The Lighthouse Arts Center is a light-filled, exciting place to enjoy the beauty of art from more than 100 artists, as well as a place to increase your own skills in our art classes. We have two floors of galleries, featuring primarily Maine artists in a full range of work from watercolors, oils and photographs to fabric arts, pottery, jewelry and woodcrafts. Classes include pottery (both hand-building and using the wheel), plus pastels, watercolor, fiber arts and more. Open Studio Space is available, as is kiln firing. Space is also available in the Education Center for artists to rent for their own classes, and for special meetings, events or art parties. The exhibition gallery on the second floor features special shows each month, with periodic juried and community shows. All this on the beautiful waterfront of Bucksport!
Member Businesses: Art
The Cannery at South Penobscot presents contemporary experimental art with a focus on sound, music, performance, and the word.
As a member of the “working retired” professionals, I run a woodturning and engraving shop that offers classes in classical woodturning in my shop for school children over 9 and adults; seasonal “Living History” demonstrations of woodturning at the Wilson Museum; custom woodturning for restoration projects, cabinetmakers, and builders; a small gallery of woodturned art and treen attached to my shop, “shop time” access to the equipment for qualified woodturning students, and custom woodturning and laser engraving services to the public.
We are a community of artists and patrons who promote the visual arts by exhibiting original work and supporting art education in local schools. During the summer, the Deer Isle Gallery is open 6 days per week. During the winter, DIAA offers a program called Art matters and individual artist members volunteer to teach workshops in local schools.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located in the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media including clay, glass, metals, paper, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking and more. Programs range from short workshops to two-week sessions and anyone may participate, from beginners to advanced professionals.
Opera House Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an unique organization. Many of our audiences know us as a professional theatre presenting plays, concerts and family programming in the summer and indeed we are that, but we are also so much more. As soon as the calendar turns the page from August to September, we dive back into the other half of our identity: as a civic gathering space rooted in the belief that access to and participation in the arts contain transformational potential.
OHA was originally established to restore the historic Stonington Opera House, on the National Register of Historic Places, to its original role as a center for performance and a community gathering space. Now in its 18th year, OHA produces live theatre, music and dance in both the Stonington Opera House, and on our second stage, the restored Burnt Cove Church Community Center.
Opera House Arts’ high quality, original, professional performance programs serve all of Hancock County’s winter and summer residents and visitors, of all ages, with special emphasis on the residents and students of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula. We offer a full year-round schedule of professional theatre, film, educational programs, digital media, concerts, and community events.
Your community Arts Center where we connect the community with the power of art in our 3 visual arts studios or our state of the art Dance and movement studio.
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.
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
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.
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.
Maine fine art photography, with over 15
138 Ellsworth Rd.
Blue Hill, ME 04614
Jam/chutney production; sculpture studio; art park/museum; gift shop of mostly Maine products including exclusive commissioned products found Nowhere Else; & charming tea room
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
June 22 – September 2, 2018
137 Pleasant Street / 36 Main St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 207 374 2811 tickets: 207 374 2203
Kneisel Hall, in the coastal village of Blue Hill, Maine, is often called the “cradle of chamber music teaching in America”. The festival can trace its origins to 1902 when violinist Franz Kneisel, founder of the first professional string quartet in America, began bringing students to his vacation home in Blue Hill for summer study. It is a chamber music school, a ten-week concert series and chamber music advocate through many outreach programs. Check the website for repertoire and musicians.
Faculty Concerts: Friday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 4:00 p.m. (Open rehearsals Friday 9:00 a.m.)
Young Artist Concerts: July, 14, 16, 17, August 8, 9, 11.
Master Classes and Outreach concerts all summer – check the website for dates and venues
An artist studio where we make paper and lampshades as well as consign maritime linocuts by British shipwright and artist James Dodds, wooden wares by Lou Charlett of New Glouchester, Maine as well as other Maine crafts folk. Bring in that sad lamp that needs to be brightened up with a new lampshade … or if you’re a book or collage artist, you won’t want to pass up a visit to our shop.
Handcrafted designs for thoughtful living and giving. Featuring fine art, contemporary craft, jewelry, pottery textiles, wood and more by local and Maine artists.
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 email@example.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