Annex Arts is a non-profit artist residency program located on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Castine, Maine. We provide creative workspaces for artists and writers so that they can benefit from unfettered time and the opportunity to draw inspiration from our stunning village and coastal region. Annex Arts’ programming promotes the arts as a means to address the economic, cultural, and spiritual well-being of our community.
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Contemporary art gallery on Main St featuring artists and crafts people from near and far. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Offering gifts and exceptional fine art.
Located in an iconic historic waterfront building in Stonington Village, this gallery features the unique artwork of Evelyn Kok. The gallery was her summer studio for 60 years. For sale are her original watercolors plus prints and greeting cards made from her images. In 2019 additional gallery space will be open on the lower level to offer more treasures.
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.
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.
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
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.
138 Ellsworth Rd.
Blue Hill, ME 04614
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Open June 1st through October 1st.