Archive for Kennebunk

Brick Store Museum show through Nov. 17

The Brick Store in Kennebunk is showing the work of Susan Barrett Merrill and Rosalind Fedeli for Homecoming, through Nov. 17.


Maine Art Hill named Best Gallery in Down East Magazine’s Best of Maine

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:

Down East Enterprise, Inc., is a multimedia company based in Camden, Maine. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest paid-circulation magazine dedicated to the Pine Tree State. For more than six decades, Down East has been the authority on Maine, and today continues to capture the reader’s attention with an insider look at contemporary life in Maine. They also produce a suite of digital assets that complement and support each of its niche brands.

Maine Art Hill three artist show

Liz Hoag

Maine Art Hill is having a three artist show featuring new works from Liz Hoag, Trip Park, and Janis H. Sanders. The show will run from August 11 – 30, 2018 at Maine Art Shows on 10 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk, ME and is open everyday at 10am. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 5 – 7pm with live music, refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists.

Liz Hoag, a Maine artist, has found beauty in the most simple of pleasures; looking at the amazing play of light and sky as it winds around, in and through the branches of the incredible trees that decorate our entire state. Starting with a dark canvas, or negative space, she builds up by adding light. The result is a “stained glass” image that is both abstract and representational.


Trip Park

Trip Park was drawn to advertising long before he illustrated and eventually painted. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he first worked as an Art Director with ad agencies Leo Burnett, Chicago, and with Saatchi & Saatchi, New York. But working with and hiring his favorite illustrators through the help of being an Art Director gave him an intoxicating look into their side of creative world. He has illustrated a number of children’s books and helped develop characters for animated features and commercials.


Janis Sanders


Janis Sanders has always found his inspiration from the outside world and how it interacts with man and the objects we build. His stunning use of sky and light combined with structures and vessels has become his signature.“My self-assigned task for each work, is to convey the ethereal ‘thing’ of light in the paint, as the sun casts its breath on the world, a definite sky and subsequent horizon line define space. Each painting for me begins with the sky, it is like a curtain that is the backdrop for a vast stage.”

For more information, contact us at 207-967-0049 or email us at

Dan Graziano 2017 Painting Workshops

This year, Dan Graziano will be teaching four workshops in the New England area. He is excited to be teaming with two arts organizations for the first time – River Tree Arts in Kennebunk, Maine and the Wallkill River School of Art in New York. Also, he will again be doing two workshops at his studio in Castine, Maine. For more information and downloadable registration forms, visit his web site at