Member Businesses: Art

Word: a Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival

Word is a three-day, annual literary festival in Blue Hill, gathering a community of readers and writers to celebrate the written and spoken word alongside those who may not typically be engaged in those pursuits.

While the Blue Hill Peninsula has a rich and vibrant artistic and literary tradition, most literary events occur piecemeal and during the busy summer months while the shoulder season of summer/fall offers few events. In addition, there is no unifying community structure that brings word-lovers together to celebrate. Establishing a festival to occur each October will encourage year- round residents and visitors to connect with one another, enjoying author readings, workshops, performances, and panels without the distractions of the peninsula’s hectic summer schedule. Word will share and promote the many voices of Maine, including local voices not always given the opportunity to be heard, and will seek out diverse voices to ensure a full and rich cultural experience.

In addition to events scheduled throughout the weekend, a literary marketplace will serve as a central meeting ground for the festival, providing vendors and nonprofits an opportunity to share information about their roles in the literary life of the peninsula, as well as encourage festival-goers to interact and engage in crafts and collaborative activities.

In addition to the festival, Word promotes literary events year-round.

PO Box 347

Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States

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Wilson Forge

I strive to produce commissioned work which is invested with my vision and my sensibilities as a designer and my skill as a craftsman; work based upon my interaction with individuals and their environments. Whether speaking of projects for individual clients or work for public spaces, this has always been an enticing and rewarding challenge. Although much of the work I design and produce is contemporary in design, most all of what I make is deeply rooted in traditional techniques. My work is based on working with fire, hammer and anvil; ancient processes of hot forging iron and steel. Thus, the work is invested with strong visual character of joinery details and surface character not possible to produce by any other methods.

D. E. Wilson Forge

455 Eggemoggin Road
Little Deer Isle, ME 04650 USA

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Courthouse Gallery

Karin and Michael Wilkes founded Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in 2006 with a mission to present high-quality works of art through curated exhibitions and special events. The gallery is housed in Ellsworth’s historic courthouse and registry of deeds, two beautifully restored 1830s Greek revival buildings offering over 4500 square feet of exhibition space. The combination of this historic site and the ability to exhibit a wide range of artistic styles in a spacious gallery has made Courthouse Gallery Fine Art a destination for art collectors statewide and beyond. A large-scale sculpture park occupies the sweeping lawn out front.

The Wilkeses, who have always been passionate about art, represent a select stable of contemporary Maine artists, including established artists, whose work can be found in major collections nationally, emerging artists, and estates. They view the gallery as a place where the conversation about Maine’s role in American art continues through a rotating schedule of solo and group exhibitions highlighting contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by artists living or working in Maine. They also host artists’ talks, special exhibitions, events, and guest speakers. In 2012, the Wilkeses began publishing a line of fine art books under the imprint Marshall Wilkes to celebrate and document Maine-inspired artists and art history. For more information on titles published by Marshall Wilkes visit marshallwilkes.com

6 Court Street
Ellsworth, Maine 04605 

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Truth Virus Records

We are an independent local record company that seeks to offer musicians the opportunities to grow that they likely wouldn’t have on their own. We are working to connect the arts with the community so we can work together towards improving our local settings.

PO Box 147
Holden, ME 04429 

The SEED Barn

The SEED Barn is an art gallery, education center and community engagement space that serves as a foundation for SEED :: disperse. The mission of SEED :: disperse is to encourage cross-pollination between the arts and sciences through fine art exhibitions and creative dissemination methods in combination with multi-sensory exploration and education to celebrate the miracle of seeds. Visitors to The SEED Barn are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore connections between art and science and their personal relationship to the natural world.

Please note that The SEED Barn will be opening to the public in May 2017

53 Falls Bridge Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Wooden Boat School

41 Wooden Boat Lane
Brooklin, ME 04616 

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Leslie Anderson Studio

8 Flower Farm Lane
Sedgwick, ME 04676 USA

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Kingman Gallery

Kingman Gallery

117 Center District Crossroad
Deer Isle, ME 04627 USA

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Peninsula Potters

138 Ellsworth Rd.
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Ecouture Textile Studio

30 Bagaduce Rd
Brooksville, ME 04617 

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Liros Gallery

19/20th century paintings, watercolors, and etchings

Old Maps and Prints

Museum quality conservation framing, restoration of paintings and appraisals

Russian icons a speciality

Work shop on the premises

Our 52 nd year

14 Parker Point Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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MAE llc

Boutique

49 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Jud Hartmann Gallery

79 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Handmade Papers Gallery

113 Reach Rd
Brooklin, ME 04616 

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Handworks Gallery

Handcrafted designs for thoughtful living and giving. Featuring fine art, contemporary craft, jewelry, pottery textiles, wood and more by local and Maine artists.

48 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Fairwinds Florist

5 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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Owl Furniture, A Wing of Geoffrey Warner Studio

Welcome to Owl Furniture.

We are an ergonomic furniture company and our workshop is located in the scenic coastal town of Stonington, Maine. Using innovative design and skilled craftsmanship we create ergonomic furniture that is designed for sitting and standing to meet a healthy lifestyle.  Geoff also creates custom design furniture.  Please contact us at info@owlfuniture.com.

We continue to hear from happy customers who use their Owl stools daily and report postural improvement and relief from discomfort they thought was with them for good! Check out their testimonials on our website: owlfurniture.com

43 N. Main Street
Stonington, ME 04681 

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Cynthia Winings Gallery

24 Parker Pt Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

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