March 3, 2020

Edible Seaweed Market Analysis published by Island Institute

Maine’s sea vegetable aquaculture industry is poised for growth

ROCKLAND, ME – The Island Institute has published a new study that describes the growth potential for Maine's edible seaweed market over the next fifteen years. More than 95% of edible seaweed products found in the U.S. are currently imported, yet Maine waters provide the perfect conditions for growing quality sea vegetables locally.
Matt Moretti (left) from Bangs Island Mussels takes ABD participants on a tour of his farm operations during the group’s annual Industry Day event in December.
February 24, 2020

Island Institute's 2020 Aquaculture Business Development Program accepting applications through March 13

Free program helps Maine’s aspiring aquaculturists launch shellfish or seaweed businesses

Have you ever thought about gaining a new source of income by growing mussels, oysters, or seaweed? The Island Institute is now accepting applications for its 2020 ABD program.
February 20, 2020

Island Institute releases 2020 Waypoints publication

Learn about challenges to our transportation systems, expanding access to broadband, and key trade relationships that are helping to drive Maine’s coastal economy.

The Island Institute has published Waypoints: Connect – Infrastructure Indicators for Maine’s Coast and Islands, the latest edition in the Waypoints series, highlighting key aspects of Maine’s coastal infrastructure systems.
Emily Lane
November 22, 2019

Island Institute announces Emily Lane as new board chair

Year-round islander elected to serve as chairwoman

The Island Institute announces the election of Vinalhaven resident Emily Lane as the new chairwoman of the board of trustees for the 36-year-old nonprofit community development organization.
New work featured in Archipelago’s “Maine Life” gallery show includes “Maine Coastal Village” by William Hallett
September 27, 2019

Archipelago opens “Maine Life” exhibition in Rockland October 4th

Opening reception to be held during the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk

Archipelago introduces its new fall and winter gallery show, “Maine Life.” This show exhibits art that reflects life in Maine and adds beautiful craft and design elements to our living spaces, and features splashes of color, rich landscape scenes, textiles, and stained glass home decor.
New work featured in Archipelago’s “King Tide” gallery show includes “Summer Glow” by Marguerite Lawler
July 19, 2019

Archipelago celebrates Maine’s high season with opening of ‘King Tide’ August 2nd

Opening reception to be held during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk

Join Archipelago to celebrate Maine's high season with an opening reception for the new summer gallery show, “King Tide,” on Friday, August 2nd, 2019. "King Tide,” showcases the work of four Maine women.
Painter Henry Isaacs on Islesford. (Photo courtesy of artist)
July 12, 2019

Archipelago and Island Institute host evening conversation with artist Henry Isaacs at Union Hall in Rockport on July 25

Free public event features a conversation with Isaacs and art historian Daniel Kany on new book and the artist’s process, inspiration, and influences

In an intimate conversation with art historian and critic Daniel Kany, Henry Isaacs will discuss his process, techniques, inspiration, and greatest influences, as well as Kany's new book, "Travel Notes: Paintings by Henry Isaacs."
July 1, 2019

Island Institute announces the Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund

A new community development catalyst fund provides grants, loans, and equity support for small businesses and coastal infrastructure projects

The Island Institute, a community development organization serving Maine island and coastal communities, today announces the launch of the Tom Glenn Community Impact Fund, a new catalyst fund which seeks to build a more diverse coastal economy by providing grants, loans, and equity investments for small businesses and municipalities.
June 27, 2019

Island Institute's free summer lecture series returns to Rockland in July

For the third year in a row, the Island Institute will host its annual Summer Lecture Series, a free lecture series focusing on the Maine coast. Speakers including authors, scientists, community members, and other experts will discuss life along Maine's waterfront and offer their perspectives, reflections, and insights on everything from art and aquaculture to modern-day challenges and connections.
New works featured in Archipelago’s “Spring Tide” gallery show include “Fiddleheads” by Kathy Lane
May 24, 2019

Archipelago opens new gallery show, ‘Spring Tide,’ June 7th in Rockland

Opening reception to be held during First Friday Art Walk

Join Archipelago to celebrate spring and the return of color, foliage, cheerful light, and warmth at the opening reception for its new gallery show, “Spring Tide,” on Friday, June 7th. The Island Institute’s store and gallery will host a special artists’ reception, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk.