Two communities north of Portland celebrate their artistic legacies with fall exhibitions.
Nearly 90 artists from throughout Maine will exhibit 165 pieces at the seventh annual Yarmouth Art Festival, on view through Saturday at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth. This year’s festival, open to any artist who has a residence in Maine, drew 382 pieces, a record. Jurors were artist Suzanne Harden; Anne Haas, an art librarian at Bowdoin College; and Peg Golden, owner of Greenhut Galleries in Portland.
The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. An artists’ reception, including music and refreshments, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission will be free for both the festival and the reception, with donations welcome. All artwork is for sale, with credit cards, cash and checks accepted.
Entry fees and sale commissions help support St. Bart’s programs and community services.
This year’s event is being dedicated to the memory of Anne Macleod, one of the show’s founders, who died just weeks after helping hang the 2014 show. Macleod, a painter, was a well-known member of Yarmouth’s art community. A memorial show of her work will be in late November at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery.
Additional information is available at yarmouthartfestival.com.
In Boothbay, the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, 1 Townsend Ave., is showing nearly 100 works from in its “ARTinME” annual exhibition. It is on view through Nov. 9. The juror for this exhibition was Bob Keyes, arts reporter for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. For information, visit boothbayartists.org.