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 Harlow is pleased to partner with the Maine Crafts Association to bring their online collection of Maine lighting to life! In April 2021 the MCA created "The Light at the End of the Tunnel" a sourcing and informational online guide for Maine made lighting. The Harlow will illuminate this collection further by mounting an exhibition of lights, lighting, lamps and related works from the MCA members included in the guide.
Opening reception Friday, October 1, 4-6pm
MCW Gallery Hours: Saturday, October 2, 11am-4pm.
Participating Artists:Kristin Dennison- Good Land Pottery, Lisa EvansLisa Ferreira Jones- Ember Grove,
Joe Hemes, Renee Ledoux, Julie Morringello- modernmaine, Jamien St. Pierre, + more!
Common Roots Studio is a nature themed community oriented art working space and gallery. CRS features local Maine artists while promoting community building through the exploration of art. During the weekend, the studio will host a showcase exhibiting an array of Maine artists of all levels from established to fresh into the gallery setting! We will have light refreshments, live music at certain points in the day, and interactive art activities for kids and families!We will be open Fri 4-8pm, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-5pm!
The ladies from the Bucksport Garden Club will have their popular pie and plant for sale from 9am-1pm, and this year will also offer some wooden garden decor, Christmas ornaments and their wonderful decorative wreathes. Everything for sale is all made by the garden club members, often "one-of-a-kind."
Located in an 1857 historic schoolhouse in Wells, S.E. Hall Furniture & Design will open the doors to both the woodshop and showroom to tour and shop. This will be the grand opening weekend of this one-of-a-kind space.
Featured artists + vendors:
• S.E. Hall Furniture & Design
• Rebecca May Verrill Ceramics
• Purplebean Bindery
• 33 by Hand
• Kepler Customs
• Amy Vander Els
• Sarah Koff Studio
• BBQ Betty’s Smokehouse (food truck)
Join us from 9-4pm Saturday October, 2
We welcome you to visit us at our woodworking shop located at 88 Stonebridge Circle in Newcastle. We'd love to talk with you about furniture building, wood species, tools and much more! We will have some furniture work on display and a work in progress on the bench. We will have hardwood lumber for sale. Refreshments too!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Aaron will create a wooden spoon from local wood using traditional hand tools! Aaron will be bringing his knowledge of woodcarving, examples of different tools, and an array of spoons, bowls, and sculptures. Come with your spoon carving questions. Watch him turn a whole log into a spoon!
Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Several Artists will be on site to show their crafts and local authors will present their books for signing. Lisa Oettinger will demonstrate her jewelry making techniques (1:00 pm), Jeff Longar will entertain with his wood carving/boat hull-making demo (11:00 am), John Wotton will work throughout the day (when there is sun!) to show how he burns wood designs by using a magnifying glass and the heat of the sun. Two authors will be on hand all day to discuss and autograph their latest books: Roger Greene, author of "In the Company of Trees" about the Northern Maine Woods and Jane Harvey Meade, author of "Narrownook", a murder-mystery novel based in Bucksport. Impromptu Watercolor and Acrylic painting-on-furniture demonstrations will take place throughout the day. The Lighthouse Gallery also displays the work of 60 local Maine artists in a variety of mediums. The lower level of the Lighthouse Gallery will also house the Fiber Arts Show described in a separate listing.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!