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mcw_minicraft_logoMCW Mini Craft Show and Center for Maine Craft
Retail gallery and show
288 Lewiston Road Gardiner, ME 04345
207-588-0021
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CENTER FOR MAINE CRAFT HOURS: Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm
MINI CRAFT SHOW HOURS: Saturday 9am-2pm
The MCW Mini Craft Show will be held within the West Gardiner Service Plaza. This will be an indoor event with booths set up within the central lobby. Crafts will include a variety of handmade ceramics, fiber, jewelry and wood products by Maine Artist-Members of the Maine Crafts Association.

 

 


MCA and Maine Made Members
Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery with Christopher Hastings Confections | Craft Beverages and Confections
Wine and spirits tasting and absinthe demos, artisan handcrafted chocolates and confections
152 Fairfield St., Oakland, ME 04963
(207) 465-3007
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HOURS: Tree Spirits is open Saturday & Sunday 10am-5:30pm, Christopher Hastings Confections will be offering tasting Saturday & Sunday 1-3pm.
Visit Tree Spirits Winery & Distillery for a tour and for wine and spirits tastings and Absinthe demos. Christopher Hastings Confections will hold an artisan chocolate tasting at Tree Spirits in conjunction with their wine and spirit tasting and absinthe demos. During this free tasting event, attendees can learn how artisan chocolates are made by hand right here in Maine’s Kennebec Valley. Not only will you learn about making chocolate, we’ll give you recipes you can try at home to make your own dessert fillings and toppings using Tree Spirits wine and spirits — and just a little bit of sugar, spice and everything nice… Chocolates will be sampled and sold.

 

Out of My Head Designs | Fabric, beads
Casual Open Studio Show and Sale
202 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-8250
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Visit Out of My Head will be welcoming guests to our circa 1859 Victorian home studio to share our embroidered and beaded accessories, baby gifts, and home decor. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Express | Art Glass
Beginner Glass Art Mini Classes
966 Western Ave, Manchester, ME 04351
(207) 582-8250
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HOURS: Saturday 10am-4pm
Visit Come by to try out one (or all!) of our mini lessons to get a taste of different types of glass art. If you want to dip your toes into a new craft before you fully commit, the Beginner’s Glass Bonanza is just the thing for you! There will be stained glass, mosaics, fused glass, flameworking, and recycled bottles to have fun with. This year’s projects include: Recycled Glass Bottle Wine Chimes, Stained Glass Air Plant Holders, Flameworked Beaded Pen, Fused Glass Night Light and Mosaic Tile. Each project costs $13 or you can do all 5 projects for $60. The projects take about an hour each to complete and there is an instructor at project station. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Stop in at any time between 10am-4pm!

MCA Member
Rebecca May Verrill & Dylan Gifford Popup Shop at Harlow Gallery | Ceramics
Ceramic Popup Shop
160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
(207) 622-3813
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
The Harlow Gallery is participating in Maine Craft Weekend as they host a popup shop with ceramic artists Rebecca May Verrill of Portland and Dylan Gifford of Kents Hill on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 10am-4pm each day. Both Rebecca and Dylan are featured in the Harlow Gallery’s project, Community Supporting Arts II (CSA II.) Rebecca is paired with Frith Farm in Scarborough and Dylan is paired with Wholesome Holmstead in Winthrop. Visit the Harlow this Maine Craft Weekend and shop their display of bold and colorful ceramics. Also, check out POW!, the Harlow Gallery’s art exhibit which highlights artists working in the comic book industry and artists inspired by comic book art and themes. The exhibit is on view September 8 through October 21, 2017.

 

Fine Mess Pottery | Pottery
Pots by the Pound Studio Sale
131 Cony Street, Augusta ME 04330
(207) 622-1003
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
“I need some space! Fine Mess Pottery is holding a huge, studio-clearing sale of seconds (minor flaws only), demo pieces, and pots that I am just tired of looking at. All items will be priced “”by the pound:”” Red stickers are $2 a pound, blue stickers are $3 a pound, green stickers are $5 a pound…you get the idea!
There are some truly unique finds among this cache, and great bargains on pots with minor flaws or none at all. “

Maine Made Member
Kennebec River Glass Works | Glass
Open Studio & Sale
39 Washington Avenue, Gardiner ME 04345
(207) 592-4731
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
I will be opening my studio to the public & will be joined by other Maine artisans. Ample parking in lot on Chestnut Street.

 

 

 

MCA Member
Monkitree | Craft Gallery
Soap Making Demo and Wearables Show
263 Water Street, Gardiner ME 04345
(207) 512-4679
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
In celebration of Maine Craft Weekend, Monkitree will host a soap making demonstration and will be showcasing Winter Wearables. Michelle Shaw from Maine Naturals will be demonstrating the traditional cold process soap making method she uses at Monkitree from 1-2pm. Winter Wearables will be featured for the entire month of October and will be featuring scarves, ponchos, sweaters and more by Jo Elliot of Dresden, Jane Horan of Sebago, Cheryl Firth of West Gardiner and Melissa Fiori of Bowdoinham.

 

 

The Maine House | Drinks and Music
Maine Craft Cocktails and Music
119 Water St, Hallowell ME 04347
(207) 621-1234
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HOURS: Saturday 5pm-close
Here at The Maine House we highlight Maine Craft Beers and Maine Craft Distilleries. Come let Leah make you one of her unique cocktails using spirits made right here in Maine. Or grab a pint of Maine brew, sit back, and enjoy music from local musicians. We are open Saturday at 5 p.m. The LPCB Duo (Pat Colwell and Joe Beninait will bring their eclectic blend of acoustic rock, funk, and country. Colwell’s soulful singing, guitar, and harmonica combined with Beninati’s laid back rhythmic pulse and sweet harmony vocals make this a show you won’t want to miss!

 

The Liberal Cup
Maine Craft Beer
115 Water St., Hallowell ME 04347
(207) 623-2739
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HOURS: Saturday 11:30am-close and Sunday 11:00am-close
The Liberal Cup Public House & Brewery is proud to be part of the Maine Brewer’s Guild and the Craft Beer movement here in Maine that has elevated the state to national recognition. The Liberal Cup in Hallowell is our take on the traditional English pub. Our mission is to provide a gathering place for our local friends and seasonal visitors to enjoy good food and drink.Like the pubs that dot the English countryside, The Liberal Cup is an inviting and cozy spot to bring family and friends. And while the draughts will conjure that familiar flavor of jolly ole England (ales and bitters being our specialty), we’re happy to brag that the food will not. We open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

 

Hallowell Clay Works | Classes and Demos
Interactive Raku Firing Saturday 11-4/ Clay Surface Decorating Workshop Sunday 2-5
157 Water Street, Hallowell ME 04347
(207) 480-1122
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HOURS: Saturday 11-6pm and Sunday 11-5pm with special hours for classes and demos (see full description)
Saturday Raku Firing Event 11-4 at Hallowell Clay Works with Ceramic Artist and Educator Malley Weber. The studio and Gallery will be open 10-6pm. Wheel demos and a chance to try 4-6pm. Current students can participate as well as newcomers and beginners. We will have extra pots available to glaze and show you how. This is a dynamic process guaranteed to enthrall and amaze. To purchase a small cup to glaze and fire $15 For current students $35 for 3-4 pots and for other ceramic artists $45. It’s free to come and watch the process as we unload glowing hot ceramic ware from the kiln and place in containers of combustible material. Pots are quick cooled and ready to take home that day.

Malley Weber has been working in clay for 25 years and teaches at University of Maine at Augusta, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and at her studio and gallery Hallowell Clay Works. You can learn more at www.hallowellclayworks.me

Sunday Dynamic Surface Decoration Workshop with Ceramic Artist Rebecca Verrill at Hallowell Clay Works 2-5pm. The studio and gallery will be open 10-5pm Fee $45 Tiles will be provided. Tired of the same old solid color glaze options? Looking for a fun and entertaining way to spend a couple hours on Maine Craft weekend and enhance your ceramic surfaces? This might be the workshop for you! Rebecca will guide students through her decorating process on leatherhard earthenware tiles to create fun, dynamic layered surfaces. The primary focus will be in creating positive and negative paper stencils for use in masking, water etching and basic image transfer. Using colored slips and underglazes, Rebecca will demonstrate many of the techniques she uses in her own work to create crisp lines and high contrast, fun, layered contemporary surfaces. The methods covered in this workshop can easily be adapted to meet the individual interests and abilities of students at any age, and can be utilized with any type of clay and temperature.

Rebecca is a native Mainer and has been teaching art for 17 years throughout the country, from Pre-K through college courses and adult workshops, with all ages and abilities in between. She received her MFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 with a special focus on native clays. She shows her work nationally through shows and galleries and currently maintains a studio at Bayside Clay in Portland. Rebecca is an active member of the Maine Crafts Association and the Maine Potters Market. For more info about Rebecca and her work, check out www.rebeccamayverrill.com or follow along on Facebook or Instagram: @rebeccamayverrill

 

Jill McElderry-Maxwell | Fiber
Fiber arts demos and farm store
226 Snakeroot Rd, Pittsfield ME 04967
(207) 660-5276
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm
Bag End will be open to visitors for farm tours and holiday shopping during Maine Craft Weekend. Meet the suri alpacas that produce the rare and exquisite fiber that we and others turn into yarn, fabric, and so much more. You can also get up close and personal with the other animals that call Bag End home, including a 600 pound pig who loves belly rubs, Nigerian dwarf dairy goats, and some spoiled donkeys.

We will have limited fiber arts demonstrations available, possibly including triangle loom weaving, needle felting, and/or spinning. Our farm store is packed full of alpaca items, including natural and hand-dyed yarns from our herd, alpaca clothing and accessories, and local crafts from other farms.

 

 

MCA Members
Matt Demers & Allison McKeen | Mixed Media Art
Open Studio & Sale
327 Water Street, 3rd floor, Gardiner ME 04345
(207) 737-9794
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HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Matt Demers’ and Allison McKeen’s studio is located on the top floor of 327 Water Street, across from the post office. There is free 2 hour parking on Water Street. (Sunday is free all day parking) Come see their bright studio space, overlooking Water Street, where they create and display their work. They are both primarily self-taught artists working in mixed media. Their studio is also home to their many vintage and antique objects and collections. Matt Demers creates bold abstract mixed media paintings. He enjoys using vintage materials in his work, either collaged on the surface or as the foundation for the piece itself. Allison is a multi media artist. The most common materials used in her layered pieces include found papers, acrylic paint, cardboard, and found bricks. While you are in town, be sure to check out all Gardiner has to offer, including the other MCW events taking place on Water Street within walking distance such as a soap making demo at Monkitree, and more.

 

Beautiful Dreamers/Gardiner Main Street Artist in Residence | Semiprecious bead jewelry/assemblage and visual and concrete poetry
Open studio and sale and child-friendly demo
149 Water Street, Gardiner ME 04345
(202) 236-3221
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HOURS: Saturday 10am-4pm
Gardiner Main Street CoLab offers shared workspace for creatives and businesses. Park at the side of the building and come see the beautiful space. Artist in Residence Robert Saunders will show his latest work and talk about process and inspirations such as DuChamp and Fluxus. Beautiful Dreamers (Kala Ladenheim) will show handmade creations for sale. Custom made pieces can be designed to order. Come to consult on color and form. A paper bead making workshop from 12-2 for children and the young at heart.