October 1 - 31, 2021 at Center for Maine Craft Launching from an accomplished career as a jeweler and metal artist, Tom Ferrero was prompted to seek a spontaneous venture into large-scale, colorful painted works. Sourcing inspiration from his daily life and photographs around the...
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.
See craftsmen at work in the historic Percy & Small Shipyard performing traditional skills like blacksmithing and wood carving. Plus, don't miss our summer exhibit Broadside: The Power of Print in the Maritime World, which explores the art, process, and history of print production. Open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
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.
Mention that you saw us in the Maine Craft weekend guide and receive 10% off your purchase the weekend of Oct 2-3 .
I have a fully functioning metal working shop . I create home accessories which I have on display plus I create wall art , sculptures ,railings . I will be working on a project during the event .
A Working studio with blacksmithing, welding, fabrication, pottery and jewelry studios.
We're still building some of it out.
Classes will begin in 2022
Have you ever wondered how a mobile gets to 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 in different sizes and materials as well as jewelry and belt buckles. I look forward to meeting you.
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!
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!