The next Paint Night at the downtown Art Loft is a winter special, hosted by Justin Kinney. He will lead a session painting “Dandelions” Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. The nonprofit art center is located inside the lobby of the Thorndike Building, 385 Main Street, Suite 9.

Kinney will guide participants step-by-step through painting his original work — no painting experience required. Snacks will be served during a leg-stretching break; feel free to bring your own snacks and/or beverage (wine or beer is fine).

Cost is a discounted $25. To reserve a spot, register online; drop-ins only accepted as space permits. For more information and registration, call 200-7915; email; or visit

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