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Bob Keyes

Bob Keyes has written about the arts in Maine since 2002. He’s never been much an artist himself, other than singing in junior high school chorus and acting in a few musicals. But he’s attended museums, theaters, clubs and concert halls all his life, and cites Bob Dylan as most influential artist of any kind since Picasso. He lives in Berwick.

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Posted: October 23, 2017

Yarmouth Art Festival open through Saturday

Written by: Bob Keyes
Table, Paul Wanrooij   Photos courtesy of Yarmouth Arts Festival

Table, Paul Wanrooij
Photos courtesy of Yarmouth Arts Festival

The ninth annual Yarmouth Art Festival continues through Saturday at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church with 94 artists showing 165 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and furniture.

The festival received submissions from 130 Maine artists. This year’s jurors were Bowdoin art librarian Anne Haas; Peg Golden, former owner of Greenhut Galleries in Portland; and Chris Thompson, partner at Parallax Partners, Inc. and former art professor at Maine College of Art.

Monhegan Lighthouse, Paige O'Rourke

Monhegan Lighthouse, Paige O’Rourke

The festival will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. A reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Entry fees and sale commissions help support St. Bart’s programs, as well as Friendship House, Yarmouth Community Food Pantry and St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry in Portland.

An online catalog displays all the pieces in the show;


WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 25 to 27 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28; reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth

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