Belfast Creative Coalition welcomes everyone to the second Fourth Fridays Art Walk of the season on June 26 — a special art walk featuring the Maine Fare Taste of Maine from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Each gallery will have a special local offering, including local cheeses, crab, smoked salmon, jams and homemade ice cream.

More than 15 downtown galleries participate in the Fourth Fridays Art Walks. Visitors are to look for the blue flags and peruse the paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, etchings, assemblage and fine craft of local Maine artists. The June 26 event features new galleries, new locations, new artists, new musicians and that wonderful local food from local farms.

The “new” is Finch Gallery, opening at 16 Main St. Local painter Jerri Finch has been working behind the scenes since winter and is looking forward to opening her doors to the public.

Also new — a new location — is Quench: Provisions for the Savvy, now at 33 Main St. Quench will host an opening reception for “Little Stories,” assemblages by Axel Stohlberg (and a chocolate tasting).

Belfast Bay Shade Company offers lighting and fabric designs that reflect the experience of living here — with these folks, the creatures, plants and soil — and the activity of cultivating a small patch in Thorndike. Its illuminated print lampshades may be seen at the top of the hill: on the top floor of the Belfast post office building.

Also showing above the fray are sisters Sheep Jones and Julie Cyr, who invite art walkers to see their works in oil at Studio 153, 153 High St., during the Fourth Fridays Art Walk June 26.

The artists of Art Alliance Gallery (AAG) have been highly productive over the winter, filling their gallery space at 39 Main St./1B with lots of new work — fused glass, fish rubbings, paintings, barrel-fired pottery, woven rugs and more.

At Aina Moja, an artisan support project of Expanding Opportunities, a nonprofit funding a children's home, feeding programs and girl rescue in Kenya, new inventory is just in from Kenya — fairly traded, handmade and one-of-a kind jewelry, baskets, carvings and clothing, as well as housewares. Aina Moja is located at 39 Main St.

The galleries at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., will be open until 8 p.m. during Fourth Friday Art Walk. The photography show “Far Up Close” with work by Abe Goodale, Lou Garbus and Harlan Crichton is in the Clifford Gallery; and artwork by the BRIDGE Art Club, Young People Connecting is in the Corridor Gallery.

Upcoming Fourth Fridays Art Walk dates for 2015 are July 24, Aug. 24, Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and a Holiday Art Walk on Dec. 4. For more information, visit

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