Heart of Ellsworth: A Proud Sponsor of Maine Craft Weekend 2017

We invite you to visit Ellsworth during Maine Craft Weekend! Follow on Facebook for more information.


October Public Forum: Ellsworth’s Creative Economy
Riverview Room, Ellsworth Public Library | Free and open to the public
20 State Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
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HOURS: Wednesday, October 11th, 6pm-7:30pm
Gibson Financial Solutions, this year’s Public Forum sponsor and Heart of Ellsworth are pleased to announce the October Public Forum. To help kick off Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend, award-winning writer Carl Little will speak about Ellsworth’s Creative Economy highlighting some of the ways our fair city embraces the creative, it’s part of Ellsworth’s DNA. From the new Jackson Lab facility to a pair of jeweler Emily Shaffer’s double basket earrings, creative enterprises abound. Little will offer a personal tour of the city’s creative side punctuating the evening Little promises to read one of his Ellsworth Poems. Little is the author of more than 25 art books, including Paintings of Maine and The Art of Maine in Winter. He has written books on John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Dahlov Ipcar, Beverly Hallam, Francis Hamabe, Joel Babb, William Irvine, Jeffery Becton, Wendy Turner, and, most recently, Philip Barter.



Linda & Ken Perrin and Kreg McCune with Fogtown Brewery | Blown Glass, Ceramics and Beer Tastings
Glass blowing demonstrations-Blown glass pumpkin patch installation on the grounds. Beer tastings from our new warehouse neighbors, Fogtown Brewery
25 Pine Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 266-9096
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Friday the 13th- evening ware house concert with “Hymn for Her”


Watch Ken and Linda Perrin with their team of glass blowers create blown glass pumpkins right before your very eyes. The studio of Atlantic Art Glass will be turned into a glass pumpkin patch as the molten glass is pulled from the furnace, blown and hand formed on the end of a blowpipe. The glass pumpkin patch charms visitors of all ages.

Potter’s wheel experience- Demonstrations and opportunities to work with clay on the potter’s wheel with ceramic artist Kreg McCune. The gallery will be filled with autumn inspired work for sale.

Meet the owners of Fogtown brewery , Ellsworth’s first brewery, who will be opening it’s big red doors to the public for tours and beer tastings.





(KoT) Contemporary Functional Craft | Shop
Join us for our annual celebration of craft!
192 Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 479-5011
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HOURS: Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
(KōT) will kick off Maine Craft Weekend with an in-store sale, 20% off all items, Saturday + Sunday.
Upstairs we will transform the sitting area of the Main Grind Building to host local textile artist Addie Peet. Peet will be exhibiting select items from her 2018 collection. She will have a sales/ seconds bin with floorcloths and table toppers from her 2017 collection.

Join us for three of our favorite things – craft, small bites, and prosecco!


Airline Brewing Company | Brewery
Celebrity Tap Takeover
Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
(836) 827-6689
HOURS: Saturday 4pm-7pm
Join us for celebrity tap takeover featuring Airline Beer and two local celebrities. Jon from Fogtown Brewing Company will be pouring one of their brews on our tap to support the Art of Ellsworth Event. Additionally we are helping the Heart of Ellsworth by donating a buck for each beer sold. Come support your downtown while having a great time.



Melissa’s Maine Made Shop
14 Water Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 460-2819
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm
Sale: 20% off $20 or more. Selected Items.







The Bud Connection | Florist
Celebration of Living Art
89 Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 667-9595
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HOURS: Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Sale on air plants, succulents and holiday ornaments.






Clothes Encounter Thrift Shop
34 Water Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 664-8495
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HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Buy any local handmade consignment item at full price, and receive 25% off your thrifted items!



Chummies | Bar
Harvest Costume Ball with Live Music
Water Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 664-8027
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HOURS: Saturday 7pm-12:30am
The headliner is Rio Bisbee Band at 9 pm with an intermission performance from Bowen Swerzey; dancing, hot apple cider, and costumes are encouraged! It will be a 21+ event and there will be a $5 cover charge($4 with costume).


Courthouse Gallery Fine Art | Gallery
Gallery Talk: Mark Bell and William Irvine
6 Court Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-6611
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HOURS: Thursday, October 12, 6pm-7pm
Potter Mark Bell and painter Wililam Irvine, two masters in their respective fields, will talk about their process and the challenge of working together to create vases and plates. A selection of their individual and collaborative works will be on view.

Gallery Talk: The Maine Sculpture Trail
6 Court Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-6611
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HOURS: Friday, October 13, 6pm-7pm
Jesse Salisbury will present a talk and slideshow on, “Creating the Maine Sculpture Trail,” a new book that tells a story of 34 local communities and international sculptors and their efforts to create large-scale stone during five public symposia held in eastern Maine. Granite and basalt sculptures by Lise Becu, one of the symposium participants, will be on view during the month of October.


Elizabeth’s Fine Goods | Shopping
124 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-3833
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HOURS: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Sale on all New England made products: Salaam, Soulemate Socks, greeting cards,
jewelry by various artists, Erdabags, and Seacrow bags.


The Grand | Theater
Handmade Nation: The Film, Fiber Demo
Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
HOURS: Thursday October 12, 6:30pm
Pre film demo, three local fiber artists demo fiber projects in lobby of the theater. Come ask questions about their inspiration and knowledge of their craft. Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist & curator Faythe Levine. Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members. Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Director Faythe Levine captured the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were conducted on-location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.


John Edwards Market | Gallery and Natural Food Store
Open Gallery
158 Water Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-9377
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HOURS: Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5:30pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
10% Discount on all art. Venture downstairs to view paintings and sculpture in our gallery that features work by many of the regions most prominent artists.


Maine Alpaca Experience | Shopping
Visit with the Alpacas
112 Water Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 356-2464
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HOURS: Saturday 10am-5pm, needle felt demo 11:30am-1:30pm
We will offer our amazing alpaca products for all seasons, including socks hats, mittons, toys, coats, blankets, and much more. We’re offering a special Saturday at our Ellsworth location: A $10 gift card with any $100 purchase. From 11:30 – 1:30pm Heidi Jai will be doing a needle felting demonstration in the front of the store. We will also have our live time alpaca cam broadcasting directly from the farm to watch 40 alpacas at our home in their own pastures. AND, best of all, we will have 2 real alpacas in the store.


Monteux Gallery | Photography
192 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 408-1413
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HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm
Bring your DSLR (no smartphones!) to learn the basic settings to with your foliage photography.


Morton’s Moo | Ice Cream
9 School Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 266-9671
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HOURS: Friday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Five scoop sampler for $5! Discount on sundaes.


Mother’s Mud | Pottery
Potter’s wheel on Main Street
104 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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HOURS: Saturday 12pm-2pm
Come out and watch local potter Anna Woolf as she demonstrates the process on throwing a pot on a wheel right on Main Street.





Nisa Smiley, NISA Jewelry
Open Jewelry Studio with a Keum Boo (fusing of pure gold to pure silver) demonstration from 1-2:30pm.
95 Main St, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 266-3812
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HOURS: Saturday 10am-4pm, Keum Boo demonstration from 1-2:30
NISA Jewelry studio will be open to the public all day Sat, and will feature a Keum Boo demonstration from 1-2:30. This ancient Korean technique is used to fuse pure gold to pure silver, and involves the marriage of heat, friction, and precision. Stunning results! Demo pieces will be available for purchase later in the day.




The Rock and Art Shop | Shopping
Shop featuring local artisans, trunk show
163 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 947-2205
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HOURS: Open daily 10am-6pm, Trunk show Saturday 10am-6pm
Artist Jodie Renshaw will be on hand with her whimsical toy photography. The Rock and Art shop features over 40 Maine crafters daily.





Rooster Brother | Shopping
Maine Food Tasting
29 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-3825
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Sampling a variety of made in Maine foods, including products from Nervous Nellies, Swan’s honey and Spruce Mountain.


Ruth Foster | Shopping
95 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-2593
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
20% off all Maine Arts Publishing and Kate Milligan pillows.


Sunshine and Dixie | Shopping
194 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 479-6516
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HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
New business open. Everything from handmade items to repurposed furniture.


Union River Toy and Book Store | Shopping
Sale on Art Supplies and Books
100 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 288-8295
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HOURS: Friday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm
Paints are 30% off and creative books are 10% off. Also check out our book sale for 40-60% select books.


Woodlawn Museum Gardens and Park
19 Black House Drive, Route 172, Ellsworth ME 04605
(207) 667-8671
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HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 1am-4pm


2nd To None | Thrift Shop
120 Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605
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HOURS: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
1/2 Price on Select Inventory.


Seven Arts | Gallery
Demonstrations and hands on workshops from members of Seven Arts
192 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 667-1968
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HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-3pm
Needle felt a sweet pumpkin ornament with Dory of Worthy Goods. Try your hand at gold leafing with Wendilee of Whopaints. Sewing demonstrations and a whole new line of cozy fall jackets for kids from Anna of Cute Knits. Oil paint workshop with Rebecca Krupke. Demonstration on creating bas relief tile and a discussion on designing with tile for home installations by Kim Walker. Suzanne Anderson of Yikes! Studio will give a presentation on vitreous hot glass enameling. Please check out our Facebook page for more details and scheduling.


86!This | Open air space – backyard
Bladesmithing: Adriaan Gerber
HOURS: Saturday 11am-1pm
Come watch local blacksmith Adriaan Gerber work high carbon steel in a coal fired forge at 1400-1900F. Using only an anvil, hammer and tongs, Adriaan will transform a single piece of steel into a Viking Sword. Come out and learn what a ‘tang’ is. It’s not what astronauts drink in space.