All artists who enjoy painting outdoors are invited to sign up for one or more free days of painting en plein air at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Plein-Air Painting Days will be Saturdays and Sundays, June 25 and 26; and July 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists, who may set up their easels anywhere they like, are asked to register by Monday, June 20.

Artists who wish to participate in Plein-Air Painting Days should provide name, gallery name (if applicable), mailing address, phone number and email address via email to or call 633-4333, ext. 110.

On the final day of painting, Heartwood Regional Theater Company will present selections from its production of “Sunday in the Park with George” on the Great Lawn. Selected works will be on exhibit and for sale in the Visitor Center from July 13 through 20, with a portion of sales benefiting the gardens. An artists’ reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres on July 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. will be free and open to the public.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is located on 250 shorefront acres off Barters Island Road, just over a mile from the Boothbay common. To learn more, visit

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