If you are planning to visit MidCoast Maine, festivals are a great way to have fun, enjoy great food and drinks, and enjoy local traditions. Take a look at upcoming MidCoast Maine events in Rockland and Camden, and then book oceanfront lodging at The Craignair Inn by the Sea.

November, 2022
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Thur November 17, 2022 Maine Whiskey Night at The Causeway

Guests will sip on whiskeys from around the state of Maine. Whiskeys will be featured in Chef Fernando’s unique barbecue samplings. Whiskeys will be paired by owner, Greg in coordination with Roopers Beverage.

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Thur November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Dinner

Enjoy a multi course Thanksgiving dinner at The Causeway. Reserve your table now.

Sat November 26, 2022 Yuletide in St. George

St. George business owners and organizations are holding craft fairs and sales of artwork, antiques, books, ornaments, Dutch bulbs, balsam wreaths, unique gifts, stocking stuffers and food items.

December, 2022
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Tue December 6, 2022 Artist and photographer Justin Smulski art show opening

Artist Justin Smulski will be showing in the Craignair Gallery December 6 – January 3

TBD December TBD, 2022 Light Up St. Geroge

Over the holiday season, St. George invites neighbors to decorate homes, boats, buildings, and businesses to light up the villages and harbor of St. George and celebrate the season as friends and neighbors

Thur December 15, 2022 Pairing Dinner: Traditional holiday dishes from around the world

Chef Fernando will be creating traditional holiday dishes from around the world. Beverages will be paired with assorted bubbles and wines in coordination with Central Distributors.

January, 2023
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Sun January 01, 2023 New Year’s Day Brunch at The Causeway

Featuring make your own Bloody Mary’s

11am – 2pm

Wed January 4, 2023 Preview 2023 art exhibition

Preview our 2023 Craignair Gallery artists the month of January. An opening reception will be held on January 4th from 4 to 8 PM. The snow date is January 11th.

Thur January 26, 2023 German Night Pairing Dinner at The Causeway

Featuring authentic German cuisine and local Maine beers paired with Boothbay Craft Brewing.

February, 2023
Day(s)Date(s)Event
Wed February 1, 2023 Art show opening Jim Vander Noot

Artist, Jim Vander Noot, will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from February 1 – 28.

Always one to experiment, Jim has explored a broad range of quilting techniques using graphic shapes and bold colors.  His quilts range from humorous cartoon-like works to abstract compositions to scenes inspired by the Maine coast. Many of his works incorporate fused applique accented by dense quilting and threadpainting, using his own dyed and painted fabrics. Recently he has begun to experiment with stitched and painted scenes.

Sat February 11, 2023 Valentine’s Day Chef’s Tasting Menu

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March, 2023
Day(s)Date(s)Event
Wed March 1, 2023 Art show opening Linden O'Ryan

Artist, Linden O’Ryan, will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from March 1 – 28.

Linden O’Ryan is a Maine watercolorist creating artworks of nature inspired, imaginary landscapes of the heart. Her artworks have an inspirational and whimsical quality, using nature motifs expressed through color and movement.

Thur March 16, 2023 Mardis Gras in Maine Pairing Dinner

Celebrate with us Thursday to kick off Mardi Gras with an inspired tasting dinner and cocktails at The Causeway. Book through Resy.

Fri - Sun March 17 - 19, 2023 Mardi Gras in Maine Week at The Causeway

Celebrate all week with a Mardis Gras inspired dinner and cocktail menu at The Causeway.

Thur March 23, 2023 Spanish Wine Tasting Dinner at The Causeway

Spanish tasting night with authentic, live Spanish music. Entrees will be paired with Spanish wines coordinating with Pine State Beverage.

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Wed March 29, 2023 Art Opening Doug Houle

Artist Doug Houle showing in the Craignair Gallery from March 29 – April 25.

His focus has always been painting New England’s buildings, objects and landscapes, creating dramatic images using light and color. In the last several years Douglas has worked hard to establish his artwork in and around the Maine art scene. “Through my painting I have chosen to highlight the architecture and objects of small town New England. I am drawn to the charm and nostalgia around these spaces and objects. Whether the places are frequently visited or passed by, they surround a town’s people, giving recognition to the historical relevance they have in our communities. I like to create a mood in my paintings that will remind you of a time gone by, and light and color are crucial for these pieces. Working primarily in oils, I leave the underlayer of my painting showing through the planes and edges, which helps to develop a level of interest in the surrounding work. Objects absorb and reflect all sorts of color and how that is manipulated impacts the mood. The light that each color creates is there to invite you.”

April, 2023
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Wed April 26, 2023 Art Gallery Opening Katherine Cartwright

Artist, Katherine Cartwright will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from April 26 – May 23.

Katharine A. Cartwright’s majored in fine art at Linden Hall School during her teen years, and later at Kutztown University, The College of Charleston, and The Maryland Institute College of Art. Throughout her career in art, Kathy’s work has appeared in international exhibitions winning top awards and are included in hundreds of private and corporate collections. Her work is also featured in notable publications including  Pratiques des Arts, Art Scope Magazine, Visual Language Magazine, Best of Worldwide Watermedia, and A Walk Into Abstracts. In 2019 her paintings were exhibited in the State House in Augusta, Maine. More recently she served as the artist consultant for the newly installed exterior mural at the Mid-coast School of Technology in Rockland.

 

May, 2023
Day(s)Date(s)Event
Wed May 24, 2023 Art opening for James Zoller

Artist James Zoller art opening at the Craignair Gallery from May 24 – June 20.

James Stephen Zoller is a self-taught Maine artist who has been painting for over 25 years. Growing up in San Antonio, Texas and traveling throughout Mexico heavily influenced his early style. He was inspired by the colors typically used in Mexican arts and crafts. Many of these vibrant colors continue to be used in his imaginative still-life paintings today.

June, 2023
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Wed June 21, 2023 Art show opening Sally Loughridge

Artist, Sally Loughride, will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from June 21 – Jul 18.

A year round resident of South Bristol, Maine, I am continually intrigued by the rugged, organic beauty around me. I am drawn to the juxtaposition of natural elements – sky, sea, and land – and the rich contrasts in color, value, texture, and temperature these intersections bring. Observing nature closely connects me spiritually to the Earth and heightens my sense of social responsibility toward it. The process of painting is humbling and deeply satisfying. I hope to stir the viewer’s memory, feeling, curiosity, and commitment to respecting the natural world.

July, 2023
Day(s)Date(s)Event
Sat - Sun July 15 - 16, 2023 The North Atlantic Blues Festival

The blues music festival features national blues performers and is considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine.

Wed July 19, 2023 Art show opening Whitney River

Artist Whitney River will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from July 19 – August 15.

Whitney River’s poetic drawings and paintings invite the viewer to share her appreciation for the intricate details found in nature. Through close observation and realistic rendering of organic forms, River creates meditative compositions that evoke the human experience.

August, 2023
Day(s)Date(s)Event
Tue - Sun August 2 - 6, 2023 Maine Lobster Festival

What do you get when you mix the world’s greatest lobster cooker, 20,000 pounds of lobster, a sea goddess coronation, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, cooking contests, marine tent and MORE?!

Wed August 16, 2023 Art show opening Kevin Beers

Artist Kevin Beers will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from  August 16 – September 12.

I only paint things for which I have a strong emotional attraction. I’m drawn to the landscape and plein air painting. I grew up in the Hudson Valley, an area with a rich history of landscape painting. The artists of the Hudson River School, the first school of American painting, worked in my backyard. I expanded my stomping grounds to include Monhegan Island, a small island off the coast of Maine also prominent in the history of American art.

September, 2023
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Wed September 13, 2023 Art show opening Robert Steinmetz

Artist Robert Steinmetz will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from September 13 – October 10.

Robert Steinmetz was born on Long Island, New York, USA in 1937. He graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1961 with a B.Arch degree from the College of Art, Architecture and Planning. Since he had no formal art education or training, his primary artistic background consisted of years spent making presentation drawings of his architectural designs. He has learned the intricacies and peculiarities of watermedia painting by a “trail and error” process over time. Since 1992, his paintings have been selected by juries for inclusion in over 30 local, national and international watercolor exhibitions, including the Shenzhen Biennial in China in 2013. He has won awards in over 20 of those shows, including several “Best in Show” awards.  He has been elected to “Signature Member” status in America’s two most prestigious watercolor societies, The American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. He also enjoys similar status in the North East Watercolor Society.

October, 2023
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Wed October 11, 2023 Art show opening Christos Calivas

Artist Christos Calivas will be showing in the Craignair Gallery from October 11 – November 7.