8th Annual Choice Art Show and Block Party 2019

Maine Art Hill opens the summer season with the 8th Annual Choice Art Show.  Like last year, we are offering a sneak peek into the show on Friday, June 7 during the Maine Art Hill Block Party. The show will officially open at 10 am on Saturday, June 8. Not only will you find many of this year’s Choice Show artists at the Block Party, but several will also be sticking around to welcome the first visitors to Shows the next morning.

This year we began with seventy-eight original works from thirteen artists; six pieces each.  Then, as most of you know, this is where the process began. Between the artists,  local designer Louise Hurlbutt from Hurlbutt Designs, and you the voters, the show was curated down to three pieces from each artist. These three works from each artist were carefully “chosen” to be featured in the show, and we so appreciate all the help we had making these difficult decisions. The three choices for each artist were just as arduous this year as in the past.

On Monday, June 3, we will announce the “People’s Choice” winners.

If you haven’t already, we suggest you go to thekennebunkportfestival.com and buy your tickets for our Block Party to be one of the first to see these selections in person. Remember this is a ticketed event. The site will give you all the details.


On Saturday, June 8, the 8th Annual Choice Art Show opens at Shows at Maine Art Hill on 10 Chase Hill in Kennebunk.   Will your favorite piece make it to the walls of the gallery?  Come in and find out. The show is open for three weeks, closing Thursday, June 27.  Remember – if you can’t find the piece you fell in love with, visit the artist’s page on our website or visit The Gallery at 14 Western Ave. All the works are far too beautiful not to be showcased somewhere at Maine Art Hill.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

**To see the People’s Choice winners. CLICK HERE

To read more about the Artist Choices and insights into each artists’ submissions for this show, click each name below.

Claire Bigbee, Charles Bluett, Alex Dunwoodie, Jeffrey T. FitzgeraldEllen Welch Granter, Rick Hamilton, Liz Hoag, William B. Hoyt, John Lecours, Kathy Ostrander Roberts, Janis H. Sanders, Bethany Harper Williams, Elizabeth Ostrander

To see our entire collection from each artist click below.

Claire Bigbee

Charles Bluett

Alex Dunwoodie

Jeffrey T. Fitzgerald

Ellen Welch Granter

Rick Hamilton

Liz Hoag

William B. Hoyt

John LeCours

Elizabeth Ostrander

Kathy Ostrander Roberts

Janis Sanders

Bethany Harper Williams