Offshoots of Printerly Origins- A natural taproot is a strong central root from which other roots branch. Goodale and Patch make artwork that takes many different directions (books, sculpture, collage, painting) but stem largely from a background in printmaking.
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.
The techniques of wood and ropework employed by shipwrights and ship riggers four hundred years ago might have been commonplace then, but now they are nearly lost arts. The volunteers of Maine's First Ship are working to preserve those skills through practical use in the reconstruction of the 1607 ship Virginia. Join us in the historic Freight Shed as we demonstrate the unique skills needed to bring and Elizabethan era ship to life.
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.
Trio is a brand new shop in downtown Ellsworth featuring handcrafted enamel jewelry by Suzanne Anderson of Yikes Studio Enamels, upcycled apparel and home goods by Julia Ventresco of onewomanstudio, and a curated eclectic mixture of Maine themed gifts by Leslie Harlow of 207Mainer. Trio has partnered with the Grand theater for a community effort and 10% of all sales will go towards the Grand Capital Campaign for a new HVAC system and enhanced seating. Join us to celebrate our new space, the Grand and Maine craft!
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.
This is an exhibit of traditional and contemporary Shibori textile art. Shibori is an ancient Japanese process of folding, clamping, twisting, stitching, plaiting fabric and compressing it before dying in indigo to resist the dye from entering certain parts of the fabric.
This creates a 3-D effect on a 2-D surface. There are hundreds of patterns and processes.
Beyond the Blues also offers textiles that demonstrate color blending with natural dyes and other dyes using Shibori techniques. There will be wall hangings, scarves, and home décor items for sale.
September 30 – October 29, 2021 Merrymeeting Art Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham.
Hours: 10 am – 2 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Opening Reception: Friday, October 8 5-8 pm Artist presentation at 7 pm.
A 2-day showcase of soft goods to wrap our Summer season! In addition to work from 100 (amazingly talented) artists and small businesses based in Maine, "ewe" can enjoy crocheted silk and sterling jewelry from Bent Metal, deep grays and browns natural Merino wool yarn by Around the Well Farm, hand spun and knit Gotland wool cowls and hats by Shepherds Craft Farm, sewn rope baskets by TetherMade, Japanese linen aprons by Bowerbird Studios, and much more! We hope to see you at our restored barn to help celebrate craft in Maine!
Fiber Gallery Opening at No Repeats Fiberworks, a new gallery celebrating Color and Fiber. Jo Eaton, a Traditional Artist, has been creating one of a kind hats since 1972 and in 1995 began spinning her own yarns. The gallery will feature classical styes of winter hats and joyous flowers and landscapes from a wide variety of yarns, both handspun and blended. Please stop by to say hello, enjoy a fall apple or sip of cider from a local orchard and celebrate the coming of hat wearing season! Upstairs with Dance Studio of Maine and over the MK Kitchen Restaurant. 10 AM - 6 PM
On October 2, the public will have its first chance to visit At Home Modern, the tapestry weaving studio and classroom of Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher. Come take in breathtaking views of the St. George river, shop a selection of her sculptural wall hangings, sign up for private lessons & workshops and maybe even buy some weaving supplies!
Bobbie will be on hand to demonstrate her tapestry weaving techniques and answer questions.
The studio is located above the red garage on the property. The stairs are located behind the building. Feel free to call with any questions.
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!
Numerous fiber artists will be demonstrating spinning, carding, dyeing, felting, and silk scarf painting, with many artists selling their wares. Includes a demonstration with natural dyes, and a presentation with materials on the toxic chemicals used in today's commercial textiles. (What toxic chemicals are YOU wearing against your skin?) Live animals on the grass outside of the show. Bring the family!