For the eight consecutive year, First National Bank is sponsoring First Fridays at the Farnsworth. First Fridays from June through October, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will open its galleries free of charge to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.

The 2017 First Fridays at the Farnsworth dates, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walks, are June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Oct. 6.

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s role in American art. It offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and more than 15,000 works in the collection. The Farnsworth has one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson, while its Wyeth Center features works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The National Register-listed Farnsworth Homestead; the Olson House, a National Historic Landmark; and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex.

For more information on current exhibitions, programs and events, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

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