On Saturday, July 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., the public is invited to An Evening in Paris, Fête Française, to be held at the Space @ No. 9, the venue for the local arts nonprofit Medomak Arts at 9 Friendship St./Route 220.

The event will be the highlight of an exhibition of oils on canvas of the City of Paris by Shigeru Wakayama. The exhibition will run Friday, July 15, through Aug. 21 with gallery hours Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Wakayama is a graduate of the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts. He has received many awards and medals from various groups including the Salon d’Automne and the Acadamie Internationale de Lutece.

This special themed event will celebrate all things French. Wine and canapes will be served, and attendees are encouraged to bring something French to eat and drink to share. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given. There will be music by Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsborg, Stephan Grapelli and others during what promises to be a fun time for art, music, food, wine and friends.

For more information on An Evening in Paris, contact Melissa Smith at 350-2633 or tavern.events@outlook.com. Other events hosted by Medomak Arts at the Space @ No. 9 during July include Linocut Block Printing Thursday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and a Community Potluck Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. And every Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer months, Susan’s Pop-up Bakery offers fresh, homemade baked treats and organic coffee from 7 to 10 a.m.

To learn more about Medomak Arts and the programming and events it is hosting throughout the summer, check out the Facebook page or visit medomakarts.org. Additional programming is being developed for the upcoming weeks. Anyone interested in volunteering to moderate an event or host a creative arts evening is encouraged to contact Medomak Arts.

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