Everyone is invited to join the creative conversation at Waterfall Arts Belfast for a Pecha Kucha Night Saturday, Aug. 6. Eight artists have been chosen to show 20 images for 20 seconds each, a fast-paced and engaging program to be followed by discussion and socializing.

The presentations will take place outdoors on the lawn of the arts center, 256 High St., and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. The lawn will open at 7 p.m. and the presentations will begin at sunset, after 8 p.m. There is a $5 admission fee. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

The following eight local creative folk have been chosen to present: Joe Ascrizzi, artist; Riley Pratt, architect, GO Logic Homes; George Pearlman, ceramicist; Shoham Arad, designer and writer; Peter Lindquist, maker of green caskets; Colin Page, painter; Olga Zimmerman, mother and babywearer; and Matt Smolinsky, photographer. The emcee is Arielle Greenberg Bywater.

Pecha Kucha (Japanese for chit chat) was conceived in Japan in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has grown to include more than 180 cities worldwide, thus answering a global demand for a forum where creative work can be easily and informally shown. The unique format of 20 images discussed in 20 seconds each keeps presentations concise, the interest level up and gives more people the chance to show.

PechaKucha Night Rockland spans the Midcoast from Thomaston to Belfast and strengthens community by bringing people of all ages together to consider ideas and images presented by various creative makers and thinkers in our area. While grounded in the visual arts, PechaKucha Night Rockland is open to a spectrum of imaginative endeavors and encourages visual storytelling as a way of sharing personal projects and introducing fresh perspectives. The organizing partners include Midcoast Magnet, Waterfall Arts, the Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and various creative community members.

For questions about the upcoming Pecha Kucha event, send an email to rockland@pechakuchamaine.org or call Midcoast Magnet board member Mary Bumiller at 949-9155. For more information about the Pecha Kucha movement, visit pecha-kucha.org.

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