• Registration Now Open for “Paint the Town” in Waldoboro, set for Sat., August 5. Plein air paintings made that day will be auctioned off at a party with music, food, wine. Facebook has details.


  • “Dr. Syn: A Portrait of Andrew Wyeth,” 1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Leith MacDonald discusses Wyeth’s painting, “Dr. Syn,” and takes a look at the show “Andrew Wyeth: Dr. Syn,” which is on view through Sept. 9. Free with admission.
  • Spring 2017 Creative Expressions Program Art Show Opening Reception, 2-5 p.m. at River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta. The show features works created by artists in Mobius’s Creative Expressions Program for people with developmental disabilities. It runs through Tuesday, May 23.


  • Artist Trading Card Workshop in Rockland, 5-7 p.m., Coastal Children’s Museum. Artists of all ages are welcome at the third Friday ATC workshops. This one focuses on collage. $10. FMI: coastalchildrensmuseum.org.
  • Party & Meet-the-Artist Date with Environmentalist Marnie Sinclair, whose show “Balance & Imbalance: A Celebration of Nature and a Call to Action” is on view at the home of Deb Poor, 40 River Road, Newcastle. Party is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Meet Sinclair and see her sculpture and short video on climate change noon-4 p.m. Sunday. FMI: dpoor@tidewater.net.
  • Reception to Open Rockport Artist Kathleen Buchanan’s Show of Prints, 5-7 p.m., Green Lion Gallery on Front Street in Bath. Refreshments, live music.
  • Art Social: “Succulents,” 6-8 p.m., The Art Loft, Rockland. Kim Nicoll leads the pen-and-ink drawing class. $25. FMI: artloftrockland.org.
  • 3-Day Fresco Workshop at Gamble Education Center, Rockland, Friday to Sunday. Learn the age-old method of painting on wet plaster. Led by Barbara Sullivan. $285/$245 Farnsworth members. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org.


  • Drop-In Button Workshop at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 9 a.m.-noon. Make a button and learn about the August 12 Rockland Sculpture Race, in which pieces will be pushed, pulled and pedaled over downtown streets in Rockland. FMI: rocklandsculpturerace.org.
  • “The Lobster Trap Disco Dining Room” Opens in Rockland, 1-3 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art. The students in after-school program Arts in Action invite the public to celebrate the art installation in CMCA’s courtyard. Rain moves it to Rockland Community Building/YMCA at 61 Limerock Street.
  • “Chinese Traditional Painting – Landscape Elements,” 1-3:30 p.m. Led by Nanfei Wang with a focus on using water and the brush to gain control over intent. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org or 200-7915.


  • “Stories of the Land and Its People” Student Show Opens in Rockland, with a free public ceremony at Strand Theatre at 1 p.m., continuing at Farnsworth Art Museum from 2-5 p.m. to view works by 250 elementary, middle and high school students who took part in the museum’s Stories of the Land and Its People project.
  • Cold Comfort Theater Holding Auditions, at First Baptist Church on High Street in Belfast. From 2-5 p.m. for Tintypes: A Musical Revue. From 4:30-5:30 p.m. for The Miracle Worker. Both will be performed outdoors at Wales Park, in July and August respectively. FMI: coldcomforttheater.com.


  • Free Adult Art Class at Rockland Library, 11 a.m. With a focus on drawing in color. Led by Catinka Knoth. Materials provided. This week: Memorial Day themes.


  • Belfast Free Sketchers, 2-4 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. No charge to join. New members welcome. Bring your own materials. Rita Swidrowski facilitates.
  • River Company Holding Auditions, for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the LCTV studios in Newcastle. Rehearse in June & July for Aug. 4, 6, 11, 12, 13 curtain at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta. Details: edblouin1021@yahoo.com.


  • Reception to Open “The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries” in Searsport, 5-7 p.m. at Penobscot Marine Museum. The exhibit looks at the fishing industry in the post-World War II era.


  • Inside Look at “The Inside View” at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, Fri., May 26. A 5 p.m. talk by artists with work in the group show featuring interior views of farms will be followed by a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. during the first Belfast Art Walk of the season. Learn more at belfastcreativecoalition.org.
  • Reception to Open “Seesaw: Works by Anna Hepler and Karen Gelardi,” Fri., May 26, 5-8 p.m., Waterfall Arts, Belfast. A show of their intertwined works, sculptures made from ceramic, fabric, paper, and images both sewn and printed. Free public reception.
  • Paint Night: “Day at Sea,” Fri., May 26, from 6-8 p.m., The Art Loft, Rockland. Sean Boyds provides step-by-step instructions. Snacks served. BYOB. FMI: artloftrockland.org, 200-7915.


  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Sam Cady: Parts of the Whole,” through May 21.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Dr. Syn,” through Sept. 9. “The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse,” through Oct. 29. “Andrew Wyeth at 100: Maine Drawings,” through Dec. 31. “Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938–2008,” through Dec. 31.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.