Holidays In Harpswell Maine

Holiday In Harpswell Maine Weekends Open House

Holiday In Harpswell Brochure (Click on picture for larger view)

Press For Times Record News Release for “Holidays In Harpswell”

The town of Harpswell located in Mid Coast Maine is having a two weekend open house. The primary theme is ” Buying Local” this holiday season. Through opening our various diverse galleries, studios, and eateries these two Holidays In Harpswellpre-Christmas week ends: Dec. 3rd -4th & Dec. 10-11, Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4p.m., we want to entice local and regional consumers to tour, enjoy, and shop the literally dozens of arts/artisans, crafts, and fine eateries that Harpswell has to offer itself and the general mid-coast region. The message we hope to send: Support local arts/artists as you would your farmers. Enjoying and buying locally supports and sustains our own culture and economy!

Harpswell Maine Arts and Crafts

DISCOVER HARPSWELL’S HOLIDAY HERITAGE

The Harpswell Art and Craft Guild’s 1st. anniversary holiday event includes twenty five studios, shops, galleries and eateries in Harpswell located along Harpswell Neck on Rt. 123, on Great, Orrs and Bailey Islands along Rt. 24 and in Cundy’s Harbor. This collaborative effort celebrates “Holidays in Harpswell” on both Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 3-4 and Dec.10-11 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day. HACG, Five Rivers Arts Alliance and Southern Mid-coast Maine Chamber continue to work together to bring the best of what the Mid-coast/Harpswell has to offer for this holiday season. As well as the diverse products and fine meals, the public can enjoy the always spectacular drive along Harpswell’s scenic coastline and experience the satisfaction of supporting local artisans and businesses whose communal effort help create that old time holiday feeling of neighborly connection.

Harpswell Maine Arts and Crafts

Tour ALL the local regions of Harpswell to discover baskets, pottery, jewelry, crafts, wooden heirloom flower presses, hats, ornaments, furniture, fine art, hand bags, note cards, clothing, candies, handmade paper, plus demonstrations and special event offerings at five local eateries. Brochures with location maps will be available at the Brunswick Visitors Center, Five Rivers Arts Alliance sponsored event
Downtown Move Up” located on the 2nd. Floor of the Lincoln Building, Main St., Brunswick (Dec.2-4) and other locations along local routes and participating sites. Look for the big red bow on the guild’s distinctive Blue Heron sign.

Holidays in Harpswell Events Schedule

       SATURDAY, Dec.3

On the Hour- Carousel Carving Demos- Gun Point Cove Gallery

Ongoing –      Basket making Demos- Gun Point Cove Gallery

Ongoing- Jewelry Making Demo-Widgeon Cove Gallery

11, 2              Pottery Throwing Demos- Ash Cove Pottery

12, 1              Coiled Fiber Basket Demos- Ash Cove Pottery

2 pm              Gallery Talk- Harbor Works Gallery

3 pm               Signing of Fine Arts Books by Susan Rayfield-GPCG

       SUNDAY, Dec. 4

On the Hour- Carousel Carving Demos-Gun Point Cove Gallery

Ongoing-        Basket-making Demos- Gun Point Cove Gallery

Ongoing- Jewelry Making Demo-Widgeon Cove Gallery

11, 2               Pottery Throwing Demos- Ash Cove Pottery

12,1                Coiled Fiber Basket Demos- Ash Cove Pottery

2 pm              Gallery Talk- Harbor Works Gallery

1-4       Signing of A BAILEY ISLAND GIRL            REMEMBERS:

Janet Freeman Baribeau- Seaside Creations

Janet Freeman Baribeau

Janet Freeman Baribeau’s long line of maternal Harpswell ancestors and her love for the people of Bailey Island and their stories prompted the writing of this book. From her personal memories she’s tried to show and share a way of life that is no more for all those who wonder what it was like to grow up on a small island in Maine.

       SATURDAY, Dec.10

On the Hour- Carousel Carving Demos- Gun Point Cove Gallery

Ongoing-       Basket-making Demos- Gun Point Cove Gallery

Ongoing- Jewelry Making Demo-Widgeon Cove Gallery

11,2               Pottery Throwing Demos- Ash Cove Pottery

12,1               Coiled Fiber Basket Demos- Ash Cove Pottery

12  noon         Signing of LobstArt Studio’s 2012 Lobster Calendar-GPCG

2 pm              Gallery Talk- Harbor Works Gallery

3 pm               Signing of Fine Arts Books by Susan Rayfield-GPCG

Susan Rayfield

Inspired by color and atmosphere, Susan Rayfield is well known for her expressive photographs of Monhegan, a rugged island twelve miles off the coast of Maine. Her work has been shown in many exhibitions and is contained in corporate collections.

A native New Yorker, Susan is the author of six books, among them Wildlife Photography: The Art and Technique of Ten Masters (Amphoto). She has juried international photography competitions, including the annual Best of Nature Images sponsored by Nikon. In New York, she was the picture editor for Audubon Magazine, and has edited numerous photography books.

  SUNDAY, Dec. 11

On the Hour- Carousel Carving Demos- Gun Point Cove Gallery

Ongoing-       Basket-making Demos- Gun Point Cove GalleryBasket Weaving Demo At Holidays In Harpswell

Ongoing- Jewelry Making Demo-Widgeon Cove Gallery

11,2               Pottery Throwing Demos- Ash Cove Pottery

12,1              Coiled Fiber Basket Demos-Ash Cove Pottery

12 noon         Signing of LobstArt Studio’s 2012 Lobster Calendar-GPCG

2 pm              Gallery Talk- Harbor Works Gallery

1-4                           Signing of A BAILEY ISLAND GIRL REMEMBERS: Janet Freeman Baribeau, Seaside Creations

SPECIALS from Participating Eateries:

COOKS LOBSTER HOUSE: 20% discount to patrons with receipt on day of purchase from participating member(s) of event

MO-JO CAFÉ: On going weekend specials on artisanal pizzas

Here is a list of businesses participating in The Holiday Weekends Open House. Please call them for details of what specials are happening at their fine establishment.

1.) Ash Cove Pottery

833-6004

info@ashcovepottery.com

www.ashcovepottery.com

2.) B. McFadden Gallery

A map of Harpswell Maine

Click on Picture for driving directions

833-6940

bradmcfa@gwi.net

bradmcfadden.com

3.) Bailey Island Store (Terry Pontbriand)

833-2400

tpontbriand@yahoo.com

4.) C. Periwinkle & Co., Gifts & Gallery

833-8040

cequimby@comcast.net

Facebook @

Periwinkle & Company

5.) Cafe Mojo

406-2155

mojomaine@gmail.com

6.) Cheri Goguen / The Purple Acorn

232-2363

purplehouse91@hotmail.com

7.) Common Table Inn / Deb Wolfender

(W) 833-5564 /(C) 754-8693

deb@commontable.com

www.commontable.com

Holidays In Harpswell Brochure

Click on image to print Participating Business Map / Click Print Preview And Scale 125% For Full Page Printed Map

8.) Cooks Lobster House

833-2818

pboisvert1@comcast.net

www.cookslobster.com

9.) Gallery at Widgeon Cove

833-6081

kuhl@gwi.net

www.widgeoncove.com

10.) Giant Stairs Seafood Grill

833-5000

11.) Gun Point Cove Gallery

833-7303

info@gunpointcovegallery.com

www.gunpointcovegallery.com

12.) Harbor Works Gallery

841-9812

gsaldanh@bowdoin.edu

www.harborworksgallery.org

13.) Henning Porcelain (weekend cluster with Ash Cove Pottery)

833-5556

michelle@henningporcelain.com

www.henningporcelain.com

14.) Island Candy Company

833-6639

islandpeople@myfairpoint.net

15.) LobstArt Studios

410-336-1609

doc@lobstart.com

www.lobstart.com

16.) Lynette Breton Design

725-9802

lbretondesign@gmail.com

www.holdingpatternsflowerpress.com

17.) Maine Made Photos

207-844-0340

hutch75@gmail.com

www.mainemadephotos.com`

18.) Margaret Leonard

833-6051

1706 Harpswell Neck Rd.

mleonard207@yahoo.com

www.mflspictures.multiply.com/photos

19.) Ms. Etta & Co.

729-8234

sfides@myfairpoint.net

20.) Paulus Fine Furniture

833-5026

paulus@paulusfurniture.com

www.paulusfurniture.com

21.) The Village Shop

833-6651

tomnorma@gwi.net

22.) Tile from Away

833-5330

tilefromaway@gmail.com

www.tilefromaway.com

23.) Sea Side Creations

833-6645

jbrobb5@msn.com

24.) Susan Rayfield

729-1851

sray@aol.com

25.) Steve’s

833-6329

steveblack1948@yahoo.com

www.steveblackphotos.com

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One response to “Holidays In Harpswell Maine

  1. This is great. I love to see so much creativity blossoming in our town. What could be better for the holidays than buying durable, well-made gifts that are locally made? Such talent, hidden down dirt roads and along winding paths. How much more beautiful can a place be? Boy, are we lucky to live here!

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