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In 1974, two organizations based around a love of art and the creative were founded by women in South County: The Hera Gallery in Wakefield and the Saunderstown Weaving School in Saunderstown.

Both are still going strong 46 years later and have collaborated on the latest Hera exhibit, “Visions From The Loom,” which runs through Oct. 10.

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The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island last week announced the winners of their 20th annual amateur photo competition and three area photographers took home prizes in three of the four categories, as well as the People’s Choice Award.

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For the past five years, there hasn’t been an event in the New England area quite like the University of Rhode Island Guitar Festival. Founded and curated by classical guitarist Adam Levin, who also teaches at the university, the festival showcases all facets of the six-stringed instrument through live performances, masterclasses, lectures and workshops. The lineup of performers also has a wide range of styles, ranging from classical to blues to folk and numerous others.