BRISTOL — The Pemaquid Art Gallery, which houses works by 32 local artists, is hosting and meet-and-greet with painters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 19, at Lighthouse Park at Pemaquid Point.

Visitors will have the opportunity to watch painting demonstrations and talk with several of the members of the artist group. Refreshments and cold beverages will be served.

The Pemaquid Group of Artists is one of the oldest art association in Maine and is comprised of 31 permanent members, one guest artist and a number of supportive patrons. The group was formed in 1928 when a small group of local and summer resident artists from New Harbor sponsored a summer exhibition of their works.

Each summer from 1928 until 1959, the group exhibited in a variety of venues from the Clifton Hanna Garage Hall,

Willing Workers Hall and the Surf Casino to the Pemaquid Lighthouse.

In 1957, artist Gene Klebe was elected president of the organization. Through his efforts and those of Alfred and Pris- cilla Dalmas, the current Pe- maquid Art Gallery was jointly financed and built by theartists and the town of Bristol. This year is the 58th year at the Lighthouse Park location and its 90th year of seasonal exhibitions.

Today, the long-standing tradition of exhibiting works by local resident artists continues. Artists residing year-round or for at least four months per year in Lincoln County can become members by submitting three works to a jury committee.

Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 677-2752 or visit pemaquidartgallery.com.