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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 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 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

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 , 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:

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 ( and Martha LaMarche ( We will have our work, drinks and snacks to share with you.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio & Sale

Howarth Hill Studio 176 Route 236, Berwick, ME

Visit Howarth Hill in Berwick Maine. See inside our working pottery studio and shop in the newly updated showroom. Meet ceramicist Lindsey Howarth, see wheel throwing demos, and try your hand at the mini makers pottery wheel!
Saturday October 7th & Sunday October 8th, 10am-5pm

Open Studio @ Once In A Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon Farm 1298 Main St., Lovell, ME

Play with fabric, paint, paper, and fiber. Create a card, make a collage, or necklace. Try your hand at triangle loom weaving. Enter laughing, having fun is a requirement!!

Open Studio and Art Market @ Puzzle Mountain Glassworks

Puzzle Mountain Glassworks 1029 Bear River Road, Newry, ME

Enjoy a scenic drive into the mountains of Western Maine during foliage season. Our Annual Open House and art market includes discounted prices on our stained glass creations, as well as additional artists selling their work. There will be snacks too! Hours are 10am - 4pm on Saturday and 10am - 2pm on Sunday.

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Hand-printed fabric made into Art to Wear at Two Imagine Studios in Farmington

Two Imagine Studios 173 Mosher Hill Road, Farmington, ME

This Is It, a designers and makers art studio and gallery.
Print-making on fabric demonstrations! Want to try your hand at it? Come on out!
Art to Wear, Scrabble Bags (need to have!) pillows and place mats.
Free gift book with every purchase.
Last chance at digital posters and postcards; all priced to sell.
Heirloom quality hand-knit Christmas Stockings, also priced to sell.
Artists books and journals.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Rosemont Artist Guild Pop Up

ChaliceWorks Turning 64 Rockland Ave, Portland, ME

ChaliceWorks Turning hosts pop up gathering of Rosemont Artists Guild members. Featuring wood turning, fabric crafting, jewelry, pottery, and our craft arts

Recurring Event Open Studios

Chris Becksvoort Open Studio + Showroom Retirement Celebration

Chris Becksvoort Studio 186 Durham Rd, New Gloucester, ME

My studio and showroom will be open to celebrate my retirement. More than a dozen pieces for sale at over half off! Cookies, cider and donuts, plus good conversation and interesting people.

Juniper Ledge Designs, Peg's contribution, will have note cards and photos for sale. Stop by for an entertaining time, Saturday or Sunday. We look forward to seeing friends and customers , both old and new.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio- Witness The Magic

Antje Roitzsch Studio 310 Youngtown Road, Lincolnville, ME

Have you ever wondered how a mobile gets its 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 as well as a line of jewelry and belt buckles in different sizes and materials. I look forward to meeting you. - Antje
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm | Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Recurring Event Activities

Maine Craft Weekend at Zwellyn Pottery

Zwellyn Pottery 20 Spencer Lane, Limington, ME

Zwellyn Pottery in Limington is excited to participate in 2023 with an open studio, pottery sale, bake sale and holiday ornament making workshop. 100% of the proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the MSAD6 Backpack Program and the Limington Food Bank.
Bake Sale:
Saturday October 7th noon-4pm
Sunday October 8th noon-4pm
All Proceeds Benefit the Limington Food Bank
Kid’s Holiday Ornament Making Workshop:
Sunday October 8th 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 25th or you can elect to pay $5 extra to have the ornaments shipped. See to RSVP.
Wheel Throwing Demonstrations:
Saturday October 7th 2-4pm
Ever wanted to try the pottery wheel? Now you can! From 2pm - 4pm on Saturday October 7th, you can see how to throw pottery and then try to make one yourself.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Tandem Glass – Group artist FUNdraiser Open House to benefit MCA + Midcoast Conservancy

Tandem Glass 6 Eagle lodge lane, Dresden, ME

Join Tandem Glass alongside other Artists and Craftspeople to celebrate Maine Creativity and Biodiversity. Our Multi artist event that hopes to draw attention to some of Maine's less popular residents: The mightly Sturgeon graces our invitation (as rendered by Lisa Pixely of Grand Army Arts), and serves as a reminder of that mythic, sometimes frightening creatures are vital to our eco system.

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Paper and lampshade making demonstration

Handmade Papers Gallery 113 Reach Road, Brooklin, ME

Hands on event making kozo paper as well as demonstrating how to make lampshades from that paper. Also in the gallery are featured artists: Lou Charlett (wooden wares) of New Gloucester, Maurice Klapfish (musical instrument lamps) of Tenants Harbor, Hillary Hutton (hand woven rugs) of Vienna, Lynn Curran (clay lamps) of Brooklin and maritime linocuts featuring the Maine working waterfront by James Dodds.

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Enjoy Art + Treats @ Saltwater Artists Gallery

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

Come to the Saltwater Artists Gallery and join us for our Maine Craft Weekend Celebration! We will be serving fall treats and cider! There are 25 artists displaying a wide variety of art in seven rooms. We have recently been named Reader's Choice Best Maine Gallery in Down East magazine. Come see if you agree! Open 10am - 5pm daily.

Recurring Event Open Studios

J Schatz Open Studio

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

Please join us for Open Studios at our ceramic studio located at Powder Hill Farm in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Tour our gallery, workshop, and stroll through the gardens to see our bird products in their natural environment. We create playful, glossy, and bright utilitarian objects and art that are engaging and fun; also work that is earthbound and primitive. Be inspired by our bird, lighting, objects & art, and tableware.

Our Mission: We create objects that are at home in an inspired life.

Our Vision: We animate objects with wonder.

About Us:
Jim Schatz and Peter Souza
We started J Schatz in 2004 as a place for playful, glossy, and bright utilitarian objects, art, and decor that were engaging and fun. Our handmade ceramics appeared as if they were machine made because of the methods we developed to create a precise, refined object that was glazed to mirror-finish perfection. The line was modern and many of the items have become design classics. Peter joined the company in 2014 and encouraged unique forms, textures, and finishes that were brutal, earthbound, and primitive.

Together we are fearless and in private we call our life together P&J's adventure. In search of an inspired spot to locate the studio they moved from upstate New York to Los Angeles then Providence and finally to Boothbay Harbor, Maine where we setup the studio in a barn located in a place known as Powder Hill Farm. A beautiful spot with birds, gardens, untamed forests, and a history rich with stories from the Revolutionary War. Definitely an inspired spot to continue the evolution of our work.

Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8 from 10 am - 6 pm.

378 Lakeside Dr. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

Contact Us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you.

Union River Book and Toy

Union River Book and Toy Co. 100 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME

Join award-winning Maine children's author Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs for a storytime and book signing! Her most recent books include New England Book Award Finalist The Lobster Lady, I Am Made of Mountains, and The Pocket Book.

Recurring Event Activities

Introduction to Watercolors ~ Learn to Paint Beachstones + Seaglass

Kristin F Simmons Studio 103 Whitten Hill Road, Kennebunkport, ME

Join us as we create a beautiful composition of beach stones and sea glass in our Maine Craft Weekend Watercolor Class. This class is perfect for both beginner and experienced watercolor artists.

We will review paper types and brush techniques, wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet techniques, color matching, and composition. Each participant will leave with at least ONE finished 12x16 watercolor painting.

What is included:

Step-by-step instructions
2 Sheets, 12x16 100% Cotton Cold Press Watercolor Paper for your finished pieces
Practice paper
Coffee, Water, Tea + Light Snacks
Please note: All art supplies will be on-hand to create your paintings. Brushes, paints, water containers, cloths, and paper towels will be available for your use and are the property of the Artist.

You are welcome to bring any supplies you like to use. You will also be provided with shopping lists and links to purchase supplies after the class is complete if you want to continue your watercolor practice.

Recurring Event Demonstrations

Mixed Media + Textile Art with Deborah Pipes

The Framemakers 46 Main Street, Waterville, ME

Meet the Artist + Demo
Saturday, October 7th, 2023 • 11am-2pm
Free Admission

Deborah Pipes will be available for viewing and questions on how to incorporate Mixed Media & Textile Art into a final product. This includes the displaying of her finished works, displaying her works in process, and displaying her reading material to educate on the subject for all who are curious of her artistry. If your looking to combined many forms of media as well as explore the un-conventual
side of the artworld, stop on by!

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Mary Allen Chaisson Retrospective Exhibition: Evolution of An Artist

Maine Fiberarts 13 Main Street, Topsham, ME

Colorful, original hand-painted fabric quilts are on view by Harpswell artist Mary Allen Chaisson who passed away in 2021. Along with the quilts are samples of her work in ceramics, weavings, paintings and drawings. Over forty quilts are installed in this beautiful collection, with most items offered for sale.

Also available at Maine Fiberarts: tour maps to Statewide, Midcoast, and Western Maine locations; our Learning Fiber Arts Guide to 100 places to take fiber art classes in Maine; and the working studio of painter/handmade paper artist Arlene Morris. Come see!

Check out our second website——with visits to major fiber studios and farms in Maine. Christine will be braiding or spinning during your visit.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Chocolate Making

Bixby Chocolate Co. 1 Sea Street Place, Rockland, ME

Come see how we make bean to bar chocolate at our Rockland Factory. Presentation with images and tastings of chocolates all day!

Recurring Event Open Studios

Perry Home Naturals – Open Studio Event!

Perry Home Naturals 396 Main Street, Oxford, ME

Join me (Kim Napolitano-Perry, owner & artisan of Perry Home Naturals) during Maine Craft Weekend at my studio!
Discover aromatherapy, watch me create, sew, learn something new, shop, and explore my workspace. My doors will be open from 11 am-3 pm on both days.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Handwoven Tapestry, Felt, and Dye @ Old Point Comfort, Waldoboro

Old Point Comfort 28 Pitcher Rd, Waldoboro, ME

Handwoven tapestry rugs, wall-hangings, pillows, and guest artist Wayne Myers' felted shawls, in the gallery and in process in the studio. Dye garden and dye pots outside (weather permitting). Pre-owned weaving tools and accessories for sale. Saturday and Sunday, October 7 + 8 from 11 am - 4 pm.

Recurring Event Activities

Social Fabric Workshop Series at Hinge Collaborative

Hinge Collaborative 5 Silver Street, Waterville, ME

Social Fabric is a series of workshops exploring the power and potential of art and co-creation to build connection and belonging in our communities. Workshop offerings are from artists working in various processes, including printmaking, book arts and textile techniques. Participants will explore the material meanings and rich metaphors of thread and fabric to imagine new ways of weaving together a stronger social fabric through making and connecting.

The workshop series launches with artist Evelyn Wong of Fireball Bookbindery on Maine Craft Weekend, Saturday, October 7. Join Evelyn for the day at Hinge with a beading circle from 12-2 and a bookmaking workshop from 3-5. Attend one or both workshops. Registration is required.

All workshops are at the Hinge Collaborative studio storefront, 5 Silver Street in downtown Waterville Maine: more information and sign-up links on Instagram @hingecollaborative.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Pickwick Open Studio!

Pickwick Independent Press 536 Congress St Second Floor, Portland, ME

Our first official MCW open to the public since 2019! Come take this rare opportunity to say hi, take a look at our awesome print shop and studio space and a stroll through our Corner Store, featuring diverse and dynamic prints by our members. If you're lucky, you just might see one of them printing!! We are open Saturday from noon-5 and Sunday from 10-3. We are up one flight of stairs in the Space Studio Building.

Recurring Event Galleries + Exhibitions

Searsport Art Walk + Art Party at Sea Bird

Sea Bird 31 E Main St, Searsport, ME

Join us for Searsport Art Walk and a special opening art party of the newly opened gallery, Sea Bird. Sea Bird is an artist-run gallery and curated shop located in the up-and-coming downtown of Searsport. Sea Bird features exhibitions by rotating artists, objects, wearables and other gifts handmade by local and emerging artists.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open Studio at Helene Farrar Art

Hélène Farrar Art 993 Western Avenue, Manchester, ME

Slow down time with a pleasurable visit to Helene Farrar Art, a farmhouse art studio in Manchester! This studio has beautiful natural light to enjoy encaustic (a molten, beeswax paint) paintings! We will also get to enjoy some live music from Wizbe!

Recurring Event Activities

Autumn Seaweed Wreath + Autumn Moth Watercolor Workshop

Kristin F Simmons Studio 103 Whitten Hill Road, Kennebunkport, ME

Autumn Seaweed Wreath & Autumn Moth Watercolor Workshop

Join us for a fun and creative session at the Kristin F. Simmons Studio! In this in-person event, you'll learn to paint a beautiful autumn seaweed wreath using watercolors. This event is part of Maine Craft Weekend.

Prior experience is optional, so whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, this workshop is for you!

We will guide you step-by-step, teaching you various techniques to create stunning watercolor effects. Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of fall and let your creativity flow! Don't miss this opportunity to explore your artistic side and take home a unique masterpiece. Limited spots are available, so reserve yours now!

All supplies, including paper, paints, brushes, and light snacks, are provided.


Masks + Vaccinations are highly suggested
All sales are final. An alternate date or class option will be offered in inclement weather.
All skill levels are welcome. All people are welcome.
All guests will leave with a final 11x16 Autumn wreath or Autumn Moth watercolor
Bring your water bottle for drinks.
Questions? Email

Recurring Event Open Studios

Open House & Axe Making Demo

Brant & Cochran 110 Breakwater Annex, South Portland, ME

Come visit our shop in South Portland to see how Brant & Cochran is bringing the craft of axe making back to the Pine Tree State! We'll have blacksmith demos, show you how we put handles on our heirloom quality axes and hone them to get them wicked sharp. We'll also have custom and vintage axes for sale along with accessories to take care of your axe and apparel to look good doing it!

Recurring Event Pop Ups

Bath Maker’s Market @ Bath Customs House

Historic Bath Customs House 1 front street, Bath

Join artisans from this region for the third annual Maker’s Market in front of the Historic Bath Custom House on Sunday, October 8th from 11-3 pm. Hand sewn leather bags, paintings, pottery, handwoven textiles, Maine grown flowers, wooden puzzles, and more. Come enjoy the live banjo and get some early holiday shopping done. Afterward, stroll down to the waterfront park or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants in town. Family and dog friendly! October 3rd from 11-3 pm, across the street from Now You’re Cooking and Markings Gallery in Bath.

Recurring Event Activities

Subcircle Barnraiser

Magnus on the Water 12 Water Street, Biddeford, ME

Please join us for Subcircle's 2023 Barnraiser on the patio of Magnus on Water on Sunday, October 8th at 5pm! This year's event will feature live drag performance by the incredible John Jarboe from the Bearded Ladies Cabaret (Philadelphia)accompanied by vocalist/pianist Pax Ressler, dance performance by Subcircle, film projections, beer from Banded Brew, wine and light fare from local Biddeford businesses including Nibblesford, Elda and Sweetcream Dairy.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Dragon’s Breath Pottery

Dragon's Breath Pottery 191 Depot Rd, Warren, ME

Dragon's Breath Pottery is a well-known Staple on the Coast of Maine. Bridgette makes a wide variety of functional dishware and sometimes sculptural pieces, as well as full dish sets. A Stoneware pottery open shop with guest artists and pottery wheel demos throughout the weekend. Full Shop with plenty of pottery and other Maine-made products as well. New pots are brought into the shop every few weeks.

Recurring Event Open Studios

Sale at Kremer Glass Studio

Kremer Glass Studio 621 Sligo Road, North Yarmouth, ME

In North Yarmouth Maine, come by and be wowed by the works of the award winning Glass Artist Martin Kremer and his students.

The influence of architecture, quilts, Maine scenery, Native America, and more can be seen in these glass works. Glass is a fascinating medium. Some pieces come out exactly as planned while others send us in a whole new direction!

Stop by, browse, buy, and enjoy Cider and cookies!