A variety of artisans come to work at the Museum to bring to life the craft and handiwork of bygone eras in Maine. Visitors have the opportunity to observe artists as they work, to touch instruments, tools, and objects—and to ask questions.
The open-air programs run from 10 am to 4 pm allowing visitors of all ages to watch the artists work and perhaps make a purchase directly from the artisan.
For 2018, the Artisan Days program has been greatly expanded so that nearly every day and artisan will be on campus. This expansion is possible because of support from the Davis Family Foundation and the Belvedere Handcrafts Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.
2018 Featured Artisans:
Jim Kearney, Blacksmith – Every Wednesday and Sunday during our season.
Rebecca Townsend, Rug Twiner – Most Tuesdays: June 5, 19, & 26; July 10, 17, & 24; August 7, 14, & 21; September 11, 18 & 25; October 2 & 9
Anne Alexander, Wood & Stone Carving – July 2, 3, 12, 13, & 14; August 16 & 17; September 3 & 4
Captain Forrest Faulkingham, Flytying
Susan Perrine, Weaving – June 7
Aaron & Deirdre McGrath, Woodcarving – June 25, July 16, August 27, September 10, & October 8
Barn Frame Loom Restoration Project
Three weavers, Priscilla May Alden, Wendy Bellows, and Ursula Smith, restored and warped this beautiful Barn Frame Loom during 2017. They will be weaving on this loom throughout the season. For more information click here.
Artisans interested in learning more about participating in the Artisan Days program can contact Rori Smith.