Our Artisan Village consists of four cottages that houses talented regional and state artisans who have been selected by a jury to display their creations. Our artists are encouraged to provide demonstrations of their art.
Each year on the first weekend in October, Visit Freeport brings together over 150 of the best New England artists, makers and local food producers for a three-day festival throughout Downtown Freeport.
In addition to browsing local art, join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus for three days of live music. And, thanks to our generous sponsors, it’s all FREE!
Friday, October 1 from noon - 6 pm
Saturday, October 2 from 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, October 3 from 10 am - 4 pm
Please note: While we hope that the 2021 Festival will be held with few modifications, we will be watching State of Maine and CDC recommendations closely and make any decisions about activities with public health as our number one concern.
Purple Shed Woodworks will be opening their doors to welcome visitors from all over the state of Maine! During the open studio hours visitors will be able to tour the studio and talk with Jason Ledoux, the woodworker behind all of Purple Shed Woodworks creations. A wide selection of woodworks will be available to purchase as well!
Join us for a fall celebration of Maine craft! Featuring demonstrations, studio and workshop tours, music and great food. Come see the progress at the old mill and check out the Community Woodworking Shop, stone wall building area, vegetable garden and new artisan spaces. Free and open to the public!
Located along Scenic Route 26 near Grafton Notch, our Open House makes a great stop while you are out leaf peeping. Stop in for a beverage & snack and get an early start on Christmas shopping. Open from 10am-2pm each day and featuring stained glass, vehicle inspired artwork, etched glassware, ski chairs, mosaics, paintings and candles.
Art studios and work space of over 75 artists will be open for the first time since March 2020! We cannot wait to welcome everyone, safely, back into our makerspace with art for sale, studios and work space to explore, makers of fine craft and fine art to meet and talk with. Find beach stone jewelry, hand made ceramics, oil, watercolor and mixed media paintings, photography, printmaking, textiles, encaustics, digital art and so much more.
Fun for all ages. Free entrance and off street parking.
Visit our tiny farm and seaweed shop and discover how wonderful and tasty seaweed is. We'll have lots of yummy seaweed treats for you to sample- savory and sweet. Seaweed adds a deep umami flavor to dishes and Dulse in particular pairs very well with chocolate. Our soaps and shampoo bars will be for sale as well as other Maine seaweed products. Get inspired to cook with seaweed, enjoy our flowers and farm chickens and be inspired with plastic free and zero waste swaps. The Schoodic Acadia area is a great road trip destination.
Visit the Sharing Den of Rewild Maine on Sheridan Street in Portland. We'll be demonstrating basket weaving using invasive bittersweet vines and other materials, and showcasing a variety of small-scale place-based living skills, like processing acorns into flour and tanning raw animal hides into leather.
We invite you to visit our new experience, SUGER BŌLE, our new boutique and provision shop, located at 5 Washington Street, Suite #3 in Biddeford, Maine. In addition to our locally crafted sustainable plant-based fashions, we feature numerous local artists, craftsmen and makers along with farm fresh goodies including gluten-free delights from Bam-Bam bakery, beers from Maine brewers and more. We shall offer tours to see our gorgeous Mill space where we produce our collections every 2 hours, Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday, Oct. 3, 11am - 4pm.
MCA Master Craft Artist Chris Becksvoort will have his annual studio & showroom open house and sale. Tour the shop, examine finished pieces, and works in progress, talk wood, ask questions, and explore wood design. We'll have prototypes, some tools, books and DVDs for sale. Cider, cookies and doughnuts. Juniper Ledge Designs will collaborate with cards, prints and calendars. Bring friends for an enjoyable afternoon.
Joseph creates hand-built, smoke-fired ceramic sculptural pieces. His work comes out of the fire in various shades of gray to black, and he will be featuring his new series called "Surging".The pieces in this series are highly burnished and jet black. Judith is a rug weaver and basket maker who favors bright colors and out-of-the-ordinary color combinations in both her fiber fields.
Visit the new working Studio/School of Lisa & Scott Cylinder in Fort Andross in Brunswick. Affectionately called "the Wedge" because of its unusual shape, they will present examples of their work and share their story of being collaborators making mixed-media jewelry and objects for 33+ years together. Learn about the Workshops and Classes that they offer, as well as the rich history of their workings in the Craft Show and Gallery world. Work will be available for sale and masks will be required to enter the building. 11am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday.
DIRECTIONS: From the parking lot, enter the LEFT SET of green double doors below the "Cabot Mill" sign, go down the stairs and to the end of the hallway. At the end of the hallway, make a right and go all of the way until you reach an open space. From there, go up the WOODEN ramp slightly to the right. "The Wedge" is the first door on your left (this space is just beyond Lisa & Scott's former studio).
How are Maine wedge pattern axes forged, hafted and finished? Find out at an open house and blacksmithing demo at our South Portland axe shop. We'll have the forge fired up, be talking the history of axe making in Maine, and selling our hand crafted axes, accessories and apparel so you can get your holiday shopping done early. Bring the whole family for this peek behind the scenes at Brant & Cochran!