KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS Artwalk and High Peaks Artisans’ Guild, 245 Main St., will host photographer Betsy Bass, guild member and Carrabassett Valley resident, as its featured artist. The Artwalk is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 26, and includes numerous venues throughout the village. Look for red flags indicating participating locations; most will offer light refreshments.

Bass grew up in Wilton and skied Sugarloaf since very young. After raising children in the Bangor area, home base is again Carrabassett Valley.

Over the years, her careers and photography have intertwined. She started taking pictures with a Brownie camera as a child. Her enjoyment of nature, especially of water, led her into a career in oceanography, limnology, resource management and environmental education. She uses her photos to create educational material, in addition to artistic photography and capturing her daughters as they grew. She especially enjoys macro photography.

Bass is an enthusiastic member of the Guild, the Eastern Maine Camera Club and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Camera Club. She shows her photos at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library and sells them at Gold/Smith’s Gallery in the winter.

Free and open to the public during the Artwalk, the gallery will offer light refreshments, beverages and an opportunity for all kinds of conversation with member artisans and fellow artwalkers.

The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information, call 491-3672 or visit

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