Celebrate Craft with Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend

Live music Saturday night at Artsworth Hymn For Her 6:00 pm

Live music Saturday night at Artsworth Hymn For Her 6:00 pm

Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend (October 11-15, 2017) is being held in conjunction with Maine Crafts Association’s statewide celebration of craft. This year Ellsworth will be at the forefront as a Featured City and will be promoted as a hub for cultural activities in Downeast Maine. Over 40 local artists, nonprofits and businesses will join in the festivities.

Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend is an event celebrating the creative community in Ellsworth. Participants will include galleries, artists, retail shops, eateries and non-profits in the urban core, offering studio tours, sales, artist demonstrations, live music, and so much more.

Ellsworth Glass Blower Linda Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass in front of the “Glory Hole” in her Ellsworth Hot Shop.

Ellsworth Glass Blower Linda Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass in front of the “Glory Hole” in her Ellsworth Hot Shop.

Heidi Stanton-Drew, of The Artful Aide and Chair of Heart of Ellsworth’s Cultural Committee, says, “It is encouraging to work with so many passionate, community volunteers to craft an event that builds on Ellsworth’s existing creative economy.”

Carl Little kicks off this event with a Heart of Ellsworth Public Forum, “The Creative Economy in Ellsworth” on October 11, 6:00 pm at the Ellsworth Public Library.

Other event highlights include:

The Courthouse Gallery Fine Art | Gallery Talk: William Irvine & Mark Bell | October 12 – 6:00 pm

Artsworth | Live Concert Fundraiser: Hymn for Her | October 13 – 6:00 pm

Maine Alpaca Experience | Visit with the Alpacas | October 14 – 10:00 am

Ellsworth Metalsmith Nisa Smiley soldering in her Main Street Studio

Ellsworth Metalsmith Nisa Smiley soldering in her Main Street Studio

Main Street will be alive on Saturday, October 14 with artist demos in blacksmithing, jewelry, and fiber arts. Just up the street, Atlantic Art Glass will be blowing their famous glass pumpkins both Saturday and Sunday. Many downtown businesses and eateries will be offering specials in celebration of Art of Ellsworth: Maine Craft Weekend.

Full event calendar is available at: mainecraftweekend.org/2017-featured-locations/ellsworth/ and Heart of Ellsworth’s Facebook page. For more information, please email: cara@heartofellsworth.org.

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