The summer art calendar in coastal Maine is jam-packed by design.
During the cold depths of a northern New England winter, all of us involved in the Maine art scene have plenty of time to think and plan. We know exactly when the away-crowds will return. We know precisely how short that window of opportunity is. And we take each and every effort to optimize our gallery and museum programming in the ways most likely to bring our diverse communities of artists, enthusiasts and collectors together for festive gatherings under summer skies, once again.
In contrast to last year’s busy season, when the lingering COVID-19 pandemic dominated many arts organizations into a series of half-steps and false starts; the summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for Maine-based artists and cultural institutions.
That’s precisely why we wanted to offer this coastal Maine summer arts preview: to shine ample light on a select cross- section of buzz-worthy fine art occurrences taking place in Vacationland as the weather warms up. Get ready to hit the road, grab a lobster roll and go see some art!