Hope Orchard owners Brien and Emily Davis will host a plein air party Saturday, May 21 for painters and photographers who wish to capture apple blossoms at the height of the bloom.

To take advantage of the early morning and late afternoon light, the orchard, located on Route 105 in the heart of Hope Village, will open at 6 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. or later by special request. Coffee and tea will be served at 11 a.m.

Along with their own art supplies and seating, artists are encouraged to wear hats to add to the visual interest of the event. To register, send email to emily@hopeorchards.com. Participants will be notified if weather predictions or orchard demands cause a change of plan. Directions and more information on Hope Orchards can be found at hopeorchards.com.

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