08 Oct 10 Make the Center for Maine Craft a Part of Maine Adventure Vacations
Whether a visitor is headed north for Maine whitewater rafting, Hut to Hut hiking trips or a Maine snowmobile vacation, a stop at the Center for Maine Craft is the perfect way to break up the trip. Located at the Maine Turnpike’s West Gardiner Service Plaza (Turnpike Exits 102/103 & I-295 Exit 51), the Center for Maine Craft is a 2500 square foot space featuring Maine artwork and handcrafts from all over the state.
From pottery to furniture to local foods, baskets and holiday ornaments, the center has something for everyone. Some of the staff are participating artists and can not only help visitors find what they are looking for but often share more information about the creators of the art as well.
From October 1-10, 2010, the Center will celebrate American Craft week. A reception for the Center’s October exhibition will be held Friday October 8 from 6–8pm. For those lucky enough to be passing by at that time, it will be perfect for exploring what the Center has to offer. The reception is open to the public and will include special sales, discounts for Maine Crafts Association members and a screening of the PBS series Craft in America.
The October 2010 exhibition will feature Contemporary Jewelers & Longtime Maine Crafts Association Members: Michael Good, Patricia Daunis, Ronna Lugosch and Sam Shaw.