Belfast’s Hutchinson Center turns into a pop-up-gallery for the weekend

Posted:  Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm


BELFAST—It’s only open for one weekend every year, but this year—June 8 to June 10, 2018, the 16th Annual Senior College of Art takes over the walls of UMaine Hutchinson Center and turns them into a pop-up gallery for nearly 30 local artists—both under recognized and well known, and it is worth checking out.

All of the works of art on exhibit have some kind of connection to Maine, and many are natural landscapes in a variety of mediums, including photography, Acrylic, sculpture, Mixed Media watercolor and oil paintings. The works are affordable ranging from $75 to around $300 and deeply personal.

After a successful opening night on Thursday, with many of the artists in attendance and around 150 people, the Belfast Bay Fiddlers played up and down the hallways while Younity Wines gave a wine tasting along with appetizers.

Cathy Bradbury, Chairman of The Festival of the Art Committee said, “Some of the artists here are very well known and some are just getting their first art exhibition, but we make this opportunity available very year for artists over the age of 50,” she said. “We don’t take any commission; we just provide a space and service where potential buyers can make a direct contact with the artist.

 Check out the virtual gallery of some of the artists below. If it is something you like, go see the exhibit Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12  to 3 p.m. At the entrance there is a greeter’s table for those interested in purchasing artwork.