Contemporary American craft, art, home decor, and personal accessories handmade by over 100 of Maine’s leading artisans. Our unique collection reflects the creative spirit of local designers and can be seen in two bright and welcoming galleries, located in Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor.
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The stores are currently owned and managed by Chong and Judi Lim, Sue Hill, Abigail Goodyear, Margaret Bundy, and Linda and Ken Perrin.
Benefiting from the expertise of five artisan owners, the following collections are represented. All the work at Island Artisans galleries reflects the authentic regional creativity expressed by the talented entrepreneur makers of Maine. Located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, we give our visitors the gleeful opportunity to collect these unique items of rare cultural character.
Chong and Judi Lim anchor the gallery with their fine embossed paper imagery. The emphasis is on clean lines and delicate detail, while catching the beauty surrounding Bar Harbor.
Sue Hill displays a selection of her handspun hand dyed yarns. A long time member of a local group of spinners Hill shares her expertise in knitting and spinning with us in the gallery. Her husband Richard Hill, fabricates clocks with enamel faces depicting a classic Mount Desert Island view and shows his ever changing sculptural explorations.
Margaret Bundy’s years as a fiber artist prepared her to bring the highest quality collection of wearable fiber art to a curated display of fine handwoven items, tapestry bags, and felted shawls.
Abigail Goodyear curates the display of more than 40 basketmakers' work. It is an eclectic range from traditional to contemporary, and functional to purely ornamental. All the baskets have one thing in common however, the finest of craftsmanship and pure creativity, representing a devotion to the continuation and exploration of an ancient craft.
Ken and Linda Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass are the newest members of the cooperatively owned gallery. Exhibiting their own regionally inspired decorative glass work and distinctively innovative blown glass bead jewelry. Glass tide pool paperweights, surf inspired vases and cane bead wearable art are just a few things you will find in their collection.