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Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit Opening at the Farnsworth Museum

From “On Saturday, October 14, 2013, the Farnsworth Art Museum, in downtown Rockland, Maine, will open an exhibition entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, drawn from the largest collection of Oz material in the world. The exhibition will run through Spring 2014 in the museum’s Crosman Gallery. Lyman Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful […]

Major N.C. Wyeth Exhibition Opens at the Farnsworth Art Museum

Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations From the Brandywine River Museum April 27, 2013 – December 29, 2013 Wyeth Center Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine From; “The exhibition, based on the holdings of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is composed of 30 paintings by N. C. Wyeth that span […]

Camden Harbor Arts & Crafts Show

This event is a Hartstone Inn guest favorite!  From their website:     Show Information The 35th Annual Carol Sebold Summer Harbor Arts Juried Arts & Crafts Show will be held at the harborside in Camden, July 16th and 17th from 9am to 5pm. Bring your family and friends for this two-day celebration of the arts […]

The Lucky Dog Gallery in Rockland, Maine

written by Mary Jo Brink My parents are visiting this week so Michael and I are playing tourist!  No visit is complete without a visit to our favorite shop in Rockland, Maine –  Lucky Dog Gallery.  We met one of the owners, Hal Hagy, several years ago at Camden’s Art in the park festival.  Hal […]

"Arts in the Park" Belfast, July 9 & 10

Belfast is right next door to Camden so this is a fun outing for our guests at the Hartstone Inn!  For more information, visit their website here.

Center for Maine Contemporary Art

For our Hartstone Inn guests who enjoy art, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is wonderful place to visit on your next trip to Camden, Maine.  It is located right next door, in downtown Rockport. Here are some frequently asked questions from their website: What kind of art do you show? Our specialty is contemporary art of […]

Driving Tour – Belfast (part 1)

Mary Jo and I spent the afternoon and early evening exploring Belfast, Maine, a short 18 mile trip north of Camden on Route 1. Belfast is a small seaside village (population of around 7,000) and it has some very interesting stores, restaurants and scenery. A few years ago Belfast ran a “bearfest” in the village, […]

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show

If you’re coming to the Maine coast in August (hopefully you are coming to stay with us in Camden) the 7th annual Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show is worth a visit and is happening in Rockland from August 7-9, 2009. Mary Jo and I went to the show last year (for a Hartstone Inn Cookbook […]

Merryspring Nature Center – Spring Calendar

Merryspring is a non-profit, privately-owned 66-acre park and education center in Camden and Rockport, Maine, with nature trails and gardens open to the public every day free of charge. WORKSHOPS & CLASSES – Space is limited.  Call 207-236-2239 to pre-register. Drawing with Lynn Travis – Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m., April 23 & 30, May 7 & 14, […]

Carver Hill Gallery

Mary Jo and I came across this new gallery during a summer drive and fell in love with it. Carver Hill features an impressive collection of art, most of it created by local artists and artisans. Located a short 5 minute drive from the Hartstone Inn, the gallery is easy to get to. A beautifully […]


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