Monkitree is hosting a show featuring Maine wood turners Dennis Curtis, Lanny Dean and Glen Glazier plus wood carvers Sally Abrahamson and Jonathan Leach.
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
Each year on the first weekend in October, Visit Freeport brings together over 175 of the best New England artists, makers and local food producers for a three-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus, behind the Freeport Historical Society, and in the Freeport Village Station courtyard in Freeport, Maine.
In addition to browsing local art, join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus for three days of live music. There are also plenty of free activities for kids from make ‘n take crafts, to scavenger hunts and more. And, thanks to our generous sponsors, it’s all FREE!
New for 2023, park at the L.L.Bean headquarters on the corner of Casco Street and Route 1 and enjoy our complimentary shuttle to the center of town!
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!
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.
Maybe you want to enjoy a cup of coffee. Maybe you are tired and need to rest. Maybe you just want to people-watch. No matter what the reason is, it is important to be comfortable. You can find 18 artist-designed, painted, and assembled chairs throughout downtown Belfast from Post Office Square, along High Street to below the Park on Main.
When the OTB Design Committee identified a need for additional seating throughout downtown, the idea of an iconic Adirondack chair was immediately discussed. However, the committee knew the traditional design would need to be reimagined to make it accessible for people with mobility issues. Working with local craftsman Doug Bell, the seat width and height were increased, the arm width increased, and the “dip” in the back of the seat was eliminated. The redesign has been tested by community members with various mobility issues; each of the testers had no problems getting in or out of the chairs.
Each chair has been hand-painted by local artists and individually sponsored by community members/businesses. Each chair has a plaque representing the sponsors and a plaque identifying the artist!
More than 70 vendors are at the United Farmers Market of Maine in downtown Belfast. Located a few steps off Main Street, near plenty of public parking, the market is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. You will find makers of all kinds including food, home goods, jewelry, ceramics, flowers, fabrics, and so much more!
List of vendors: https://www.belfastmarket.com/all-listings/?sort=title-asc
18 Spring Street
Woodcarvers from the Greater New England Area and beyond participate in the 2023 Show with carvings that are judged and receive awards according to the carving level and quality. Theawards will be given at 3 PM. There will be carving classes to take and demonstrations to watch. Carving vendors will be there including tools that can be purchased and the carvings are displayed for viewing until about 4 pm. Food is available for purchase at the Lions Club.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Saturday, October 7 | 11am - 4pm Open Studios at Running with Scissors Studios!
We are happy to be opening our 16,000 sq ft fine art studio workspace housing Clay, Wood & Print departments as well as many other mediums serving over 80 artists Saturday in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood. Tour the workspace, meet the artists, watch demos, get interactive with Pottery Painting with Armstrong Pottery, and live t-shirt printing from woodblocks. Free and open to all. A great neighborhood to walk around in before or after. Full of artists, beverage artists, food trucks, and more.
250 Anderson Street, Portland ME | Off-street parking is available.
Join us later that evening at Belleflower Brewing Co., located at 66 Cove Street, from 5 - 7 pm for an informal meet and greet and to view the annual RWS 6x6 Show. Each piece is 6” x 6” and up to 6” deep, an accessible and unifying format that showcases members' diverse styles and talents. The exhibit will be up through the end of November.
Gardiner wood turner, Glen Glazier will share his passion for wood turning while demonstrating techniques of turning small bowls, pens and handles.
Glen will be located inside the Swine and Stein event, in front of Monkitree. A percentage of his sales will go to Maine Veteran Woodturners.
Demos are scheduled for 12, 2 and 3pm.
Let's celebrate Fall! For this class you'll be painting three barn board pumpkins. We'll supply all the materials required, you will add your own spice, creating pieces to decorate your home with or give as a gift. Space is limited. Light refreshments offered, BYOB event. Please follow most up to date CDC guidelines.
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.