• 13th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival, on Oct. 14, seeks presenters. Submit to the jury by March 15: belfastpoetry.com.
  • Call for Artists & Writers: for spring & summer residencies at Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at the Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson. FMI: mainefarmlandtrust.org.
  • Call for Actors: 2017 Camden Shakespeare Festival, for July and August runs of Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. FMI: info@camdenshakespeare.org.


  • Rescheduled: Darlene Cocke and Laurie Webber Artists’ Reception, 6 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor. On display through March 31.


  • Opening of Show by Thomaston Grammar School Students, 10 a.m. at Jonathan Frost Gallery, Main & Park, Rockland. Public welcome. “Thomaston LEAPS!: The Landscape and Ourselves” will be on display through March 18.
  • Two Openings at River Arts in Damariscotta, 5-7 p.m. Receptions for Bristol artist Isabella Corwin’s solo show in the West Gallery and for its newest exhibit, “Faces and Figures,” with works by 60 artists. On display through Mar. 8.


  • Free Community Art Party at the Art Loft in Rockland, 1 p.m. Kim Nicoll will teach men, women and kids how to knit. She’ll bring needles and yarn. If you already knit, bring a current project. Hot cocoa and snacks served. Registration: 200-9795 or artloftrockland.org.
  • Public Reception to Open Sam Cady Show in Rockland, 4-7 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art. “Parts of the Whole,” his first full-scale retrospective, hangs through May 21.


  • At Camden Library: Craftswomen of the Midcoast, 7 p.m. Enamel jewelry artist Suzanne Anderson kicks off the new monthly series.


  • “DSLR Camera Modes” Class in Rockland, The Art Loft, Friday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. Bring your camera. $35. FMI: artloftrockland, 200-7915.
  • Coloring for All Ages at Jackson Learning Center & Historical Society, in the municipal complex, Friday, Feb. 24, 4-6 p.m. With helpful techniques & tips, art supplies, coloring pages, snacks. Bring your fave book, if you wish. Free.
  • Red Tulips Paint Night at The Art Loft in Rockland, Friday, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. Sean Boyd leads the night of socializing and painting with step-by-step instructions. BYOB. Drop-ins okay. $35. FMI: artloftrockland.org 200-7915.
  • Reception for “Art at Bartlett Woods 2017,” Saturday, Feb. 25, 2-5 p.m., 20 Bartlett Dr., Rockland. Exhibit of works by Alison Hill and Björn Lundquist; open for public viewing daily during business hours through May.
  • “Explore Your Inner Artist” Class, Tuesdays, Feb.28-March 14, 5-7 p.m., Lincolnville Central School. Experiment with pastels, watercolors, collage and more. $50. Registration: 921-3950 or journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
  • Week-Long “Triggering New Poems” Workshop, March 13-17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Poet Kathleen Ellis helps participants at all levels expand their range of styles and explore ways to create and stretch tension. Limited to 12. FMI: farnsworthmuseum.org, 596-6457.


  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “David Driskell: Renewal and Form,” through May 11. “Piper Cub,” through May 14.
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Art of Disaster,” through April 23.
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta. “Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote,” through Sept. 30.
  • Augusta State House, “Maine: A Continuum of Place,” through March 3.