Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gifted Hand Show Receives MAC Grant

I'm pleased to announce that the Gifted Hand Show has received an Arts Visibility Grant from the Maine Arts Commission. The grant will be used for a special invite program for Maine gallery owners, members of Maine State Government, arts patrons and collectors, members of the media, and Maine museum directors. The goal is to benefit Show Artisans by connecting them with new outlets for their work. We also seek to spread information about the creative economy to those in leadership positions in State Government. It is an honor to receive this grant, which was sought after by applicants throughout the State. It is a testament to the quality of the Gifted Hand Show and the Artisans involved to win this grant. The Maine Arts Commission is a State agency that seeks to encourage public interest and participation in the cultural heritage programs of our State. The agency also strives to expand the state's cultural resources, as well as encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts. The Gifted Hand Show is an annual fine art, craft and gift show taking place in Ellsworth. Now in its seventh year, the show features works by sixty five juried Maine Artisans. Including pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, wood, and paintings, the show has become a Holiday shopping tradition in the area. This year's show will take place at the Ellsworth Ramada on November 9 and 10. Cleonice Bistro will also be at the show selling meals and snacks. For more information visit or email show organizer Christina Heiniger at

Fall Bead, Jewelry and Fiber Show Coming Soon

Beads, Baubles & Fleece Downeast: Fall Bead, Jewelry & Fiber show 4th Annual Show, happening Autumn Gold weekend in Ellsworth. Friday September 28, noon-7pm Saturday September 29, 9am-4pm Ramada Inn (Schoodic room, off lobby) 215 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine Doorprize of over $150 of beads and goodies. $1 Admission Adults, children 12 and under free. 25 Vendors will be participating in the show, including Bead Shops, area jewelers and fiber artists. Something for everyone: Featuring both supplies and finished work. BEADS: Czech glass, gemstones, vintage, porcelain, crystal, pearls, lampwork, findings, and more. JEWELRY: Handcrafted by talented artisans. FIBER SUPPLIES: Handspun and hand dyed Yarn, Roving, Buttons, felt beads and more. FINISHED FIBER ART: Knit, woven and felted clothing, accessories and more. FMI: or call Christina at 664-2404 Beads, Baubles and Fleece Downeast is part of Ellsworth’s Autumn Gold weekend of family events and fall sales. For more information about Autumn Gold visit Throughout the weekend many businesses will be offering specials and Autumn Gold Savings, the Grand Theater will be featuring the World’s Only Global Film Festival, Home Depot will host the 29th Autumn Gold Car Show, and the Downeast YMCA will present a 5 and 10k road race, among the many activities.