The Belfast-based Maine Farmland Trust invites the public to a family-friendly Open Studio Day Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MFT’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Road.

September’s resident artists Anne Alexander, a sculptor from Windham who creates nature-based work; and Jude Valentine, a printmaker and pastel artist from East Machias will greet visitors and show their work. Resident gardener and artist, the Midcoast’s Nellie Sweet, will be on site to share the beautiful kitchen garden she has created this year; and Center co-directors David Dewey and Anna Witholt Abaldo will be available to offer tours of the residency center and gallery.

There will be live music on the lawn by Marsh & Lane, a young guitar/cello duo associated with Rockland’s Midcoast Music Academy, and free coffee, tea and ice cream. The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center is located right on Damariscotta Lake; everyone is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds for the day. For more information, visit

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