Ongoing Events

05/1/18 to 07/31/18

“Garth Williams, Illustrator of The Century”

Illustration Institute, Curtis Memorial Library, and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature present “Garth Williams, Illustrator of The Century” an exhibition of his original art from some of the most beloved children’s books ever created including: Stuart Little, Bedtime for Francis, A Cricket In Times Square and Charlotte’s Web. The exhibition includes over 180 works and will be complimented by lectures and workshops provided by ii.



06/16/18 to 10/28/18

N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism

n 1922, famed American illustrator Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth was commissioned to illustrate a new edition of Brander Matthews’ Poems of American Patriotism, a compilation of poems by various American authors first published in 1882. Matthews’ book was what he described as a “history of America as told by her poets,” containing “a collection of old Favorites.”

06/28/18 to 06/30/18

Collect Summer Art Sale

Maine College of Art presents Collect: MECA’s Summer Art Sale 2018 (June 28–30) a fundraiser in support of MECA’s Student Scholarship Fund. This three-day, salon-style extravaganza is a great opportunity to discover emerging artists, view new work by established artists, and build or add to an art collection. The art sale features a unique, diverse and unexpected array of original work in a variety of genres with a range of sizes, prices, and media, including furniture, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, textiles, drawings, and more.


07/14/18 to 07/15/18

North Atlantic Blues Festival

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.

07/19/18 to 07/21/18

Plein Air Festival

The 2018 Castine Plein Air Festival will be held on July 19 – 21. Artists will paint throughout the town for the next three days. The festival will conclude on Saturday afternoon, July 21, with an awards ceremony, reception and art sale at the Maine Maritime Academy ABS Center on Pleasant St. The public is invited to the reception and art sale from 4 to 6 pm.


Camden Garden Tour

The Camden Garden Club held its first House and Garden Tour in 1948 with ten sites visited by about 500 people.  The funds raised by these tours ensures that the Camden Garden Club will be able to continue in the spirit of the original founders all those years ago.

07/28/18 to 07/29/18

Brews and Views

Brews & Views is a beer pairing dinner at Stratton Brook Hut, where we invite a talented guest chef to team up with Baxter Brewing to create a culinary experience like no other. At 1900′ with panoramic views of the Bigelow Mountain Range, the destination is just as memorable as the cuisine. This special event sells out fast, so be sure to book today.

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