We’re excited to welcome you to Watershed’s beautiful campus for Maine Craft Weekend for a tour of our brand new Windgate Studio, a kiln opening and art sale, artist talks, and a collaborative exhibition with the Maine Craft Association at the Barkan Gallery.
Join us at the Majestic Craft Store in Gardiner for Maine Craft Weekend for an indoor and outdoor craft show at our 26 Winter Street Location in Gardiner. We will have over 50 crafters booths inside and another 30 live crafters outside in our front parking lot. Start your holiday shopping early with handmade items from local crafters. We also have a repurposed furniture showroom in our store for second hand items. Saturday October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We are located just before downtown Gardiner, diagonal to Family Dollar besides the white church on Winter Street.
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.
Come meet your favorite local Maine artists at The Lemont Block Collective. Our artists will be in residence to discuss their processes and you can shop all of their stunning works. An amazing opportunity to meet & greet with some of Maine's most beloved artists & makers!
Catherine Worthington | Earth Tones & Fish Bones
Molly Thompson | Pretty Flours
Ken Wise Woodcarver
Mary Mckone Pottery
Jim O'Reilly Photography
Beth Thompson Jewelry
Thread Tree Gifts
Good Deed Bags
Meet some of the artists at the Lighthouse Gallery. Jeff Longar will be demonstrating wood carving and wood boat half hull making at 11:00 a.m. and Lisa Oettinger will show how she makes her bead jewelry at 1:00 p.m. Demonstrations of Watercolor and Acrylic painting on furniture will take place throughout the day. Plus two local authors will be autographing and talking about their latest books: Roger Greene on his book about the Northern Maine Woods "In the Company of Trees" and Jane Harvey Meade on her book "Narrownook", based in Bucksport. Enjoy the work of 60 artists throughout the gallery!
Maine Craft Portland Exhibition: Forging Ferrous
Steel works by Nick Rossi, Wicks Forge and Jason Morrissey
On View: September 2 - October 31, 2022
This autumn exhibition at Maine Craft Portland features handmade chef knives, damascus steel hammers, forged steel lamps, cookware & beyond – all masterfully made to last for generations. Nick Rossi, Jason Morrissey and Nick Wicks, all uniquely skilled in their craft and each an accomplished Maine craftsman, all approach working with steel in distinct and creative methods. This unique opportunity to view their collective work on exhibition is conveniently located in Portland’s arts district.
Maine Craft Portland is a retail gallery + resource center in the historic Mechanics Hall downtown Portland, Maine. The gallery promotes craft in Maine through exhibitions and public programming and directly benefits Maine craft artists through sales of their work. Maine Craft Portland opened in July 2018 and exhibits and sells the work of over 200 MCA member craft artists.
Center Exhibition: Geometrics by Heather Kelly
On view: September 1 – October 2, 2022
Shop Maine Craft presents Geometrics, a Center for Maine Craft exhibition of modern string art by Heather Kelly of South Portland, Maine.
Drawing inspiration from the natural world and sacred geometry, artist Heather Kelly has taken the old craft of string art and elevated it into a modern and captivating body of work. From the intricate design of a sunflower’s center to the spiral of a pinecone, she is drawn to the connection we have to patterns found in the natural world, the cosmos, and in our bodies. Made with reclaimed barn boards, painted patterns, nails, and adornments of intricately woven thread and wire, Heather Kelly’s solo exhibition of geometric wall art is on view at the Center for Maine Craft through Sunday, October 2, 2022.
The Center for Maine Craft is a retail gallery presenting and promoting over 300 artist-members of the Maine Crafts Association. One of two unique retail locations operated by Shop Maine Craft, the Center displays fine handcrafted objects ranging from traditional to contemporary; from thoughtful home goods to collectors items. Open year-round, the Center is uniquely located in the West Gardiner service plaza and serves as the welcome visitor center of Central Maine.
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 sawmill and check out the Community Woodworking Shop, stone wall building area, vegetable garden and new artisan spaces. Free and open to the public!
RUGS! RUGS! RUGS! , Baskets PLUS all shapes and sizes of unique BARREL-FIRED POTTERY. Joseph (potter) and I ((weaver) welcome you to our beautiful setting in the woods of Liberty where we live and produce our work. Our studio is a visual treasure trove waiting for you to explore. Additionally, I will have my tapestry loom set up on which I continue my work on the "Water and Wave" series of pictorial weavings. We hope you will stop in to see why we are so excited about what we make.
Markings Gallery is pleased to join the MCA Studio Tour Weekend this year! We represent over 50 Maine artisans and you will be able to visit a few in the gallery, talking about their work with some demonstrating parts of their techniques. You can ask questions of them and watch while in the process of creating their pieces. The gallery will be featuring them from 10:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, October 1, and from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, October 2.