The 16th annual Festival of Art will open with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception and first viewing Thursday, June 7, at the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3.

The annual exhibition showcases work by artists age 50 and older, both professional and amateur. The opening evening includes music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and guitarist Eric Bishop, as well as light refreshments and wine from Younity Winery & Vineyards.

The festival’s art, which fills wall space, tables and display pedestals through the center, also may be viewed Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, June 10, from noon to 3 p.m. Admission, as always, is free.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Maine filmmaker Richard Kane will screen his new documentary about Little Cranberry Island poet, illustrator and artist Ashley Bryan. The Belfast screening of "I Know A Man … Ashley Bryan,” winner at 14 film festivals, kicks off a screening tour around the state. Kane will introduce his film and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

The annual Festival of Art is sponsored by Senior College at Belfast. For more information, visit