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Author Eckhart Tolle once wrote, “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”Whether Tolle is right, the quiet beauty of this area does breed creativity. Artists have claimed this corner of Maine for more than a century. Take the time to visit the area’s galleries, studios and venues. The variety of performing and visual arts available is sure to tempt one way or another!
Arts & Galleries
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Professional graphic design, illustration, custom art and online art gallery.
86 Ellsworth Road
Paintings by George Lee Crosby.
20 Moose Lane
Historical and contemporary landscapes of Maine.
11 Tenney Hill
Hours: Summer Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Utilitarian stoneware pottery with local wildflower decorations and more.
199 Ellsworth Road
Fine art, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, wood toys.
P.O. Box 918
Fine arts gallery featuring bronze sculpture, watercolor, pastel and oil paintings.
P.O. Box 753
Hours: Mid June-mid Sep., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
One of the most significant chamber music programs in the U.S.
P.O. Box 648
• Tickets: 207-374-2203
Hours: Summer concerts, call for info.
Established in 1966—our 47th year! American and European 19th- and 20th-century paintings, watercolors, old prints, maps, Russian icons.
14 Parker Point Road
• toll-free: 800-287-5370
Hours: Open May-Dec., Open Daily July-Aug.
Fine reproductions of Rowantrees tableware and accessories.
84 Union Street
Porcelain art pottery.
289 Mines Road
Paintings and works of Francis Hamabe, Vincent Hartgen, Fairfield Porter and more.
P.O. Box 554
Since 1972. Performances of well-known and original plays and teaching classes in the performing arts year-round in the Blue Hill Town Hall.
18 Union Street
• tickets: 207-200-4720
Hours: Performances scheduled year-round.
Superb handwovens for you and your home, custom rag rugs.
36 Main Street
Hours: Call for current hours.
Nigel Chase, director
23 Union Street
Bed quilts, quilted wall hangings, nature quilts, children’s bibs, custom design work.
352 Mines Road
3 generations of family, beautiful pottery from family land clay. Won’t you stop in?
P.O. Box 392
Local: 207-374-2297 • Toll-free: 888-631-3321
Original watercolors capturing the timeless charm of Maine’s architecture and landscape. Open late June-September, 11:00-4:00 or by chance.
29 Pleasant Street
A fine craft gallery, now featuring handrafted apparel. Across the street from the library in Brooklin, Miane.
5 Bay Road
Custom lampshades, artist-grade papers, lamps, maritime linocuts by James Dodds, handwoven rag rugs by Hillary Hutton.
113 Reach Road
Hand-hooked rugs and supplies, miniature punchneedle, wood appliqué.
P.O. Box 30
Hours: Summer: Tues.-Sat., 10-5 and by chance or appointment.
Vibrant pastel landscapes and island paintings for the Maine coast.
29 Reach Road
Handknits, fine art and craft, eclectic gifts
180 Bay Road
Asian artifacts, museum quality baskets, masks, eclectic artifacts, fabrics, statuary, ritual bells, art
Nigel Chase, director. World class professional steel band, for weddings, parties, concerts, and workshops.
121 Red Trail
Fine handmade soap and gifts, original art, prints, cards by Patricia Arvidson, since 1984.
30 Bagaduce Road
“We are a family business in the business of preserving family history.” Our passion: “Fine Art with You in It!”
16 Mechanic Street
Oil paintings by Joshua Adam and Susan Parish Adam.
140 Battle Avenue
Quality, affordable antique furniture and accessories for everyone’s budget. Art and contemporary paintings and fine gifts.
P.O. Box 200
Hours: Open seasonally.
Goody-B. Wiseman, Lyn Mayewski, Louise Bourne, Gregory Dunham, Judy Wylie, Heidi Daub and guest artists.
5 Main Street
Wheel-thrown functional pottery, microwave and dishwasher safe.
56 Pressey Village Road
Furniture, paintings and sculpture by Bruce Bulger and fabric art by Holley Mead.
11 Church Street
433 South Deer Isle Road
Paintings, sculpture, photography, prints and books by member artists with ties to Downeast Maine. Open from mid-May to late Dec.
15 Main Street
Hours: Open from mid-May to late Dec.
Clay, glass, metal, mixed media, rotating shows of emerging and established studio artists.
19 Dow Road
Hours: Thu.-Sun. 12-5 p.m. or call for appt.
Clay, metalwork, art prints, felt, handspun yarn, blankets, sweaters, farm stand, more.
72 Reach Road
Haystack’s Center for Community Programs in Deer Isle village serves as an exhibition, workshop, and gathering space.
P.O. Box 518
Hours: Exhibitions are open from June-Sept., hours are Wed., Fri.-Sun., 1-5 p.m.
89 North Deer Isle Road
Indoor and garden sculpture
41 Church Street
Hours: Open all year
42 Bridge Street
Peter Beerits Sculpture. Free samples, great coffee, homemade scones, whimsical sculptures
598 Sunshine Road
The center is a home for theater, dance, musical performances, school-related activities and community events.
249 North Deer Isle Road
ext. 227: 207-348-6301
Nine local artists’ cooperative plus consignment artists.
3 Main Street
Sampling of over 1,200 pieces designed by award-winning metalsmith Ronald Hayes Pearson.
29 Old Ferry Road
Fine art photography of Maine by Terrell Lester.
4 Main Street
Paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, glass, ceramics, book arts and wood.
61 North Deer Isle Road
42 Bridge Street
Colorful landscapes and images of coastal Maine.
167 Wardwell Point
Maine landscapes, seascapes
130 Bayview Road
Contemporary paintings by Barbara Brady.
75 Reach Road
A Cultural Outpost. Landscape painting and public on-site events.
328 Caterpillar Hill Road
245 North Sedgwick Road
Celebrating 11 years. Handwoven textiles for you and your home, yarns, glass beads, shibori scarves.
497 Reach Road
Hours: Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Tues. - Fri. 10-5, Sat. 12-5.
Showcasing Maine landscape painting surrounded by a 225° view of Penobscot Bay
328 Caterpillar Hill Road
Fine art paintings in the Maine tradition; prints, cards, gifts
8 Flower Farm Lane
62 Reach Road
Specializing in affordable art from nature by Laura Dahlen, including gourds, painted feathers, carved eggs and more.
176 N. Main Street
43 Main Street
68 Main Street
26 Main Street
58 West Main Street
Framed original art, pillows, jewelry, candles, painted furniture, cards, antiques, new fresh art daily!
6 North Main Street
Frame your memories. Custom framing, local arts, Maine children’s books, local photography.
P.O. Box 175
52 Bear Springs Lane
Several concerts a year. Community chorus with music ranging from Bach to show tunes.
World-class chamber ensembles.
Lyn Mayewski. Non-profit group promoting appreciation of visual, literary, and performing arts.
Silas Yates, band conductor. Bring chairs or a blanket, a picnic, children and dogs.