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 13th year in 2014 ... 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
Help us celebrate our 24th 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 Detail
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 Detail
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 Detail
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 Detail
$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 Detail
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 Detail
This deal fills up quickly. Please call us today at 207.633.4300 to book your favorite room.View Detail
Enjoy Early Bird Sale in Boothbay Harbor Maine - November 22, 2014. 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 Detail
June 2015 Boothbay Harbor will be filled with the Annual Windjammers. Windjammers, parades, antique boat parade, craft show, live entertainment & the glorious parade of sail. Lovely Windjammers in full sail. Please reserve early 207.633.4300.View Detail
Rails, Tails and Ales!! 51th Annual Antique Auto Show July 2015 at Boothbay Railway Village!!View Detail
4th Annual Claw Down - September 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.View Detail
August 29, 2014 - September 7, 2014 Receive two free tickets when you book 3 consecutive nights at the Harbour Towne - Enjoy 3 nights and 2 days of chili & chowder tastings from more than a dozen local restaurants music - check the schedule out!!View Detail
Maine Lobster Festival Rockland comes alive with crustaceans and thousands of their biggest fans for this five-day festival. Through August 4. $2–$8. Harbor Park, Rockland. 800-LOB-CLAW. mainelobsterfestival.com We still have some vacancies.View Detail