Maine Art Hill was named Best Gallery in Down East magazine’s annual Best of Maine issue. From shopping to eating to playing outdoors, Down East readers and editors selected their statewide favorites this year and Maine Art Hill made the list.
Winners of the “Best of Maine” awards are selected for one of two categories: the Readers’ Choice or the Editors’ Choice. Ideas for the annual Editors’ Choice Best of Maine Down East are collected throughout the year as the magazine’s editors and contributors travel the state. The Readers’ Choice nominees are identified and voted on by thousands of Down East readers each year. Individual categories include Travel & Play, Food & Drink, Arts & Media, and Home & Style.This year the winners were closer than ever.
9 galleries. 45 artists. 21 weekly pop-ups. 21 years in the making. Voted Best Gallery of 2019 by Down East magazine readers and 2018 Business of the Year by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Arundel Chamber of Commerce. Maine Art Hill is home to four unique art destinations—The Gallery, Shows, Studios and Gallery at the Grand. The Gallery, open year-round and celebrating more than 20 years as one of Southern Maine’s premier art gallery destinations, proudly represents 45 fine artists. Each artist has some connection to Maine whether they are from here, live here currently or are lucky enough to spend time here when they can. Several of our artists are known nationally and worldwide, but have partnered with us for their Northeast representation, like Lyman Whitaker, who creates the copper and stainless steel kinetic Wind Sculptures. There are dozens of them outside so you can’t miss us!
Shows, located in a historic home, is an intimate gallery setting for viewing original artwork with stunning natural light and a striking sculpture garden. Shows are scheduled June through September.
Studios is a collection of six micro representing high-quality artists and artisans. Galleries include: The Works, artists represented by Maine Art Hill, a weekly rotating Pop-Up, Custom Framing and Prints, Phosart Fine Art and Photography and a tasting room by
Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery. “Proud and thankful,” says John Spain, owner of Maine Art Hill “I’m so proud of our artist friends and of the twenty employees in our Maine Art Hill family. Not only am I thankful to the visitors who have come to love this town, but also to the people who call Kennebunk and Kennebunkport home.”
The full list of “Best of Maine” winners appears in the July issue of Down East, on newsstands June 18 and available in the Down East Shop now.
About Down East:
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