Everyone is invited to come view this summer’s exhibition at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center during a First Friday Art Walk reception July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees can meet the artists, enjoy some appetizers and learn more about the conservation work of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge from staff and volunteers.

Summer exhibitors are Pam Cabanas of Friendship, who offers a series of pastel and ink washes that express life, love and Maine; Ray Yeager from Ocean County, N.J., whose photography captures nature right out of his own backyard and in Downeast Maine, where he summers; and Neil Shively of South Thomaston, who shares his photographic reflections along the Maine coast. This exhibition will be up for July and August.

The visitor center is located in the southend of town, housed in the old Captain Snow house, the large white building just behind Triangle Park where Water Street and Route 73 meet. The visitor center and art gallery also are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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