Loom and weaving demonstrations, garden tours, knitting, jewelry making, and chats with cookies and tea too!
Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Sunday, Oct. 3, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
Ocean Fire Pottery's outdoor art show will include guest artists Saturday and Sunday.
Lehoux Art; Nature Inspired Graphic Art
Allison Donohue; Maine Wilderness & Waterscapes Artist
Colleen Forde; Designs and Fine Art paintings
Little Yellow Room Shop; Unique Handmade Silver, Mixed Metal & Leather Jewelry
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!
Visit our tiny farm and seaweed shop and discover how wonderful and tasty seaweed is. We'll have lots of yummy seaweed treats for you to sample- savory and sweet. Seaweed adds a deep umami flavor to dishes and Dulse in particular pairs very well with chocolate. Our soaps and shampoo bars will be for sale as well as other Maine seaweed products. Get inspired to cook with seaweed, enjoy our flowers and farm chickens and be inspired with plastic free and zero waste swaps. The Schoodic Acadia area is a great road trip destination.
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.
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 visit Prescott Hill Studios in the sweet town of Liberty. Learn work is prepared and how a soda kiln is fired. Come in to the gallery and find lovely handmade one-of-a-kind and limited production pots and jewelry. The studio is near other wel-loved attractions: Lake St. George, John's Ice Cream Shop, Liberty Tool, Liberty Graphics and the Davistown Museum.
Watch Linda Perrin with her team of glass blowers create blown glass pumpkins right before your very eyes. Outside of the Atlantic Art Glass studio we will create a small glass pumpkin patch with many blown glass pumpkins displayed for sale on hay bales and rustic autumn shelves. the public will be allowed inside the studio to watch as molten glass is pulled from the furnace, blown and hand formed on the end of a blowpipe into the classic, fun pumpkin shape. As an added attraction, after 3pm you can visit Fogtown brewery right below the glass blowing studio where a safe and gorgeous beer garden is open to the public. This annual event will be implementing Maine CDC safety protocols.
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 .
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.
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!
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
Trains depart the station (8 Railroad Siding Rd. Hancock, Me) October 2nd & 3rd at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm sharp!
The Downeast Scenic Railroad offers a scenic ten-mile round-trip train ride from Ellsworth, Maine, on the historic Calais Branch Line. This is the first passenger train to run on the line in decades! Your 13 mile, one-hour, 45-minute journey takes you through natural forest settings into Ellsworth, over bridges, rolling past schools and neighborhoods; hear the clickety-clack of the rails & the familiar-sounding of the horn at train crossings!
Tickets are Adults $17.00, Seniors $15.00, Children age 3-12 $9.00. Tickets may be purchased through this link: https://www.downeastscenicrail.org
Any day on the rails is a good one, and we look forward to having you join us!
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.
Autumn Cipala invites you to an open air exhibition of her porcelain vessels and tableware on Saturday, October 2, 11:00 - 3:00, in the gardens just outside her pottery studio. One-of-a-kind, handmade works will be on display and available for purchase.
Autumn creates luminous porcelain vessels with a truth to function. Soft, translucent glazes enhance the clean elegance of form while highlighting details of surface embellishment.
Please join us to see and shop recent works in porcelain, and to talk with the artist about her inspirations, and processes and techniques used to make, embellish, and fire each piece by hand.
For updates follow on instagram @autumncipala, and facebook @autumncipalaceramics
*In the interest of this being a safe event for all, CDC Covid precautions will be observed. Please bring a mask.
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!
Local artist and owner Paola Buentello of El Oso Taqueria displays her paintings inside one of Gardiner's newest restaurants. Offering authentic Mexican dishes for dining in or take out, El Oso also celebrates local artists and crafters and from many regions with a gift shop and gallery. Stop in to see the art on display, and enjoy a signature street taco and fresh, homemade aguas. Open Saturday, October 2 from 11am-8pm and Sunday from 11am until sold out.
Visit the new working Studio/School of Lisa & Scott Cylinder in Fort Andross in Brunswick. Affectionately called "the Wedge" because of its unusual shape, they will present examples of their work and share their story of being collaborators making mixed-media jewelry and objects for 33+ years together. Learn about the Workshops and Classes that they offer, as well as the rich history of their workings in the Craft Show and Gallery world. Work will be available for sale and masks will be required to enter the building. 11am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday.
DIRECTIONS: From the parking lot, enter the LEFT SET of green double doors below the "Cabot Mill" sign, go down the stairs and to the end of the hallway. At the end of the hallway, make a right and go all of the way until you reach an open space. From there, go up the WOODEN ramp slightly to the right. "The Wedge" is the first door on your left (this space is just beyond Lisa & Scott's former studio).
The studio for J.E. Paterak Jewelry located within ZeroStation | ZS Gallery will be open for two special days between the hours of 11-4:00PM on both Saturday and Sunday October 2nd and 3rd. Please visit the gallery and studio to see her unique jewelry in the studio where it is all made by hand. Located in the heart of the vibrant East Bayside neighborhood.
DYAD: Jewelry artist Shelby Goldsmith and ceramicist Heather Stewart Harvey present work that renders states of harmony and tension in paired forms. A rumination on how things fit together and pull apart, the work brings emotive states into material being.
Weather permitting most, if not all, of this exhibition will be held outside. Saturday October 2nd 11-4, Sunday October 3rd 11-4.
Linda Brissette will be showing her paintings at Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery in Union: Linda employs the use of color to express her appreciation for the places and family scenes that have been especially meaningful to her during her lifetime. Growing up in the coastal Maine village of Camden and later raising her own children a few miles inland in Waldo county, Linda, a social worker by profession, painted whenever she found an opportunity to indulge in her passion. Now retired, she is able to devote her time fully to her painting. Her paintings of commonplace scenes expressed in a colorful and unique perspective are aimed at communicating to the viewer a sense of how highly valued and precious is this way of life we enjoy in Maine.
Bonnie Bishoff will be demonstrating her innovative techniques with polymer clay for creating the large patterned veneers that she and J.M. Syron apply in their wall sculptures and jewelry. Like watching a crazy puzzle being assembled, it is mesmerizing to see the many small pieces of patterned clay melding together to compose an orchestrated surface with loads of complexity. This demo will be at 12 Noon on both Saturday and Sunday!
You will also see their Maine Craft Portland exhibition 'Wildflower Wall: Flora and Fauna Large and Small' to open on First Friday's Art Walk.
Bonnie Bishoff and J. M. Syron work collaboratively and in innovative ways with detailed polymer veneers, wood and metal structures in their wall sculptures and one of a kind jewelry. A collaborative design and build team, they have been working together for 33 years developing a mixed media esthetic in furniture, lighting, sculptural objects and jewelry.
Join us for a Craft Brew Tour of Ellsworth's first brewery. At Fogtown, we're passionate about local ingredients & the flavors of the Maine Coast. We brew a huge variety of craft beers, as well as hard cider from locally-foraged apples, craft hard seltzers, and limited release vintage wines, all products are brewed, fermented, and aged at our headquarters in downtown Ellsworth. Come meet the amazing people behind each of our brews and learn why we are committed to using Maine-grown ingredients like heritage barley, organic oats & spelt, and locally-foraged ingredients such as berries, fruits sweet fern, spruce tips, bog myrtle, & whatever else we can dream up!
Note: Because of capacity limits and to keep our patrons safe we are limiting this event to the first (20) people who show up for the tour. *Facemasks required indoors at all times.
Live music in the center of downtown Bucksport will include Sara Trunzo, a Maine-based singer-songwriter who honed her musical skills in Nashville; and Kate McCann (aka Princess Pine), a banjo player and vocalist who plays maritime and old-time music and has performed regularly at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.
This event is now CANCELED. The film will be available to view on Maine public on October 21, 10pm & October 23rd at 2pm.
Join artist Natasha Mayers and filmmakers Anita Clearfield and Geoffrey Leighton at Monson Arts for a community screening of the film "Natasha Mayers: An Un-Still Life" on Saturday, October 2 at 4PM. Come early to visit the Monson Arts Gallery in town featuring the exhibit "Always Home: Traditional Wabanaki Arts" then walk over to the Tenney House for this special presentation. Stick around after the film for a talkback session with Natasha, Anita, and Geoff. Please note that this event will take place indoors and will follow the letter and the spirit of prevailing safety guidelines, including crowd limits, physical distancing, and face mask recommendations.
Ryan Blotnick has been called “a vital contemporary voice” by Time Out New York, “an authentic, compelling player” by Cadence Magazine, and has garnered praise from fellow guitarists John Abercrombie, Steve Cardenas and Ben Monder. As part of one of the last
generations to study with 1960s era masters like Gene Bertoncini, Harold Mabern, Yusef Lateef, Billy Taylor and Andrew Cyrille, Blotnick developed a deep respect for the post-bop and free-jazz traditions, while simultaneously being exposed to current directions
in European and American improvisation. His interest in creative composition has led him to work with artists such as Michael Blake, Pete Robbins, Bill McHenry, Mat Maneri, and Tyshawn Sorey.
Ned Ferm (born 1982) is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, producer, educator, and organizer. He is best known
for his work on saxophone in jazz, roots, rock, pop, and improvised music. In 2001 he moved to Copenhagen as the first American admitted into the prestigious Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC), an institution from which he has been awarded three different degrees
. His significant contribution to both the American and European saxophone traditions has received global recognition from audiences, reviewers, and fellow musicians.
Please join us at Ghost Rose Tattoo, and meet the artist responsible for Main Streets' first woman-run tattoo parlor. Jaime Parent will enlighten her guests with a brief history of tattooing, the evolution of ancient tools, and the pigment used along the way. You'll learn about Jaime's muse in Maud Wagner, and how the stigma of her success paved the way for women in the new world.
My jewelry studio will be open on the ocean in Biddeford Pool where I work out of my very cool little trailer. I will have my work for sale too! Jewelry of silver, silver&gold, beach stone,and seaglass.I will be showing off from 11 to 3 both Saturday and Sunday but as my studio is in the yard feel free to knock at the house if you come early or later.Welcome, and I hope to see you!
Facebook Page for Sea-Renity Designs Jewelry by Susan Wallack
Join Maggie and Bill Iannuzzi at Precipice Coffee for a demonstration of the unique roast process on their zero-emissions Bellwether Coffee Roaster - the first of its kind in Maine. In addition to sourcing organic and fair trade beans, the coffee at Precipice is produced with zero carbon emissions and is sold in eco-friendly packaging. They will be welcoming a new espresso machine into the shop the weekend of October 2nd and will show you how to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte featuring local Maine pie pumpkin puree. Come hang out by the fire and learn what makes Precipice Coffee taste so good. Other coffee and tea beverages, as well as home-baked goods, will be available. The roasting demonstration starts at 11:00 am and masks are required.
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!
The Scone Goddess creates delicious scones and premium original and gluten free scone mixes in over 20 flavors!
Join The Scone Goddess for samples of our delicious scones. Tender on the inside with just the right amount of crisp to the edges. Perfection!
We will be demonstrating how easy it is to make our premium scone mixes. You will even learn a few of our favorite recipes!
You, too, can be A Scone Goddess!
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.
Enjoy three art exhibitions at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in downtown Ellsworth. ROBERT SHILLADY: Triumph of Irrational Dogma, JEFFERY BECTON: Meditations on Ambivalence and NEW WORK: JOHN NEVILLE | KATE EMLEN | ED NADEAU | PHILIP KOCH | STEPHEN PORTER. Friday, 9/30 and Saturday, 10/1 from 10am-5:30pm. (Shown: ROBERT SHILLADY, Triumph of Irrational Dogma, triptych, acrylic on canvas, 53 x 93 inches)
Unique is one of our favorite words... we carefully create and curate beautiful items to bring joy .... and well, bliss! Many of the items in store are made in Maine with a focus on well crafted pieces that combine form and function in a beautiful way.
We'll be showcasing our own Studio made products and our Local Artisans by offering a 20% Discount all weekend on all made in Maine items featuring a great selection of Comfy Clothing, Jewelry, Art, Ceramics, Textiles, Leather Accessories and Musical Instruments as well as sumptuous Personal Care Products formulated in-house.
On Saturday October 10am-5pm you can see demonstrations of Folk Flute making by multi-instrumentalist and Bliss Co-Owner, Scott Mayer. Watch as Scott transforms common and natural materials (even office paper or kitchen vegetables work!) into delightful sound making instruments representative of many cultures. Stay a while and you can learn about the physics of sound, take home a simple guide and get started on your own musical journey!
Join us this fall for Visit Freeport’s 23rd Annual Freeport Fall Festival, taking place September 30 - October 2. Throughout the village you’ll discover an expansive array of Maine artists and craftsmen, as well as local food producers offering everything from jams & breads to fresh produce & oysters. Included in the festivities are three days of live music in the L.L.Bean Discovery Park. Thanks to our generous sponsors, this event is free and offers fun for the whole family including lots of free children's activities! Stay the weekend and experience our world-famous shops, delectable local cuisine, hopping craft beer scene, accommodations ranging from elegant to rustic, and a diverse assortment of outdoor activities for all ages and interests. For more information and the full schedule of events, go to freeportfallfestival.com
Run Amok with us at the Grand Opening Weekend of Maine's newest meadery - Run Amok Mead!
Located at 1043 High Street in West Gardiner, we are just a stone's throw from the junction of I-295 and I-95 where you'll also find the Center for Maine Craft , which is located in the West Gardiner Service Plaza. (Exit Numbers to look for: From 95 Southbound: Exit 103 | From 95 Northbound: Exit 102 | From I-295: Exit 51 - last exit before tolls)
Start the weekend off right on Friday afternoon at 3:30, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, thanks to the Kennebec Valley Chamber.
We will be introducing our Golden Traditional series of meads, showing off the meadery and the soon-to-be-a-tasting-room-barn, playing some cornhole, giving away prizes, and generally having a good time and much excitement.
Saturday's event begins at 6:30pm. This evening is in conjunction with NASA'S International Observe the Moon Night. We will have telescopes and more games and prizes. There will be moon-gazing, moon-walking, mead tastings, meadery tours - we can't wait to see you!
Please take a look at the event on our FB page, and let us know if you'll be joining us! https://fb.me/e/2mrg5DWMX
Special Note to Artists: We are showcasing this space at this event in hopes of enticing Maine artists to want to display here in future - we are early days with renovations but we think you'll find it a diamond-in-the-rough. Come and see!
Capstone exhibition at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts featuring the five apprenticeship pairs of 2022!
Mediums/techniques include: Machine-knit wearables, handwoven + naturally dyed textiles, ceramic slab construction reliquaries, surface + technical ceramic design, and atmospheric kiln firings.
Fogtown Brewing Company presents Rose Hips & Ships, live on the beer garden stage in Ellsworth, Sep 30th, 5-7 pm | 25 Pine St | No cover. Katherine Perkins is a Bar Harbor-based singer/songwriter. Her songs blend heartfelt lyrics with rich harmony and lush, experimental instrumentation. As the leader of the Brooklyn-based band Rose Hips & Ships, she released two albums: The Seafarer, in 2013, and The Colors Now: Parts 1 & 2, in 2020. In August of this year, she brought together many long-time bandmates to record a new record, release date TBA. At Fogtown, she'll be performing new and old material with local musicians Ryan Blotnick, Danny Fisher-Lochhead, and Jonathan Henderson.
The Running With Scissors Art Studios (RWS) annual 6x6 exhibit and open studios are happening in Portland, Maine during Maine Craft Weekend (MCW)!
Kick off your celebration of craft on Friday night from 5-8pm for an informal artist meet and greet and exhibit at Belleflower Brewing Co. (66 Cove Street). On Saturday and Sunday Explore the life and works of 80+ artists working with diverse mediums, artistic goals, backgrounds, ages, and experiences and wander over 16,000 square feet of private and open-air studios and communal work spaces in the clay, print, wood, and paint studios at 250 Anderson Street from 10am - 5pm on Saturday and noon - 4pm on Sunday. Support local artists and learn more about RWS at these family-friendly and free events! All visitors are asked to please wear a mask.
RWS’s goal is to help artists reach their independent creative ambitions by providing access to shared equipment, tools, information, and community. The 6x6 exhibit is a way to share members' diverse styles and talents in an accessible and unifying format (where each piece is 6" x 6" and up to 6" deep). The exhibit will be up through the end of November. RWS open studios happen only twice a year, during MCW and the RWS Holiday Market.
These events are a part of MCW, a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses, and events. Running With Scissors is a proud 2022 Event Sponsor of MCW, which is produced by Maine Crafts Association, an organizational resident member at RWS. For more information visit rwsartstudios.com and follow @rwsartstudios on Instagram.
Boat stories, chowder, & h'ordeuvres with Jamie Lowell, a 6th-generation boatbuilder, designer, and fine woodworker.
Hear stories from more than 100 years of Lowell & Frost family boatbuilding in Nova Scotia, Maine, and New England!
Join us as part of the Freeport Fall Festival weekend.
Please RSVP on our Facebook page, so we have enough chowder!
Maine Micro Artisans and Orchard Ridge Farm are proud to present Fall at the Farm in Gorham!
This event will feature dozens of artisans from all over Maine. Just a bit of what you can expect from these talented folks includes:
Soaps - Woodcrafts - Leather Goods - Pottery - Toys - Puzzles - Sewn Craft - Macramé - Folk Art - Crochet - Knit - Resin Art - Jewelry
Stroll the farm's walking trails, check out the orchards and meet the animals. When your feet are tired, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and relax at the picnic tables!
Come experience Fall at the Farm!
Join us in celebration of some great local talent! Fine art, crafts, handmade goods, woodcraft, ceramics, body products, and more will be on display and available for purchase. The event will also host various demonstrations by the talented instructors from UnContained Art Center. Free admission, concessions available, and something for everyone!
The Penquis Valley HS craft fair is a fundraiser event featuring handcrafted craft artisans to support student activities including supplies for the annual Day of Service when students & staff give back to the community.
Come visit our vintage 1968 Fan travel trailer that we turned into a stunning, solar-powered Linen showroom! The showroom is located at our home base of operations in Newcastle, easy to find and just a few miles from downtown Damariscotta. See the studio's linens in action in a 'home' style setting and shop the linen collections. We will have special giveaways and door prizes for Maine Craft Weekend so stay tuned!
Meet the makers and get a behind the scenes tour of our workshop where we up-cycle Maine lobster rope into unique nautical decor. Learn about and see the rope we collect, and our process to transform it from a waste material into vibrant and eco-friendly wreaths, doormats, pet leashes and more. Watch us weave and ask us questions. We will be offering special pricing and in-shop only items. Come and browse our complete collection and shop sustainably.
Come celebrate Ellsworth during our downtown annual celebration Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend. This year Elizabeth's is celebrating in a big way with a 20% off sale of ALL Maine-Made items in the shop. In addition to an ever-changing selection of women's clothing and home goods, we offer an array of handmade goods from Maine and around the world.
Come see unique handmade jewelry, gem trees, leather bags, and dream catchers. No two items are ever alike. I will be showing my current creations Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM each day. You may even catch me creating something new. It is a great time to place any special requests for the holidays. Look for the yellow cottage between the town office and the museum.
Watch artist Judy Taylor and her team of volunteer associates paint the Water Street Mural! The public is invited to stop by and watch anytime during the day both Saturday and Sunday. Weather dependent, no rain date. To learn more about the Water Street Mural Project's history visit the event link in listing.
Bare Bones Handsewn a family owned and operated shoe manufacturer is participating in Maine Craft Weekend.
The first weekend of October we will open our shop to the public, and share our love of shoes, and leathercraft with all our visitors. Come see traditional talents craft leather into shoes and other handsome accoutrements.
BBH - Bringing Back Handsewn.
Got a good sense of humor, and of adventure? My studio looks to some like an episode of Hoarders- stacks of (laundered) used clothing on the verge of toppling. Lots of finished upcycled pieces, or we can collaborate to create one while you’re here! See some on Facebook if you search for Rags2Riches Maine
28 Churchill Road, South Portland
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
You are welcome to a two-day event featuring answers to questions and demonstrations of woodworking skills, techniques and methods. On display (and at sale prices) will be a wide variety of recent and unique handmade furniture including chairs, tables, end tables, lamps, mirrors and small boxes. Jim Vander Schaaf provides highly desirable woodworking education and designs and builds custom furniture to client desires.
Kim Bernard will open her studio and PopUpCycler the weekend, sharing her upcycled sculpture, wares and wearables: aprons, messenger bags, totes, yoga bags, pouches, napkins, hats, earrings and waxed food wrappers... all made out of local recycled materials. Kim will also demonstrate how her plastic recycling machines work. Bring a #2 milk, water or juice jug and transform it into sculpture yourself.
Come one, come all to Wolfe’s Neck Center's annual Fall on the Farm! Enjoy time spent with loved ones and soak in this wonderful time of year at Wolfe's Neck Center.
Starting Saturday, October 1st, join us every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for pumpkin-picking wagon rides and fun activities like spooky scavenger hunts, squash bowling, butter making, and so much more! Learn more at wolfesneck.org/calendar.
Join us for the 8th annual Fiber Day at the Bath Freight Shed. Local fiber artists will be weaving, spinning, knitting, hand sewing, felting, and doing ropework much like that used in Virginia's rigging. See techniques both modern and dating from the 17th century; a few have changed very little. Some artists will offer hands-on opportunities, as well as demonstrations. A special exhibit of textiles from the Highland Maya area of Chiapas, Mexico will also be on display.
Join Bobbie in her studio for a weaving demonstration, shopping and breathtaking views of the St. George River. Bobbie is a tapestry weaver who blurs the boundaries between weaving and sculpture. Her merino wool wall hangings boast bold colors and abstract forms. While in the studio, shop from a selection of looms, fibers and wall hangings...or sign up for a workshop! The studio will be open Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 to 2:00 and by appointment on Sunday.
Stop by Coveside Coffee for another fun-filled market with local makers and food trucks plus puppet-making for the kiddos with STAGES Youth Theatre!
FEATURING MAINE MAKERS:
Burnt Wave Pottery
Cece and the Seams
Dunter Goose / Lin Snow Art
Jose Gouveia Pottery
Pickwick Independent Press
Rouxco Leather Goods
Strong Moon Metals
Sundew Sewing Co.
The Flowered Apron will be hosting a Pop Up event on Saturday, October 1st from 10am-3pm featuring:
Ann Jenkins - Sterling and mixed media jewelry.
Linda Rowell Kelley - Paintings and ornaments.
Jeanne Seronde Perkins - Collages in 3D: paper mache stars + other creatures embellished w/ hand painted papers.
Karen Ressel - Aprons, Fiber Curiosities, Bakeshop.
Shira Singer - Skin lotion bars made with healing calendula and frankincense infused oils.
Lucy Tracy - collars, pine balsam sachets and cards.
Join us on Saturday, October 1st for Live Artist Demonstrations at Lighthouse Gallery! We will feature three different artists throughout the day, each with their own demonstration. Artist demos will be located in our beautiful waterfront gallery space. Stop in to watch the demonstrations, and stay to enjoy the many local artists displayed in the gallery.
Barbara Stainman will demonstrate the Suminagashi method of marbling at 10:00 AM.
Lisa Oettinger will demonstrate painting leaves in watercolor at 11:30 AM.
Rebecca Emery will demonstrate wire-wrapping jewelry design from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
Emi Ito, of Bath Maine, will be popping into the studios at 25 Pine St. Ellsworth ME to demonstrate her freestyle weaving during the weekend!
Emi Ito will be visiting Artsworth, the hub of creativity in Ellsworth Maine during Maine Craft Weekend. She will show her collection of fine and fun wearable scarves and accessories for sale. In the spirit of celebrating creativity, Emi will demonstrate her craft so others can see the magic of the making in person.
Emi Ito began her explorations in weaving from an early curiosity about form and texture which led her to take a Japanese Saori free-form weaving class, which emphasizes individual expression. The looms were already set up, and with few instructions, she says, “you could just pick your yarn and start weaving.” She has since studied and tried more traditional pattern-weaving techniques, but still prefers the freestyle method she first experienced in New York. It's infinitely unique and allows her to put her handiwork into each piece.
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!
At the grand opening of Selene's Fly Shop you can try your hand at the art of fly tying. ALL ages welcome from 10-4 on Saturday, October 1. Fly Tying demonstrations by Selene of Maine will be happening throughout the day. She ties in her hands without the use of a vise as Carrie Stevens of Rangeley, Maine did nearly a hundred years ago. Carrie Stevens flies and artifacts will also be on display.
You are invited to Howarth Hill's first ever open studio event! Stop in our humble 19th century barn to check out the pottery studio and new display room. Meet potter Lindsey Howarth, watch throwing demos, and shop our one-of-a kind and seconds sale. Hope to see you in Berwick Saturday Oct.1, 10am-5pm
Come tour the small batch production space and one of a kind art studio @ C&M Ceramics!
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*Shop the freshest work right out of the kilns in the Studio Retail Gallery
*Check out how this beautiful tableware is made from start to finish (including the work I make for area restaurants!)
*Learn about the unusual and awesome equipment I use everyday to make my work
*Snag a door prize or special giveaway!!
View our work online anytime at: https://www.cmceramicstudio.com/shop
Follow C&M on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/cm_ceramics/
Please contact me with any questions. Excited to see you all!
Peace House Studio will open its doors to the public from 10 AM to 2 PM on Oct. 1st and 2nd. Stop by and say "hello" to the makers and see how the clothing is made. Items will also be available for purchase.
Please park at Fisher Mitchell school and walk over, it's only a block away. The studio is atop a flight of stairs and is not handicap accessible.
The big weekend to visit the C. H. Becksvoort studio. Examine the cherry Shaker and contemporary furniture, check out the shop, the books, and DVDs. Enjoy the cookies, donuts, and cider. A few pieces of furniture for sale at reduced prices, as well as wood, and tools. Something for everyone. We will also have cards and photos by Juniper Ledge Designs. Don't miss it, it's so worth the drive down our dirt road.
Join us for our annual Open House & Art Market. We will be set up on Saturday and Sunday with 4 of our fellow local artists. Shop our stained glass designs as well as candles, vehicle-inspired art, etched glasses, and Adirondack furniture made with skis. Fall is a great time to drive the Grafton Notch Scenic Byway, stop in for a tasty treat and shop local while you leaf peep. Saturday 10-4pm, Sunday 10-2pm.
Join us in the historic Percy & Small shipyard and meet our volunteer blacksmiths and woodcarvers and see them demonstrate their trades. Then swing by the Boatshop to take a look at the craft of traditional boatbuilding. Lunch is also available on site at the Sail Shed by Long Reach Kitchen & Catering.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 - 2 p.m., included with museum admission
Kiln Opening & Pottery Sale
Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.
Watershed Main Campus at 19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME
Artists Tim Christensen, Janna DeWan, Zachary Fields, Ellie Barnet, and Aidan Fraser will unbrick the door to the Watershed wood kiln and sell pottery fresh off the shelves. Meet the artists, ask questions, and experience the excitement of a kiln reveal! Artists taking part in Watershed’s Fall Residency will also have work for sale. Get to know these ceramists from Maine and around the country and take home a new handmade treasure.
Windgate Studio Tour
Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m.
Watershed’s Main Campus at 19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME
Tour our new 7,500 sq. ft. studio with Watershed Executive Director Fran Rudoff and Studio Manager Reeder Fahnestock. Learn about Watershed’s storied history and roots as a brick factory to appreciate our facility’s evolution from repurposed chicken barn to expansive state-of-the-art ceramics space.
Artist Talk: Siem van der Ven & Jennifer Connor
Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m.
Watershed’s Barkan Gallery at 103 Cochran Road, Edgecomb, ME
Join ceramists Siem van der Ven and Jennifer Connor as they share how their creative practices and goals took shape as a mentor-apprentice pair during the seven-month Craft Apprentice Program (CAP). View their work on exhibit in the Barkan Gallery and learn more about the benefits, surprises, and rewards of participation in CAP.
Mentors & Apprentices Exhibition
Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Weekdays, October 3 to 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment
Watershed’s Barkan Gallery at 103 Cochran Road, Edgecomb, ME
Join us to celebrate the culmination of the 2022 Craft Apprentice Program (CAP), featuring work by the participating mentors and apprentices. CAP, offered by Maine Crafts Association (MCA) and Maine Arts Commission, is a seven-month intensive in-studio learning opportunity for apprentices who demonstrate a commitment to furthering their craft practice, and mentors who meet standards of excellence and interest in sharing knowledge and experience. CAP celebrates the mentor/apprentice relationship as a way to generate creative entrepreneurship and envision a sustainable and resilient craft sector for Maine.
Exhibiting Artists: Tim Christensen & Lisa Shepperd, ceramics; Emily O’Neil & Grace Foxen, fiber arts; Siem van der Ven & Jennifer Connor, ceramics; Alice Seeger & Amanda Affleck, fiber arts; Tyler Gulden & Rachel Herzer, ceramics
Glass Pumpkin Patch
Both days, Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2 ┃10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Every October we turn the hot glass blowing 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. And Fogtown Brewery, located in the same building, will be slinging beverages and wood fired pizza too!
Come to the great neighborhood of Kittery Foreside to visit The Red Door Pottery Studio historic building where Elaine Fuller has been making pots for 15 years. Her Studio Assistant Hilary Rousselle will offer clay work demos. Their unique pottery will be on display and for sale. Refreshments will be provided. The seconds sale will benefit the local food pantry.
Enjoy your time with a visit to the art stops and great food establishments.
Sew-Clusion Retreats, LLC is open year-round to creative artists and crafters; offering relaxing atmosphere and inspirational surroundings to pamper your creativity with other like-minded friends. Join award-winning quilt artist and owner Patty Sawyer on a personal in-home tour of her workshop and retreat space, participate in her interactive demos of creative quilting techniques, or join two inspirational workshops. Workshops have been specially priced at $25/pp and include most supplies needed for a nearly complete fun project. Refreshments are also being served and can be enjoyed by the lake while you admire the fall views. More information can be found on the website under Maine Craft Weekend at www.Sew-Clusion.com or call 207-803-8500
Zwellyn Pottery in Limington is excited to participate in 2022 with an open studio, pottery sale, bake sale and holiday ornament making workshop. 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the Limington Food Bank.
Saturday October 1st noon-4pm
Sunday October 2nd noon-4pm
All Proceeds Benefit the Limington Food Bank
Kid’s Holiday Ornament Making Workshop:
Sunday October 2nd 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 26th or you can elect to pay $5 extra to have the ornaments shipped. See https://zwellyn.com to RSVP.
Wheel Throwing Demonstrations:
Saturday October 1st 2-4pm
Ever wanted to try the pottery wheel? Now you can! From 2pm - 4pm on Saturday October 1st, you can see how to throw pottery and then try to make one yourself.
Saturday, October 1: 10:00am - 5:00pm + Sunday, October 2: 10:00am -4:00pm
Watch local handmade papers artist Gigi Sarsfield as she works her magic with the making of lampshades at Port O' Call. With all of her own handmade fibrous, textured papers, Gigi crafts beautiful shades that will add ambiance to any room for years to come. She owns and operates the Handmade Papers Gallery in Brooklin, Maine.
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.
Join Chaya at the Hidden Gem (located in the Counting House Mill) for a personal tour of her studio, peruse her jewelry designs, enjoy some demonstrations and admire the gorgeous view of downtown Biddeford. She loves to talk shop, jewelry design, tools, gemstones - anything about jewelry and metal! Shop her unique designs and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. The studio will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
I just figured out a simpler way to make one of my Quick Coffins. If you would like to learn how to make one yourself, Come visit my house/shop on Maine Craft Weekend. You'll also get to see some of my other coffin designs. If you think you would like to come, would you please call (207.213.0390)or email (email@example.com) me just to let me know if I'm going to have to arrange for the police to direct traffic.
Join us for our Open Studio and Gallery at Powder Hill Farm. Tour our workshop and gallery featuring work by J Schatz and Peter. Inspired ceramics designed and created with a heart full of wonder.
When: Oct 1 & 2 from 10am - 5pm.
Where: 378 Lakeside Dr. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.
View our work online anytime at https://jschatz.com or https://www.petersouzajr.com.
Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jschatzstudio/ or https://www.instagram.com/petersplaypen/
Contact Us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you.
Seasonal offerings from our gallery including fall refreshments 10AM to 5 PM Saturday Oct 1 and Sunday Oct 2.