Several community art shows are on the schedule in coming weeks, including South Portland’s 32nd annual Art in the Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek in the heart of downtown.

The juried art show features original art work and photography by up to 185 artists in a variety of styles. The event also features food, music and activities for children.

A student art tent includes work from students in South Portland schools. Every year, a committee chooses three student artworks to use in promotional materials for the show, including posters, T-shirts and the program cover.

Mill Creek is on Broadway between Ocean Street and Cottage Road, one block east of the Casco Bay Bridge. The show is known for the quality of its art and the serious nature of the participating artists. For details, visit

In South Paris, Moore Park will feature arts of all kinds and a day of live performances from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Forty artists, including several award-winners, will exhibit their work, and there will be live musical performances throughout the day.

The Brunswick Downtown Association presents the fifth annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival on the sidewalks of Maine Street and adjacent town Mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20.

The event features almost 100 artists, and celebrates Brunswick’s status as a cultural destination. The festival features painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics, drawing, photography and fine crafts. Awards will be presented in several categories.

In addition, there will be theater performances, dance teams, mimes, weavers and live music.

For information, call 729-4439 or visit