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    “Four Artists, Four Distinct Styles” @ Dogfish Bar and Grill

    “Four Artists, Four Distinct Styles” exhibit of work by Gay Freeborn of Brownfield, Doug Houle of Augusta, Diane Noble of Biddeford and Kim Traina of Edgecomb will be on at the Dogfish Cafe on Free Street in Portland from April 30 to July 2. Gay’s oil paintings conveying the intimate understanding of animals and the […] View event

  • “Lost Landscapes” @ Ketchum Library – UNE, Biddeford campus

    An exhibition of Plein Air paintings by Charles Matthew Thompson, UNE Professor of Art and founder of the UNE Department of Fine Arts, will be on view in the UNE Art Gallery, Ketchum Library, Biddeford Campus through August 1, 2017. While visiting the Dyer Library in Saco, Maine, Thompson came upon a book from the […] View event

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    Lost Landscapes: An exhibition of paintings by UNE Professor Charles Thompson @ Art Gallery – UNE, Portland campus

    An exhibition of Plein Air paintings by Charles Matthew Thompson, UNE Professor of Art and founder of the UNE Department of Fine Arts, will be on view in the UNE Art Gallery, Ketchum Library, Biddeford Campus through August 1, 2017. While visiting the Dyer Library in Saco, Maine, Thompson came upon a book from the […] View event

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    “Mountains to Sea” @ Merrill Memorial Library

    The Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth is featuring the paintings of Anne F. Niles from May 18-July12. The Library is located at 215 Main Street, Yarmouth. View event

  • Guided Avery Hike @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Begin your adventure from the Stratton Brook Trailhead on Route 27. Hike about three miles to Stratton Brook Hut , arriving by 5pm. The hut staff will show you to your bunk room, so you can settle in before dinner is served at 6. You’ll spend the evening relaxing on the screened porch, or gathered […] View event

  • Green Plate Special Dinner Event @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Experience a weekend of nature and great food with cookbook author Christine Burns Rudalevige at Poplar Hut July 1st-2nd, where she’ll demonstrate healthy recipes and inspiring cooking techniques from her new cookbook, Green Plate Special. Surrounded by forest and streams and powered by renewable energy, Poplar Hut is the perfect setting for an evening of […] View event

  • Guided Flagstaff Canoe & Camp @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Begin your journey by hiking or mountain biking from your choice of trailheads to get to Flagstaff Hut. See ‘Trail Descriptions’ for a full list of options. Arrive at the hut anytime before 5, allowing yourself time to settle in before dinner is served at 6. You’ll spend the evening relaxing on the screened porch, […] View event

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    Reckoning with Nature: Andrew Winter at Monhegan Island @ Monhegan Museum of Art and History

    This summer’s art exhibition at the Monhegan Museum of Art and History is a retrospective of Andrew Winter’s Monhegan paintings. It will be on display from June 24th until September 30th. Andrew Winter was an acclaimed mid-twentieth century artist, born in Estonia, who sailed around the world before immigrating to the United States, establishing himself […] View event

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    The Color of Light @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    Diana Kilfoil of Cincinnati, Ohio and Biddeford Pool, Maine will exhibit her oil,pastel and watercolors at the University of New England Biddeford Campus Center from July 1 to August 2. Diana has spent every summer on the Maine coast and is inspired by the beautiful environment to create her art. She is past president of […] View event

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    POWER OF PLACE Wells Reserve at Laudholm @ Wells Reserve at Laudholm

    POWER OF PLACE Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells, Maine May 26 – October 16, 2017 Opening Reception Wednesday, June 7th 4:30-6:30 pm Open Daily from 7AM to Sunset Rolling fields and woodland trails on historic coastal farm offer dramatic settings for outdoor sculpture in granite, steel, marble and bronze by twenty-eight New England artists. http://www.wellsreserve.org/visit/  […] View event

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    OOB Ballpark Farmers & Artisan Market @ OOB Ballpark Farmers / Artisan Market

    The OOB Ballpark will be hosting a Farmers / Artisan Market every Sunday from 8AM-12PM. Maine grown Produce and Maine made products. Shop Local Buy Local. Vendor spaces still available. View event

  • Scarborough Farmers Market @ Scarborough Farmers Market

    The Scarborough Farmers Market is held in the Town Hall Parking lot on Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:00pm. Come avoid the masses of the Portland Market, and still find plenty of veggies, seedlings, meats, baked goodies, flowers, crafts and more. View event

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    Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members’ Collections @ Mantor Library — University of Maine at Farmington

    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their summer exhibition, “Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members’ Collections,” running from June 9 through Sept. 28, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South St., in Farmington. Some remarkable books will be on display, each of them unusual in some way. Some are […] View event

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    Sea Kayak Tour to Fort Gorges @ East End Beach

    This 3-hour sea kayak tour takes you to Fort Gorges, a Civil-War-era granite fort surrounded by water that’s one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay. The trip is a great way way to combine the experience of sea kayaking on the Maine coast with exploring one of the region’s most exciting historic landmarks. […] View event

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    GARY HAVEN SMITH Ogunquit Museum of American Art @ Ogunquit Museum of American Art

    GARY HAVEN SMITH Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit, Maine May 1 – October 31, 2017 Solo show by acclaimed stone sculptor in the Museum’s seaside gardens. www.ogunquitmuseum.org for hours and directions. June LaCombe SCULPTURE 207.688.4468 | june.lacombe@gmail.com www.junelacombesculpture.com View event

  • South Portland Farmers Market @ South Portland Farmers Market

    The South Portland Farmers Market is held in the City Hall Parking lot on Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00pm. Come avoid the masses of the Portland Market, and still find plenty of veggies, seedlings, meats, baked goodies, diary, flowers, and more. View event

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    Patricia Chandler a solo exhibit of paintings opens July 1at Richard Boyd Art Gallery @ Richard Boyd Art Gallery

    (Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Patricia Chandler on Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. Born and raised in Maine, Pat’s career as a trained commercial and fine artist spans multiple genres including illustration, portraiture, and landscapes. Her current series of paintings represent a […] View event

  • Heritage Days Book Sale @ The Winter Street Center

    Annual Bath Heritage Days Book Sale by the Friends of Patten Free Library in Bath. The Friends support the Patten Free Library and its many programs. Books sorted and something for everyone! All ages. 4 days. Saturday July 1 – Monday July 3rd 10 am – 4 pm AND Tuesday July 4th from 10 am […] View event

  • “Rebirth” exhibit at Stable Gallery @ Stable Gallery, Damariscotta

    June show at Stable Gallery, a former stable now gallery managed by artists for artists, features painters Hati Modr, Priscilla McCandless, Lucinda Talbot, Katenia Keller; weaver Bill Bellows; ceramicist Lee Cummings; jeweler Ruth Hartman; wood workers Stephen Vowles and Steve Ryder. Over 35 Maine based artists show their work at the gallery throughout the summer […] View event

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    Barbara Ernst Prey: new oil paintings and prints at Barbara Prey Projects @ Barbara Prey Projects

    BARBARA PREY PROJECTS is pleased to open the season with “Barbara Ernst Prey: New Oils and Prints” featuring never before seen small-scale Maine oil paintings and a new series of limited edition prints by internationally acclaimed artist Barbara Ernst Prey. New print releases include Gallantly Streaming (currently on exhibit at the U.S. Mission to the […] View event

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    Colonial Militia Encampment @ 19th Century Curran Homestead Village at Newfield

    Sat., Sun., & Mon., July 1, 2 & 3, 10-4, Colonial Militia Encampment Re-Enactment at 19th Century Curran Homestead Village at Newfield, formerly Willowbrook Museum, 70 Elm Street, Newfield, ME 04056. There will be a presentation of pre-Rev. War militia camp life by the 2nd Regiment of York (Maine). Lots of things to see and […] View event

  • “New England Summers” @ Wiscasset Bay Gallery

    a pair of energetically painted oils by John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972). “Up the Kennebec” is rendered in rich blues and greens and depicts the clear light of a Maine summer day on the Kennebec River. In contrast, “Squall” utilizes strong blacks, browns and ultramarine blues to capture two men in a dory crossing Montsweag Bay […] View event

  • “Places: Two Views — Paintings and Photography” @ Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington

    by Phil Poirier and Milton Christianson The show runs through Friday, Aug. 18. Born in Rumford, Poirier considers himself an observational naturalist where photography, the visual transcription, has now supplanted painting. “Working with digital imagery, I push the images, pulling out work that feels more painterly than anything I ever did with a brush,” said […] View event

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    Victor Leger: Obsessive Realism @ Littlefield Gallery

    From June 19 through July 16, Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor will display the largest body of Victor Leger’s Maine landscapes thus far. The work is a variety of coastal scenes on the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park.Though the paintings are all realistically represented, they diverge greatly in terms of daylight, weather, composition, […] View event

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    “Becoming Summer” @ Savory Maine Organic Restaurant

    A selection of new oil paintings by local artist Susan Bartlett Rice will be on display May 23 through July 3 at Savory Maine. Rice represents long-standing traditions in contemporary times through her colorful paintings of local architecture, the working waterfront, the Maine woods and agriculture. Rice’s recent paintings feature vibrant color, and her style […] View event

  • Mountaintop Summer Worship Services @ Sugarloaf USA

    Carrabassett Valley – High up on Sugarloaf Mountain, a new outdoor Amphitheater nicknamed The AMP, will be the site of summer worship services conducted by Sugarloaf Christian Ministry. The AMP is located just West of the top of the Super Quad chair lift and has stunning views, benches for participants, a platform for leaders, and […] View event

  • Making Paper, Making Maine @ Maine Historical Society

    Paper has shaped Maine’s economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine […] View event

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    Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine @ Maine Historical Society

    Creative Maine explores the creativity and ingenuity that created the Maine economy as we know it today through the historical parade banners of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. In 1841, MCMA members paraded down Congress Street in Portland to demonstrate their skills and support for their individual trades, as well as for craftspeople struggling to […] View event

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    Center for Wildlife’s Docent Tours! @ Center for Wildlife

    Come visit the Center for Wildlife, attend a tour led by one of our wonderful docents, and pick up a gift in our docent station gift shop! $5 suggested donation for tours, visit www.thecenterforwildlife.org for docent dates and more information! View event

  • Image featured: Robert Indiana, KVF VII the Hartley Elegies: the Berlin Series, 1991. Silkscreen on paper, 59 1/2 in. x 59 1/2 in. (151.1 x 151.1 cm). Gift of Park Granada Editions, 1991.027
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    Robert Indiana: Placeholder @ Colby College Museum of Art

    In 1978, facing eviction from his long-time studio in lower Manhattan, Robert Indiana (born 1928) relocated to the island of Vinalhaven, located in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, where he had worked seasonally since 1969. Robert Indiana: Placeholder features select prints from two series related to the artist’s residence in Maine, a time of intense introspection and […] View event

  • Image featured: Nicole Wittenberg, Untitled, 2010. Oil on linen, 25 in. x 42 in. (63.5 x 106.7 cm). Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation, 2010.272

    Visionary Painting: Curated by Alex Katz @ Colby College Museum of Art

    Visionary Painting presents a selection of works showing artists in compelling dialogue with the work of Marsden Hartley. Alex Katz (born 1927) credits Hartley with creating “a vision of Maine that dominates people’s minds even today.” Curated by Katz as a companion to Marsden Hartley’s Maine, this exhibition considers how the American modernist’s thematic and […] View event

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    Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I @ Colby College Museum of Art

    In the decade before his death, the American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) embraced lithography, a printmaking technique in which the artist draws directly onto a stone or plate with an oil-based medium. Of the more than 170 lithographs that Bellows produced, twenty belong to his “War Series,” which was immediately controversial when published in 1918. […] View event

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    “Embracing Earth” @ Hawk Ridge Farm

    EMBRACING EARTH Hawk Ridge Farm Pownal, Maine May 20 – July 23, 2017 Opening Reception Saturday, May 20th 4:30-6:30 pm By appointment 207-688-4468 june.lacombe@gmail.com Sculpture by New England artists shown through country home, gardens and woodland trails. Sunday afternoon speakers, open houses, events and photos posted on website www.junelacombesculpture.com Maple Tree Talks on the “art […] View event

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    Tour of Nellieville at Deer Isle @ Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

    From June to October, sculptor, Peter Beerits gives ten periodic 1-hour tours of Nellieville: a collection of buildings, installations, characters and creatures made (mostly) out of found objects. A Western town, juke joint, general store, church and clock tower share an eclectic campus with a jam factory (in a cottage. . .), shop, small tea […] View event

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    1st Sunday Sacred Harp Singing @ Portland New Church

    All are welcome to come sing with us at our Portland Monthly 1st Sunday Sacred Harp Singing, where we sing out of “The Sacred Harp” 1991 Denson edition. Loaner copies of this tunebook are available to use during the singing, as well as copies to purchase. No experience expected or necessary – beginners and curious […] View event

  • Revolutionary War lithograph exhibit @ Gibbs Library

    The Gibbs Library will present a selection of 18th and 19th-century lithographs depicting events of Revolutionary and Civil War from the collection of Washington resident Lennie Weiner. The exhibit includes two historical figures, George Washington and Israel Putnam, both of whom had a significant influence on the history of the town. At one time, the […] View event

  • 2:00pm Sports

    Dagorhir Medieval fantasy combat practice (Walk-ons welcome!) @ Deering Oaks Park

    Dagorhir is a full-contact, Tolkein inspired, medieval fantasy-themed sport that uses padded weaponry for a fast paced and safe environment for people who love medieval themes, or just love to have fun and exercise. View event

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    Guys and Dolls @ Maine State Music Theatre

    Set in a mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan […] View event

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    Friends of Evergreen Tour: Gettysburgh July 1-3, 1863 @ Evergreen Cemetery

    With over 1,000 Civil War veterans, Evergreen’s Historic Section is perhaps Portland’s best, yet little known Civil War site. These men and women along with family and friends tell the story of Maine in the war era from the battlefield to efforts at home. View event

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    Bowdoin International Music Festival presents Young Artist Concert @ Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College

    The Young Artist Concert series presents performances by advanced young musicians who come to the Festival from conservatories and music schools in more than twenty-five countries. View event

  • Gala reception: “Places: Two Views — Paintings and Photography” @ Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington

    by Phil Poirier and Milton Christianson.” The show runs through Friday, Aug. 18. Born in Rumford, Poirier considers himself an observational naturalist where photography, the visual transcription, has now supplanted painting. “Working with digital imagery, I push the images, pulling out work that feels more painterly than anything I ever did with a brush,” said […] View event

  • Bingo Bango @ Salvage BBQ

    Every Sunday at Salvage BBQ, we host BINGO BANGO, fun for the whole family with your host Lex Jones. Play for fun, play to win. Always excellent prizes and never a charge to play. BINGO starts at 6:00pm. View event

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    Sunset Wine Sails in Portland, Maine @ Maine State Pier

    Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced for a gorgeous scenic wine sail on board the 74-foot sailboat Frances, built by her Captains and crew on Portland’s waterfront as you explore some incredibly delicious examples of quality wines from around the world that you’ll love to have in your repertoire. You’re in for an incredible […] View event

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    Guys and Dolls @ Maine State Music Theatre

    Set in a mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan […] View event

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    Paula Poundstone headlines the Stone Mountain Arts Center @ Stone Mountain Arts Center

    Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (available now wherever books, ebooks and audio books are sold), Comedian Paula Poundstone is performing on Sunday, July 2nd, at The Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME. “There’s nothing like a night […] View event

  • Limington, ME Fireworks Celebration 2017 Sunday 7/2/1 @ Mill Pond

    LIMINGTON, MAINE FIREWORKS Celebration 2017 Date: Sunday, July 2, 2017 (Rain date – Monday, July 3, 2017) Time: 9:00 PM Location: Fireworks located @ the Mill Pond – behind Sleeper’s Supermarket (183 Ossipee Trail – Route 25 & 11) Parking: Parking is available across from the Mill Pond & along route 11. Arrive early! Best […] View event