Self-guided journeys led by an art lover’s desire to exercise the imagination include a look at paintings, sculpture, mixed media, assemblage art, photography, pottery, weaving and fiber art, all in Boothbay Harbor. Take a walk on the creative side.
Gleason Fine Art - 31 Townsend Ave.
Celebrating two new shows from 5 to 7 p.m. “Henry Isaacs: New England and New York,” June 30 through Aug. 2. Special event: Conversation between writer/curator Bob Keyes and Henry Isaacs under Gleason Gazebo, from 6 to 7 p.m. “Kevin Beers: Isle Views” through July 19. Special event: Book signing with Beers’ new book, "Monhegan: Isle View," from 5 to 7 pm. Friends, fellow artists and the public are cordially invited. Liquid refreshments will be served. T: 207-633-6849. Email email@example.com, and web at gleasonfineart.com. Hours: 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday; 11 to 4, Sunday. Open year-round. Multi-year winner, Down East magazine readers' Best Art Gallery in Maine.
Joy to the Wind - 34 Atlantic Ave.
4-7 pm Open House. Featuring new work from the artist studio of Lynne and John M T Seitzer. A unique and diverse selection of land and seascapes, abstracts and a sneak peek at the new Overlay Series by John. Please stop in for some chocolate and a glass of wine as we continue to celebrate art in our 23rd year as Joy To The Wind! Find us on the east side of the historic footbridge. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with extended hours on Friday, July 1 for the Art Tour. joytothewind.com
Studio 53 Fine Art - 53 Townsend Ave.
4-7 p.m. Featured artists will be “Deadeye” Dave Dupree and Jaap Eduard Helder. Other gallery artists will also have work on display. Free food (from the renowned local Eventide) and suitable and various beverages will be served. We are also delighted to have maestro Aaron Robinson playing our piano and our third floor harpsichord! 207-633-2755.
Boothbay Region Art Foundation - 1 Townsend Ave.
New Members Show on the first floor is a “Visual Tribute To Nature.” And in the upstairs Harbor View Room. Diane Woodworth is presenting a collection of her photographs, “All About Maine.” This body of work has evolved alongside a creative journey she calls ‘chasing the light while capturing the fleeting moment’. Please view the stairway as a pleasant exercise with rewards. Open hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 207-633-2703.
Black River Gallery - 16 McKown St.
This gallery is a collaboration of the creative and photographic visions of Sue Kenney and Catherine Day. Also dinnerware, blankets and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 207-315-6522. http://www.blackrivergallery.com
Ae Ceramics - 93 Townsend Ave.
Original sea creature-themed ceramics designed by Alison Evans and handmade by Evans and a small dedicated staff. Also home furnishings and accessories, art, clothing, more. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 207.315.6221
Gold/Smith Gallery - 8 McKown St.
Open house from 3 to 5 p.m. The gallery is proudly featuring magnificent watercolor portraits of flowers by Thomaston artist Susan Headley Van Campen. Refreshments will be served. 207-633-6252. Always wonderful art, no bells or whistles.
Ed Brown’s Wharfside Gallery - 31 Commercial St.
Open house 4-7 p.m. Ahoy! Check out the new sailboat mini paintings. Hundreds of prints, too. Snacks and refreshments. www.edbrownart.com