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The Sky Is Rising

Tune in to Belfast Community TV & WBFY Radio 100.9 May 25, 26, 28

The Sky is Rising:​ A series of Virtual & Live Events funding the arts and artists of Belfast and Waldo County. The Sky is Rising is a city and county-wide project designed to move funds directly into the hands of local artists, performers, musicians, chefs, makers & creators.

On Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day Weekend, join our host and master of ceremonies, Mayor Eric Sanders to kick off the first event, as we virtually feature local art, artists, performers, musicians, dancers, singers and actors. You are invited to buy art! Buy a gig, buy a meal and theatre tickets. Buy a dance, a song or two, and more! You can view and buy local visual art, purchase a commision by a local musician, poet, writer, or performer, or simply take delight in the beauty, creativity and festivity.

Please note: on the afternoon of Saturday, May 23rd, musicians, performers and dancers will be live outdoors “safely” recording on the corner of Court and SpringStreets in Belfast. If you’re out for a walk, bring your mask, your smile and best social distancing techniques. Look on from across the road!

Our host, Mayor Eric Sanders, is an accomplished performer, rabble rouser and spirited advocate of our unique, creative economy. All funds generated will go directly to local artists and the ​ Belfast Keep the Faith Fund​ , benefiting those in need of groceries and rent money. Together we will rebuild our community and support the Arts.

These summer long events are spearheaded by ​ The Belfast Creative Coalition ​ in solidarity with, Local Art Galleries and Organizations, Theatre Groups, Performers, Visual Artists, Dancers, Musicians, Writers, Poets, and Chefs. Special thanks to Belfast Community TV, Belfast Community Radio, Waterfall Arts....and The City of Belfast.

Original Poster Art by Krista Odom.

Info: 207-323-2747

Tune in to Belfast Community TV & WBFY Radio 100.9 Monday, May 25, 26, 28

"Spring Snow” $250 ( To be donated to the fund)

Penny Linn

Penny Linn is a photographer living in Belfast, Maine

I am generally drawn toward simple compositions that embrace the minimal while transforming the ordinary into an image apart from the obvious. In a sense, I extract photographs from the expansive landscapes we encounter in our daily travels. These are interpretations of landscapes beyond a common image, to view in a new way.

Emily Shaffer Studio

These lightweight, contemporary, silver earrings are hand fabricated from sterling silver in Emily’s Washington Street studio.
$140 - free shipping or local pick up. 20% to the food funds

Website: http://www.emilyshafferstudio.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/emilyshafferstudio
Facebook: www.facebook.com/emilyshafferstudio

Email info@emilyshafferstudio.com to set up a studio visit!

Acrylic paint on canvas

Benjamin Potter

$3000 (20% donated to KTF and WCB)

Shana Bloomstein

Shana Bloomstein

Shana Bloomstein has been dancing with spirit since her preschool days at Forrest Friends with Lisa Newcomb. She is grateful to honor the 15th year of offering Women’s Works. Shana lives in Freedom, Me., she is a Pediatric PTA at WCGH, a practicing LMT, and yoga and dance lover and teacher! Shana will perform on Saturday and be on the Monday show.

Sara Trunzo

Singer-songwriter Sara Trunzo was born in northern New Jersey, makes music in Nashville, Tennessee, and calls Unity, Maine her heartland. Unity is where she spent most of her adult life in organic farming, hunger relief, and community organizing. It’s also where she found her connection to the land, her calling to serve rural communities, and her authentic storyteller’s voice--all of which culminated in her stark, stunning new album, Dirigo Attitude, which was released in May 2019.


Belfast Bay Fiddlers
Acrylic painting mounted on wood panel & cradle-framed
19” X 25”

David Estey

$1350 (100% donated to KTF and WCB)

Lesia Sochor

Price $200.00 Artist receives $125.00 Food Bounty receives $75.00

We're all in this together
Medium: wax sticks and gouache
Dimensions: 10x10"
Price $200.00 Artist receives $125.00 Food Bounty receives $75.00
Lesia Sochor
Fire and Ice
by artist DiTa Ondek, Local Color Gallery
10" x 10" Acrylic
stretched canvas
Local Color Gallery

Dita Ondek

"Fire and Ice" by artist DiTa Ondek, Local Color Gallery
10" x 10" Acrylic, stretched canvas, unframed.
Price $250 (all funds to KTFF and Waldo County Bounty)


Quantabacook Stream
from the Searsmont Bridge
Acrylic 30" x 30"
Value $300

Jim Hillmann

Quantabacook Stream
from the Searsmont Bridge
Acrylic 30" x 30"
Value $300
All proceeds to Waldo County Bounty

After I retired, I moved to Maine last year from Baltimore Maryland. My childhood summers were spent in Searsmont Village. That experience and many summer vacations since planted the images of the Maine landscape and its people firmly in my mind. Thus they became the subject of many of my paintings.


Zelia Correia

Trellis Flower Art Piece
A Spring interpretation of flowers and weeds by the road side by Maine Photographer, Artist, Designer Zelia Correia.
Price is 269.99. 20% of Sales of Trellis Flower Art Piece, a 20”x30” Canvas will be donated to the Waldo County Bounty and Belfast KeepThe Faith Fund. Taxes applied. S&H excluded.

Art Creations Store/by Zelias Designs Arts Gallery

Trellis Flower Art Piece-Front View

Dan Kirchoff

"Tomatoes" is acrylic on paper of an organic tomato bought at the Belfast Co-op executed in 2015. Dan Kirchoff is a Belfast-based artist who works in pen-and-ink and acrylics, known for small drawings in the local newspaper The Free Press.
$300 framed (all to be donated)
Size: 20" x 15.5", horizontal

The artist's website: www.dankirchoff.com

Landing Crow
Oil and Gold Leaf on Mylar
8 x 10" approx

Kris Engman

Landing Crow
Oil and Gold Leaf on Mylar
8 x 10" approx
under glass and framed
$650 ( $300 of which to go to the Keep the Faith campaign )


Susan Tobey White

Tasty Tomatoes II
24x30 Acrylic on Canvas
Susan Tobey White
$2280.00 , 20% will go to food banks


Tasty Tomatoes II
24x30 Acrylic on Canvas
Susan Tobey White

Gail Wartell

Grindle Point Light
$350, will donate 20% to Keep the Faith fund

The lighthouse is the first thing you see when the ferry lands in Isleboro. I've always found the lighthouse structure and the varied surrounding landscape and water very intriguing. You can really feel the weather there.


Grindle Point Light
Shipyard Number 40 'As-Is-Art'
Cloud Shadows on Glacier (2017)
Paint on Particle
Plywood 18"x24"

Mark Dittrick

Mark Dittrick is an environmental advocate and activist, on-again off-again on-again artist and budding Belfast galleriest. Were it not for the pandemic, 12x12:A Small Space for Big Ideas would be openand thriving at the Belfast Center.

Shipyard Number 40 'As-Is-Art'
Cloud Shadows on Glacier (2017)
Paint on Particle Plywood 18"x24"
Price $350.00
50% after cost profit goes to supporting work of Belfast based North Atlantic Right Whale BEACON and 50% after cost profit to food banks.

For more information and MUCH more fantastic art work contact: markdittrick@gmail.com

James Macdonald

Nocturne: Made Hay, Sun Shone
Coinciding influences of wandering around a local barn sale, captivated by old hand crafted farming implements and learning of James Whistler's Nocturne paintings. Marquetry on panel $1400
Eden has layers of meaning and looks to see the magnificence in our everyday ordinaries.
Marquetry and pyrography on panel $1200

Bill Smith

Bill Smith is a guitar and banjo player as well as a singer of (mostly) traditional songs. He's played for contra dances and performed throughout New England and is happy to now be settled in Belfast where music, dance and community reign supreme.


Belfast Mayor Eric Sanders discusses life during the pandemic in Belfast and Waldo County

Belfast City Councelor Brenda Bonneville discusses the Keep The Faith Fund, and the City's response to the crisis