On the first Friday of the months June through October, galleries in Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay and East Boothbay/Ocean Point welcome visitors to their galleries to see new work and tour their studios. All the galleries are just minutes apart by car and many are within walking distance of the historic Boothbay Harbor village.
Now in its 14th year in 2015 ... here's how it all began ...
In 2000, five to eight galleries hosted receptions for an event called "Art Along The Avenues." The dates were set up to coincide with the art receptions of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation's show calendar. This was followed by hosting art tours on the last Friday of each month, known as the “Last Friday Art Tour” but, it was not highly successful. In 2001, the decision was made to adapt to the nationwide “First Fridays." Since then, The First Friday Art Tour often has 16 or more galleries participating in the afternoon to evening hour art crawl. Studios and galleries offer new art exhibits, guest artists, demonstrations, art talks and refreshments. The Boothbay Region Art Foundation serves as an umbrella for the art outreach, education, and opportunity to show artwork in a professional setting.
~ Provided by Lynne Seitze
This event is sponsored by the Boothbay Region Art Foundation.
Happenings Around Town
- First Friday Art Walks in Boothbay Harbor, Maine
- Harbor Fest in Boothbay Harbor August 29 - September 7th
- Lobster Boat Races
GARDENS AGLOW November 21 – December 31 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, 4-8 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve)View Details
The Harbor Lights Festival is a decades old tradition that helps to usher in the holiday season in true Maine style. With a distinctly nautical flavor, this festival is fun for the entire family and will help to get everyone in the holiday spirit.View Details
Enjoy Early Bird Sale in Boothbay Harbor Maine - November 21, 2015. Get a jump on holiday shopping with some great deals and discounts at a number of shops and boutiques in and around Boothbay Harbor. Show up in your pajamas for additional savings!View Details
$50 Restaurant Gift Card - As autumn unfolds in Boothbay Harbor, our weather is drier and there is a cool crispness in the air that is especially invigorating, when combined with the fresh lobster and the earthly smell of the autumn leaves.View Details
Boothbay Harbor and our coastal shores have charming Harbors & Coves speckled tiny fishing towns. Drive up Route 27, along the Kennebec River, where in the fall, fiery-hued maple and oak leaves stand out against green. pine, fir and spruce trees.View Details
The historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor is a community arts center dedicated to the presentation of quality programs and the preservation of an historic building for the enrichment of the community. With over 100 events scheduled annually!View Details
Hot DEAL - Today!!! Every once in a while we get a cancellation and would love to fill the room. We are offering a special room rate of $125. this includes a full breakfast, off street parking and free wi-fi. Please call us direct at 207.633.4300View Details
Where the Music meets the Sea...." Labor Day Week-end for 30 years!View Details
4th Annual Claw Down - September 17, 2015 To help celebrate this fabulous event, Claw Down, Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront, will be offering one free ticket (a $60. value) for a limited time when you book two consecutive nights. 21+ with IDView Details
Help us celebrate our 25th year of fundraising with this annual golf tournament. What could be more fun than a lobster bake, a sports auction, and playing golf with a celebrity! All this while helping those less fortunate to receive sports equipmentView Details
The Pumpkins are Coming, the Pumpkins are Coming! Visit Damariscotta during this fun festival!! Pumpkin Hurl and Catapult, Pumpkin Durby, underwater pumpkin carving. My favorite - giant pumpkins are craved, painted and on display throughout town!View Details
Enjoy Boothbay Harbors 18 hole Championship Country Club while it is still public. Your Maine vacation would not be complete without a luxurious round of golf, followed by a schooner cruise along our coastline. We will gladly call for tee time.View Details
Last Minute Travel Deals! We are often booked in advance and suggest booking early to secure the dates and room you would like and avoid disappointment. But, every now and then we receive a last minute cancellation. Please call us at 207.633.4300View Details
This deal fills up quickly. Please call us today at 207.633.4300 to book your favorite room.View Details
The leaves aren't the only thing falling these days. Prices at some of the country’s best B & B's are dropping, too, which makes this a great time to plan an escape over Columbus Day weekend or later this fall!View Details
Oktoberfest Celebration - Southern MidCoast ME Chamber will be welcoming 300 people in Topsham. Enjoy bands, corn hole, keg toss, many artisan fare, taste traditional German food and beer. Pre-sale is Only $10 this year at brown paper tickets.View Details
June 2016 Boothbay Harbor will be filled with the Annual Windjammers. Windjammers, parades, antique boat parade, craft show, live entertainment & the glorious parade of sail. Book early, we always fill! Please reserve early 207.633.4300.View Details
The Pemaquid Oyster Festival, on the banks of Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing annual celebration of the working waterfront, marine conservation, and the Pemaquid oyster, Sunday, September 27, 2015 - from noon to dusk.View Details
Our finest accommodation is our luxury penthouse suite, which could possibly sleep six. This Suite features two separate bedrooms, the master bedroom with a king size bed and a quaint room with a queen size bed, it also has a pull out couch in the sitting room. The Penthouse offers guests a more modern top floor setting including a generous kitchen, living room, and a spectacular private deck with arguably the best view of the harbor and the outlying islands toward the Atlantic Ocean.View Details
Harbor View Deluxe Room; King bed, this is the only room with the bay windows and is in the Victorian House, features private bath with shower/tub combination, deck off room with views of the Boothbay Harbor, air conditioning, mini-fridge and microwave, free hi-speed wireless internet, satellite TV and phones. This room offers waterfront views from the deck overlooking beautiful Boothbay Harbor.View Details
This lower level room offers a ground floor patio and includes a queen size bed with AC, mini-fridge, Wi-Fi and satellite television. Private bathroom with shower. Perfect for easy access, frugal traveler, artist, student and you. Enjoy all our quaint B&B has to offer -- gourmet breakfast included.View Details
This lower level room offers ground floor patio and includes a queen size bed, AC, mini-fridge, free Wi-Fi and satellite television. Private bathroom with shower. Perfect for the frugal traveler, artist, student and you. Enjoy all our quaint B&B has to offer -- gourmet breakfast included.View Details
Harbor View Deluxe Room; this lovely room has two beds in it, one queen bed and one double bed, also features private bath with shower/tub combination, air conditioning, mini-fridge and microwave, free hi-speed wireless internet and satellite TV. This room offers waterfront views from the deck overlooking beautiful Boothbay Harbor.View Details