The St. George Business Alliance’s Touring Peninsula Art event will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17. From the St. George townline to the tip of the peninsula, SGBA member artists, studios, galleries, shops and restaurants will be open and displaying a wide variety of work by local artists and photographers.

Colorful “ART TOUR” signs and event maps will identify participating locations, as well as hours and reception times, which vary by studio. Maps will be available online at stgeorgebusinessalliance.com.

Participating galleries and studios (north to south) include First Light Gallery, Ute Kohn Gallery, Ibis Arts, Studio Hannah, Art by Lauren Gill, Barbara Aras Fine Art, Pond House Gallery, Hedgerow, Mars Hall Gallery, Kathleen Fox Watercolors, Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery, Port Clyde Art Gallery, Marvon Hupper Gallery, Angela Anderson Studio and Wiley Farm Arts.

The Blue Tulip Garden Boutique is hosting four local artists working en plein air, including a free two-hour drawing class with artist Sandra Dickson (to pre-register, email sandradicksonstudio@aol.com.). The Craignair Inn and Real Finds Consignment Shop also will be exhibiting work by local artists.

The St. George Business Alliance is a local nonprofit trade association of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations whose mission is to promote business and cultural prosperity in St. George. For more information about SGBA’s Touring Peninsula Art event, contact Event Coordinator Judy Smith at hootey.maine@gmail.com; or visit the SGBA’s website.

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