Arts in Rockland will host a First Friday Art Walk Friday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. The city’s 22 galleries will be open, on Main Street from Water to Summer; and the side streets around the Farnsworth Art Museum — Winter, Elm and Oak streets. The museum will be open with free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. too. The galleries of Arts in Rockland together represent hundreds of artists.

"The Rockland art scene is among the most vibrant in Maine. I love to visit because I know I'll find a wide range of artistic ideas, not to mention temptations," said Carl Little, who writes about Maine art and artists.

Among the First Friday participants is the new Somewhere on Winter Street, which will begin its second summer with an exhibition featuring Orlando Johnson's “Aquarium” and work by Willard Boepple, Michelle Charles, Lydia J. Williams and David Wilson.

The monthly art walks are held on the First Friday of every month, May through December; look for the AIR banners. For information on participating galleries, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or