LEWISTON — Melanie Therrien of Wicked Illustrations will host an open house from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the new studio and gallery at 369 Main St.

Therrien, who offers acrylic painting classes for children, illustrated “The Little Cape Cod Witch Series” of children’s books. Series author J Bean Palmer will sign copies of the books between 2 and 4 p.m.

Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery is a center for the education, creation and enjoyment of art. It works in concert with Captive Elements Art House.

Local artists who will have their works on display include Carrie Bracker, glass mosaic; Brenda Giasson and Annie Palmer, photography; Thelma Manson, jewelry; Susan Gatto, body casting; and Therrien, acrylic on canvas.

Resident artists from Captive Elements Art House include Kerry Landry and Grayling Cunningham, oil on canvas; Jason Landry and Ray Fannin, photography; Vincent Myrand, oil on canvas/portrait; and Jeanelle Demers, acrylic on canvas/portrait and curator of Gallery 5.

Snacks and beverages will be served. Additional parking is available at Rainbow Credit Union.

For more information, call Therrien at 576-3743 or visit wickedillustrations.com.