The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, Belfast Parks & Recreation Department and Waterfall Arts invite you to the 25th annual Arts in the Park on June 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Steamboat Landing Park, sponsored by KSW Federal Credit Union and RE/MAX Jaret & Cohn Real Estate.
This year the focus is on local art and fine craft, and all artists are residents of the State of Maine, with an emphasis on Waldo County. There will be artwork covering a wide range of categories, including ceramics, fiber, jewelry, painting, photography, print, stone, wood, and more.
This year’s Artist of the Year is Lacey Goodrich of Laceypots, a ceramic artist located in Portland.
With an awareness of the continued recovery from the coronavirus, this year the event will be half the size, with 61 artists spread out across the park.
“Organizers understand the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on many and hope to provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for artists and art lovers alike, so they ask that if you are not fully vaccinated, that you wear a mask while visiting. Vaccinated artists and visitors do not have to wear a mask,” said Arts in the Park, in a news release.
There will also be a line up of music to entertain park visitors, including Meghan Clark, Jonesville, The Juke Rockets, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, Alice Limoges and Miners Creek.
Want to satisfy your tastebuds too? Food options available during the event include The Scone Goddess, Sabatian’s pizza, Bricks-N-Sticks, Perennial Cider Bar, and the classics from Belfast Lions Club.
“The Chamber also encourages visitors to enjoy the event but to stay in the greater Belfast area a little longer and support area artisans, galleries, studios, and suppliers too,” said the release. “There will be a special page in this year’s program for those area Chamber members.”