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Maine made products
Shop Archipelago, and you will find delightfully special and one-of-a-kind items made in Maine, and you will be helping to sustain one of Maine's greatest assets - its island and working waterfront communities. Like Maine's seasons, Archipelago is ever-changing, so stop by and see what's new!
2019 Artists and Makers Conference!
The 6th Annual Artists and Makers Conference is set for Thursday, April 4 - Friday April 5 at Hedges Hall, Point Lookout, Northport. The conference will begin with Thursday afternoon content and will continue all day Friday. Americans who Tell the Truth: An Evening with Robert Shetterly take place on Thursday from 5 - 6. Suhail Bisharat will be the Keynote speaker on Friday during lunch. For more information, all the fabulous details, the schedule, and to register click here. Stay tuned on our Facebook page for more details. Hope to see you at the 2019 Conference.
The Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery features artists who work with natural, coastal, and working waterfront themes inspired by living and creating art in Maine.
The Gallery's holiday show features artists with cheerful, cozy work including, Island Fog by Valerie Aponik, at left. Doug Frati, new to Archipelago, uses his diverse background to carve wall pieces featuring crows and other animals. Wendy Newcomb's paintings show scenes from Maine's coastal life. Kathleen Buchanan's collagraphs bring us right to the water's edge to view seabirds and wildlife and Molly Brown's map prints explore the inlets and islands of Maine's coastal landscapes. Nina Devenney and Sally Loughridge both feature winter moonlight and sunset-colored landscapes. Woven recycled-lobster warp mats and wreaths decorate walls and floors with colors sure to cheer.
Wayne Robbins from Bath will be a featured carver with his wood sculptures of shore birds and sea mammals. In addition, Appleton wood turner Richard Dunham will continue to show in the gallery through the winter.
Some images from this show can be seen on our Facebook page under upcoming events.
One of Kind Collection
Introducing a hand currated, one of a kind collection of Archipelago gifts and goodies. Here you'll find items made only once by Maine artisans just for you. Enjoy!
Please note that these items can come and go quickly so keep an eye here for specialty items.
Yankee Magazine #Shoutout
A big Thank you to the Editors at Yankee Magazine for highlighting Archipelago as the place to shop in Maine's Midcoast. We're honored, and we're committed to providing a Main Street store for made in Maine craft, jewelry, fine art, homegoods, and gifts. Like the seasons, our store is ever-changing -- come see what's new!
Island Journal 2018
The 2018 Island Journal explores the theme of "Waterfront Innovators, Innovative Waterfronts," and features stories on Luke Holden, the founder and operator of the Luke's Lobster chain of restaurants; the revival of Bucksport after the paper mill closed; the successes islands and rural communities have found in bringing high-speed internet to residents; and the cutting-edge research being done by the MDI Biological Laboratory. The issue also includes an essay on Rachel Carson and the inspiration she found on Southport Island; a trip to the Beaver Islands in Lake Michigan; a look at how islanders manage emergency services; a first-person account of how Vinalhaven's men's book club was established; an artist profile of Abe Goodale; and a short story that takes the reader to a very cold and dangerous place. This Island Journal also reproduces selections from the Farnsworth's Art Museum collection and the stark photography of Jeffrey Becton.