Discover Maine Art. Discover Maine Craft.

Supporting the creative economy since 2000

Discover Maine Art. Discover Maine Craft.

Supporting the creative economy since 2000

Discover Maine Art. Discover Maine Craft.

Supporting the creative economy since 2000

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!

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Natural Impressions

Here's a sneak peak of behind the scenes of the final gallery show of the year, Natural Impressions, featuring artists Deborah Jellison, Mattie Rose Templeton, Andre Benoit, Stephanie Crossman, Wendy Newcomb, and Kathleen Perelka.

This show is up in the Gallery through the end of the year. Click here to see the gallery news or here to see the collection and make a purchase.

The 2022 Island Journal is Here!

Grab your copy of the 2022 Journal today in store or order one online.

Find your copy HERE

The Island Journal, an annual publication of the Island Institute, offers insights into island and coastal life through personal profiles and stories, fiction and poetry, and stunning photography and art. 

The Island Institute is a donor-supported, nonprofit community development organization that works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities. To learn more, visit www.islandinstitute.org.

Creative Economy Hub

Have you heard? Archipelago and the Island Institute have launched a hub for artists, makers, and arts-based businesses featuring artist voices and stories, pre-recorded events, web-based creative and business resources, as well as opportunities to connect, learn, and create. Be sure to also visit the Creative Economy Hub for a plethora of resources and content for artists and makers.

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Want to Learn More About Challenges Facing the Maine Lobster Industry?

In light of the recent "Red Listing" of the lobster industry by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch List, The Island Institute has released a statement which you can find here. Lobster, a sustainable seafood, supports Maine’s island and coastal communities, and is critical to the social and economic future of our coast.  We encourage everyone to continue to eat Maine lobster!

Looking for more information? You can find the response from Maine elected leaders here. Browse the Island Institute blog here.