BELFAST — Several local and Maine artisans will put their work up for display, and for sale, at the Guild Fine Craft Show at Waterfall Arts Sept. 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show is offered through the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with Shop Maine Crafts.

“Maine Crafts Association and Shop Maine Crafts are two sister organizations that work together,” said Lizz Brown, director of Guild Fine Crafts. “Maine Crafts Association handles all of the educational pieces and Shop Maine Crafts handles the retail end of things.”

The two organizations joined as one Maine craft organization offering all the programs, events and initiatives previously offered by each separate organization. This year the Guild Shows and other Maine Crafts Association shows and markets (including the webshop) make up Shop Maine Crafts.

Guild Fine Craft Shows sponsors “three to four events each year” according to Brown. This is the first time an event will be held at Waterfall Arts.

“We have used the United Farmers Market of Maine in the past,” Brown said. “We realized we’ve outgrown that space. Waterfall is perfect, with space around the building to set up tents for the displays.”

The crafts that will be displayed Sept. 17 and 18 at Waterfall Arts were selected through a juried process and represent some of the finest work done by local and Maine artisans.

“These will be very fine pieces,” Brown said of the works that will be on display, and for sale, at the Guild Fine Craft show at Waterfall. “We have 600 members and about 80 of them have been selected to display at the Guild Fine Craft Shows. The shows give the public a chance to view the work and it gives the artists an opportunity to make a living with their art.”