The autumn’s first downtown First Friday Art Walk is set for Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Many Arts In Rockland members will be open including Asymmetrick Arts, Black Hole, Strand Theatre, Landing Gallery, Harbor Square Gallery, Archipelago, 25 Oak Gallery, Craft Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Maine Coastal Islands Gallery and Michael Good Gallery.

The October art walk offers several openings and a closing reception, as well. It also includes live music, in the 12 Elm St. courtyard surrounded by CRAFT and Caldbeck galleries and the Gautschi Center; and at Jonathan Frost and 25 Oak galleries. CMCA invites everyone to stop by for karaoke in the courtyard (weather permitting, in the lobby if not); an ArtLab Open Studio with materials and hands-on project inspired by Don Voisine's paintings, currently on view; and a raffle for two CMCA florescent orange “WOW” hats, just in time for hunting season.

Black Hole, 403 Main St, will unveil its “Purple Initiative” for 2016, to benefit and lend support to New Hope for Women. A full list of AIR galleries can be found at

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