Discover the best top things to do in New England, New England including Maine Art Hill, Providence Art Club, The Art of Humor Gallery, Moose Prints Gallery and Gifts, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Jan Kilburn Watercolor Studio and Gallery, Consenses, Ozzie's Glass Gallery, Little River HotGlass Studio, Portsmouth Historical Society.
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5.0 based on 41 reviews
Voted 2019 Best Gallery in Maine by Down East magazine readers and 2018 Business of the Year by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Arundel Chamber of Commerce. 9 galleries, 7 shows, 45 artists, 21 weekly pop-ups. Celebrating more than 20 years as one of Southern Maine's premier art gallery destinations and proudly representing 45 artists on a year-round basis. The gallery is located in Lower Village, Kennebunk, just steps away from Dock Square, Kennebunkport.
Gem of a Gallery in Picturesque Seaside Town of Kennebunk in Maine! We have been patrons of this wonderfully-diverse art gallery for years now and are proud owners of paintings, wind sculptures, and glass art from various artists that the gallery represents... We have commissioned pieces and also bought from the gallery displays directly and, throughout each transaction, the staff has been wonderful to deal with and has made the process seamless - special kudos go out to Natalie (Gallery Director & Manager) and Abby (Marketing Director/Event & Studio Coordinator). Be sure to stop by and hit all of the buildings that encompass the gallery as each one has special treasures to be admired and, most certainly, one of these will touch your spirit and speak to your heart, as all good art does...!
5.0 based on 22 reviews
This is said to be the oldest art club in the nation, designed to foster an appreciation for local arts.
5.0 based on 112 reviews
The Art of Humor Gallery, a collection of seriously funny fine art, features the work of artist/cartoonist Skip Morrow. On display are limited edition giclee prints, watercolor originals, books and greeting cards. Skip's internationally published illustrations include New York Times best selling books, greeting cards, magazine articles and advertising for national and international corporations. The 3000 foot gallery is situated on 14 acres of a scenic mountainside in the Green Mountains of Vermont, just minutes from the village of Wilmington and Mount Snow Ski area. Admission: $5 (credited toward purchase) Hours: Friday to Sunday 10 to 5 but because of VT COVID travel restrictions you will need to call for an appointment. A 14-day quarantine or 7 days followed by a negative COVID-19 test is required for all out of state travelers. Thank you for your cooperation.
Skip's wife Laraine organizes and maintains a wonderful gallery of his art, on display and for sale. The grounds are beautifully kept, the whole museum is a great legacy of Skip's acheivements and his sense of humor and creativity. Laraine is very warm and welcoming, and offers a very personal experience for visitors.
5.0 based on 30 reviews
A great shopping experience when visiting the Katahdin Region of Maine! Much like a walk in nature, the walls are filled with creatures and landscapes both great and small. With life size Moose images on stretched canvas wraps to miniature oil paintings on petrified wood, Moose Prints celebrates wildlife indigenous to the North Woods through photography, gift items and art. You will find Moose Prints on RT 11 & 157 11 miles from I-95(Exit 244, the road to Baxter State Park)in downtown Millinocket. We are ajacent to Key Bank (2 blocks before the downtown light). The gallery is open: Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat 10-6 and by chance or appointment Wed and Sun
5.0 based on 20 reviews
(Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is an owner operated fine arts gallery located on Peaks Island in Portland, ME. The gallery, located on the first floor, represents established and emerging artists with a connection to the state of Maine creating paintings in a range of styles from contemporary abstracts to traditional realism, limited edition bronze sculptures, and a select offering of works in clay. Exhibitions change monthly and include solo, group, and theme exhibits so clients and visitors always discover something new and exciting when visiting the gallery. A working art studio with a focus on creating ceramic art and pottery is located on the top floor. From April through the end of October the gallery is open between the hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. During the months of November through March the gallery is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Additional days and times by chance or scheduled by appointment.
If you are visiting Portland, take the 15-minute ferry ride to Peaks Island. During the spring and summer months, it runs every hour at 15 past the hour. It's a great place for a relaxing stroll and more. During a walk around Peaks Island, we visited the Richard Boyd Art Gallery. It had a good collection with a mix of local artists and those from outside of the area who provided oil and watercolor paintings and sculptures. The Gallery is owned by an artist and his wife. He does a lot of work with ceramics and creates unique pieces. We end up buying a beautiful and unique decorative vase. Visit it for enjoyment as you view the art work. Be aware, that you might end up buying--but the prices are reasonable. It's about a ten-minute leisurely walk from the ferry.
5.0 based on 10 reviews
Jan Kilburn's prints are sold widely in the area and on Monhegan. We had seen and like them so decided to stop by her studio on the way to Pemaquid lighthouse. She was there--very nice and welcoming and we enjoyed seeing both her original watercolors and prints. Of course, we had to buy some!
5.0 based on 8 reviews
Consenses' exhibit is an all ages artistic journey through the senses allowing visitors to touch, smell, taste, watch, listen and interact with art using each piece as a lens through which to perceive the inner world of the artists. The Exhibit, a mere 1 minute walk from the Vineyard Haven Ferry, is a series of 6 rotating sets. Each began its life as a photograph which was then given to a musician to interpret and translate into a song, their song was interpreted by a dancer, their dance was interpreted by a poet, their poem by a painter, the painting by a perfumer, the perfume by a sculptor and the subsequent 7 piece collection by a set designer. The result of experiencing Consenses is an overall feeling of "enlightenment," empathy, excitement, appreciation, understanding and peace. Visitors are encouraged to interpret the art on display for themselves and express their own perceptions using creative centers within the exhibit. Come spend an hour or a day with us discovering the nature of your own internal process. Leave with a broader understanding of yourself, others and the world around you.
5.0 based on 69 reviews
The glass work was absolutely beautiful. The owner explained the different types of glass, had specialty glasses for us to wear to see the colors as he made the glass pieces.
5.0 based on 47 reviews
My fiancé and I went on a whim and had an amazing time! We found this studio on a map of the Stowe area and after inquiring, found out that you can make your own pieces. Due to COVID restrictions there were some limitations, but even with the limitations there were a good amount of options. Michael was very fun to work with and made the experience that much better. He was very flexible with scheduling the time for us to come in and the session only took an hour. We did this the last day of our trip not realizing how long the pieces take to cool, and Michael arranged to have them shipped to our home. Would highly recommend to couples or a group looking for a unique experience.
5.0 based on 28 reviews
Founded in 1917, the Portsmouth Historical Society is a nonprofit devoted to the history, arts, and culture of the Portsmouth region, through acquisitions, preservation, museum exhibitions, programs, and publications. It operates the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center and the 1758 John Paul Jones Historic House Museum and Garden, a national historic landmark. The Society also serves as the home of the Portsmouth Advocates for Historic Preservation, and the Portsmouth Marine Society Press.
After visiting the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center, I went into the attached Portsmouth Historical Society building to see the 2021 art exhibits. The one on the first floor was titled: Twilight of American Impressionism. The featured artists were Alice Ruggles Sohier and Frederick A. Bosley. Alice Ruggles Sohier was born in Massachusetts. She had an extensive education in art. Among her instructors for advanced studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston were Edmund C. Tarbell and Frank Weston Benson. I liked most of her work shown in the exhibit. The oil painting titled Dahlias was my favorite. The yellow dahlias looked so delicate. I also liked the painting titled Yellow Day Lilies. Frederick A. Bosley was from Lebanon, New Hampshire. He also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with Edmund C. Tarbell and Frank Weston Benson. Works in this exhibit included portraits and landscapes. Most of his palette was in subdued darker shades, except for the portrait of a woman in a red kimono titled “Elizabeth in Red” which I liked. Bosley's palette was on display in a case. The exhibit upstairs was titled: Don Gorvett: Working Waterfronts. He is a contemporary artist. He does woodcuts and then makes colorized prints from them. The waterfronts were mostly Portsmouth and Ogunquit. There was also a video in which Don Gorvett demonstrated how he does the woodcuts and made his prints. He combines the traditional process with a few procedures he created. I found both exhibits worthwhile. I really liked the Impressionist exhibit. I always find every exhibit that the Portsmouth Historical Society displays to be first-rate. I rate the Portsmouth Historical Society, its John Paul Jones House, its tours, its publications, and these exhibits at 5.0. I highly recommend anything the Society does. If you found this review helpful, please click THANK below.
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