Archipelago says thank you

“Incipience and Seabirds,” by Jack Sullivan.

What a year! We all had big plans for the year, right? Archipelago hoped to celebrate our 20th anniversary with you in person with a big party full of good food, laughter, mingling, and fun. While that didn’t happen, this year continues to remind all of us about what is most important in our lives — the people we love, the friendships we make, the memories we share, the things we craft, the art we relish, and the nature that sustains us.

Many of you, too, had big plans — national shows, local shows, new retail stores, new wholesale lines, summer fairs, and other opportunities that you had to let go and/or find a way to pivot to something different.

We just want to say that all of us at Archipelago are so grateful for YOU — each and every one of you. You have shown grace, care, resilience, creativity, curiosity, wonder, hard work, grit, determination, faith, hope and more during this incredibly uncertain time.

Thank you for bringing yourselves to this world and to your communities, and for sharing your creativity with us. Our customers’ spirits have been so buoyed from what comes in day after day, all year long. So, in this season of gratitude, we wanted to take a moment to send a heartfelt thank you. Our shop and gallery are beautiful because of you, and the world is more beautiful, too.

To the 300-plus Maine artists and makers living from Vinalhaven to Rangeley, Matinicus to Rockland, Stonington to Cape Elizabeth, and Bar Harbor to Lubec: thank you!

With cheerful hearts, Lisa, Frances, Cynthia and Genevieve at Archipelago wish you the warmest holiday season and all the best for a healthy new year.

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