On Friday, Aug. 13, Main Street between Park and Summer streets in Rockland will be closed to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m. This Summer Evening on Main is timed to coincide with the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, the Live at Night at the Farnsworth Party and the downtown merchants’ Sidewalk Sale Week.

Summer Evening on Main offers an opportunity for the art in Rockland galleries to spill out on to the street as artists starting to get ideas for the following day’s Paint the Town plus those attending the aforementioned events dine,  stroll and shop. Jared Cowan, owner of Asymmetrick Art, has coordinated this effort and will have art in the street around his mid-Main Street gallery. His contemporary artists and ideas always engage large numbers of people to gather when he has events, and this is an opportunity for all of Main Street to join in.

Parking signs will be posted to inform drivers of the street closing at 5 p.m., but parking will be allowed from 3 to 5 p.m. in the  two-hour zones.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.