The summer art walk season begins May 25 as the first Fourth Friday Art Walk of the year opens doors and excites the imagination in downtown Belfast. The city’s art walks take place the fourth Friday of the month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and often add the performing arts to the visual mix.

New participants this year include Crosby Center, Harbor Artisans, Local Color, Out on a Whimsey and Brambles. Returning locations include Evolve, the Parent, Betts, and Finch Galleries, along with Kris Engman, Studio 153, Belfast Bay Shade Company, Front Street Pottery, Always Wonderful Memories Photography, Belfast Co-op, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery and Waterfall Arts.

As the summer progresses, farm-to-gallery tastings add to the event under the auspices of Maine Farmland Trust. The MFT gallery on Main Street will close out its off-season show of work by last summer’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center resident artists Friday with artists’ talks at 5 p.m., just before the art walk gets under way.

After the art walk concludes, walkers can become dancers if they so choose. The Crosby Center, which reopened as a performance space last summer, is bringing Primo Cubano to the stage … and clearing the main floor for some serious dancing. The evening starts with a salsa lesson at 7:30 p.m., and the Cuban “son” music, performed by Maine’s premier interpreter, begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.