Some of the finest crafts in America can be found in little towns like Camden Maine. In this little town is one of the oldest craft stores in Maine. Founded in 1981, Maine Gathering is local treasure for Maine’s finest crafts people. Howard and Margaret Gallagher have owned and operated the store for over 33 years.
Maine Gathering is an icon in Camden. It’s a place where local artists can gather and share their work with the world. The store specializes any fine craft made in Maine, such as jewelry, wooden decoys, Nautical Crafts, ornaments, Maine beach stones, ceramics, Giclee prints & photographs, glass crafts, Maine U.S. bells, trillium soap, folk art, chocolate, and more. Its the perfect place to go to for a quality memento of your wonderful time in Maine.
Showcasing the rich diversity of Maine’s crafts, Maine Gathering is not your typical e-commerce site. We’ve spent twenty years gathering a unique crafts collection, with an artisan’s eye for signature craft art, often one-of-a-kind or special order items. Now our customers can shop with us throughout the year, no matter how far they are away from Maine.
This site is the former home page of the Maine Gathering craft store, and while no longer associated formally with the store, it will remain a testament to the community they have forged over the years with their dedication. You can see the Facebook page here. Some of the art on the Facebook page.
In order to weather the tests of time owners Margaret and Howard have established a well organized shop that has wonderful art in every nook and cranny of the shop. Some folks wonder if the store could use a professional organizer like Steve. But we think they have done a wonderful job over the years of showcasing the different art of the local artisans listed as: Business Services -> Arts & Crafts Supply Store. Its really more of a Gallery & Antique Shop.
In 2013 they moved to their current location at 8 Bay View Street in Camden. They can be reached at 207.236.9004 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The original “store” was on the Camden public landing. This wonderful public space served as a informal gathering place for artists of all sorts, and over the Gallagher’s have crafted a wonderful permanent location through their perseverance and hard work. We salute their dedication!
We are proud of the Maine craft community. As long standing members of this community Maine Gathering is often involved with the vibrant craft festivals each year. Some of the festivals which take place in Maine each year include:
Held in July AND October each year and has well over 100 craftspeople. This is a juried event, which means that ribbons are given to the best artists and crafts. Sponsored by the Camden Rockport Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce (also known as Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce). Highlights include strolling the historic harbor and meeting and establishing a personal business relationship with the craftspeople and artists. The one in July is also known as the Carol Sebold Fall Harbor Arts Juried Arts & Crafts Show.
Camden Harbor Park
Camden, ME 04843
This is held in the big Bangor Civic Center. It is a wonderful two day festival in November each year. The United Maine Craftsmen guild exhibits here each year and the quality is of the highest.
100 Dutton St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Finally consider going to the Arts and Craft Festival at the Car Show in Hyannis. American arts and crafts abound at this fair, with a huge car show being held on Sunday. This festival includes home made gourmet foods such as jams, honey, cookies and more. The extensive crafts include tile, stained glass, toys, lamps, quilts and more!
Hyannis Village Green
367 Main St
Barnstable, MA 02601
Held at the Maine State Museum, this show has a plethora of fantastic holiday gifts.
230 State St.
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