As the leaves swirl to the ground, covering the lawns and streets of the Kennebunks, we are often asked two questions; “Do you stay open year round?” and, “Is it really slow?” Without fail, the answer is the same. “Yes we stay open, and no, it isn’t slow.” Even though the streets are not filled with summertime tourists, many people enjoy the quieter side of the Kennebunks in the fall, winter and spring. For us, there is always something to be planned, scheduled, marketed, revamped and rearranged, which keeps our year-round staff continually busy.
With this said, we thought we would take a minute to bring everyone up to speed on all the amazingness coming up here at Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture for the remainder of 2015 and into 2016.
Now through November 25th – Tangle, a Liz Hoag show, will be on the first floor of the gallery at 14 Western Ave. This is an incredible and vibrant show with a theme like no other. If you haven’t stopped by or checked it out on-line, we encourage you to do so.
November 13th to December 3rd, you need to visit our Facebook Page and vote for your favorite Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculpture picture. This is a great way to see the sculptures in their natural habitat. The picture with the most votes wins a Spring Wind Sculpture. The winner will be announced on December 4th.
Starting November 27th and running through the rest of the year will be the Maine Art Holiday Show. Again, this will be on the first floor of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture, and is a perfect place to do a little holiday shopping. Kennebunkport’s famous Christmas Prelude will be in full swing during most of this show. Be sure to check out the fabulous events and goings-on around town during this time, including the Village Art Walk on December 11th.
February, yes the whole month of February, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport will Paint the Town Red. Come to the coast and celebrate the month that is known to be for lovers. There are specials and events all over the community. This is a don’t-miss month.
May 28th to June 16th, Maine Art will be celebrating new and wonderful works by David Witbeck. Many of you know and love his larger-than-life fishermen and lobstermen, but there is always so much more to see in a Witbeck show. This event will be on the first floor of the gallery on Western Ave. Be watching for the date and time of the Artist Reception for a chance to come and chat with David himself.
2016 Maine Art Shows Schedule.
Yes, our show schedule is ready. We know many of you love this time of year and are already planning your annual spring and summer visits to the Kennebunks. Be watching for the on-line show catalog announcements. If you are not on our email list, please contact the gallery and we will make sure to keep you in the loop.
The Choice Art Show – June 11th to June 30th (opening during the Kennebunkport Festival)
Holly Ready – July 2nd to the 21st
Rebecca Kinkead – July 23rd to August 11th
William B. Hoyt – August 13 to September 5th
Henry Isaacs – September 24 – October 22nd
Holy Moly. See why we are open year round? Our staff here at Maine Art works very hard to help keep the Kennebunks full of quality art and artists. Our shows are always top notch. We consider ourselves lucky to be part of such an amazing community that supports all we do… all year long.
You can always visit Maine Art on-line, but we look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon!