With the chill of fall at hand, this is a perfect weekend to get out and visit artists at work. A trio of community events gives people access to artists, their studios and the creative process.

First up is the 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Brunswick and Topsham, sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance. More than 30 galleries, studios and arts-related businesses are open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in downtown Brunswick and Topsham.

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is a self-guided, one-mile art tour that extends from Maine Fiberarts in Topsham to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, where “Edward Hopper’s Maine” is on view. In between are galleries and studios that showcase fine crafts and fine art, woodworking, sculpture, paintings other media.

A brochure and map is available at fiveriversartsalliance.org.

Openings include Charles Movalli at Bayview Gallery, 58 Main St., Brunwick. A long-tenured New England painter, Movalli belongs to the North Shore Arts Association, the Rockport Art Association, the Guild of Boston Artists, Academic Artists, the Hudson Valley Art Association and the New England Watercolor Society. A reception will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

Other openings include Margaret Nomontana’s large abstract paintings at Frank Brockman and assemblages by Lucy Banfield, Barbara Bean, Ann Slocum, Mildred Johnson and Edward Mackenze at Points of View.

Muralist Jane Burke will be at the Brunswick Inn on Park Row working on her tree of life mural.

Up the coast at Deer Isle, the ninth annual Peninsula Potters Tour and Sale is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Fifteen area potters will show and sell their work at eight studios that are open for the tour. They include Mark Bell Pottery, Brooklin Pottery Co-op, Red Door Pottery, Greene-Ziner Gallery, Mountainville Studios, R-Place Studio, Bunzy Sherman, the Potter and the studio of Barbro Champman.

A guide and tour map is available at the Blue Hill, Deer Isle and Ellsworth chambers of commerce, or by visiting peninsulapotters.com.

Also on the midcoast, the Country Roads Artists and Artisans Tour will be Friday through Sunday, encompassing 21 studios in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Warren, Appleton and Hope.

The tour will include the studios of potters, book binders, painters, jewelers, furniture makers and crafters.

The studios are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout the weekend. For a map, visit artisanstour.org or call 594-4401.

Staff Writer Bob Keyes can be contacted at 791-6457 or:

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