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Fiber Arts Demonstrations @ Belfast Fiberarts

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

Demonstrations of Weaving, Spinning yarn, and other Fiber Arts will take place on both Saturday and Sunday.
Find a treasure in our Used Book Sale of vintage and rare textile books. Sales on Yarn, Embroidery Kits, and Rug Hooking Supplies.

Open Craft Studio (Fischer-Barberio Studio)

Fischer-Barberio Studio 269 Upper Hostile Valley Road, Liberty, ME

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.

How to Make a Plain Pine Box- Coffin Building Demonstration

Chuck Lakin's Studio 8 Barnet Ave., Waterville, ME

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 (crlakin@colby.edu) me just to let me know if I'm going to have to arrange for the police to direct traffic.

J Schatz & Peter Open Studio

J Schatz Studio 378 Lakeside Dr., Boothbay Harbor, ME

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.

Saltwater Artists Gallery Seasonal Art

Saltwater Artists Gallery 3056 Bristol Road, New Harbor, ME

Seasonal offerings from our gallery including fall refreshments 10AM to 5 PM Saturday Oct 1 and Sunday Oct 2.

Seasonal Offerings at The Saltwater Artists Gallery

The Saltwater Artists Gallery 3056 Bristol Road, New Harbor, ME

A broad variety of creative art for the Fall season with a complement of refreshments too! OPEN GALLERY FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Tracy S Mastro Enameling, Art and Jewelry pop-up

Hole in the Wall Studioworks 1544 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond, ME

A special pop-up sale of kiln fired enamel jewelry and paintings featured within Hole in the Wall Studioworks in Raymond, Maine.

Rick Boyd Exhibits at Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Richard Boys Art Gallery 15 Epps Street, Portland, ME

Stop in Richard Boyd Art Gallery to see a select offering of wheel thrown pottery by noted potter Richard Boyd. Rick's pottery is on exhibit throughout the gallery during the Annual Scenes of Maine exhibition of paintings depicting scenes in Maine through the eyes of established and nationally renowned artists. Open free of charge through October 30th, 2022.

Open Studio + Trunk Show

Zaz + Moe 17 Jennies Ct, South Portland, ME

Susan Hellier of Zaz + Moe will host a few artist in her showroom/studio on Saturday + Sunday

Open studio, demonstrations, items for sale

Lynette Breton Design 187 Oak Ledge Road, Harpswell, ME

As the maker of the Heirloom Flower Press, I will happily give demonstrations on using the press, storing the material and creating with plants that have been collected and dried. Along with this, I will have my wooden Botanical Split picture frames which are used to simply showcase beautiful plant pressing, without any embellishments. These frames are constructed to easily remove and add material.

Also, as an educator in the art of carving woodenware, with classes that I run in my studio, I will have some projects on display and will be demonstrating spoon carving techniques with the hand tool skills that are taught in the spoon carving classes.

Heirloom Flower Presses, Botanical Split Frames, and Spoon Carving Workshop gift certificates will be available for purchase.

MollyMaps Open Studio

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

Come visit the MollyMaps Studio to shop fine art paintings, prints, (plus artist proofs and seconds), learn about the map-making process, private workshops, and discuss custom projects.

Trunk Show at PortFiber

PortFiber 50 Cove St., Portland, ME

This year's Maine Craft Weekend coincides with PorFiber's 9-Year anniversary! We are looking forward to celebrating with Maine makers Katherine Ferrier of Threadwrite, Wade Stephens of Husk, and Rachel Bingham Kessler of 44 Clovers. Katherine is a poet, dancer, maker, teacher, curator, and community organizer. She will be here with her patchwork clothing and accessories and will be writing typewriter poems on the spot that might just make you weep. Wade is a textile artist with a heavy focus on wool. Inspired by color, texture, and natural forms, they will be showcasing their felted handbags and accessories. Rachel is a plant dye educator, writer, sewist, and painter with a degree in Art Education. She works annually, sourcing Maine fleeces to be spun into yarn, which she then dyes with natural, local plants and other natural dyes. Come squish these beauties and celebrate all things fiber with us!

Pop Up Shop! Creator of America’s Best Bus Stop

Akakpo & Co. Pop Up Shop 132 Washington Ave, Portland, ME

Come see Akakpo and Co., founded by artist, educator, and industrial designer Ebenezer Akakpo. Ebenezer's designs are inspired by ancient symbols from Ghana and Maine wildlife. Each intricate pattern tells a story. Visit the shop and find your story

Tandem Glass Open House

Tandem Glass 6 Eagle lodge lane, Dresden, ME

Tandem Glass is a hand blown glass studio centrally located in Mid-Coast Maine. Saturday we will be firing up our new wood fired pizza oven for our visitors (suggested donation to MCA) enjoy a slice (as supplies last) or bring your own fixings. Sunday we will be serving muffins from the residual heat.
The hot shop will not be doing demonstrations this year, however the gallery space will be open. We follow CDC recommendations for open air exchange and ask visitors to space themselves according to capacity.
We will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm
More info can be found on our web site and social platforms as the event evolves.
www.tandemglass.com/events tandemglass on instagram & facebook

Metalcraft Demonstrations

Town House Corners Campus 125 North Street, Kennebunkport, ME

The Benson Forge is a working recreation of R.P. Benson & Son, Horse Shoeing; one of Kennebunkport’s landmark businesses.  The shop is fitted out with Benson’s original tools, photography, memorabilia and diaries that record the history of Kennebunkport in the early 1900s.  Visitors to the working forge can learn about the art of the farrier’s trade from blacksmith, Nathan Blakemore. 

Local metalsmith, Ann Thompson, will be hosting visitors next door in the Barn with demonstrations of pewter casting and family-friendly "drop in" activities." 

Metalwork will be for sale to benefit the Kennebunkport Historical Society.

Silvia’s Sewing for the Doggies

Pet Provisions 72 Main St, Bucksport, ME

Silvia Wight, creator of Memories From Maine will be at Pet Provisions where her doggie scarves and dog collars are sold, with other items she makes like throws and aprons for men and women. Meet Silvia and check out her doggie items plus other things she does sewing with "Maine fabrics".

Fleece to Hats: Handspinning to Crocheting Warm Designer Hats

No Repeats Fiberworks 2 School St., Gorham, ME

No Repeats Fiberworks, Jo Eaton, will be demonstrating handspinning and crocheting of her one of a kind hats. You will have the opportunity to try your hand at spinning and crocheting as well. A wide variety of hats, from simple beanies, to very warm handspun to her designer landscape hats will be available. Patterns and yarns are available for some of the hats.

Blaze with Brûlée

Open Bench Project 971 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Yakisugi Fire Art Workshop. Sat & Sun 12:00 - 16:00 both days. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to put flame to wood. Yakisugi developed in Japan as a solution to the destructive forces of Mother Nature. Sometimes called Shou Sugi Ban.

You apply as much or as little flame to a wood object, demonstrating the protective nature of fire. Apply additional flame to experience a noetic transformation. Take home your personalized artistic expression. The flame does all the work!

Creative expression is a scientifically proven method to end burnout. Originally used for exterior siding and roofing to counteract the salty sea air destroying wooden houses. Burning wood creates a layer of carbon protecting the inner wood core.

Wood Object Considerations:
You will hold the wood object with metal tongs. This factors into the weight of the object and shape of the object. Make sure there is an anchor point to hold the object. Round objects are problematic.
You will use both hands at all times while burning. Adaptations and accommodations possible with Instructor involvement.
You have total agency where the flame goes. Applying the flame to the wood object is the best choice.

Zero Emissions Roasting Demo @ Precipice Coffee

Precipice Coffee 56 Dean St, Ellsworth, ME

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 also show you how to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte featuring local Maine pie pumpkin puree. Other coffee and tea beverages as well as home baked goods will be available. Roasting demonstration starts at 2pm.

Open Workshop Party

Bradbury Metalworks 56 Minot Road, Pownal, ME

Bradbury Metalworks will be celebrating 5 years in business! Thank you to our customers, vendors, and community! Please feel welcome to check out our workshop and join us for light refreshments.

Open studio @ Dromore Grange

Dromore Grange 516 Main Road, Phippsburg, ME

Xenos Works jewelry studio, and the Dromore Grange where it is housed, are exploding with creative energy and handmade goodness. The open studio event will have live jewelry demonstrations, one of a kind custom jewelry pieces for sale and light refreshments.

Open Shop at Goldsmith Woodworks

Goldsmith Woodworks 88 STONEBRIDGE CIRCLE, Newcastle, ME

We welcome you to visit us at our woodworking shop here in Newcastle for Maine Craft Weekend. We love to talk shop, furniture building, wood species, tools and much more! Come see our new line of Farmhouse furniture which compliments our Shaker inspired line! We also have hardwood lumber for sale. Refreshments too! Saturday and Sunday, 9 to 5.

Toko Ellsworth Bali Paintings and Art Sale

Toko 120 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME

Oil on canvas exposition in Toko Ellsworth, right on Main Street. All paintings made by local Balinese artists, mostly Floral.

Open House @ Brant & Cochran – Maine’s Axe Makers

Brant & Cochran 110 Breakwater Annex, South Portland, ME

Come visit our shop and see how Brant & Cochran has revived the art of craft axe making in Maine. Our unique Maine wedge pattern camp axe - The Allagash Cruiser - was named one of the best axes being made in the world! You can kick start your holiday shopping with a one-of-a-kind gift for home hearth or camp.

Recurring Event Activities

Love, Loss and What I Wore

City Theater 205 Main Street, Biddeford, ME

This is perfect for a girls’ night out, so put on a great outfit and come make some memories!
City Theater in Biddeford is opening its 2023-24 season with Love, Loss, and What I Wore on September 29, 2023. This intimate collection of stories by superstar sisters, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, and is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. The show uses clothing, accessories, and the memories they trigger to tell funny, startling, and poignant stories that every woman can relate to. The actresses of all ages sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening of humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion.
Love, Loss and What I Wore runs September 29 through October 15 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00. There is no performance on Sunday, October 1. Tickets are $25 & $30(All fees included) and are available at www.citytheater.org/buy_tickets or 207-282-0849

Recurring Event Activities

Creation Station at Stained Glass Express

Stained Glass Express 966 Western Ave, Manchester, ME

Creation Station at Stained Glass Express--All week in honor of Maine Craft Weekend, enjoy 10% off the Creation Station. Come see what all the fuss is about!
Regular prices range from $18-85, and projects are designed to be completed in less than an hour (they'll go in the kiln and be ready to pick up in about one week!) All the materials and instructions are included in your "kit", but you'll assemble the kit from a huge variety of choices. Because you don't have to do any cutting, these projects are great to do with kids! No experience needed, but someone is always around if you need encouragement. We have a spacious classroom where you can work on your projects, or take them home and bring them back at your convenience to go in the kiln. Come any time during store hours (Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5); the Creation Station is always open. While you're here, check out our Gallery of work by local glass artists, and maybe sign up for a class!
Email glassacademy@stainedglassexpress.com with any questions!

Lost on the Side of the Road: Mixed Media Found Object Embroideries (exhibit at Handiwork studio + market)

Handiwork Studio 199 Pleasant Ave, Portland, ME

"Given love and attention, the things we discard can make the world so much more beautiful."

On foot and by bicycle, Tree scans the streets of Maine for lost and tossed items -- keys, springs, toys, disposable straws, and all manner of roadside debris -- then stitches them onto fabric to create new narratives for the repurposed objects. Her work is an exploration of how humans interact with our environment as well as a thoughtful, joyous marriage of color and texture. You can follow her progress on Instagram at @RoadTrashCritters.

Tree's studio show at Handiwork is open 10-5 Wednesday-Saturday and 11-4 Sunday.

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Costumes and Masks: A Solo Exhibition of Felted ‘Wilding’ Creatures by Deb Butters @ Maine Craft Portland

Maine Craft Portland 521 Congress St, Portland, ME

A solo exhibition of felted Wildling Creatures by Deb Butters at Maine Craft Portland.

On view October 6-31, 2023

Maine Craft Portland proudly presents a solo exhibition by Deb Butters, a multidisciplinary artist native to Maine. Much of Butters’ childhood was spent outdoors foraging: “My pockets were (and are) always full; and even now my home is full of containers of shells, rocks, sticks and natural treasures that I incorporate in my work.” Always fascinated with the world around her, Butters’ has explored a variety of mediums in her 40+ year artistic career.

“I grew up working with my hands with varied exposure to many arts and artisan skills from family, neighbors, and other teachers. Many dolls benefited from this love of creating fabric items. Later puppets and stuffed animals took shape. My dad and uncle taught me to carve and work with wood. Next was pottery, bead work, and metal smithing. I designed my own jewelry, clothing, and decor. In my late 40’s I began painting and illustration of my own books and expanded once again. I learned welding, and I cut forms from steel sheets at SMCC while earning my degree in engineering/architecture. For two years I had stewardship of an art program for developmentally challenged adults at a local program working alongside Arts for All Maine in a juried show at the Portland Museum of Art as well as starting programs for visiting artists and art programs at night stressing community integration.”

It is this varied exposure to many arts and artisan skills that brings Butters’ to where she is today. Each step of her journey is a culmination of these art forms with a concentration on Fiber Arts, where it all began. The process of finding new meaning for something and helping to translate it into that vision is central to the work. “Be it humor, beauty or both, a piece grows and changes until it gains its finished form, sometimes surprising me with the outcome.”

We invite you to explore the incredible worlds’ created by this artisan, the exhibition opens October 6 and will be available until October 31, 2023.

Recurring Event Activities

Watercolor Techniques

Ellsworth Public Library State Street, Ellsworth, ME

Join local artist Lisa Oettinger for a watercolor class designed specifically for beginners. Learn the art of color mixing and watercolor painting techniques. Registration is required and space is limited!

Shop Our Closets!

Gloss 148 Main St Suite 102, Biddeford, ME

Friday 10/6 from 10am-6pm and Saturday 10/7 from 9am-4pm come shop gently used clothing from the closets of our stylists!

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Open house at Galleria Gardella and Imagine Lamps at 7 Washington St in Greenville

Galleria Gardella 7 Washington St, Greenville, ME

Galleria Gardella and Imagine is a unique gallery in the Moosehead Lake Region. We have paintings, sculptures, Lamps, wooden puzzles and signs. Baskets, kids crafts, clothing and jewelry items. Our gallery is colorful and fun. We will be having refreshments, sales and demonstrations during this event. More info can be found at facebook.com/robinlowngardella

Recurring Event Activities

Meet The Author with Book-signing: Forgotten Industry and Institutions of Maine by Arend Thibodeau, at The Framemakers

The Framemakers 46 Main Street, Waterville, ME

Join The Framemakers for First Friday to kick off our Maine Craft Weekend!

Forgotten Industry and Institutions of Maine is a new title by Arend Thibodeau which uncovers Maine’s forgotten past by exploring remnants and artifacts left behind.

Maine has its share of industry, some current and some obsolete. Over the last century, many industrial practices have grown and flourished while others have vanished entirely. Likewise, state institutions have seen vast changes in their structures and methods of operation.

Changes to our industry and institutions have left behind artifacts of a bygone era. Many of these artifacts are demolished, replaced, or vanish further into obscurity. This book offers a visual tour of our forgotten past and practices in hopes of preserving history to prevent it from vanishing entirely. Readers will explore an abandoned jail built in 1873 (in which its first prisoner was convicted of killing two people with an axe), visit The North Maine Woods in search of ghost trains abandoned in the wilderness close to a century ago, and much more.

Forgotten Industry and Institutions of Maine contains images, interesting facts, personal anecdotes, and the stories that make these places unique and give them their distinctive character.

Arend Thibodeau resides in Harmony, Maine with his wife, and has been a professional photographer since 1996. His photography has won awards in galleries as far away as Athens, Greece and he has been published in multiple genres ranging from wildlife to portraiture.

In pursuit of his passion for writing, Arend returned to academia and attended the University of Maine in Orono where he earned dual degrees in art and English literature. While attending the university, Arend was published with his poetry, non-fiction, and academic writing. He graduated summa cum laude in 2021 with membership in multiple honor societies including Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.

When not working in the field, or writing, Arend enjoys teaching photography and playing bass in a local rock band.

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Craft Apprentice Program: Capstone Exhibition Opening at Watershed

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

Mentors + Apprentices: Work from Maine + New Hampshire's 2023 Craft Apprentice Program opens Friday, October 6, 5-7pm

The Maine Craft Association’s Craft Apprentice Program, developed and offered in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission & the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, provides mentor craft artists and apprentices the opportunity to learn, create and connect. The program is designed to advance and expand the apprentice's craft studio practice and professional experience. 

Nine mentor artist + apprentice pairs were selected for the 2023 program cycle (six from Maine, three from New Hampshire) and have worked side by side for seven months. Apprenticeships focused on natural dyeing & hand weaving, book arts, wood instrument creation, printmaking, leather working, pottery foundational skills, Nerikomi ceramics, tile making & more!

New work created during the apprenticeship period will be on view in the 2023 Craft Apprentice Program capstone exhibition, on view at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, October 6 - 30, 2023. 

The opening reception is free and open to the public! Join us in celebrating the achievements of the nine 2023 apprenticeships on Friday, October 6, 5-7pm at Watershed’s Barkan Gallery (103 Cochran Road, Edgecomb). Can't make it to the opening reception? The gallery will be open Monday - Friday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, or by appointment, for the duration of the exhibit!

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Open house at Galleria Gardella

Galleria Gardella 7 Washington St, Greenville, ME

Galleria Gardella is a haven for handmade treasures including mixed media paintings, whimsical canvas sculptures, and guest artisans who create pottery, wreaths, wooden puzzles, cutting boards, lamps, baskets, clothing and signs. Greenville is on the shore of beautiful Moosehead Lake so this will make the perfect outing to visit our gallery and wander our region. Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Madison Business Alliance Handmade Marketplace

Somerset Abbey 98 Main Street, Madison, ME

Shop local makers and crafters! Sip your favorite cocktail and have a snack! All under the comfort of Somerset Abbey's grand tent and beautiful sanctuary. Madison Business Alliance is proud to present our first annual Handmade Marketplace. Join our community of creatives, support your local artists and get a head start on your holiday shopping all in one place. The MBA's Handmade Marketplace will be held on October 7th & 8th from 8-3 at Somerset Abbey, 98 Main Street, Madison, Maine 04950. Event is Rain or Shine and will be under the big top and inside the Abbey so the weather won't interfere with our fun!

Recurring Event Open Studios

Maine Craft Weekend

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

Built by Osmond is a MCA member takeing part in the annual Maine Craft Weekend-stop in and enjoy the products made from the beauty of wood.

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Fiber Day

Bath Freight Shed 27 Commercial Street, Bath, ME

Join us for the 9th annual Fiber Day at the Bath Freight Shed. Local fiber artists will be weaving, spinning, knitting, hand sewing, felting, and doing rope work, much like that used in Virginia's rigging. See techniques both modern and dating from the 17th century. Some artists will offer hands-on opportunities as well as demonstrations.

Recurring Event Festivals + Fairs

Penquis Valley HS Craft Fair

Penquis Valley High School 48 Penquis Drive, Milo, ME

This is our 5th annual Penquis Valley HS Craft Fair (we missed 2 years due to COVID). Local craft and food artisans, artists, and authors, along with school clubs and community non-profits offer a variety of item. There is also a basket raffle and lunch options available. Proceeds from the event support student activities.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Bare Bones Handsewn – Open Shoe Shop and Pop-up Market

Bare Bones Handsewn 550 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME

Bare Bones Handsewn, a traditional handsewn shoe making factory will open their doors for the weekend. Providing workshop tours and shoe making demonstrations. The Bare Bones Handsewn makers market will be set up for moccasin purchases and offer the opportunity to place custom design or fit orders. We will have make-and-take custom jewelry making and leather cuff demonstrations. As well as a local artisan pop-up market featuring a few of our favorite makers.
Saturday and Sunday
9am - 3pm

Recurring Event Open Studios

DownEastWoodArt Open Studio

DownEast WoodArt 28 Churchill Road, South Portland, ME

See handmade baskets, quilts, and furniture  at Downeastwoodart's studio in South Portland, Maine. 

Unique this year are baskets and quilts by Lorraine (a very skilled and active artist for 25 years).  On display (some at sale prices) will be a wide variety of recent and unique handmade baskets, quilts and furniture including chairs, tables, end tables, lamps, mirrors, and small boxes.

I provide woodworking education and design and build custom furniture for clients. 

This two-day event (part of the statewide Maine Craft Weekend) features answers to questions and demonstrations of woodworking skills, techniques, and methods.

Hope to see you there.

In addition, answers to questions and demonstrations of woodworking skills, techniques and methods will occur. Jim Vander Schaaf provides highly desirable woodworking education and designs and builds custom furniture to meet client needs. His first book was published in 2018.

Recurring Event Festivals + Fairs

Upcountry Homecoming Art Show

Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Area Base Lodge 5012 Access Rd, Carrabassett Valley, ME

Upcountry fine arts and crafts show at the base of Sugarloaf mountain on October 7th and 8th
Featuring some of Maine’s finest artists and craftsmen. Art programs for kids plus Skier’s Homecoming weekend activities for the whole family.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Rick Osterhout Open Studio

Rick Osterhout Studio 64 Hymie Norton Rd, Farmington, ME

Maine Craft weekend is the opening of Rick Osterhout's new studio. Woodworker, sculptor, creator of Maine Rockers https://www.mainerockers.com , Rick is putting the finishing touches on the new studio/workshop at his home in Farmington. Made from wood and stone from the beautiful property it sits on, and many reclaimed materials, the small timber frame barn is a piece of art in itself. There will be sculptures on display, some Maine Rockers animals and various folk art for sale. Stop in on your way to or from Sugarloaf's Homecoming.

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Wood Kiln Opening + Pottery Sale at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

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

Watch artists Tim Christensen, Aidan Fraser, Keanne Petri, Jon Ho and Ellie Porta-Barnet unbrick the Salubrious Brother wood kiln and discover what their work looks like inside. Learn about the process of wood firing and chat with artists one-on-one about their work. Pieces will be for sale once the kiln is unloaded. This event runs from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, October 7.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

The Flowered Apron and Friends Pop Up Market at The Maine Craft Weekend

The Flowered Apron 15 Kennebec Street, Bar Harbor, ME

A group of Bar Harbor artists and makers are coming together for a Pop Up Market as part of Maine Craft Weekend. Ann Jenkins will be selling a collection of sterling and mixed media jewelry. Mary Lyman will be selling her handmade BFF Dolls. Suzanne Norgang of The Wretched Briar will be selling her handfelted wool hats. Jeanne Seronde Perkins will be selling her collages in 3D: paper mache stars + other creatures embellished w/ hand painted papers. Karen Ressel of The Flowered Apron will be selling aprons, potholders and baby cloths. Karen's bakery will be open and fully stocked with delicious baked goods. Lucy Tracy will be selling cards and pine balsam bags. The Pop up Market will be open Saturday 10/7/2023 from 10am-3pm. Bakeshop opens at 8am. Rain date Sunday 10/27/23

Fall Festival 2023

Ripley Town Office 47 West Ripley Road (Hwy 23), Ripley, ME

Fall Festival - Join us as we celebrate local artists & crafters and their unique handmade creations.

Fall Festival 2023 | October 7th | Ripley Town Office 47 W Ripley Road (Hwy 23) | 10 am - 4 pm

Learn About Wildlife
"Look Out for Loons Proiect"
Maine Lakes Association
Fish Lead-Free

FREE Admission - Hourly Door Prizes for Lucky Winners! Experience the best of Maine's locally-made art and crafts. Indulge in a Dual Delight of Shopping & Dining
The Community Club's Food Booth - Come and treat yourself while you shop.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio and Sale @ Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics with Briana Feola – Eliot, ME

Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics 384 HL Dow Highway Unit 20, Eliot, ME

Step inside my pottery studio where I craft everyday porcelain wares. Joining me is special guest Briana Feola of Brainstorm. She will be showcasing her original paintings and works on paper. The studio will be open to the public Saturday 10 a.m - 4 p.m. where can experience the charm and chaos of a working pottery studio, learn about our creative processes, and indulge in a curated shopping experience.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Katharine Watson Open Studio

Katherine Watson Studio 100 Brentwood Street, Portland, ME

Come visit Katharine Watson's Portland studio, and get a chance to pull your own print! We will have our presses set up and ready to go; you can try printing, take a walk in the garden, and have a chance to shop directly in the studio. The studio will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, October 7th, and we will have everything you need to pull your own print!

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Pop-Up Trunk Show at Handworks Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

Handworks Gallery Handworks Gallery 48 Main St, Blue Hill, ME

Celebrate Maine Craft Weekend at Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill

Handworks Gallery will be hosting a pop-up trunk show featuring the jewelry by Janelle Delicata on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm as part of the Maine Crafts Weekend.

The gallery’s collection includes works of more than 100 local and Maine artists. Many are Maine Crafts Association members. Handworks is located in the center of the village of Blue Hill at 48 Main Street.

Celebrate the wonderful craft traditions of local makers during the Maine Crafts Weekend. This event takes place every October and showcases the work of Maine craftspeople and craft brewers!

The Maine Crafts Association has locations and events for the state on their website: www.MaineCraftWeekend.org

Please contact Handworks Gallery at 207-374-5613 or Janelle Delicata at 207-944-8822 for more information.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Autumn Cipala Ceramics with guest Christine Peters Jewelry

Autumn Cipala Studio 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston, ME

Artists, Autumn Cipala and Christine Peters invite you to an open studio on Saturday, October 7, 10:00–4:00 at 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston ME. The doors to Autumn’s ceramic studio will be open with handmade works by both artists on display and available for purchase.

Autumn Cipala creates luminous porcelain vessels with a truth to function. Soft, translucent glazes enhance the clean elegance of form and highlight fine details of surface embellishment.

Christine Peters will be visiting from her jewelry studio in Edgecomb, and exhibiting her sterling silver and gold, one of a kind jewelry. Christine has been creating jewelry since 1996 and uses her sculpture background to create these nature inspired art pieces.

The artists invite you to come see their newest artwork, shop for one of a kind pieces, and talk about the inspirations, processes, and techniques used to create each piece by hand.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio at Autumn Cipala Pottery with guest Christine Peters Jewelry

Autumn Cipala Studio 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston, ME

Artists, Autumn Cipala and Christine Peters invite you to an open studio on Saturday, October 7, 10:00–4:00 at 15 Ross Ave, Thomaston ME. The doors to Autumn’s pottery studio will be open with handmade works by both artists on display and available for purchase.

Autumn Cipala creates luminous porcelain vessels with a truth to function. Soft, translucent glazes enhance the clean elegance of form and highlight fine details of surface embellishment.

Christine Peters will be visiting from her jewelry studio in Edgecomb, and exhibiting her sterling silver and gold, one of a kind jewelry. Christine has been creating jewelry since 1996 and uses her sculpture background to create these nature inspired art pieces.

The artists invite you to come see their newest artwork, shop for one of a kind pieces, and talk about the inspirations, processes, and techniques used to create each piece by hand.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Wendy VE Kaye Open Studio with Guest Artists Diana Coit and Martha LaMarche

Wendy VE Kaye Studio 2 Main Street, Building 18, Suite 110, Biddeford, ME

Please come on by Saturday, October 7th from 10-4 to get a peek into my studio. As an oil painter, inspiration comes to me from my surroundings here in Maine - the mountains, the sea and the industry it supports. Joining me are guests Diana M. Coit (dianacoit.com) and Martha LaMarche (marthalamarche.com). We will have our work, drinks and snacks to share with you.