Welcome to the online Arts Guide 2018…

 Banner (above) is a detail of our cover image, “ Unimagined Delicacy , 2018, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. by Philip Frey – who will have a solo exhibit from June 20 to July 14, 2018 at Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.

Banner (above) is a detail of our cover image, “Unimagined Delicacy, 2018, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. by Philip Frey – who will have a solo exhibit from June 20 to July 14, 2018 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 nineteenth 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 sweet little parti Poodle, Fern, at about six months of age.  She is the new office assistant, and also great riding shotgun on delivery days – and any other time!

My sweet little parti Poodle, Fern, at about six months of age.  She is the new office assistant, and also great riding shotgun on delivery days – and any other time!

As we mark nineteen 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 52 pages, including a great feature story on Philip Frey, one of Maine’s finest landscape painters.  In addition, we have an article on Stonington’s gWatson Gallery at 20 years.

My great assistant (Standard Poodle) Max died last September, and he left a huge hole in my heart.  In spite of – or because of – that hole, I met and fell in love with another Standard Poodle puppy. Fern will be one year old in late August, and she is doing her puppy best to fill the gap, and become a great adult dog like Max. She provides many distractions, lots of tug-of-war, and beautiful excuses for walks in nature.   

Here’s to many more years of Arts Guide!