The Farnsworth Art Museum has announced that, for the third consecutive year, The First, N.A. will sponsor First Fridays at the Farnsworth. During First Fridays, the museum will open its galleries free of charge to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The First Friday dates, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday art walks, will be June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5.

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s ongoing role in American art. It offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and more than 10,000 works in the collection. The First, N.A., founded in 1864, is an independent community bank serving the coast of Maine with 14 offices throughout Lincoln, Knox, Hancock and Washington counties.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or