Discover Maine Art. Discover Maine Craft.


Discover Maine Art. Discover Maine Craft.


Rocky Coast

Helene Farrar


Made in Maine, Loved Everywhere!

Maine Made Gifts Delivered! Shop Archipelago and you will find delightfully special and one-of-a-kind items and gifts made in Maine, and you will be supporting our vibrant creative economy! A piece of Maine no matter where you are.
Like Maine's seasons, Archipelago is ever-changing, so stop by and see what's new from Maine's artists and makers!


From the Sea

Body Care

Nature Abounds

Join us for Nature Abounds on display November 5 through December 30. This exhibit shares artworks of 7 local artists using lobster rope, glass, collagraph, cotton, acrylic, wood, wool and Styrofoam in their pieces. The nature along Maine’s coast inspire these artists who include Andre Benoit of Boothbay Harbor, Kathleen Buchanan of Rockport, Eric Darling of Appleton, Terry Golson of York, Hillary Hutton of Vienna, Deborah Jellison of Searsport, and Michele Kirchner of North Haven. Read more here.

2023 Island Journal

Grab your copy of the 2023 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

Have you read our blog?

Explore our blog to hear from artists and industry experts for insights about the importance of art and craft in Maine and the stories shaping our creative economy. We will be updating the blog with articles on topics including the recent Artists & Makers Conference, and studio visits happening throughout the summer!

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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