The Art Loft will offer a paint night Friday, Nov. 18, where participants can enjoy an evening of painting and socializing while creating a “Rustic Pumpkins” painting — even if they have never painted before. Paint nights run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown nonprofit community art center.

Rockland boatbuilder and artist Sean Boyd will lead the painting. Cost is $35, which includes all materials and refreshments.

The Art Loft, which also offers low-cost drop-in art classes, more in-depth workshops, restorative art therapy and other special events, is located at 385 Main St., Suite 9 (inside the lobby of the Thorndike Building). For more information and to register, visit; until Dec. 31, use coupon code SAVE10 when registering for paint nights for $10 off.

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