The Belfast Art Market will offer a variety of locally hand-crafted, Maine made arts and crafts Friday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., sharing the space and timeframe with then Belfast Farmers Market.

One of the artists on hand will be Jon Byrer, whose work is powerful and fluid and includes oils, photography, graphic design and music. Bryer has said his work is inspired by Maine’s “raw, hard-hitting beauty” and the independent spirit of its people. He is interested in experimenting with alternative techniques to painting with brushes. One technique is pouring layers of enamel paints onto the canvas to create fluidity. To watch a video of Bryer at work, see the link below.

B.A.M. offers a varied selection of media including jewelry (one-of-a-kind silver pendants and earrings to wire-wrapped sea glass and delicate woven beads), ceramic art both functional and decorative, woodwork, aromatherapy, fabric art and more. For further information, use the "contact" page at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or