Waldoboro's Tidemark Gallery, Philippe Guillerm Gallery and Old Number Nine; and Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship are working together to present a variety of some of the best local art, with receptions all on the same date — Saturday, July 12. Throughout the afternoon and evening, visitors will be welcomed at all four galleries and are encouraged to re-fuel at one of the three fine restaurants in Waldoboro village.

Tidemark Gallery’s 5 to 7 p.m. reception will fete a photography show of new work by Racheal and Garvin Morris, two young local artists with plenty of energy, two small children and a gift for sharing their love of life through pictures. Tidemark is located at 902 Main St./Route 220, just up from the downtown intersection; for more information, visit tidemarkgallery.com.

The reception for Old Number Nine’s "Animal Realm," a joint exhibit of paintings by friends and fellow artists Chris Augusta and Peter Parnall, runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Old Number Nine is the storefront at 9 Friendship St./Route 220 in Waldoboro village.

Sculptor and painter Philippe Guillerm welcomes fellow painter Jim Root to his Philippe Guillerm Gallery, 882 Main St., Waldoboro, in a 5 to 7 p.m. reception. These two artists also share a love of boats, from Root's hand-built kayaks to Guillerm's ocean-going, sailing home, Yaya.

Maine Coast Artist Gallery, just across from Wallace's in Friendship, has several floors filled with paintings, jewelry, pottery and, often, live music. The reception for “The Maritime Show” will ruin from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit mainecoastartist.com.

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