The front lawn of Waterfall Arts Center, 256 High St., will again appear as a tent city, as many Maine artists gather for the weekly Belfast Art Market — B.A.M. — Friday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visitors will meet the artists who create the wares, find out about their craft and experience an economic transaction that supports local growth and sustainability. One of the artists on hand this week will be Jon Byrer, Maine College of Art grad who recently showed his work at Belfast Free Library and also was on WERU to talk about and share some of his music. He is interested in experimenting in both visual media and music, stepping outside of traditional expectations and techniques. One of the latter is to pour layers of enamel paints onto the canvas. The mixing colors become frozen, leaving permanent pools, swirls and spiraling images on the canvas. Many of his paintings are inspired by the natural Maine landscape.

In addition to paintings, offers fiber arts, pottery, varied jewelry options, aromatherapy products and even card readings. Visitors who get hungry can grab some scrumptious food from the Belfast Farmers Market, which occurs on the same grounds at the same time.

There are two art shows hanging inside Waterfall Arts to view, and the center’s exterior wall is covered with "living art" greenery. B.A.M. meets weekly through August.

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