Take a walk on the Kennebunks’ creative side this summer as part of the Art Trail of the Kennebunks, a collaboration of 21 local art galleries and organizations.

The public is invited to take free, self-guided tours of our local art galleries, studios and organizations in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. Participating galleries will open their studios from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 9, Sept. 13 and Dec. 6.

Participating galleries include Sally Caldwell Fisher Pop-Up Gallery, Blue Whale Trading Company, The Center, Sue Rioux Designs, Lively Accents, Maine Art Gallery, Phosart Photography, JAK Designs, Art Guild of the Kennebunks -“Exploring Creative Expression,” Wendy Webster Good Fine Art, Rusty Fly Gallery & Gift, Landmark Gallery, Chris Becker Photo Gallery, Kennebunk Free Library, Brick Store Museum, The Art CO-OP, Kelly Jo Shows – Fear No Art, Wade Zahares Gallery, Arundel Farm Gallery and The Wright Gallery.

The idea is to showcase the diversity of high-quality artisans working in our community and create an open invitation for our community into these galleries. A printed brochure and map highlighting the 20-plus local galleries will also serve as a resource for self-guided tours during regular business hours the rest of the month.

The Art Trail of the Kennebunks and the Village Art Walk is made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Historic Inns of Kennebunkport (1802 House Bed & Breakfast, Captain Jefferds Inn, Captain Lord Mansion, Inn at English Meadows, the Maine Stay Inn and the Waldo Emerson Inn) as well as Alisson’s, H.B. Provisions, Hurricane, Pedro’s and Old Vines.

For information, call The Chamber at 967-0857 or visit gokennebunks.com.