On Sept. 6, the downtown 407 Studios will be open for Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk. Everyone is invited to stroll up the stairs to visit the artists, view open studios — a variety of disciplines and media will be on display — and enjoy light refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m.

Resident artists in include Lois Anne, who sees her work as visual poems about states of perception and feeling. Her work is inspired by life and its experiences. She will show oil paintings.

Nicole Marie Fuller offers photography and home goods, pieces that serve as autobiography of her journey as an artist as they explore ideas of spirituality, the illusion of reality, the power of perception and the beauty of the unknown. Her invented landscapes images are shot with medium-format film and scanned to print digitally.

Trained as a graphic designer, Amy Wilder Files works with the encaustic medium to create bold images out of organic objects. Her series “Focal Points” will be on display, an exercise in discipline that explores our relationship with nature and how we attempt to shape and control it.

Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance will offer Middle Eastern dance and music. The public is invited to enjoy a lecture-demo on Middle Eastern music, folk dances for children, refreshments and information on upcoming bellydancing classes. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a performance of works in progress; studio director Patti Luchetti (Shalimar) will perform "La Danse Orientale" at 8 p.m.

Zander Shaw will show selected architectural detail drawings. Having worked on projects such as the Isabella Gardner Museum’s new addition, Shaw has built an impressive portfolio of commercial, residential and cultural building projects.

The evening also will showcase the work of guest artists Christie Banow, photography; and Glen Nelson, handmade objects.

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