Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Friday, July 3

A gallery opening for an exhibit of the colorful works of Joanne Gravelin will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Gravelin’s large images imagine a world in which the promise of America has become abandoned and empty, a Paradise Wasted. The exhibit runs through July 23.

Frost Farm Gallery, 272 Pikes Hill Road, Norway, will hold a First Friday reception, meet and greet the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. The show, titled “Shape, Shade and Texture,” will feature black and white photographs by Rex Holsapple.

Saturday, July 4

The Bethel Art Fair takes place on the Bethel Common from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect to be dazzled with fine paintings, lovely handcrafted jewelry, sumptuous fiber arts, magical blown glass, stunning woodcarving and much more. There’ll be theatrical performances, a free theater workshop for kids, continuous live music and fireworks at dusk. FMI: 890-6386.

Friday, July 10 

This year’s Birdhouse Auction by the Bridgton Art Guild will feature around 40 one-of-a-kind masterpieces to display in your yard or home. Registration and preview is at 5 p.m., and the auction starts at 6 p.m. at Gallery 302 at 112 Main Street in Bridgton. FMI: 647-2787.

The Annual Artist Reception and Open House takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. at Harvest Gold Gallery on Route 5 in Center Lovell. Come mingle with talented local artists, authors and draftsmen and explore what the gallery’s owners have put together for the season.

A Wine and Cheese Reception will be held for guest artist Maya Kuvaya from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gallery 302, Main St. Her works are on exhibit through July 16, exploring the complex relationship between humans and the natural world.

Saturday & Sunday, July 11 & 12

Always a favorite, the Chickadee Quilt Show offers a feast of color, texture and design with over 100 quality quilts on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School. The public will be able to vote on their favorite quilt, attend a number of workshops both days and dine in the Chickadee Cafe. This 36th annual summer event is an exhibition of local and statewide hand and machine sewn quilts and other fiber arts.FMI: 647-4112, 693-3854.

 Saturday, July 11

Fine artists, painters, photographers and artisans will display their wares along the sidewalks of downtown Norway when the 48th annual Norway Arts Festival takes place. FMI: www.westernmaineartgroup.org

Sunday, July 12

The Lovell Historical Society offers its 16th annual Antique Show and Live Auction at the Kimball-Stanford House on Route 5 in Lovell, across from the Lake Kezar Country Club. The show begins at 10 a.m., the live auction at 11 a.m., and Bruce Buxton of Antiques Roadshow will offer appraisals from 12:30 to 2 p.m. FMI: 925-3234.