Friday, August 17, the Belfast ARTS Friday Gallery Walk: More than 20 art venues invite you to enjoy leisurely visits through the intimacy of their downtown galleries, showcasing a variety of work—painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, jewelry . . .

Dina Petrillo – fine art print maker, sculptor, and teacher – of the Post Office Studio and Workshop will be hosted at a reception at Yo Mamma’s Home. Dina’s work combines organic images, bold earthy colors, and clean strong lines. Yo Mamma says, ‘Let’s Party for Dina Petrillo!   Our Queen of fine art for the home.’ Dina is making gorgeous lampshades for Yo Mamma’s Home! Bottom line: it is pure delight to feature her work in our store. Imagine a print, suspended, lit, gently swaying….. as a lamp. Come and see them anytime, 7 days a week.

Also: Remember recent years when Hidden Valley Camp has provided street art human statues for us during a single Friday art walk? Well, it is this Friday August 17th from 5-7 PM at locations all over Main Street, from the harbor to the Post Office.  This year there will be 37 campers in various configurations silently accepting your attention. Any donations will go to support Belfast Arts, the association of artists and galleries which organizes Friday night Art Walk events. So come out and see.

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery will host an opening for Jean-Ann Pollard | Acrylic Paint and Modeling Paste on Gesso’d Masonite: “Our Sacred Earth: The Gaia Series”  — on exhibit Aug. 17-Sept 26.

International performer and teacher Helena Melone will be dancing in the streets. Helena specializes in Arabic, American, and fusion styles of belly dance, as well as Roman (“Gypsy”) style and flamenco, having studied widely in the U.S. and in Turkey, Egypt, & Spain. She has fused her dance idioms into an original signature style, Flamenco-Belly fusion, which she has taught throughout the U.S. and in the U.K.

Also performing around town will be musician Jon Kerr, playing old-time banjo tunes.

The balance of Belfast’s studios and galleries will also welcome you to their art spaces. The walks take place 5:30–8:00 p.m. every Friday in July and August and first Fridays in June, September, October, and December. For further information on all participating galleries, openings, and special events visit