Old Number Nine, a lovely and venerable building on Friendship Street/Route 220 in the village, is open for business. The business intends to provide a public benefit by offering space for artists, musicians, writers, students, teachers, poets, filmmakers, yoga and pop-up-style events for a day, a weekend or more.

A live jazz and art show started the ball rolling over Memorial Day weekend. On Waldoboro Day — Saturday, June 21 — there will be an open house with historic photographs of the community. On Saturday, July 12, and the following weekend, artists Peter Parnall and Chris Augusta will show their art.

For program, scheduling, rate or other information, call 832-5109 or email tidemarkgallery.com.

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