Go Artisan for the Holidays: Shop Maine

Maine is a place of unmatched beauty and the birthplace of astounding art. Maine also is a place where people make their own way and entrepreneurs thrive. It’s no wonder then, that artisans dominate the landscape of our home, and that around every Midcoast Maine bend lives a true master of an artform. Below are …
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Capturing the Autumn Light in Midcoast Maine

  There’s nothing like sweater weather and angled Autumn light to make a glorious view or landscape even more glorious. The warm glow from the seasonal sun sets the vibrant leaves aflame. It spills along the quiet harbors, making the majestic mountains appear purple, then dusky gray in the late afternoon. Just ask the artists and …
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Midcoast Maine Cultural Events in October

Sure, you’re coming to Camden to leaf peep, pick apples, and mushroom forage, but what do you do with the weather turns or night falls? Don’t fret! There are plenty of Midcoast Maine cultural events to choose from this October. Here’s our recommended list of things to do indoors this Autumn. October 2019 Midcoast Maine …
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11 Things To Do In Midcoast Maine

11 Things to do in Midcoast Maine Tourism is one of the largest industries in the state of Maine. That means there is never a shortage of things to do; for both visitors and residents alike! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 activities that we think our guests would love, in no particular …
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Artist Beverly Shipko at the Michael Good Gallery

“You CAN have your cake and eat it, too!”  The newly revamped Michael Good Gallery in Rockport opened “You can have your cake and eat it, too!” last month.   Artist Beverly Shipko, whose paintings and prints fill much of the gallery will also hold an , Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. …
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Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit Opening at the Farnsworth Museum

From farnsworthmuseum.org: “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 …
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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 farnsworthmuseum.org; “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 …
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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 in …
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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 …
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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 …
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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, …
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