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Costumes and Masks: A Solo Exhibition of Felted ‘Wilding’ Creatures by Deb Butters @ Maine Craft Portland

Maine Craft Portland 521 Congress St, Portland

A solo exhibition of felted Wildling Creatures by Deb Butters at Maine Craft Portland.

On view October 6-31, 2023

Maine Craft Portland proudly presents a solo exhibition by Deb Butters, a multidisciplinary artist native to Maine. Much of Butters’ childhood was spent outdoors foraging: “My pockets were (and are) always full; and even now my home is full of containers of shells, rocks, sticks and natural treasures that I incorporate in my work.” Always fascinated with the world around her, Butters’ has explored a variety of mediums in her 40+ year artistic career.

“I grew up working with my hands with varied exposure to many arts and artisan skills from family, neighbors, and other teachers. Many dolls benefited from this love of creating fabric items. Later puppets and stuffed animals took shape. My dad and uncle taught me to carve and work with wood. Next was pottery, bead work, and metal smithing. I designed my own jewelry, clothing, and decor. In my late 40’s I began painting and illustration of my own books and expanded once again. I learned welding, and I cut forms from steel sheets at SMCC while earning my degree in engineering/architecture. For two years I had stewardship of an art program for developmentally challenged adults at a local program working alongside Arts for All Maine in a juried show at the Portland Museum of Art as well as starting programs for visiting artists and art programs at night stressing community integration.”

It is this varied exposure to many arts and artisan skills that brings Butters’ to where she is today. Each step of her journey is a culmination of these art forms with a concentration on Fiber Arts, where it all began. The process of finding new meaning for something and helping to translate it into that vision is central to the work. “Be it humor, beauty or both, a piece grows and changes until it gains its finished form, sometimes surprising me with the outcome.”

We invite you to explore the incredible worlds’ created by this artisan, the exhibition opens October 6 and will be available until October 31, 2023.

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Love, Loss and What I Wore

City Theater 205 Main Street, Biddeford

This is perfect for a girls’ night out, so put on a great outfit and come make some memories!
City Theater in Biddeford is opening its 2023-24 season with Love, Loss, and What I Wore on September 29, 2023. This intimate collection of stories by superstar sisters, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, and is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. The show uses clothing, accessories, and the memories they trigger to tell funny, startling, and poignant stories that every woman can relate to. The actresses of all ages sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening of humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion.
Love, Loss and What I Wore runs September 29 through October 15 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00. There is no performance on Sunday, October 1. Tickets are $25 & $30(All fees included) and are available at or 207-282-0849

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Creation Station at Stained Glass Express

Stained Glass Express 966 Western Ave, Manchester

Creation Station at Stained Glass Express--All week in honor of Maine Craft Weekend, enjoy 10% off the Creation Station. Come see what all the fuss is about!
Regular prices range from $18-85, and projects are designed to be completed in less than an hour (they'll go in the kiln and be ready to pick up in about one week!) All the materials and instructions are included in your "kit", but you'll assemble the kit from a huge variety of choices. Because you don't have to do any cutting, these projects are great to do with kids! No experience needed, but someone is always around if you need encouragement. We have a spacious classroom where you can work on your projects, or take them home and bring them back at your convenience to go in the kiln. Come any time during store hours (Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5); the Creation Station is always open. While you're here, check out our Gallery of work by local glass artists, and maybe sign up for a class!
Email with any questions!

Lost on the Side of the Road: Mixed Media Found Object Embroideries (exhibit at Handiwork studio + market)

Handiwork Studio 199 Pleasant Ave, Portland

"Given love and attention, the things we discard can make the world so much more beautiful."

On foot and by bicycle, Tree scans the streets of Maine for lost and tossed items -- keys, springs, toys, disposable straws, and all manner of roadside debris -- then stitches them onto fabric to create new narratives for the repurposed objects. Her work is an exploration of how humans interact with our environment as well as a thoughtful, joyous marriage of color and texture. You can follow her progress on Instagram at @RoadTrashCritters.

Tree's studio show at Handiwork is open 10-5 Wednesday-Saturday and 11-4 Sunday.

Shop Our Closets!

Gloss 148 Main St Suite 102, Biddeford

Friday 10/6 from 10am-6pm and Saturday 10/7 from 9am-4pm come shop gently used clothing from the closets of our stylists!

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Open house at Galleria Gardella and Imagine Lamps at 7 Washington St in Greenville

Galleria Gardella 7 Washington St, Greenville

Galleria Gardella and Imagine is a unique gallery in the Moosehead Lake Region. We have paintings, sculptures, Lamps, wooden puzzles and signs. Baskets, kids crafts, clothing and jewelry items. Our gallery is colorful and fun. We will be having refreshments, sales and demonstrations during this event. More info can be found at

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24th Annual Freeport Fall Festival

Freeport Fall Festival 95 Main Street, Freeport

Each year on the first weekend in October, Visit Freeport brings together over 175 of the best New England artists, makers and local food producers for a three-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus, behind the Freeport Historical Society, and in the Freeport Village Station courtyard in Freeport, Maine.

In addition to browsing local art, join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus for three days of live music. There are also plenty of free activities for kids from make ‘n take crafts, to scavenger hunts and more. And, thanks to our generous sponsors, it’s all FREE!

New for 2023, park at the L.L.Bean headquarters on the corner of Casco Street and Route 1 and enjoy our complimentary shuttle to the center of town!

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MATILDA the Musical

The Grand Theater 165 Main Street, Ellsworth

Art of Ellsworth visitors can head to The Grand Theater for a showing of ROALD DAHL’S Matilda - the musical! Showings this weekend include a Friday evening, Saturday matinee and evening showing, and a Sunday matinee.

Book by Dennis Kelly - Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Directed by Ashley Terwilliger

Musical Director – Rebecca Edmondson

$25 Adult, $22 Grand Member, $15 Student (17&under) Reserved Seating

Matilda is a joyous fantasy power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

More information available at The Grand's website:

Buy tickets here:

Performances Maine Craft Weekend:
10/6 Friday 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
10/7 Saturday 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
10/8 Saturday 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
10/9 Sunday 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Open house at Galleria Gardella

Galleria Gardella 7 Washington St, Greenville

Galleria Gardella is a haven for handmade treasures including mixed media paintings, whimsical canvas sculptures, and guest artisans who create pottery, wreaths, wooden puzzles, cutting boards, lamps, baskets, clothing and signs. Greenville is on the shore of beautiful Moosehead Lake so this will make the perfect outing to visit our gallery and wander our region. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

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Explore Sit Down Belfast Project from Our Town Belfast

Our Town Belfast 82 Main St., Belfast

Maybe you want to enjoy a cup of coffee. Maybe you are tired and need to rest. Maybe you just want to people-watch. No matter what the reason is, it is important to be comfortable. You can find 18 artist-designed, painted, and assembled chairs throughout downtown Belfast from Post Office Square, along High Street to below the Park on Main.

When the OTB Design Committee identified a need for additional seating throughout downtown, the idea of an iconic Adirondack chair was immediately discussed. However, the committee knew the traditional design would need to be reimagined to make it accessible for people with mobility issues. Working with local craftsman Doug Bell, the seat width and height were increased, the arm width increased, and the “dip” in the back of the seat was eliminated. The redesign has been tested by community members with various mobility issues; each of the testers had no problems getting in or out of the chairs.

Each chair has been hand-painted by local artists and individually sponsored by community members/businesses. Each chair has a plaque representing the sponsors and a plaque identifying the artist!

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“Here is Magic” Mural at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts 256 High Street, Belfast

A Nod To Waterfall Arts’ Long History of Community Collaboration
Belfast, ME — June 1, 2023 — Waterfall Arts’ new collaborative public art project “Here is Magic” further solidifies its role as an anchor of the Midcoast art community. This modular 32-panel mural design, using a hive of hexagons, “is a mark of respect for both the individuality of our community members and the power of collaboration in Maine,” as proposed by local mural artist and Waterfall Arts’ Public Art Liaison Peter Walls and Waterfall Arts’ Program Director Amy Tingle.

Over thirty local artists are set to participate by completing individual reflective narratives on the theme of home. When joined together, these panels will form a whole; a creative placemaking that will highlight and celebrate the natural assets of Midcoast Maine. Waterfall Arts is an active home, a nest, an incubator for the fine arts, a hive of energy and inspiration for the entirety of the Midcoast and beyond.

This public mural project is a springboard to create deep and more meaningful collaborations between Midcoast artists, art organizations, and regional entities. By fairly compensating the artists, engaging and educating them about how to be more active community members, as well as teaching them new ways to be self-sustaining in their studio practices, Waterfall Arts cultivates a creative community that can grow and ultimately support itself.

Local artist and project co-coordinator Peter Walls says, “One of the most engaging roles of public art today is to enliven or reinterpret public spaces like Waterfall Arts. Our project ‘Here Is Magic’ was created in order to allow artists a chance to be seen and heard outside of the gallery system, educating them about the creation of Public Art, while also establishing the newly renovated building as a beacon for the Arts and Culture of the region.”

The mural will fill the blank wall on the south side of the Waterfall Arts’ building, organically working its way around the corner to the front, which faces High Street. Although this is the initial installation design for the mural, it may not be the only one, and Waterfall Arts, through their existing partnerships with the local community, is hoping to plan other smaller, temporary installations of the panels throughout Waldo County in order to further facilitate community collaboration, fostering new relationships to grow the hive.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Madison Business Alliance Handmade Marketplace

Somerset Abbey 98 Main Street, Madison

Shop local makers and crafters! Sip your favorite cocktail and have a snack! All under the comfort of Somerset Abbey's grand tent and beautiful sanctuary. Madison Business Alliance is proud to present our first annual Handmade Marketplace. Join our community of creatives, support your local artists and get a head start on your holiday shopping all in one place. The MBA's Handmade Marketplace will be held on October 7th & 8th from 8-3 at Somerset Abbey, 98 Main Street, Madison, Maine 04950. Event is Rain or Shine and will be under the big top and inside the Abbey so the weather won't interfere with our fun!

Recurring Event Open Studios

Maine Craft Weekend

Built By Osmond Studio 372 Little River Rd, Lebanon

Built by Osmond is a MCA member takeing part in the annual Maine Craft Weekend-stop in and enjoy the products made from the beauty of wood.

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Ellsworth Public Library State Street, Ellsworth

Just behind the Ellsworth Public Library on the banks of the Union River is River Walk North's Self guided kids story walk. A partnership with Ellsworth Garden Club, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Green Ellsworth and the Ellsworth Public Library features All Along the River, author-illustrator Magnus Weightman, a story about a Bunny Rabbit who has lost her toy duck! Bunny and her brothers jump in their boat and head down the river in search of Little Duck. Their journey takes them from the mountaintop to the open sea, but there are many other adventures for readers to follow along the way.

About the book All Along the River:

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Water Street Mural 21 Water Street, Ellsworth

The Heart of Ellsworth Water Street Mural project was born in 2019 with the committee meeting for two years to develop the project. By partnering with the Ellsworth Historical Society, historical images of Ellsworth’s past inspired the community mural. Muralist Judy Talyor and more than 24 volunteers painted the mural with Maliseet visual artist Mihku Paul being welcomed to add the final touches to the mural completing the project in fall of 2022. In Spring of 2023 a interactive QR code was installed on the wall for viewers to scan with the camera on their cell phones that will take viewers to the mural page for more information on the significance of each reveal of the Water Street Mural.

QR Code located on the lower left side of the wall closest to the river. Attention should be paid, this is a parking lot as well, be aware of traffic as you are viewing the mural description on your phone.

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Museum in the Streets – SELF GUIDED EXPERIENC

6 State Street 6 State Street, Ellsworth

Take a self guided tour of Ellsworth's history with Museum in the Streets. Ellsworth’s history is proudly showcased on 19 different locations around town. Your journey can begin at either of the large information panel at Knowlton Park or downtown on State Street just in front of Mac Revival. This project was initiated by an informal group of residents from Ellsworth’s business community, representatives from the Historical Society, Historic Preservation Commission, Heart of Ellsworth and Chamber of Commerce who collaborated on the project. Many hours were spent studying Ellsworth history, selecting photographs, writing accompanying narration, and determining site locations.

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Art Meditation Ride: Cycle Amongst the Art

Recycle 2 Main Street, Building 18, Suite 130, Biddeford

During this 45-minute indoor cycle class we will embark on our signature meditation ride. The studio will be filled with art, various mediums, from local Saco-based artist Ramune Bulmer. Ramune's art is inspired on her Lithuanian roots, Maine, nature and the supernatural. This ride will be aligned with the emotion and intention of the art allowing participants to connect with the work at a more personal level, as we sweat and meditate. The artist will kick us off by sharing the intention and meaning behind her pieces.

The studio will remain open for an hour after class, accompanied by light refreshments, to allow individuals to speak with the artist and view the artwork in more detail.

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Instrument Petting Zoo

Ellsworth Public Library State Street, Ellsworth

Ellsworth Community Music Institute presents our Instrument Petting Zoo. Some of our teachers will be showing off their instruments, allowing young children 4 and up to touch, play and experience them in person. Join us at the Ellsworth Public Library from 9-11 to hear some music and experience hands-on interactions with our instructors and their instruments.

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Fiber Day

Bath Freight Shed 27 Commercial Street, Bath

Join us for the 9th annual Fiber Day at the Bath Freight Shed. Local fiber artists will be weaving, spinning, knitting, hand sewing, felting, and doing rope work, much like that used in Virginia's rigging. See techniques both modern and dating from the 17th century. Some artists will offer hands-on opportunities as well as demonstrations.

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Featured Artist and Musician at Elements Books Coffee Beer

Elements Books Coffee Beer 265 Main St, Biddeford

Saturday October 7th, come over to Elements from 9am - 1pm to check out Sean Brewer's mobile shop. As October's featured artist, he will have shirts, prints, stickers, and more available for purchase. Later that evening from 6:30 - 8pm come by for a coffee or beer and enjoy Jason Roman's live music.

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Shop the United Farmers Market of Maine

United Farmers Market 18 Spring Street, Belfast

More than 70 vendors are at the United Farmers Market of Maine in downtown Belfast. Located a few steps off Main Street, near plenty of public parking, the market is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. You will find makers of all kinds including food, home goods, jewelry, ceramics, flowers, fabrics, and so much more!

List of vendors:

18 Spring Street

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Penquis Valley HS Craft Fair

Penquis Valley High School 48 Penquis Drive, Milo

This is our 5th annual Penquis Valley HS Craft Fair (we missed 2 years due to COVID). Local craft and food artisans, artists, and authors, along with school clubs and community non-profits offer a variety of item. There is also a basket raffle and lunch options available. Proceeds from the event support student activities.

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A Walk Through History – film showing

Biddeford Mills Museum 2 Main Street Building 18, Room 108, Biddeford

The Biddeford Mills Museum will be open from 9am until 4pm on Saturday 10/7/23. There will be two showings of our popular 30-minute film, A Walk Through History. The first showing at 11am and the second showing at 2pm.

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The 35th Annual Maine Wood Carvers Association Show

Gardiner Lions Club 25 Lions St, Gardiner

Woodcarvers from the Greater New England Area and beyond participate in the 2023 Show with carvings that are judged and receive awards according to the carving level and quality. Theawards will be given at 3 PM. There will be carving classes to take and demonstrations to watch. Carving vendors will be there including tools that can be purchased and the carvings are displayed for viewing until about 4 pm. Food is available for purchase at the Lions Club.

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Bare Bones Handsewn – Open Shoe Shop and Pop-up Market

Bare Bones Handsewn 550 Lisbon Street, Lewiston

Bare Bones Handsewn, a traditional handsewn shoe making factory will open their doors for the weekend. Providing workshop tours and shoe making demonstrations. The Bare Bones Handsewn makers market will be set up for moccasin purchases and offer the opportunity to place custom design or fit orders. We will have make-and-take custom jewelry making and leather cuff demonstrations. As well as a local artisan pop-up market featuring a few of our favorite makers.
Saturday and Sunday
9am - 3pm

Recurring Event Open Studios

DownEastWoodArt Open Studio

DownEast WoodArt 28 Churchill Road, South Portland

See handmade baskets, quilts, and furniture  at Downeastwoodart's studio in South Portland, Maine. 

Unique this year are baskets and quilts by Lorraine (a very skilled and active artist for 25 years).  On display (some at sale prices) will be a wide variety of recent and unique handmade baskets, quilts and furniture including chairs, tables, end tables, lamps, mirrors, and small boxes.

I provide woodworking education and design and build custom furniture for clients. 

This two-day event (part of the statewide Maine Craft Weekend) features answers to questions and demonstrations of woodworking skills, techniques, and methods.

Hope to see you there.

In addition, answers to questions and demonstrations of woodworking skills, techniques and methods will occur. Jim Vander Schaaf provides highly desirable woodworking education and designs and builds custom furniture to meet client needs. His first book was published in 2018.

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Upcountry Homecoming Art Show

Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Area Base Lodge 5012 Access Rd, Carrabassett Valley

Upcountry fine arts and crafts show at the base of Sugarloaf mountain on October 7th and 8th
Featuring some of Maine’s finest artists and craftsmen. Art programs for kids plus Skier’s Homecoming weekend activities for the whole family.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Rick Osterhout Open Studio

Rick Osterhout Studio 64 Hymie Norton Rd, Farmington

Maine Craft weekend is the opening of Rick Osterhout's new studio. Woodworker, sculptor, creator of Maine Rockers , Rick is putting the finishing touches on the new studio/workshop at his home in Farmington. Made from wood and stone from the beautiful property it sits on, and many reclaimed materials, the small timber frame barn is a piece of art in itself. There will be sculptures on display, some Maine Rockers animals and various folk art for sale. Stop in on your way to or from Sugarloaf's Homecoming.

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Sidewalk Chalk Art Show

McArthur Public Library 270 Main Street, Biddeford

Come create your masterpiece on the library's walkway with chalk!

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Life Drawing Pop Up at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts 256 High Street, Belfast

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Clothed model, drop in and draw!

Join us during Maine Craft Weekend in Belfast for a FREE Drop-In Life Drawing session for anyone who is curious about drawing from the figure and wants an opportunity to try it. This week we’ll have a clothed model and shorter poses.

256 High Street

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Common Roots Open House

Common Roots Studio 165 Main st, Biddeford

We will have free food and drink, while exhibiting local Maine artists! CRS also has interactive arts for the family!

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Live Sewing with Albert the Tailor @ Wooven

Wooven 160 Main St, Biddeford

Stop into Wooven to watch live sewing with Albert the Tailor. Ask questions about his techniques, learn about his work with handmade fabrics, and browse through his designs. Learn about fair trade hand made goods from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and India!

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Throwing a ‘Trash Can’ Demonstration on a Potter’s Wheel

Monson Pottery 16 Greenville Road, Monson

Jemma Gascoine will demonstrate how to build a trash can out of clay by partially throwing the base on a potter's wheel followed by further building by adding extruded coils.

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Wood Kiln Opening + Pottery Sale at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts 19 Brick Hill Rd, Newcastle

Watch artists Tim Christensen, Aidan Fraser, Keanne Petri, Jon Ho and Ellie Porta-Barnet unbrick the Salubrious Brother wood kiln and discover what their work looks like inside. Learn about the process of wood firing and chat with artists one-on-one about their work. Pieces will be for sale once the kiln is unloaded. This event runs from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, October 7.

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Putting Your Garden to Bed with Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

Precipice Coffee 56 Dean St, Ellsworth

Join Precipice Coffee and Little Red Flower Truck on Saturday, 10/7 for a lesson in the art of putting your garden to bed before frost takes hold of Downeast Maine. Molly, LRFT, will have flowers available for purchase and offer fall garden tips! Maggie, Precipice Coffee, will demonstrate a tutorial on making your own pumpkin spice syrup for coffee drinks from roasted whole Maine pie pumpkin. Enjoy a cozy autumnal beverage while learning about tucking your beds in for the season.

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Madder Root: A Botanical Dye Workshop at Waterfall Arts

October 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
$40.00 – $50.00

Join us during Maine Craft Weekend in Belfast for a botanical dye workshop with professional fiber artist Jude Hsiang. This 3-hour workshop invites participants to learn about the ancient and continuing art of using natural materials from plants, insects and minerals to permanently dye a wide range of fibers. This class may be of special interest to quilters as we will dye cotton fabrics with madder (Rubia tinctorium) a classic dye plant that can be grown in Maine and gives a range of shades from pinks to reds to purples. Other fibers and dyes will be sampled, and all are welcome to join the fun. The instructor will share knowledge gained in her many years as a natural dyer through finished works, dye record books, and samples of dyestuffs. Note-taking and photos are welcome. A resource handout will be provided.
About the instructor: Jude Hsiang has been dyeing with natural materials for 45 years and teaching the craft for 12. She is particularly interested in exploring the use of Maine-grown fibers—wool, alpaca, mohair, angora, linen, and hemp—that are spun in Maine by hand or in local mills. She grows a dozen or so varieties of dye plants in her Central Maine garden and forages more in the wild. She also uses traditional dyes and fibers from around the world. A knitter, weaver, and stitcher, Jude enjoys putting her results to work in an array of items and selling naturally dyed yarns.

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Ceramics at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts 256 High Street, Belfast

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Live demos and try your hands at Wheel Throwing.

256 High Street

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Art Together Morning: Creating Shadow Puppets at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts 256 High Street, Belfast

Join us for Maine Craft Weekend in Belfast! Check out some real Chinese shadow puppets, learn about the artist who created them and how shadow puppetry has mesmerized audiences around the world for centuries. Then, get to work designing and assembling your own puppets (with moving parts) to put on your own shows at home.

Registration required.

$15 Reduced Rate: If this rate better matches your financial situation, we invite you to choose this program fee. Thank you!
$25 Base Rate: Buying a ticket at this rate allows us to cover our basic costs. Thank you!
$35 Pay-It-Forward: Buying a ticket at this rate helps increase access for others to attend our programs! Thank you for your generosity.

256 High Street

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Pop Up Art Market at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts 256 High Street, Belfast

The Belfast Art Market brings a cast of talented Maine artists. Come by and check out the eclectic array of high-quality ceramics, clothing, jewelry, paintings, and more!

The Belfast Art Market at Waterfall Arts is a fantastic place for locals and tourists alike. Whether you’re visiting the area and looking for a special handmade Maine souvenir or you’re a local looking for the perfect gift, the Belfast Art Market has something for you.

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Guided Tour of the Angelrox® Design Studio

SUGER 5 Washington St #3, Biddeford

Please join us at suger® (5 Washington Street, Biddeford) on Saturday, October 7th for a guided tour of our Angelrox® Design Studio located within the Pepperell Mill. We will offer three tours - 10a.m, noon, and 2p.m. You will see where our dedicated team of angels craft our versatile clothing designs with care and joy. We hand cut and stitch in our light filled mill space using traditional techniques. each piece is is sewn from start to finish by a single stitcher using American made machines that were invented in 1881 in New England.

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Cider Press Demo @ the Monson Town Office

Monson Town Office 10 Tenney Hill Road, Monson

Join us in celebrating Fall at this family fun event sponsored by the Monson Free Public Library. Bring your apples! We'll be on-hand to help you make cider the old fashion way, one turn of the wheel at a time. This event will run from 10am-2pm between the Historical Society and Monson Town Office under a tree and near brook, the perfect setting for turning apples into liquid gold!

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Blown Glass Pumpkin Patch

Atlantic Art Glass 25 Pine St., Ellsworth

Glass Pumpkin Patch
Atlantic Art Glass 25 Pine St., Ellsworth, ME | Saturday + Sunday 10 - 3

Every October we turn the hot glassblowing shop into a "Glass Pumpkin Patch" for Maine Craft Weekend. We will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate and share our love of glass and other crafts with you!!

Linda Perrin and her team of glassblowers delight in creating a hub of arts activities while they demonstrate their glassblowing craft to the public. Come to the warehouse to watch traditional glassblowing all day as they make glass pumpkins in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors! Other local artisans will be showing and selling their crafts during the event. Fine jewelry, pottery, prints, and more... and Fogtown Brewery, located in the same building, will be slinging beverages and wood-fired pizza!

Recurring Event Pop Ups

The Flowered Apron and Friends Pop Up Market at The Maine Craft Weekend

The Flowered Apron 15 Kennebec Street, Bar Harbor

A group of Bar Harbor artists and makers are coming together for a Pop Up Market as part of Maine Craft Weekend. Ann Jenkins will be selling a collection of sterling and mixed media jewelry. Mary Lyman will be selling her handmade BFF Dolls. Suzanne Norgang of The Wretched Briar will be selling her handfelted wool hats. Jeanne Seronde Perkins will be selling her collages in 3D: paper mache stars + other creatures embellished w/ hand painted papers. Karen Ressel of The Flowered Apron will be selling aprons, potholders and baby cloths. Karen's bakery will be open and fully stocked with delicious baked goods. Lucy Tracy will be selling cards and pine balsam bags. The Pop up Market will be open Saturday 10/7/2023 from 10am-3pm. Bakeshop opens at 8am. Rain date Sunday 10/27/23

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Artisan Trunk show @ Elizabeth’s

Elizabeth's Fine Goods 124 Main Street, Ellsworth

Join Maine artists Anne Woodman and the creators of Maine Shellware for a trunk show at Elizabeth Fine Goods in the heart of downtown Ellsworth. Meet the artists behind these Maine-inspired creations and shop at one of the most unique shops in downtown Ellsworth.

Fall Festival 2023

Ripley Town Office 47 West Ripley Road (Hwy 23), Ripley

Fall Festival - Join us as we celebrate local artists & crafters and their unique handmade creations.

Fall Festival 2023 | October 7th | Ripley Town Office 47 W Ripley Road (Hwy 23) | 10 am - 4 pm

Learn About Wildlife
"Look Out for Loons Proiect"
Maine Lakes Association
Fish Lead-Free

FREE Admission - Hourly Door Prizes for Lucky Winners! Experience the best of Maine's locally-made art and crafts. Indulge in a Dual Delight of Shopping & Dining
The Community Club's Food Booth - Come and treat yourself while you shop.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio and Sale @ Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics with Briana Feola – Eliot, ME

Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics 384 HL Dow Highway Unit 20, Eliot

Step inside my pottery studio where I craft everyday porcelain wares. Joining me is special guest Briana Feola of Brainstorm. She will be showcasing her original paintings and works on paper. The studio will be open to the public Saturday 10 a.m - 4 p.m. where can experience the charm and chaos of a working pottery studio, learn about our creative processes, and indulge in a curated shopping experience.

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Katharine Watson Open Studio

Katherine Watson Studio 100 Brentwood Street, Portland

Come visit Katharine Watson's Portland studio, and get a chance to pull your own print! We will have our presses set up and ready to go; you can try printing, take a walk in the garden, and have a chance to shop directly in the studio. The studio will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 7th, and we will have everything you need to pull your own print!

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Pop-Up Trunk Show at Handworks Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

Handworks Gallery Handworks Gallery 48 Main St, Blue Hill

Celebrate Maine Craft Weekend at Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill

Handworks Gallery will be hosting a pop-up trunk show featuring the jewelry by Janelle Delicata on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm as part of the Maine Crafts Weekend.

The gallery’s collection includes works of more than 100 local and Maine artists. Many are Maine Crafts Association members. Handworks is located in the center of the village of Blue Hill at 48 Main Street.

Celebrate the wonderful craft traditions of local makers during the Maine Crafts Weekend. This event takes place every October and showcases the work of Maine craftspeople and craft brewers!

The Maine Crafts Association has locations and events for the state on their website:

Please contact Handworks Gallery at 207-374-5613 or Janelle Delicata at 207-944-8822 for more information.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Autumn Cipala Ceramics with guest Christine Peters Jewelry

Autumn Cipala Studio 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston

Artists, Autumn Cipala and Christine Peters invite you to an open studio on Saturday, October 7, 10:00–4:00 at 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston ME. The doors to Autumn’s ceramic studio will be open with handmade works by both artists on display and available for purchase.

Autumn Cipala creates luminous porcelain vessels with a truth to function. Soft, translucent glazes enhance the clean elegance of form and highlight fine details of surface embellishment.

Christine Peters will be visiting from her jewelry studio in Edgecomb, and exhibiting her sterling silver and gold, one of a kind jewelry. Christine has been creating jewelry since 1996 and uses her sculpture background to create these nature inspired art pieces.

The artists invite you to come see their newest artwork, shop for one of a kind pieces, and talk about the inspirations, processes, and techniques used to create each piece by hand.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio at Autumn Cipala Pottery with guest Christine Peters Jewelry

Autumn Cipala Studio 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston

Artists, Autumn Cipala and Christine Peters invite you to an open studio on Saturday, October 7, 10:00–4:00 at 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston ME. The doors to Autumn’s pottery studio will be open with handmade works by both artists on display and available for purchase.

Autumn Cipala creates luminous porcelain vessels with a truth to function. Soft, translucent glazes enhance the clean elegance of form and highlight fine details of surface embellishment.

Christine Peters will be visiting from her jewelry studio in Edgecomb, and exhibiting her sterling silver and gold, one of a kind jewelry. Christine has been creating jewelry since 1996 and uses her sculpture background to create these nature inspired art pieces.

The artists invite you to come see their newest artwork, shop for one of a kind pieces, and talk about the inspirations, processes, and techniques used to create each piece by hand.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Wendy VE Kaye Open Studio with Guest Artists Diana Coit and Martha LaMarche

Wendy VE Kaye Studio 2 Main Street, Building 18, Suite 110, Biddeford

Please come on by Saturday, October 7th from 10-4 to get a peek into my studio. As an oil painter, inspiration comes to me from my surroundings here in Maine - the mountains, the sea and the industry it supports. Joining me are guests Diana M. Coit ( and Martha LaMarche ( We will have our work, drinks and snacks to share with you.

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Free Candle Dipping Demo + Workshop

Mimi's Craft Basket 51 Franklin Street, Ellsworth

Mimi's Craft Basket will be hosting candle dipping. This is a free, hands-on experience for all ages. All participants will leave with a dipped candle they created. No pre registration required just drop by and learn the acient art of candle dipping

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Nature Creations pop up shop at the Monson Gallery

Monson Arts Gallery 8 Greenville Rd, Monson

Nature Creations Pop Up Shop
On the patio @ Monson Gallery
8 Main St, Monson Maine
Saturday, Oct 7
Come by and check out my newest pieces and see live demonstrations
Tree of life ornaments
Micro-stone pictures

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Out of My Head Designs Pop Up

Monkitree 263 Water Street, Gardiner

Katherine Kollman of Out of My Head Designs will be at Monkitree with extended inventory of her brainy designs for radiant people, including new designs- pillows, jewelry, hats, hair sticks and more! Stop in during Swine and Stein and say hello.

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Improv Theme & Variation Workshop with Denyse Schmidt

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply 64 Main St, Belfast

Join Denyse Schmidt in Fiddlehead's sunny new classroom space for a day of exploring the art of "talking" quilts with her pattern, The Proverbial Quilt! Workshop description and supply list below. Lunch provided by Fiddlehead's - please let the shop know if there are any dietary considerations.

Improv Theme & Variation

A single block pattern can yield an infinite number of variations. In this workshop, we’ll use improvisational patchwork to explore repetitions and variations on a theme. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the design elements of structure and composition, while building confidence in working with improvisation to create quilt tops that reflect your own voice. Bring a favorite traditional or original block pattern to work with. (See below for ideas.)

Tools & Equipment to Bring:
Sewing machine
Rotary cutter
Acrylic ruler
Fabric shears
Pens or pencils
Digital camera
Making supplies (paper or thin cardboard – a file folder is great –as needed for your block, pencil, paper scissors, etc)

A total of 3-5 total yards will be ideal for this workshop, based on your preference for working large or small, and how fast (or slow) you typically work. This total should include mostly solids, supplemented with prints and/or yarn-dyed wovens in a variety of values and hues. Your overall fabric palette should be simple and reflect the composition of the quilt block pattern you are bringing. For instance, if your quilt block pattern has three parts, select three main colors and broaden your selection for each by bringing several related fabrics that represent that one color.

* Selecting a Quilt Block Pattern to bring

Your experience will feel more successful (and you’ll have more fun) if you reduce your block choice to its most elemental form. Complexity and secondary patterns emerge through overall composition. Blocks like the examples below are all excellent. The blocks as shown have two main colors.

Above left to right: Basketweave quilt from my book Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration, L pattern, Shoeman’s Puzzle pattern from my book Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration, half-square triangle.

To Prepare:
Online, take a look at the Quilt Index. You can search by pattern names, or by “one patch”, or “four patch”. Either of these search terms will yield good references and ideas for this class.

Your local library will likely have one of the following books, or something like it. A little time perusing any of these is perfect preparation for the class. Bring a sketchbook to the library for visual note-taking.

• Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman
• The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns by Jinny Beyer
• Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns by Patricia Wilens
• 5,500 Quilt Block Patterns by Maggie Malone

16 and up

Our classroom space is on the second floor of our building. Please let us know if we can help you carry up your things.

Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling. Thank you!

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio & Sale

Howarth Hill Studio 176 Route 236, Berwick

Visit Howarth Hill in Berwick Maine. See inside our working pottery studio and shop in the newly updated showroom. Meet ceramicist Lindsey Howarth, see wheel throwing demos, and try your hand at the mini makers pottery wheel!
Saturday October 7th & Sunday October 8th, 10am-5pm

Open Studio @ Once In A Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon Farm 1298 Main St., Lovell

Play with fabric, paint, paper, and fiber. Create a card, make a collage, or necklace. Try your hand at triangle loom weaving. Enter laughing, having fun is a requirement!!

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Basketweaving Demonstrations

Monson Arts Gallery 8 Greenville Rd, Monson

I will be at the Maine Craft Weekend to demonstrate different types of basket weaving using a mold, without a mold and using a wooden base. Visitors may try weaving on the demonstration baskets or a small ornament. I will also have baskets for sale both outside and in the Gallery Store. I will be there from 10:00 am to 1:00PM each day.

Open Studio and Art Market @ Puzzle Mountain Glassworks

Puzzle Mountain Glassworks 1029 Bear River Road, Newry

Enjoy a scenic drive into the mountains of Western Maine during foliage season. Our Annual Open House and art market includes discounted prices on our stained glass creations, as well as additional artists selling their work. There will be snacks too! Hours are 10am - 4pm on Saturday and 10am - 2pm on Sunday.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Hebron Gallery

John Bozin Gallery 11 Greenville Rd., Monson

Visit John Bozin's gallery of painting and mixed media works along side Bella Bozin's wood and acrylic creations. Meet the artist and learn about the process.

Sat 10-4
Sun 10-3

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Hand-printed fabric made into Art to Wear at Two Imagine Studios in Farmington

Two Imagine Studios 173 Mosher Hill Road, Farmington

This Is It, a designers and makers art studio and gallery.
Print-making on fabric demonstrations! Want to try your hand at it? Come on out!
Art to Wear, Scrabble Bags (need to have!) pillows and place mats.
Free gift book with every purchase.
Last chance at digital posters and postcards; all priced to sell.
Heirloom quality hand-knit Christmas Stockings, also priced to sell.
Artists books and journals.

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Artisan Hub + Glass Pumpkin Patch at Artsworth

Artsworth Studios 25 Pine St., Ellsworth

Maine crafts artists will gather at the downtown warehouse to demonstrate and show their work.  Artisans plan to fill the gallery and parking lot with autumn inspired work for sale. Artisans who make pottery, weaving, fiber art, house wares, painting and sculpture will be showing and demonstrating and discussing how they make their work. As usual at this annual harvest season event, you can watch the Atlantic Art Glass team create blown glass pumpkins. 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. Fogtown brewery located in the building, will be slinging wood fired pizzas and their delicious and creative brews including cider, beer, wine and seltzers.
artists in attendance;
Emit ito, weaver -
Maeve Perry, multi media-
Diane Abatemarco-@irrationaldress_mvmt
Mary Lou Reid, pottery-
Susan Bushman, spinning, knitting,
Brier Rose Werner, glass blowier, @elsewernerglass

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Rosemont Artist Guild Pop Up

ChaliceWorks Turning 64 Rockland Ave, Portland

ChaliceWorks Turning hosts pop up gathering of Rosemont Artists Guild members. Featuring wood turning, fabric crafting, jewelry, pottery, and our craft arts

Recurring Event Open Studios

Chris Becksvoort Open Studio + Showroom Retirement Celebration

Chris Becksvoort Studio 186 Durham Rd, New Gloucester

My studio and showroom will be open to celebrate my retirement. More than a dozen pieces for sale at over half off! Cookies, cider and donuts, plus good conversation and interesting people.

Juniper Ledge Designs, Peg's contribution, will have note cards and photos for sale. Stop by for an entertaining time, Saturday or Sunday. We look forward to seeing friends and customers , both old and new.

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Open Studio- Witness The Magic

Antje Roitzsch Studio 310 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville

Have you ever wondered how a mobile gets its balance? During this open studio, you will get the chance to see works in progress and you can witness the magic of sculptures taking to the air, balancing and moving. Additionally, walk through the garden display and enjoy the artwork on the open porches. Dynamically moving sculptures need to be seen in person, no photo will give justice to the magic. Enjoy this chance of seeing mobiles as well as a line of jewelry and belt buckles in different sizes and materials. I look forward to meeting you. - Antje
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm | Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

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Maine Craft Weekend at Zwellyn Pottery

Zwellyn Pottery 20 Spencer Lane, Limington

Zwellyn Pottery in Limington is excited to participate in 2023 with an open studio, pottery sale, bake sale and holiday ornament making workshop. 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the MSAD6 Backpack Program and the Limington Food Bank.
Bake Sale:
Saturday October 7th noon-4pm
Sunday October 8th noon-4pm
All Proceeds Benefit the Limington Food Bank
Kid’s Holiday Ornament Making Workshop:
Sunday October 8th noon-4pm
Kids can make up to 10 holiday ornaments. There is a suggested donation of $5 per child to help pay for supplies but is not necessary for family’s that can’t afford it. Pick up date will be the Saturday November 25th or you can elect to pay $5 extra to have the ornaments shipped. See to RSVP.
Wheel Throwing Demonstrations:
Saturday October 7th 2-4pm
Ever wanted to try the pottery wheel? Now you can! From 2pm - 4pm on Saturday October 7th, you can see how to throw pottery and then try to make one yourself.

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Tandem Glass – Group artist FUNdraiser Open House to benefit MCA + Midcoast Conservancy

Tandem Glass 6 Eagle lodge lane, Dresden

Join Tandem Glass alongside other Artists and Craftspeople to celebrate Maine Creativity and Biodiversity. Our Multi artist event that hopes to draw attention to some of Maine's less popular residents: The mightly Sturgeon graces our invitation (as rendered by Lisa Pixely of Grand Army Arts), and serves as a reminder of that mythic, sometimes frightening creatures are vital to our eco system.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Paper and lampshade making demonstration

Handmade Papers Gallery 113 Reach Road, Brooklin

Hands on event making kozo paper as well as demonstrating how to make lampshades from that paper. Also in the gallery are featured artists: Lou Charlett (wooden wares) of New Gloucester, Maurice Klapfish (musical instrument lamps) of Tenants Harbor, Hillary Hutton (hand woven rugs) of Vienna, Lynn Curran (clay lamps) of Brooklin and maritime linocuts featuring the Maine working waterfront by James Dodds.

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Enjoy Art + Treats @ Saltwater Artists Gallery

The Saltwater Artists Gallery 3056 Bristol Road, New Harbor

Come to the Saltwater Artists Gallery and join us for our Maine Craft Weekend Celebration! We will be serving fall treats and cider! There are 25 artists displaying a wide variety of art in seven rooms. We have recently been named Reader's Choice Best Maine Gallery in Down East magazine. Come see if you agree! Open 10am - 5pm daily.

Recurring Event Open Studios

J Schatz Open Studio

J Schatz Studio 378 Lakeside Dr., Boothbay Harbor

Please join us for Open Studios at our ceramic studio located at Powder Hill Farm in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Tour our gallery, workshop, and stroll through the gardens to see our bird products in their natural environment. We create playful, glossy, and bright utilitarian objects and art that are engaging and fun; also work that is earthbound and primitive. Be inspired by our bird, lighting, objects & art, and tableware.

Our Mission: We create objects that are at home in an inspired life.

Our Vision: We animate objects with wonder.

About Us:
Jim Schatz and Peter Souza
We started J Schatz in 2004 as a place for playful, glossy, and bright utilitarian objects, art, and decor that were engaging and fun. Our handmade ceramics appeared as if they were machine made because of the methods we developed to create a precise, refined object that was glazed to mirror-finish perfection. The line was modern and many of the items have become design classics. Peter joined the company in 2014 and encouraged unique forms, textures, and finishes that were brutal, earthbound, and primitive.

Together we are fearless and in private we call our life together P&J's adventure. In search of an inspired spot to locate the studio they moved from upstate New York to Los Angeles then Providence and finally to Boothbay Harbor, Maine where we setup the studio in a barn located in a place known as Powder Hill Farm. A beautiful spot with birds, gardens, untamed forests, and a history rich with stories from the Revolutionary War. Definitely an inspired spot to continue the evolution of our work.

Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8 from 10 am - 6 pm.

378 Lakeside Dr. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

Contact Us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Activities

Coloring the Downeast Scenic Rail Road

Downeast Scenic Rail 8 Railroad Siding Rd., ellsworth

Take a ride on the Downeast Scenic, an adventure that takes you back to a time of elegant travel in lovingly restored one-hundred-year-old passenger coaches. For roughly an hour and 45 minutes, leisurely roll along 12 miles of well-maintained tracks that were a huge part of Maine railroad history. To celebrate Maine Craft Weekend and Art of Ellsworth, on Sunday, October 8th, in the morning 10:30 AM train ride will include coloring fun for all ages. Purchasing tickets in advance is advisable. Tickets can be purchased online: Additional Train Ride that Weekend: October 7th 10:30 AM and again at 1:30 PM & October 8th 10:30 AM and again at 1:30 PM

Union River Book and Toy

Union River Book and Toy Co. 100 Main Street, Ellsworth

Join award-winning Maine children's author Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs for a storytime and book signing! Her most recent books include New England Book Award Finalist The Lobster Lady, I Am Made of Mountains, and The Pocket Book.

Recurring Event Activities

Introduction to Watercolors ~ Learn to Paint Beachstones + Seaglass

Kristin F Simmons Studio 103 Whitten Hill Road, Kennebunkport

Join us as we create a beautiful composition of beach stones and sea glass in our Maine Craft Weekend Watercolor Class. This class is perfect for both beginner and experienced watercolor artists.

We will review paper types and brush techniques, wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet techniques, color matching, and composition. Each participant will leave with at least ONE finished 12x16 watercolor painting.

What is included:

Step-by-step instructions
2 Sheets, 12x16 100% Cotton Cold Press Watercolor Paper for your finished pieces
Practice paper
Coffee, Water, Tea + Light Snacks
Please note: All art supplies will be on-hand to create your paintings. Brushes, paints, water containers, cloths, and paper towels will be available for your use and are the property of the Artist.

You are welcome to bring any supplies you like to use. You will also be provided with shopping lists and links to purchase supplies after the class is complete if you want to continue your watercolor practice.

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Mixed Media + Textile Art with Deborah Pipes

The Framemakers 46 Main Street, Waterville

Meet the Artist + Demo
Saturday, October 7th, 2023 • 11am-2pm
Free Admission

Deborah Pipes will be available for viewing and questions on how to incorporate Mixed Media & Textile Art into a final product. This includes the displaying of her finished works, displaying her works in process, and displaying her reading material to educate on the subject for all who are curious of her artistry. If your looking to combined many forms of media as well as explore the un-conventual
side of the artworld, stop on by!

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Studio Tours

Brown Goldsmiths 11 Mechanic Street, Freeport

The popularity of our April Spring Studio Saturday tours inspired us for this fall! Jump on this opportunity to visit our jewelers upstairs and see, firsthand, how our jewelry designs are created. Tours are 11am-3pm at the top of every hour (limited to 8 people).

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Open Jewelry Studio

Nisa Jewelry Studio 93 Main St, Ellsworth

If you've ever wondered about how fine jewelry is crafted by hand, then please join me on Saturday, from 11am-4pm, as I open the doors to my private studio for Maine Craft Weekend! Nestled in the heart of downtown Ellsworth, my sunny, second floor studio is full of inspiring curiosities and countless in-progress jewelry creations. Come and observe me working at my bench, tour my studio and classroom, and view my shoppable collection of fine, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.

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Running With Scissors Open Studios

Running With Scissors Artist Studios & Community 250 Anderson St, Portland

Saturday, October 7 | 11am - 4pm Open Studios at Running with Scissors Studios! 

We are happy to be opening our 16,000 sq ft fine art studio workspace housing Clay, Wood & Print departments as well as many other mediums serving over 80 artists Saturday in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood. Tour the workspace, meet the artists, watch demos, get interactive with Pottery Painting with Armstrong Pottery, and live t-shirt printing from woodblocks. Free and open to all. A great neighborhood to walk around in before or after. Full of artists, beverage artists, food trucks, and more. 

250 Anderson Street, Portland ME | Off-street parking is available.

Join us later that evening at Belleflower Brewing Co., located at 66 Cove Street, from 5 - 7 pm for an informal meet and greet and to view the annual RWS 6x6 Show. Each piece is 6” x 6” and up to 6” deep, an accessible and unifying format that showcases members' diverse styles and talents. The exhibit will be up through the end of November. 

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Mill Pond Ceramics Studio Grand Re-Opening

Mill Pond Ceramics Studio 2 Main Street Suites 18-206 / 18-208, Biddeford

Mill Pond Ceramics Studio will be hosting a Grand Re-Opening in their newly expanded space inside the North Dam Mill. Visitors will be able to make a bowl to contribute to the Empty Bowls fundraiser and try their hand at wheel throwing, as well as browse our retail shop featuring member-made ceramics and other craft. See artists at work and talk to them about their process/technique. At 3pm, we will host Round 2 of our Amazing Pottery Smackdown where participants compete to see who can throw the highest number of consistent forms in 15 minutes.

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Mary Allen Chaisson Retrospective Exhibition: Evolution of An Artist

Maine Fiberarts 13 Main Street, Topsham

Colorful, original hand-painted fabric quilts are on view by Harpswell artist Mary Allen Chaisson who passed away in 2021. Along with the quilts are samples of her work in ceramics, weavings, paintings and drawings. Over forty quilts are installed in this beautiful collection, with most items offered for sale.

Also available at Maine Fiberarts: tour maps to Statewide, Midcoast, and Western Maine locations; our Learning Fiber Arts Guide to 100 places to take fiber art classes in Maine; and the working studio of painter/handmade paper artist Arlene Morris. Come see!

Check out our second website——with visits to major fiber studios and farms in Maine. Christine will be braiding or spinning during your visit.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Chocolate Making

Bixby Chocolate Co. 1 Sea Street Place, Rockland

Come see how we make bean to bar chocolate at our Rockland Factory. Presentation with images and tastings of chocolates all day!

Featured Featured Recurring Event Demonstrations

Creating Designs on Cloth with Natural Dyes: Mordant Printing with Amanda Affleck in the Courtyard at Belfast Fiberarts

Belfast Fiberarts 171 High St. Suite 8 & 11, Belfast

Amanda will demonstrate mordant printing: an ancient technique for producing patterns and designs on fabric with natural dye colors. Mordants, or metallic salts such as alum and iron, are applied to fabric using blocks or paint brushes. When the piece is introduced to the dye bath, colors from the plant dyes show up in different shades on the cloth. It’s a fun and magical process that offers endless possibilities for creative expression.

Amanda Affleck of A Skirt of Leaves Textiles is a fiber artist, natural dyer, and weaver living in midcoast Maine. She loves to teach natural dye techniques and to share the creative inspiration that comes from a close collaboration with nature to make meaningful and beautiful pieces of textile art.

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Belfire Hot Glass + Gallery Open Studio

Belfire Hot Glass 10 Westpoint Lane, Biddeford

Come see some glassblowers in action and shop the gallery for handmade glass! Demos will be happening through the day and customers will have the opportunity to sign up for future glass classes.

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Perry Home Naturals – Open Studio Event!

Perry Home Naturals 396 Main Street, Oxford

Join me (Kim Napolitano-Perry, owner & artisan of Perry Home Naturals) during Maine Craft Weekend at my studio!
Discover aromatherapy, watch me create, sew, learn something new, shop, and explore my workspace. My doors will be open from 11 am-3 pm on both days.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Handwoven Tapestry, Felt, and Dye @ Old Point Comfort, Waldoboro

Old Point Comfort 28 Pitcher Rd, Waldoboro

Handwoven tapestry rugs, wall-hangings, pillows, and guest artist Wayne Myers' felted shawls, in the gallery and in process in the studio. Dye garden and dye pots outside (weather permitting). Pre-owned weaving tools and accessories for sale. Saturday and Sunday, October 7 + 8 from 11 am - 4 pm.

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Birch Syrup Tasting

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport

People often ask what birch syrup tastes like. Here's your opportunity to meet the makers, Temple Tappers, and try it for yourself.

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Papermaking Open Studio

Share Studios 6 State Street, Ellsworth

What's in a sheet of paper? Join me in my papermaking studio on Saturday Oct 7th, from 12-5pm, and I'll show you! Celebrating Maine Craft weekend, we'll be hanging out at the studio, ready to give tours and share the papermaking process from start to finish. Peruse my collection of Magnetic Mould and Deckles (papermaking tools), a wide variety of finished papers, and perhaps get inspired to start your own papermaking journey. Looking forward to splashing around with you!

Recurring Event Activities

Social Fabric Workshop Series at Hinge Collaborative

Hinge Collaborative 5 Silver Street, Waterville

Social Fabric is a series of workshops exploring the power and potential of art and co-creation to build connection and belonging in our communities. Workshop offerings are from artists working in various processes, including printmaking, book arts and textile techniques. Participants will explore the material meanings and rich metaphors of thread and fabric to imagine new ways of weaving together a stronger social fabric through making and connecting.

The workshop series launches with artist Evelyn Wong of Fireball Bookbindery on Maine Craft Weekend, Saturday, October 7. Join Evelyn for the day at Hinge with a beading circle from 12-2 and a bookmaking workshop from 3-5. Attend one or both workshops. Registration is required.

All workshops are at the Hinge Collaborative studio storefront, 5 Silver Street in downtown Waterville Maine: more information and sign-up links on Instagram @hingecollaborative.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Festivals + Fairs

Swine + Stein Brewfest

Water Street Water Street, Gardiner

All-day sampling of beers, wines and spirits. Epic bands. Food trucks. Quirky games. All in Gardiner’s historic downtown!
Gardiner’s Swine & Stein Brewfest features all day samples from some of Maine’s best breweries, wineries and distilleries in an open air beer garden along historic downtown Water Street. Organized by Gardiner Main Street, this annual fall beer festival also includes a full line up of great music, tasty food vendors, fun games and activities all day long.
From barrel aged beers to award winning rum, you’ll enjoy brews and blends not always found at the store, for a true handcrafted, small batch experience. To tantalize all taste buds, hard cider, wine and craft spirits will also be on tap. Enjoy local favorites like Bateau Brewing, and Chadwick's Craft Spirits, as well as established and emerging brewers from across the state – as they pour their best brews. Taste the day away with all day sampling – no beer tickets needed!
We’re partnering with Johnson Hall to create an outstanding music lineup of Maine’s best and emerging bands.
Crowd pleasing quirky games will include favorites and new additions. For the 8th year, participants will groom, style, and dress their facial hair in the hope of being named “best in show” in the crowd favorite Beard and Mustache Competition.
The intense Rock Paper Scissors Championship, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and a Frozen T-shirt Race and a Pass The Pigs tournament!
An array of food trucks and local restaurants will be serving up incredible pork varieties, along with other creative dishes to tantalize your taste buds.
Proceeds from Swine and Stein Brewfest support Gardiner Main Street’s mission to grow and sustain our historic downtown while celebrating our unique cultural heritage.
Event is Rain or Shine
Tickets are available online at: and at the following Downtown Gardiner businesses-
Bateau Brewing, Table Bar, Monkitree, Stone Broke Bread & Books, Goldfinch Creamery, Lisa's Legit Burritos and The Blind Pig Tavern. When you purchase tickets at one of these locations you will save $5 off the online price.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Demonstrations

Wood Turning Demo

Monkitree 263 Water Street, Gardiner

Gardiner wood turner, Glen Glazier will share his passion for wood turning while demonstrating techniques of turning small bowls, pens and handles.
Glen will be located inside the Swine and Stein event, in front of Monkitree. A percentage of his sales will go to Maine Veteran Woodturners.

Demos are scheduled for 12, 2 and 3pm.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Pickwick Open Studio!

Pickwick Independent Press 536 Congress St Second Floor, Portland

Our first official MCW open to the public since 2019! Come take this rare opportunity to say hi, take a look at our awesome print shop and studio space and a stroll through our Corner Store, featuring diverse and dynamic prints by our members. If you're lucky, you just might see one of them printing!! We are open Saturday from noon-5 and Sunday from 10-3. We are up one flight of stairs in the Space Studio Building.

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Turning Page Farm Brewery 842 N. Guilford Rd, Monson

Turning Page Farm Brewery is hosting our annual Oktoberfest on Oct 7 &8. Live music, local food, small batch beers, artisian cheeses, and German Specialties. Open Sat-Sun 12-6

Featured Featured Recurring Event Activities

Paint Your Own Barn Board Pumpkins

Barn Boards and More 521 Water Street, Gardiner

Let's celebrate Fall! For this class you'll be painting three barn board pumpkins. We'll supply all the materials required, you will add your own spice, creating pieces to decorate your home with or give as a gift. Space is limited. Light refreshments offered, BYOB event. Please follow most up to date CDC guidelines.

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DIY Holiday Spheres Workshop

30 Water Street 30 Water Street, Ellsworth

Join Heart of Ellsworth Design Committee Chair, Amy Reisman for a creative event where she will teach you how to create stunning holiday light displays from chicken wire and string lights. The sculptures created in this workshop will be used in a holiday light insulation at Merrill Park for the 2023 holiday session. All attendees will learn the basics of chicken wire sculpting using common tools, chicken wire and string lights. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a complete beginner, this workshop is perfect for everyone wanting to participate in the creation of community cheer while getting crafty at the same time.

Materials Provided :
Chicken wire
String lights (LED recommended for energy efficiency)
Zip ties or twist ties
Please Bring:
Wire cutters
Safety gloves

Registration: To reserve your workshop spot, visit

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Clay making day

Flourish 140 Main Street Suite #105, Biddeford

Drop in and try your hand at creating a clay pinch pot. Add coils for a unique one-of-a-kind piece to use as a bud vase or tea cup.

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Stuff + Nonsense Craft Party with Sew What?! @ The Art Certificate Program!

The Art Certificate Program 148 Main Street #108, Biddeford

Come hang out with Biddeford's hottest new fiber arts collective, SEW WHAT?! in the most amazing studio space you will find downtown; The Art Certificate Program! Bring a project and work on it with your fellow crafty crafters while enjoying some lovely tea and cookies! Don't have a project? Just want a fun little something to do on a Saturday afternoon? We will have plenty of materials and tools available for a little of this and a little of that! Some of the tools available in the studio include: needles and hooks, knitting looms, scissors, etching press, iron and ironing board, cutting mats, etc... Materials include so much fabric and ridiculous amounts of yarn, ribbon, iron on embellishments, embroidery floss, assorted papers, and way too many other things to list! What's your CRAFT? We got you! *Unless it requires sinks or a heat source- we only have a bathroom sink and no stove top.

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Wool Felt Bowls!

The Art Certificate Program 148 Main Street #108, Biddeford

Come on by and learn how to make your very own felted wool bowl! For $10 you can make and take your newest obsession!

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Belfast Bay Beer Bash at Marshall Wharf Brewing

Marshall Wharf Brewing 36 Marshall Wharf, Belfast

Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. will host their Annual Beer Festival on Oct 7. There will be 40+ craft beers on tap, 2 bands, 3 food trucks, and a whole lot of laughs!

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Free Family Drop-in Maker Space

Mill Studio Arts 2 Main St. Bldg. 18, Suite 104, Biddeford

Families can drop in to the maker space at Mill Studio Arts to get crafty and make original works of art with a buffet of fun, mixed media materials! The maker space will be open from 2:00-4:00 on Saturday the 7th and 10:00-2:00 on Sunday the 8th.

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Searsport Art Walk + Art Party at Sea Bird

Sea Bird 31 E Main St, Searsport

Join us for Searsport Art Walk and a special opening art party of the newly opened gallery, Sea Bird. Sea Bird is an artist-run gallery and curated shop located in the up-and-coming downtown of Searsport. Sea Bird features exhibitions by rotating artists, objects, wearables and other gifts handmade by local and emerging artists.

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Build Your Own Terrarium at Moon Lady Plants

Moon Lady Plants 115 Main St., Biddeford

Join us for our highly rated + requested terrarium class at our new plant shop located at 114 Main Street in Downtown Biddeford.
Absorb the healing energy of houseplants that surround you in the plant shop as Kristy Verdel of Moon Lady Plants guides you through how to build your own terrarium! By sinking your hands a little deeper into organic soil and working with reiki attuned plants, this class will not only ground you but also have you tapping into your creative side. Top it off with a crystal tumble of your choosing + bring your creation home!

You will be planting into a unique glass terrarium while unwinding + taking in the energy of the reiki infused plants around you.
You will have the choice of creating a succulent, fern or cactus terrarium.
Cost is $55, includes glass terrarium, plants (either succulents, cactus or ferns), moss, pebbles, organic potting soil, 1 crystal tumble + instruction.
Class size is limited and they have been selling out quickly, so be sure to register asap.

Additional crystals provided by Lily & Quartz (based in Portland, ME) are available for purchase in the shop!

Terrarium Building takes roughly 45 minutes. Additional 15 minutes is allotted for questions and cleanup for the next round.
Time slots are 1 hour and will run from 4-8pm. Please determine which time slot you would like to reserve when you book on

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A Sense of Wonder–Kaiulani Lee’s one woman play about Rachel Carson

Meetinghouse Arts 40 Main St, Freeport

For the past twenty-six years Kaiulani Lee has been performing her one-woman play, A Sense of Wonder, based on the life and works of Rachel Carson. The play has been the centerpiece of conferences on conservation, education, journalism, and the environment. She has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, and at the Department of Interior’s 150th anniversary. Act One takes place in Miss Carson's summer home as she is preparing to leave. Fighting cancer, she fears this may well be her last visit to her beloved Maine coast. Act Two begins two months later in the wake of the furor over her book Silent Spring. Carson is simultaneously battling the chemical industry, the government, and the press to get her message to Congress and the American people.

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Retro Game Night

Fogtown Brewing Company 25 Pine St., Ellsworth

Play or watch locals and tourists revisit favorite Nintendo 64 video games. Bring the kids and show them what games used to be like! Games begin at 7 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. Sign up for a 15-minute slot, enough time to challenge a friend to a four-course Mario Kart Grand Prix or face off in a best-of-three shoot out in 007 Golden Eye. Gameplay is 2-player, but you're welcome to bring your own Nintendo 64 controllers and games from home. Challenge and beat the Game Night Boss in a MK64 race and get a $25 gift card to Fogtown Brewing!