamps, handbags, vintage items, hats, necklaces, baby booties, homewares, pottery, glass, T-shirts, bracelets, aprons, scarves, knitted goods, accessories and more.

Prices will range from $5 to $256. Part of the proceeds will benefit Waterfall Arts, which gives buyers the opportunity to support a vital community art center and local artists and purchase awesome, unique gifts at the same time. Participating artists include Mark Guido, Maggi Blue, Jody Johnstone, Janane Tripp, Ingrid Ellison, Melanie West, Bethany Hayes Chute, Cathy Melio, Ginger Bisplinghoff, Erin Ellis, Amy The and Noah DeFilppis, Amy Emmons, David Jacobson, Kat Richman, Willy Reddick, Betsy Nelson, Lee Bodmer and Dyan Burke.

Waterfall Arts is a donor-supported nonprofit organization governed by a board of 14 community volunteers with a mission of generating awareness of the deep connection between art, design and nature in our lives; and powering understanding of the arts for all ages and abilities; and sourcing inspiration within our local, national and global communities. The “Handmade” reception also will feature the launch of Waterfall Arts’ annual community appeal with music, brief remarks and refreshments.

The show will continue through Dec. 24 with extended gallery hours Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 11, a number of artists will be on hand in the gallery to talk about their work; and artists at Waterfall Arts may open their studios to visitors.

For more information on “Homemade,” to volunteer or to donate to the annual appeal, find Waterfall Arts on Facebook; visit waterfallarts.org; call 338-2222; or stop by.

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