The community is invited to an opening reception Friday, March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. for the kick-off of the fourth annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast” show at Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St.

An all-encompassing exhibition celebrating the local creative zest of Maine residents of any age or training living within a 30-mile radius of Belfast, the show runs from Thursday, March 1 through April 1 and will be packed with work by potters, painters, welders and musicians, knitters, sculptors and mobile makers. Artworks celebrating and illuminating this vast creative community will be on view and for sale with a charitable percentage of sales and entry fees going to food banks within a 30-mile radius of Belfast. Last year, more than 175 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.

Åarhus Gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 338-0001 or visit, where a slideshow of current works is available.

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