Member Businesses: Art

Leslie Anderson- Maine Painter

Leslie Anderson- Maine Painter

My summer subject is the landscape of the Blue Hill Peninsula, where I often work as a painter-for-hire, interpreting people’s special places in oils and watercolors. In winter, working in my Portland studio, I paint still life and people and places glimpsed during days of summer painting. Whether out-of-doors or in my studio, my artistic concerns are the same: light against dark, pattern and repetition, and sumptuous, harmonious color.

Sedgwick studio is open seasonally, please check my website for hours and updates.

FARMERS MARKETS (July through Labor Day)
Summer at the Dan’s Flower Farm stand with a fresh supply of notecards, calendars, and small paintings.
Fridays: Stonington Community Center 10 am-noon
Saturdays: Blue Hill Fairgrounds 9:00 am-11:30 am

8 Flower Farm Ln
Sedgwick, ME 04676 



Cynthia Winings Gallery

When you step through the front door of the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, you enter one of the most dynamic and engaging art spaces in Maine. The humble façade (the building was once a barn) belies its compelling contents, from choice Maine landscapes and thought-provoking narrative and figurative work to abstract and conceptual art of the first order. Two floors of aesthetic surprises and delights await the art aficionado. And a new sculpture garden welcomes you to walk around outdoors and find contemporary sculpture artfully placed in the landscape.

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24 Parker Point Rd
Blue Hill, ME  04614 United States



Annex Arts / Arts Residency Program

Annex Arts is a non-profit artist residency program located on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Castine, Maine.  We provide creative workspaces for artists and writers so that they can benefit from unfettered time and the opportunity to draw inspiration from our stunning village and coastal region. Annex Arts’ programming promotes the arts as a means to address the economic, cultural, and spiritual well-being of our community.

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8 Water Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States



The Art of Evelyn Kok

Located in an iconic historic waterfront building in Stonington Village, this gallery features the unique artwork of Evelyn Kok. The gallery was her summer studio for 60 years. For sale are her original watercolors plus prints and greeting cards made from her images. In 2019 additional gallery space will be open on the lower level to offer more treasures.

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23 Main St
Stonington, ME  04681 United States



The Cannery at South Penobscot

The Cannery at South Penobscot presents contemporary experimental art with a focus on sound, music, performance, and the word.  Our mission is to encourage exchanges with local communities and to explore the continua of the arts, sciences, crafts, philosophy, technology and earth practices.  We welcome residencies!  Whether for a few days or for several weeks, we can accommodate individuals or small groups with housing and work space and encourage that the stay culminate in a performance, or an installation, or a reading, or a presentation of some kind which we are always excited to host.
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207 Southern Bay Rd

Penobscot, ME 04476 United States


(207) 326-2027

Deer Isle Artists Association

We are a community of artists and patrons who promote the visual arts by exhibiting original work and supporting art education in local schools.  During the summer, the Deer Isle Gallery is open 6 days per week. During the winter, DIAA offers a program called Art matters and individual artist members volunteer to teach workshops in local schools.
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15 Main Street
Deer Isle, ME 04627 



Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Mission: Investigate craft and art in aesthetic climate that honors tradition while acknowledging the rich potential of contemporary visual art, craft practice and research. Architecturally significant campus and focused energy of Haystack provide an environment that supports serious exploration.

Offering two-week residency, one- and two-week workshops, conference; May-September. blacksmithing, ceramics, glass, graphics, metals, textiles, wood, writing, and more. Scholarships available. Residency and Scholarship applicant deadline: March 1. General applicant deadline: April 1. All levels welcome.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

89 Haystack School Drive, Deer Isle
On campus tours are offered on Wed., 1 p.m.,
for a nominal charge, from June 3 to August 26;
evening presentations, open to the public, 7:00 p.m.
348-2306 HYPERLINK



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89 Haystack School Drive
Deer Isle, Maine 04627 United States



ArtWaves MDI

Your community Arts Center where we connect the community with the power of art in our 3 visual arts studios or our state of the art Dance and movement studio.
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1345 State Highway 102

Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States



Word: a Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival

Word is a three-day, annual literary festival in Blue Hill, gathering a community of readers and writers to celebrate the written and spoken word alongside those who may not typically be engaged in those pursuits.

While the Blue Hill Peninsula has a rich and vibrant artistic and literary tradition, most literary events occur piecemeal and during the busy summer months while the shoulder season of summer/fall offers few events. In addition, there is no unifying community structure that brings word-lovers together to celebrate. Establishing a festival to occur each October will encourage year- round residents and visitors to connect with one another, enjoying author readings, workshops, performances, and panels without the distractions of the peninsula’s hectic summer schedule. Word will share and promote the many voices of Maine, including local voices not always given the opportunity to be heard, and will seek out diverse voices to ensure a full and rich cultural experience.

In addition to events scheduled throughout the weekend, a literary marketplace will serve as a central meeting ground for the festival, providing vendors and nonprofits an opportunity to share information about their roles in the literary life of the peninsula, as well as encourage festival-goers to interact and engage in crafts and collaborative activities.

In addition to the festival, Word promotes literary events year-round.

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PO Box 347

Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States


(207) 479-4741

Courthouse Gallery

Karin and Michael Wilkes founded Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in 2006 with a mission to present high-quality works of art through curated exhibitions and special events. The gallery is housed in Ellsworth’s historic courthouse and registry of deeds, two beautifully restored 1830s Greek revival buildings offering over 4500 square feet of exhibition space. The combination of this historic site and the ability to exhibit a wide range of artistic styles in a spacious gallery has made Courthouse Gallery Fine Art a destination for art collectors statewide and beyond. A large-scale sculpture park occupies the sweeping lawn out front.

The Wilkeses, who have always been passionate about art, represent a select stable of contemporary Maine artists, including established artists, whose work can be found in major collections nationally, emerging artists, and estates. They view the gallery as a place where the conversation about Maine’s role in American art continues through a rotating schedule of solo and group exhibitions highlighting contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by artists living or working in Maine. They also host artists’ talks, special exhibitions, events, and guest speakers. In 2012, the Wilkeses began publishing a line of fine art books under the imprint Marshall Wilkes to celebrate and document Maine-inspired artists and art history. For more information on titles published by Marshall Wilkes visit

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6 Court Street
Ellsworth, Maine 04605 


207 667 6611

The SEED Barn

The SEED Barn is an art gallery, education center and community engagement space that serves as a foundation for SEED :: disperse. The mission of SEED :: disperse is to encourage cross-pollination between the arts and sciences through fine art exhibitions and creative dissemination methods in combination with multi-sensory exploration and education to celebrate the miracle of seeds. Visitors to The SEED Barn are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore connections between art and science and their personal relationship to the natural world.

53 Falls Bridge Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 



Peninsula Potters

138 Ellsworth Rd.
Blue Hill, ME 04614 


Nervous Nellie’s Jams & Jellies

Jam/chutney production; sculpture studio; art park/museum; gift shop of mostly Maine products including exclusive commissioned products found Nowhere Else; & charming tea room
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598 Sunshine Road
Deer Isle, ME 04627 



Liros Gallery

19/20th century paintings, watercolors, and etchings

Old Maps and Prints

Museum quality conservation framing, restoration of paintings and appraisals

Russian icons a speciality

Work shop on the premises

Our 52 nd year

14 Parker Point Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 



Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival

Kneisel Hall, in the coastal village of Blue Hill, Maine, is often called the “cradle of chamber music teaching in America”. The festival can trace its origins to 1902 when violinist Franz Kneisel, founder of the first professional string quartet in America, began bringing students to his vacation home in Blue Hill for summer study. It is a chamber music school, a ten-week concert series and chamber music advocate through many outreach programs. Check the website for repertoire and musicians.

137 Pleasant Street / 36 Main St
Blue Hill, ME 04614  207 374 2811 tickets: 207 374 2203

Check the website for dates and venues for: Faculty Concerts,Young Artist Concerts and Master Classes and Outreach concerts all summer.

137 Pleasant Street / 36 Main St
Blue Hill, ME 04614 



Handmade Papers Gallery

Handmade Papers Gallery

Virginia Sarsfield, a production hand paper maker since 1994 produces a wide variety of artist-grade papers drawing inspiration from the world around her. Bits of fibers from walks in the woods or along the sea often find their way into some of the papers. The result is a rich palette of handmade papers in many different shades and textures. The lampshades produced from her papers are one-of-a-kind and add unique luminosity to any lamp. Working closely with each client, we help match the size, shape, and paper of the lampshade with the designated lamp base to maximize the beauty and functionality of each finished piece.
Stop by the gallery to view our wide variety of lampshades and artist-grade papers, or to have a custom lampshade made for that special lamp.

Don’t forget to check the other artists featured at the Gallery:
James Dodds, Maritime Linocuts
Hillary Hutton, Weaver
Jim Webb, Clay Artist
Lou Charlett, Woodworker

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113 Reach Rd
Brooklin, ME 04616 


(207) 359-8345

Handworks Gallery

Handcrafted designs for thoughtful living and giving. Featuring fine art, contemporary craft, jewelry, pottery textiles, wood and more by local and Maine artists.
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48 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 



Fairwinds Florist

Fairwinds Florist is a full service florist located at 5 Main Street in downtown Blue Hill. Fairwinds is woman-owned, and woman-run, proudly serving the Blue Hill Peninsula for more than 65 years. Offering a wide selection of locally grown and imported blooms available for daily delivery, walk in selections or events. Owner Cullen Schneider is a nationally accredited designer by the American Institute of Floral Designers. She and her staff boast more than 60 years combined experience in the industry. “We’ll exceed your expectations!”

5 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 



Owl Furniture, A Wing of Geoffrey Warner Studio

Welcome to Owl Furniture.

We are an ergonomic furniture company and our workshop is located in the scenic coastal town of Stonington, Maine. Using innovative design and skilled craftsmanship we create ergonomic furniture that is designed for sitting and standing to meet a healthy lifestyle.  Geoff also creates custom design furniture.  Please contact us at

We continue to hear from happy customers who use their Owl stools daily and report postural improvement and relief from discomfort they thought was with them for good! Check out their testimonials on our website:

43 N. Main Street
Stonington, ME 04681