Participants gather for the welcoming remarks at the 2017 Artists & Makers Conference.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2017 Archipelago Artists & Makers Conference on Friday, April 7, 2017! We welcomed over 150 artists and makers from across the state to The University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast for a full day of information, networking, and presentations on a variety of topics from professionals and peers.
The 2017 conference offered three themed tracks highlighting information for those just starting a business, those looking to take their business to the next level, and those interested in tips for maintaining fulfillment, passion, and inspiration in their business!
New features this year included:
Three tracks throughout the day—Foundational, Transformational, and Inspirational (focus on one track or mix & match from different ones!)
A Pecha Kucha-style event to inspire our creativity
A DIY tabletop photography workshop
Opportunities to meet with and have your product reviewed by retail experts
Opportunities to meet with and have your fine art portfolio reviewed by gallery experts
For a complete list of speakers & presentation topics, see the conference agenda: