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Maine Craft Association Lighting Showcase @ The Harlow

The Harlow Gallery 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME

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!

Built By Osmond Open Studio

Built By Osmond Studio 372 Little River Rd, Lebanon, ME

Built by Osmond is taking part in the 2021 Annual Craft Weekend. Visit me at my cabinetshop/woodshop at 372 Little River Rd. Lebanon,Maine 04027-3507 right down the street from Sanford,Me. and Rochester,N.H.

Furniture Maker Open Studio and Showroom

S.E. Hall Furniture & Design 32 Eldridge Road, Wells, ME

Located in an 1857 historic schoolhouse in Wells, S.E. Hall Furniture & Design will open the doors to both the wood shop and showroom to tour and shop. This will be the grand opening weekend of this one of a kind space. Join us from 9-5 both Saturday and Sunday.

Open Studio @ Stained Glass Express

Stained Glass Express 966 Western Ave, Manchester, ME

In celebration of Maine Craft Weekend we will be holding open studio in both our classroom and flame room on Saturday October 2, 2021. There will be many art craft kits on sale for this day, Shardworx, Mosaic, Stained Glass and more.

Open Shop at Goldsmith Woodworks

Goldsmith Woodworks 88 STONEBRIDGE CIRCLE, Newscastle, ME

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!

Blacksmithing Demonstrations/Open Studio and Gallery

Wilson Forge 455 Eggemoggin Rd, Little Deer Isle, ME

Douglas E. Wilson, MCA's Master Craftsman, 2020, will host an Open Studio and Gallery event at Wilson Forge in Little Deer Isle. Demonstrations of the time-honored trade of Blacksmithing will be ongoing throughout the days, October 2 and 3, 2021. Open forge and gallery.

Bonnie’s Place Over 100 Maine Craft Artists + Fun

Bonnie's Place 288 Mill St, Rockport, ME

We are a Maine Made Retail store offering the amazing Craftmanship and Artistry of over 100 Maine Craftsmen in one great location. A bit off the beaten path, but all the best treasures are! We will be open Saturday the 2nd, from 9 to 4 and Sunday the 3rd, 9 to 2. Look forward to seeing you!

DownEast WoodArt Open Studio

DownEast WoodArt 28 Churchill Road, South Portland, ME

A two day event featuring woodworking skills, techniques and methods. On display (and at sale prices) will be a wide variety of recent and unique furniture including chairs, tables, end tables, lamps small boxes.

Coryell Clayworks MOVING SALE

Coryell Clayworks 433 Bath Road, Brunswick, ME

Harold Roberts is moving his studio to Hallowell and all of my old inventory will be sold at a bargain. Don't miss this one.

Studio Open House and Sale!

Glass Paradox Studio 67 Page St, Brownville Junction, ME

Glass Paradox offers hand-painted functional and decorative artware; stemware, tabletop accessories, and Christmas ornaments. We are open annually on the second Saturday in December and this year during Maine Craft Weekend. There will be new designs, discontinued & discounted styles/designs, and a selection of one-of-a-kind artware to choose from. Off street parking is available though limited and on street parking is also available. We will be following CDC protocols and encourage you to be safe. We look forward to seeing you in October!

DownEast Wood Art Open Studio

DownEast WoodArt 28 Churchill Road, South Portland, ME

A two day event featuring woodworking skills, techniques and methods. On display (and at sale prices) will be a wide variety of recent and unique furniture including chairs, tables, end tables, lamps small boxes.

Wood fired kiln opening @ Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts 19 Brick Hill Rd, Newcastle, ME

Come see 8 of Maine’s bravest potters unload hundreds of pots from a wood burning kiln on the gorgeous campus of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts! Ask questions, experience the excitement, leave with a treasure!

The Flowered Apron and Friends at The Maine Craft Weekend

The Floured Apron Bakery 15 Kennebec St, Bar Harbor, ME

The Flowered Apron is hosting an outdoor Pop Up Market in Bar Harbor. Joining us will be Wild Wreaths with their gorgeous Bittersweet Wreaths. You will also find our Handmade Aprons, Fabric Buoys, Fiber Curiosities and a Pop Up Bakeshop! Please wear a mask.

Open Studio @ Emily Shaffer Studio

Emily Shaffer Studio 68 Packard Road, Lincolnville, ME

Welcome to my first open studio since moving to Lincolnville! I will be doing metalsmithing demonstrations & will have work for sale at special Maine Craft Weekend prices.
Saturday, October 2, 10am - 5pm

Open Studio with MJ Benson & Guests

MJ Benson 27 Pillsbury St., South Portland, ME

Paintings, fiber work and demonstrations…with special guests!
Just a quick stroll to Scratch Bakery and Willard Beach.

Multi Artist Open House at Puzzle Mountain Glassworks

Puzzle Mountain Glassworks 1029 Bear River Road, Newry, ME

Located along Scenic Route 26 near Grafton Notch, our Open House makes a great stop while you are out leaf peeping. Stop in for a beverage & snack and get an early start on Christmas shopping. Open from 10am-2pm each day and featuring stained glass, vehicle inspired artwork, etched glassware, ski chairs, mosaics, paintings and candles.

Galleria Gardella Opening

Galleria Gardella 7 Washington Street, Greenville, ME

Galleria Gardella and Imagine Lamps offer unique hand made lamps, regional mixed media paintings, whimsical canvas sculptures and handmade jewelry and clothing.

Open Weaving Studio

Sleep Hallow Rag Rugs Studio 217 Beach Road, Lincolnville, ME

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.

Seaweed Social

Dulse and Rugosa 337 Route 1, Gouldsboro, ME

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.

Anne Alexander Sculptor Open Studio

Anne Alexander, Sculptor 26 Main St, Windham, ME

Visit Anne Alexander Sculptors’ antique home and studio in the historic village of South Windham located on The Presumpscot River. She will have sculpture available in clay, wood and stone. Lovely trails also can be accessed nearby.

Invasive Bittersweet Baskets and other small-scale skills at the Rewild Maine Sharing Den

Rewild Maine Sharing Den 111 Sheridan Street 3, Portland, ME

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.

C.H.Becksvoort Furniture Design Open Studio, New Gloucester, ME

C.H.Becksvoort Furniture 186 Durham Rd, New Gloucester, ME

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.

Prescott Hill Pottery Open Studios

Prescott Hill Studios 261 Prescott Hill Rd., Liberty, ME

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.

Open Studio/Sale with Susan Tureen

50 Cove Street 50 Cove Street, Portland, ME

Local abstract artist moving cross country and closing studio after ten years. There are many paintings for sale. Oil on canvas as well as gouache on paper. Atmospheric, beautiful, original works.

Fabulous Fiber Demonstrations & Sale

Belfast Fiberarts 171 High St. Suite 8 & 11, Belfast, ME

Visit Belfast Fiberarts Weaving Studio, Maker Space and Showroom. Demonstrations in Rug Hooking, Spinning, Weaving, Basket Making, and more.
Saturday and Sunday, October 2 & 3, 10am -5pm

Open studio and Sale

Scottish Lion Wrought Iron 587 Bristol Rd (Rt 129/130), Bristol, ME

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 .

Beyond the Blues

Merrymeeting Art Center 9 Main St, Bowdoinham, ME

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.

Artists in Residence @ The Lemont Block Collective

The Lemont Block Collective 150 Maine St, Brunswick, ME

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!

Featuring:
Catherine Worthington | Earth Tones & Fish Bones
Liz Prescott
Molly Thompson | Pretty Flours
Ken Wise Woodcarver
Mary Mckone Pottery
Jim O'Reilly Photography
Herve Ollier
Amphitrite Studio
The Acadian
Windsand Designs
Kindling Wellness
EPOCA
Beth Thompson Jewelry
Thread Tree Gifts
Good Deed Bags
Saya

Belle Creative Arts Center Open Studios

Belle Creative Arts Center 87 High Street, Wilton, ME

A Working studio with blacksmithing, welding, fabrication, pottery and jewelry studios.
We're still building some of it out.
Classes will begin in 2022

Open Studio – Balancing Mobiles with Antje Roitzsch

Antje Roitzsch Studio 310 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME

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.
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday 12-5pm

VKP Ceramics Open Studio

VKP Studio 37 Rockbound Lane, Surry, ME

Porcelain tableware and lamps for sale in my delightful display shed on Newbury Neck.

Fiber Fest in Pemaquid // The Good Supply

The Good Supply 2106 Bristol Road, Pemaquid, ME

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!

Pop up Shop + Open Studio

Two Imagine Studios 173 Mosher Hill Road, Farmington, ME

A pop-up shop for your shopping pleasure with books, prints, greeting cards, hand-knit Christmas stockings, mittens, and hats. Try your hand at gelli printing, walk around a gorgeous established garden, and pay what you wish section that includes the good stuff! October 2+3 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

New! Fiber Gallery Opening @ No Repeats Fiberworks

No Repeats Fiberworks 2 School St., Gorham, ME

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

Tapestry Weaving Studio and Classroom Grand Opening

At Home Modern Studio 73 High St., Thomaston, ME

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.

Playing with Fire @ Bentley Pottery and Guests

Bentley Pottery 43 Elbert St, Portland, ME

Bentley Pottery will be demonstrating a pit firing of her sculptures. Kaela Brennan and Jonathan Railo will be demonstrating lamp work with a little glass blowing! Glass ornaments and pottery for sale.

Fine Furniture Open Studio

Jamien St. Pierre Workshop/Studio 11 Clark Cove Rd, Bar Harbor, ME

Shop tours and heirloom furniture on display. An open studio for everyone to come and see my one one-off furniture pieces and how they are made from board to finish. I will have currently available furniture and lighting as well as some prototypes and select commissions on display.

Lisa & Scott Cylinder Open Studio @ “the Wedge”

The Wedge 14 Maine St. #0104, Brunswick, ME

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).

Open Studio @ Valerie Paul Art

Valerie Paul Art 230 Cape Jellison Road, Stockton Springs, ME

Come visit my summer studio on the beautiful coast of Maine in Stockton Springs. I look forward to visiting with you and sharing my artwork along with some refreshments!

Open Studio and gallery for J.E. Paterak Jewelry

ZeroStation | ZS Gallery 222 Anderson Street, Portland, ME

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: Paired forms in jewelry by Shelby Goldsmith and in ceramics by Heather Stewart Harvey

Heather Stewart Harvey Studio 21 RUNNELLS ST, Portland, ME

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.

Artist Linda Brissette at Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery 347 Carroll Rd, Union, ME

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.

Gallery 302’s MCW New Art Display and Artist Book Signing

Gallery 302 112 Main Street, Bridgton, ME

Driftwood sculptures, cotton dabbed oil paintings, tourmaline jewelry, porcelain pottery, Maine species wood turnings and new, large wall art will be on display for Maine Craft Weekend visitors all weekend! 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 2 +3.

Polymer Veneer Demo with Bonnie Bishoff & JM Syron

Maine Craft Portland 521 Congress St, Portland, ME

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.

Papermaking demonstration

Handmade Papers Gallery 113 Reach Road, Brooklin, ME

From noon to 5:00 p.m. each day, I will be making kozo paper in my studio, rain or shine. Also present in the gallery will be wooden wares by Louis Charlett of New Gloucester Maine and Hillary Hutton of Vienna Maine. Click for more information.

MollyMaps Studio Open House and Gallery Opening

MollyMaps & Wanderlust Gallery 855 Sawyer St., South Portland, ME

Swing by the new expanded studio of MollyMaps, now with the new Wanderlust Gallery. Checkout paintings, monoprints, and piles of artist proofs and seconds, and learn more about our custom map-making process. You can even make your own mappette!

Film Screening & Artist Talk @ Monson Arts

Monson Arts 47 Tenney Hill Rd, Monson, ME

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.