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.
March 12, 2019

Robert Shetterly, hands-on workshops kick off two-day conference for Maine artists and arts-based businesses

April 4-5 at Point Lookout

The sixth annual Artists & Makers Conference will take place Thursday, April 4th from 2:00–6:30 p.m. and Friday, April 5th from 8:15 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine. This year’s event will kick off on Thursday afternoon with a half-day of hands-on workshops and a special evening presentation by artist Robert Shetterly around his nationally recognized "Americans Who Tell the Truth" portraits and narratives, and continue all day Friday with sessions offering practical tips and strategies to help start and grow arts-related businesses in Maine.
Josh Joyce (left)
January 28, 2019

Midcoast program helps Maine's aspiring aquaculturists get started

Applications for Island Institute’s Aquaculture Business Development program open February 1st.

Have you ever thought about gaining a new source of income through growing mussels, oysters, or seaweed? The Island Institute is now accepting applications for its 2019 Aquaculture Business Development (ABD) program. Now in its fourth year, the free program helps fishermen and those from fishing communities gain the tools they need to diversify and launch their small-scale aquaculture businesses.
New work featured in Archipelago’s winter gallery show includes “Sky Embers II" by Nina Devenney.
November 15, 2018

Archipelago opens winter gallery show for Festival of Lights Celebration November 23 in Rockland

ROCKLAND—Join Archipelago to celebrate the quiet light of winter in Maine with the reception for its new gallery show on Friday, November 23rd. The show, which includes paintings, carved wall pieces, prints, ceramics, wood folk carvings, and more from a variety of Maine artists will run through the winter.
September 26, 2018

Island Institute releases 2018 "Waypoints: Livelihoods" publication

A first-time look at data distinguishing the economic character of Maine's island and coastal communities

The Island Institute has published Waypoints: Livelihoods on Maine’s Coast and Islands featuring a first-time look at a range of coastal community employment indicators. The report presents visualized data and stories about how residents make a living and how Maine’s coastal and island communities compare to the rest of the state and the nation.