BELFAST

African art, crafts and clothing, Aina Moja at the Wellness Health Center, 39 Main St. FMI: 722-3708.

Belfast Poetry Festival Pairs, Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. Opens with 5 to 6:30 p.m. reception Oct. 7; through Oct. 31.

“BCTV 2: The Station that Belongs to You” photography show, Belfast Co-op Café, 123 High St. FMI: 338-2532. Through Oct. 31. Wine tasting/reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2

“Coastal Curves,” photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (later some Fridays); 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; variable Sundays and Mondays, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Opens with 5:30 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 7.

“The Earthly and the Ethereal,” photography and sculpture by guest artists Prairie Stuart-Wolff and Pat Plourde, plus work by gallery partners, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays; Mondays by chance, Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St. FMI: 338-0001. Through Oct. 30. Opening reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

First Friday Art Walk, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, downtown Belfast. Includes live performances on the streets. FMI: belfastartwalk.com.

Harvest of new paintings by Susan Tobey White plus paintings and 3D work by gallery artists and guests, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; by chance /appointment Sundays, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

“Interior Reflections — Outward Abstractions,” oil pastel landscapes by Charlton Hudson, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Betts Gallery in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. FMI: 338-6465. Opens with 5 to 7 p.m. reception Oct. 7; through Oct. 29.

Kaleidoscope series by photographer Paula B. Cannon, Camden National Bank, Main Street.

“Koichiro Kurita: Meditations on Thoreau” in Clifford Gallery; and Belfast Poetry Festival Pairs in Corridor Gallery, Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. Open with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 7. Call for hours.

New work in a variety of media by gallery artists, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553.

Paintings by Tom Andersen and Jobie Cole, Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 8; through Nov. 27.

“Please, Be Seated!” 2011 Eco-Motion street sculptures, installed throughout the city walkways and in three downtown parks. FMI: belfastecomotion.org.

Work by dozens of Maine artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Working Art Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 338-4820.

BOOTHBAY

“ArtinMe.” juried show of fresh Maine work, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Through Nov. 19 (Fridays through Sundays in November). Prize ceremony: 6 p.m. Oct. 8.

“John Sideli: The Sum of the Parts” and “Brad Betts, Philip Frey, Loretta Krupinski & John Neville:  Down to the Sea in Ships!”, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6849. Through Oct. 29.

Paintings by Tom Cavanaugh, open daily, Studio 53 Fine Art, 53 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Through Sept. 25. Also “Memory Wall-FDNY 9-11-01,” monumental work by John Michael Thomas Seitzer, on third floor through Oct. 18.

“Working Waterfront and Other Fancies,” new work by John Wissemann, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Sundays by chance, Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor FMI: 633-6252. Through Oct. 26.

BRISTOL

New work by the Pemaquid Group of Artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Pemaquid Art Gallery at Pemaquid Lighthouse Park, Bristol Road. FMI: 677-2752. Through Oct. 10.

BROOKS

“Seasons,” watercolors by Linda M. Jewell and oils by Rainy Brooks, Marsh River Theater, 24 Monroe Highway/Route 139. Through Oct. 26. Partial benefit for the theater; call for show schedule.

CAMDEN

“Transitions” group show of work by emerging and established Maine and New England artists, open daily, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing; also accessible through Maine Gathering, 8 Bay View St. FMI: 470-7027. Through Oct. 31.

Watercolors by John Wood, Jean Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Oct. 31.

DAMARISCOTTA

“… and the kitchen sink,” oils and encaustics by Kathleen Mack, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, River Arts II, Route 1. FMI: 529-5633. Oct. 7 through 18; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8.

“Art at the Grill,” oil paintings by Ed Botkin, George Wardwell and Kathleen Thornton, Damariscotta River Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. FMI: 563-2992. Through Oct. 31.

“Mentors” invitational show plus work by Joseph A. Fiore and admirers, 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, The Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation, 5 Bristol Road/Route 130 at Main Street, Damariscotta. Through Oct. 8.

Paintings by Léa Peterson, The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Lane (behind Paco’s Tacos). FMI: thebakeryme@gmail.com. Through Nov. 30.

Pastel paintings by Sandra Griffin, Savory Maine Dining and Provisions, 11 Water St. FMI: 563-2111. Through mid-October.

“Tools of the Trade,” group show juried by John Arden Knight, River Arts, 170 Main St./Business Route 1. FMI: 563-1507. Through Oct. 28.

NORTHPORT

Silent auction of donated art during Fabulous Food of the Midcoast, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6, Point Lookout, Route  1. Annual benefit gala for Broadreach Family & Community Services will begin with food from local restaurants and opening of the silent auction at 5:30 p.m., with silent auction beginning 6 p.m. and live auction at 7 p.m. Cost: $25 advance, $30 at door. FMI: 338-2200, ext. 109 or pwalsh@brmaine.org.

ROCKLAND

“Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”, drawings by Alan Hynd, plus gallery artists, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Jonathan Frost Gallery, 21 Winter St. FMI: 596-0800. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 7; through Oct. 29.

“Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House” (through Oct. 30) in the Wyeth Center; “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places” (through Jan. 15) in Morehouse Wing; “Beyond Rugs!” in Crosman Gallery (through Feb. 5); “Jason Larkin — Past Perfect,” Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition, in Craig Gallery (through Nov. 27); “Andrew Wyeth: Watercolors and Temperas” in Hadlock Gallery; and “Alex Katz: Early Work” in the Library Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (to 8 p.m. Wednesdays), Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12, $17 with Olson House; $10/$15 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents; free for all 5 to 8 p.m. First Fridays through October. Olson House in Cushing: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, tours on the hour. Museum Store open daily. FMI: 596-6457.

“Animal Kingdom,” group show by the Lively Ladies to benefit the Humane Society of Knox County, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire Service, 70 Park St. Through the winter.

Clarity paintings and more, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and by appointment, Rougette Gallery, 340 Main St./second floor. FMI: 596-7979. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 7; through Oct. 28.

“CRAFTS of the Land and Sea,” recent work by eight exceptional Maine artisans, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, 386 Main St. Through Oct. 21.

First Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, downtown Rockland galleries.

Foyer show by Emilia Carbone, Marjorie Strauss and Hannah Nelsbach plus work by 16 other members, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays); and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Through Oct. 31. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

“Kim Bernard: Pendulum Series” encaustics, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays or by chance/appointment, Yvette Torres Fine Art, 21 Winter St. FMI: 888-777-1077. Through Oct. 30. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 includes artist “performing” a pendulum piece as part of a gallery talk.

New work by America Martin and Dianne Schelble, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St. FMI: 594-7745. Open to 8 p.m. Oct. 8.

Paintings by ChenSun Campbell and work in various media by Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St.

“Singular,” photography exhibit curated by Heather Frederick, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St. FMI: 594-4544. Through Oct. 30. Reception: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Solo shows by Bayard Hollis and Jon Taner, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-5935. Open with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 7; through Nov. 12.

“Strange Migrations,” sculptures by Clara Cohan and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; Sundays by chance or appointment, Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St. Opens with 5 to 8 p.m. reception Oct. 7.

“Wearable, Functional, Beautiful,” work by potter Hanako Nakazato, the South Street Linen design group and fiber artist Jody Meredith, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St. FMI: 594-0167. Oct. 7 through Nov. 27.

ROCKPORT

Cat portraits by Lincolnville artist Lauralee Clayton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League shelter, 146 Camden St./Route 1.

Faculty Exhibition, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Maine Media Gallery on first floor of the Shepherd Building, 18 Central St. in the village. FMI: 236-8581. Through Dec. 31.

Oil and acrylic paintings by Karen Rutan, Country Inn, Route 1. Through Nov. 30.

“Regeneration: Fine Woodworkers Under 30,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Messler Gallery of Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Route 90 at Mill Street. FMI: 594-5611. Through Nov. 22.

“Sferics” and “Aural Ecosystem,” interrelated interactive installations by Zach Poff and N.B. Aldrich; “still/moving,” multiple-discipline work by Deborah Wing-Sproul; and “Pieced” and “Wired,” work by Gabriella D’Italia, George Mason and Ellen Wieske, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Cost: $5; free members. FMI: cmcanow.org. Through Dec. 11.

“Summer 2010,” new photographs by Peter Ralston, open by chance or appointment, Ralston Gallery, 23 Main St. in the village. FMI: 230-7225. Through Nov. 19.

“Work of the Hand” invitational crafts show and sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 8 and 10; and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9, Pascal Hall, 86 Pascal Ave. Cost: $5; free Center for Maine Contemporary Art members. Opens with 6 to 8 p.m. catered Collectors Preview Oct. 6 ($15).

ST. GEORGE

“Charles S. DuBack: NOW & Then” and “8 in the BAG” group show, 10 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (Fridays through Sundays and by appointment after Labor Day), Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, Martinsville. FMI: 372-9996. Through Oct. 10.

SEARSPORT

“The Art of the Boat” juried show; “75 for 75” multi-site exhibition of art and artifacts; “Working the Bay” and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street/Route 1 and Church Street. Cost: $8; $3 age 7-15; free younger, members and Searsport residents; group rates available; free for all Oct. 8. FMI: 548-2529. Through Oct. 23. “Finer Things” invitational craft show and sale through Oct. 23 in Admissions Center. Art du Jour wet-paint auction event Oct. 8: register 8 to 9 a.m., turn in donated work by 3:30 p.m. at museum’s Old Vestry. Catered auction 4 to 6 p.m. FMI: Lin Calista, 548-0334 or museumframer@pmm-maine.org.

SWANVILLE

Annual open house marks 30 years of pottery and weaving by Shari Greenfield, Oak Hill Pottery, 673 Oak Hill Road. Through Oct. 10. Call 338-1861 for hours and directions.

THOMASTON

Colonial antiques, furnishings and fine China-trade porcelain in replica of Federal-era mansion, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays plus holiday weekend Sundays and Mondays, Montpelier The General Henry Knox Mansion, Route 131 at Route 1. Cost: $7; $6 senior citizens; $4 children, free younger than 5; family discounts available. FMI: 354-8062. Through Oct. 10.

Inaugural exhibition, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Frost Gully Gallery, 150 Main St./Route 1.

Paintings by Jill Marie Langdon, Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St./Route 1. Through Oct. 15.

“Pieces of Color,” recent work by sculptor Geoffrey Vollers; plus paintings by Marti Reed, Personal Book Shop & Gallery, Main Street/Route 1.

UNION

Paintings by Sheila White, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common. For hours, call 785-3336. Through Oct. 30

UNITY

Altered photography by Petrea Noyes, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Through Sept. 30. Gallery open during performances and by appointment; call 568-3147. Annual Arts for Hunger show and sale of art and crafts.

“Forever Wild, Twenty Years of Painting Wildlife in Maine,” work by Janice Kasper, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, from Unity College’s Leonard Craig Memorial Gallery, Founders Hall South, 90 Quaker Road. Through Oct. 21.

WALDOBORO

Contemporary fine art and comic strip original art in art gallery plus two floors of antique toys and memorabilia, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, Fawcett’s Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum, Route 1. Cost: $5, free for art gallery, antique shop and those who cannot walk to second floor. FMI: 832-7398 before 8 p.m. Through Columbus Day.

“Field Work,” new paintings by Sally Loughridge, plus work by gallery artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 1. FMI: 832-5109. Through Oct. 29.

Paintings by Robert Macdonald, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; weekends by appointment, Hurricane Isle, 175 Quarry Road. Through Oct. 30.

WARREN

Open studio of outdoor sculptural work by Jay Sawyer, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through October, Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens, 131 Camden Road/Route 90 (look for painted pickup). FMI: 273-3948.

WISCASSET

“All Things Wet” juried show (through Oct. 23), 10 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Maine Art Gallery, 15 Warren St. FMI: 882-7511. Show of large-scale abstract oils from George Lovette’s Horizon series with John Tyler Pope’s copper masks and jewelry through Oct. 30.

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