FIRST FRIDAY ART TOURS

2019 dates: June 7 ~ July 5 ~ Aug. 2 ~ Sept. 6 ~ Oct. 4
Posted:  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:00am
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A self-guided journey led by the art lover’s desire to exercise their imagination.

Open houses.  Live demos. Refreshments.

 Meet the artists and gallery owners.

Take a walk on the creative side …

 

Boothbay Harbor galleries …

GOLD/SMITH GALLLERY

8 McKown St. ~ 633-6252

    June 7 through July 2,  from 4 to 6 p.m., the gallery is featuring new oil paintings on Masonite by Florentine artist Carlo Albucci. Refreshments and drinks will be offered … and a heavy dose of Carlo’s younger and cheek Italian humor as well.

SANDPIPER ART GALLERY

16 Granary Way ~ 633-0014

     A new seasonal artists gallery in the heart of Boothbay Harbor - in the green building right at the west side entrance to the footbridge - is an artist's studio gallery featuring impressionistic pastels of Maine landscapes, wildlife and classic still lifes by KALLENA. Also paper collage greeting cards depicting local scenes. Open through Oct. 15.

BOOTHBAY HARBOR FRAMERS GALLERY & ANTIQUES

185K Townsend Ave. ~ 633-3966

     We will be serving light refreshments between 2-4 p.m. Please stop by to browse! Our gallery is home to many local artists both past & present, including Earle Barlow, Cheryl Blaydon, Harry Day, Rick Dickinson, Peter Egeli, Ruth Lepper Gardner, Tony van Hasselt, Allan Walton, stained glass artist Richard MacDonald … and more … all under the turquoise awning …

BOOTHBAY REGION ART FOUNDATION

I Townsend Ave. ~ 633-2703

The Foundation is in its 54th year as a nonprofit, representing regional artists. Our current show consists of 105 artists with works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media assemblage. A new feature this year is our space for solo shows, "Upstairs Gallery One.” This month's exhibit is a collection of local-color scenery, "A Sense of Place,” by local oil painter Mark Coates. Our reception for First Friday is from 5-7 p.m.

JOY TO THE WIND GALLERY

34 Atlantic Ave. ~ 633-7025

Artist Reception and Open House from 2-4 p.m. Stop in and enjoy a little chocolate with your art. The afternoon event celebrates the kick off of the 2019 season!

STUDIO 53 FINE ART

53 Townsend Ave. ~ 633-2755

We will be celebrating our retrospective show of 60 years of work by Nancy Wilkoff , as well as new work by our other regular artists. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided from 5 'til 7 pm. Please stop by and see us. Gallery parking is available behind the building near the sculpture exhibit near the water.

HEAD OF THE HARBOR GALLERY

129 Commercial St. ~ 350-5969

The plein air oil paintings of Roger Milinowski move the observer beyond the mere depiction of the subject matter into a reverie of bygone eras. Extended stays in the Charleston, S. C. area provides material, including wild life in the Low Country, shrimp vessels, and Charleston Street Scenes, that lends itself to Milinowski's insightful artistic expression. Open house/reception from 3-5 p.m.

In East Boothbay ...

PARADISE STUDIO

70 Paradise Point Rd. ~ 633-6093

Add a horticultural twist to your artistic adventure by extending your tour slightly off the beaten path to East Boothbay. See the colorful yet peaceful realistic oils by Mary Ellen Serina and benches by Ron Serina in the gardens. Wine and refreshments will be served between 1-5 p.m. Just a five minute drive from the Harbor. Directions: from Hannaford follow Rt. 96/Ocean Point Road to 4/10 mile past the East Boothbay General Store. At the top of the hill turn right onto Paradise Point Road. Look for the yellow open banner. You may also visit most days between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

And on Southport Island …

DICKINSON’S STUDIO

38 Beacon Hill Rd. ~

We will be open 1-5 p.m. But be forewarned: the studio is located at the waterfront. Directions: south to Southport; cross the swing bridge, turn right onto Beacon Hill Road just past Robinson’s Wharf. Parking is at the top of the hill; and there is a long stairway down to the studio- but well-worth every step of the way!