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Enjoying Culture and the Arts in Belfast

Maine Art Scene

Maine arts and culture online magazine. Visit for the latest art news, artists' pages, upcoming events, and interviews with Maine artists.

Belfast Creative Coalition

Cultivating a broad array of arts and culture for the Belfast area...
Here is a list of galleries and related local attractions

Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks

"The art walks take place from 5:30 to 8:00 in the evening, right in the heart of Belfast, and celebrate the Belfast communityís rich and exciting variety of arts. The Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk features new and returning sites, showcasing an array of arts and crafts. These summer evenings can be spent roaming on and around Main Street and High Street, enjoying Belfastís remarkable arts community, chatting with artists and makers, relishing the summer weather, and being inspired. Expect dancers, musicians, poets, and more to enhance the evenings with music and performance. The art walks are relaxed, self-guided, and allow you to spend the evening doing exactly what you want. Visit one site or a dozen Ė itís for you to choose! Scroll down to see the impressive roster of participating galleries.

Waterfall Arts

256 High Street

Belfast and Montville Centers for Art and Design: Creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts. Classes, residencies, exhibitions and events.

Arts in the Park

the second Saturday & Sunday in July

The annual Arts in the Park is one of the most respected fine arts and crafts festivals in Midcoast Maine. The variety of artwork and crafts is outstanding, and continuous live music and the smells of freshly grilled food add to the festival atmosphere. The venue canít be improved: set on the waterís edge, right downtown, with sailboats and dinghies moored a few feet away.


Penobscot Marine Museum

Church Street, Searsport
(~12 minutes drive "down east" from Belfast)

"Designed to preserve and educate people regarding Maineís and Searsportís rich and unique maritime and shipbuilding history, [the museum contains] a unique 19th century seafaring village. The museum encompasses thirteen historic and modern buildings."

The Belfast Historical Society and Museum

10 Market Street
Tue - Sat 11a - 4p
Free admission, donations welcome

"The Belfast Historical Society and Museum is dedicated to the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of artifacts relevant to Belfast history. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy vintage photographs, maps, postcard collections and interpretive displays. An extensive archives and library are available for research."


Colonial Theater

163 High St

Authentic downtown movie palace. Celebrating 100 years!

Belfast Maskers

Community theater that inolves about 10 percent of the city's population! Celebrating its 30th season.

Cold Comfort Theater

Known for thought provoking drama, beautiful musicals, family plays and popular comedies. Include all ages and levels, incorporate music and dance whenever possible. Perform in unusual spaces.

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