• The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium in Downeast Maine is in full swing, and there are plenty of opportunities to observe monumental sculptures being made with Maine granite, as well as those that have been completed previously.

This year’s symposium features six sculptors: Hitoshi Tanaka of Japan, Jorg Plickat of Germany, John Barlow Hudson of Ohio, Jim Boyd of Canada, and Lise Becu and Kazumi Hoshino of Maine. When finished, the work will be placed in Sorrento, Blue Hill, Addison, Roque Bluffs, Eastport and Hancock, joining other sculptures placed throughout the region and completed at previous symposiums.

Their work continues through Sept. 14 at Fisher Field in Prospect Harbor, just off Route 186. The symposium is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A closing ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 14.

In conjunction with the symposium, the Schoodic cultural community has organized a two-day event, Schoodic Creates, for Sept. 10-11. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Schoodic peninsula on a free, self-guided tour that incudes art, crafts, food, spirits and natural wonders.

On Sept. 10, the Acadian Women’s Club will serve lobster stew beginning at 11 a.m., and area artists will paint throughout the day at Winter Harbor, and then sell their work at auction at Hammond Hall beginning that afternoon. There’s music, book signings and other cultural events throughout the weekend. Visit schoodiccreates.com.

•  Midcoast painter Charles S. DuBack shows his work in a new exhibition, “Now & Then,” through Oct. 10 at Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road, Tenants Harbor. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday through Labor Day, then 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday after Labor Day. Call 372-9996 or visit marshallgallery.net.