Installation in progress at River Arts new gallery at 36 Elm St., Damariscotta. Submitted photo

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts launches the debut show of its new gallery on Wednesday, July 15. The premier “Members’ Show” presents original works by 157 artists who have contributed artwork from towns all over the state. A record-breaking number of member artists are participating in this inaugural show in the new gallery.

Penelope Moodey Submitted photo

The salon-style exhibition fills the pristine walls of three rooms in the recently refurbished and elegant space. The wide ranging display includes everything from Maine landscapes to abstraction in all mediums. It is a joyful banquet with variety for all. “Members’ Show” runs through Saturday, Aug. 15.

Edward Buonvecchio Submitted photo

River Arts Gallery, 36 Elm St., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities in the arts for the community, which offers classes, studio spaces, art exhibitions and a chance to volunteer in an inspiring atmosphere. River Arts is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call 207-563-6868.

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