ROCKLAND — The final First Friday Art Walk of the 2022 season takes over downtown Oct. 7 with galleries keeping their doors open into the evening for a walking tour, some until 8 p.m. Both the Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., and Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), 21 Winter St., offer free admission to the public from 4 to 7 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy the following exhibitions at the Farnsworth: “Andrew Wyeth: Islands in Maine,” “Farnsworth Forward: The Collection,” “Leonard Baskin: I Hold the Cracked Mirror Up to Man,” “Andrew Wyeth: Early Temperas,” “Ashley Bryan: Beauty in Return” and “Louise Nevelson: Dawn to Dusk.” The museum’s Main Street doors will be open for easier access to the galleries.

This is the 13th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, allowing for free admission to all. For more information, visit

At CMCA, attendees can view fall exhibitions and take in live music by the fire pit from Elsie & Ethan. The music begins at 4 p.m.

Elsie Gawler is a multi-instrumentalist and songster rooted in Maine’s traditional folk music and culture. With her family, the Gawler Family Band, she has played throughout the state and beyond, sharing traditional fiddle tunes, songs and original works since she was 6 years old. From this foundation she has branched out and launched her debut solo album, “Sweet As Honey.”

Ethan Tischler is a Maine-based musician/educator who teaches, performs and records music. Alongside his solo projects, he delights in playing with Elsie Gawler as Elsie & Ethan, and with the Gawler Sisters and Gawler Family as a whole.

The following exhibitions can be seen in CMCA’s galleries: “through this to that” with Daniel Minter and Eneida Sanches, Ian Trask’s “Mind Loops,” “CALCIUM” and “Your Future Ex Squirrelfriend” by Elijah Ober, and the “Interior” group show that brings together 10 Maine-based artists.

All-day free admission to CMCA on First Fridays is made possible by Camden National Bank. Visit