Posted May 01, 2013, at 7:49 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue (Route 3 West), Belfast, Maine

For more information: Cathy Bradbury, Co-Chair, Festival of Art Committee; 207-223-4459

(Belfast, ME) The Festival of Art is a non-juried exhibit that will feature over 150 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works in other media by amateur and professional Maine artists over the age of 50. More than 1200 visitors are expected to attend the four-day event. The exhibit will open with a public reception on Thursday, May 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. On Friday, the exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special reception scheduled at 10 a.m. to noon, for students from RSU-20 who have participated in their own adjoining exhibit of children’s art. Renowned international artist, Alan Magee, will be the highlight of this 11th annual festival, with a presentation of his life and work on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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This year’s festival poster features the work of Searsport artist, Rebecca Rivers. Her well-known watercolors of rippling water and reflective light seem to express cherished moments in time and serve as a threshold to carry the viewer to an authentic essence of the natural world.

The Festival of Art is co-sponsored by Senior College of Belfast and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Admission is free and open to the public.