Appleton is quiet. Insulated from the busy coast by the Hope hills, its beauty and calm attract artists, musicians, craftsmen, writers and poets. These will gather for a Harvest of Arts Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Appleton Meeting House, just past the fire station on Sennebec Road.

In the meeting house, built in 1848, Appleton will celebrate its creative life. Harvest of the Arts will present readings, poetry, music, art and more. Participating Appleton residents include poet Kate Barnes, writers Linda Tatelbaum and Fritz Burke, musician Sam McKenna, artist Abbie Read, furniture makers Tim Rousseau and Richard Dunham and more.

All are welcome, donations will be gratefully accepted and light refreshments will be offered.

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