Welcome to the online Arts Guide 2017…

Banner (above) is a detail of our cover image, “Granite Scows, Hog Bay, ca. 1900s,” 2013, acrylic on board, 36 x 24 inches by Philip Barter – who will have a solo exhibit from June 21 to July 22, 2017 at Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.

Banner (above) is a detail of our cover image, “Granite Scows, Hog Bay, ca. 1900s,” 2013, acrylic on board, 36 x 24 inches by Philip Barter – who will have a solo exhibit from June 21 to July 22, 2017 at Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.

Providing visitors to mid-coast and Downeast Maine with web and print coverage of visual and performing arts, dining, events, and so much more for 18 years…

     This year, Arts Guide Online offers you a simple way to see all of the content contained in the print version with one click of your mouse!  No need to click on different pages on the website.  
     Simply CLICK HERE  or on the thumbnail image at right to see the entire Arts Guide! 

 
From early June through Columbus Day, the print version of Arts Guide is distributed free in hundreds of locations from Deer Isle and Stonington throughout the Blue Hill Peninsula, Castine, and Ellsworth.
     Over the years, many visitors have told us they take their copy of Arts Guide home to keep as a reminder of their trip and as a reference for their next trip.

Want to advertise or be listed on the website?

On the Advertise page, you’ll find advertising rates for both the print and online Arts Guides, as well as a link to download a PDF of the rate sheet. Although there is a specific deadline for advertising in the annual print Arts Guide, you can place an ad on the website at any time.
     Our readers – and our advertisers – are important to us. Please let us know what you think!


Arts Guide continues to bring you the best…

This year marks our eighteenth issue, and without our faithful advertisers, this little book filled with information about everything from what to do on a rainy day to where to eat or who has a new gallery, would not exist.
Also, without you – our faithful readers – none of us would be doing what we do best.  All the artists and sculptors, jewelers and potters, photographers, chefs and entertainers rely on your annual visits and support.  
A great big THANK YOU from Arts Guide to each and every one of you. Whether you are an old friend returning for the umpteenth time, or someone on their first visit, a longtime advertiser or a newbie, we couldn’t do this without you!

My very able bodied office assistant –Max the Poodle.  He’s also good at riding shotgun on delivery days, alerting me to visitors at the door, and he is a natural anti-depressant!

My very able bodied office assistant –Max the Poodle.  He’s also good at riding shotgun on delivery days, alerting me to visitors at the door, and he is a natural anti-depressant!

As we mark eighteen years bringing our readers “cover” stories featuring the late Judith Leighton, Deer Isle’s Turtle Gallery, Blue Hill’s Liros Gallery, Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth, and so much more, we hope we may have inspired others to follow their dreams and open their studios, or start painting, drawing, making pots or jewelry…

This year’s Guide is a jam-packed 48 pages, with a great story on an ongoing Collaboration between potter Mark Bell and painter William Irvine.  We loved having the opportunity to talk with them, and think you will enjoy reading the story.  

My current assistant is a 7-year-old Standard Poodle named Max.  His biggest job around the office is to get me out of the chair, out of the office, and into the fresh air to walk and play fetch. It’s a job he does with great grace, style, and curly enthusiasm!
I couldn’t do all this without his help (read: distractions), nor would I want to. 

Here’s to many more years of Arts Guide!