BELFAST — Arts in the Park celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend, with an array of art and fine craft from local and state artists.

Organized by Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, Belfast Parks & Recreation Department and Waterfall Arts, Arts in the Park 2021 takes place June 26 and 27 at Steamboat Landing Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its sponsors are KSW Federal Credit Union and RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn Real Estate.

This year the focus is on local art and fine craft, and all artists are residents of Maine, with an emphasis on Waldo County. There will be artwork covering a wide range of categories, including ceramics, fiber, jewelry, painting, photography, print, stone, wood, and more. The 2021 Artist of the Year is Lacey Goodrich of Laceypots, a ceramic artist located in Portland.

With an awareness of our continued recovery from the coronavirus, this year the event will be half the size, with 61 artists spread out across the park. Organizers understand the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on many and hope to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for artists and art lovers alike, so they ask that you wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated. Vaccinated artists and visitors do not have to wear a mask.

There will also be a great lineup of music to entertain park visitors, including Meghan Clark, Jonesville, The Juke Rockets, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, Alice Limoges and Miners Creek.

Want to satisfy your tastebuds too? Food options available during the event include The Scone Goddess, Sabastian’s Pizza, Bricks-N-Sticks, Perennial Cider Bar and the classics from Belfast Lions Club.

The chamber encourages visitors to enjoy the event but to stay in the greater Belfast area a little longer and support area artisans, galleries, studios and suppliers, too. There will be a special page in this year’s program for those area chamber members.

For more information, email Scott at ChamberOffice@belfastmaine.org or visit Arts in the Park online at belfastmaine.org/arts-in-the-park/ and on Facebook.

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