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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!
JUST IN! 2019 Island Journal!
The 2019 Island Journal has just arrived. This year's Island Journal explores the threats posed by rising seas in Maine, the Florida Keys, and elsewhere in the U.S., while also continuing its tradition of bringing the wonders of Maine island life and culture to readers with essays, profiles, fiction, poetry, and art.
Profiles include Cutler's Kristan Porter, the head of the Maine Lobstermen's Association; Katelyn Damon, who keeps Islesford's emergency services efforts current; and Cheryl Crowley, whose volunteer efforts on Cliff Island span decades. Gotts Island summer resident Christina Gillis writes about the historical mystery triggered by finding an old shoe hidden in the wall of her house, and novelist Jon Keller recounts efforts to save the smelt run on on a Downeast river. Art offerings include paintings from Daniel Minter inspired by the survivors of Malaga Island, and an installation of sorts showing how rising seas will impact islands in Scotland.
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 giving us the Editors' Choice for Best Made in Maine shop! 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 discover Maine craft and discover Maine art and see what's new!
New! Archipelago Artist Profiles!
We're busy visiting artists and makers around the state to share their visions and inspirations with you. Click here for the first installment featuring Rockland artist Susan Beebe. You can read about her work with LEAPS of IMAGINATION. Written by Lisa "Millie" Millette. "If you spend enough time in Rockland, Maine, you may have seen a woman of medium-stature walking up and down Main St, tending the pollinator garden by the harbor, or sipping a cappuccino at Rock City Coffee. She is artist, gardener, educator, and Rockland resident, Susan Beebe. This past winter, I asked Susan if I could interview her at her 'studio' space. While her true studio space is outdoors and she knew I wouldn’t get an authentic view into her working space during one of Maine’s coldest months, she agreed, and we spent a little time talking about art and midcoast Maine..."