Stonington has a reputation for being the place to go for seafood and boat excursions of every kind but in more recent decades has also become one of the Maine coast’s premier gallery centers. Several nationally known artists and artisans work in Stonington as well many others of more local renown. It’s a great way to spend a day! Many galleries and studios are located in downtown Stonington or a short walk from downtown. Driving around to the galleries and artisans around town is a fun way to explore the town. There’s no cost to look! Visit some or all the galleries to see a look at a wide range of work – different artists and artisans using numerous mediums to offer different perspectives of our beautiful town and beyond. Some galleries are owner operated and some exhibit and sell the works of artists from near and far. For more information visit the website www.stoningtongalleries.com/
GALLERIES AND STUDIOS IN OR VERY NEAR DOWNTOWN STONINGTON
ISALOS FINE ART
Main St., downtown Stonington. (207) 367-2700 or www.isalosfineart.com/
Open 6 days a week 10 – 5 in season, and often in the winter as well. Islaos Fine Art features work by local and other artists in a variety of exhibitions, shows, and special events throughout the year.
JILL HOY GALLERY
80 Main St., downtown Stonington. (207) 367-2777 or 367-2368 or www.jillhoy.com/
Open Late June to mid October, 11 – 5 six days a week, 1 – 4 on Sundays. Jill Hoy is a nationally known artist who primarily does paintings of the Maine coast landscape in vivid colors. Visit her gallery for a viewing of many of her paintings and watercolors.
g WATSON GALLERY
68 Main St., downtown Stonington. (207) 367-2900 or www.gwatsongallery.com/
Open June – October. The g Watson gallery has fine art from both established and emerging artists in different exhibitions and show through out the season.
GEOFFERY WARNER STUDIO
43 N. Main St., a half mile pleasant walk from downtown. (207) 367-6555 or www.geoffreywarnerstudio.com/
Open year round. Geoff is a fine woodworker who makes wood furniture (including his OWL brand furniture), custom cabinetry, and furniture commissions for customers both from around the region and nationwide. Visit his website or stop by the studio and recently expanded showroom!
LORRAINE LANS STUDIO
15 N. Seabreeze Ave., 367-8589 and www.llans.com/
Lorraine offers oil landscapes of Stonington and of places both near and far at her studio and workshop. She also does custom portraits!
Upper Main St., downtown Stonington. (207) 367-5933
Penny Parkinson has a small gallery of her work on display at her Bed and Breakfast a top a hill in the eastern part of the village.
SHARI CIOMEI STUDIO
58 Indian Point Rd, a pleasant 5 minute walk out of downtown Stonington to the eastern side of the village. (207) 367-2751 or www.shariciomeistudio.com/
Shari has a gallery of her paintings of local and coastal scenes. A mix of folk art and realism styles, her vivid colors make the coast come alive Open year round!
ANNE-CLAUDE COTTY GALLERY & WORKSHOPS
65 North Main St., less than half a mile from town, 367-2699 and www.anneclaudecotty.com/
Anne-Claude welcomes you to her gallery of her artisitic work in many different mediums. She also conducts various creative workshops for both adults and children on such subjects as pinhole photography, making books, and brooches!
GALLERIES AND STUDIOS AROUND TOWN
ART BY KATY ALLGEYER
Located on the Weedfield Road (#21), off Route 15A/Burnt Cove Rd. less than a mile from downtown Stonington. (207) 367-6369 and www.katyallgeyer.com/
Open throughout the season from July through September by chance or appointment daily. Most known for her mixed media paintings of Maine and other places that include nautical charts and topo maps, Katy has a wide variety of artwork including original fine art in all media, drawings, paintings, assemblage, giclee reproductions, and shows other artists at her gallery. First Fridays member of the Stonington Galleries Group open late with special events. Can also be seen Friday mornings at the Stonington Farmers Market.
H G POTTERY
741 Oceanville Rd., Oceanville , Stonington. (207) 367-2269 and www.hgpottery.com/
Hannah Gossard creates functional and artistic pottery in her Stonington studio down near th end of the Oceanville Road, a scenic ride through the quiet part of town.
WILLIAM TURNER WOOD WORKER STUDIO
10 Spruce Hill Farm Ln., off Oceanville Rd., Oceanville, Stonington. (207) 367-2749
Bill designs and builds custom wood furniture in a studio on his goat farm off the Oceanville Road. Call for an appointment!
JORGE CASTANEDA WOOD TURNINGS
51 George’s Pond Rd., off Route 15A near Deer Isle town line. (207) 367-2333
Jorge makes beautiful wood bowls, vases, utensils, and sculptures from a variety of woods. Visit his secluded studio for a look at his work!
SIRI BECKMAN STUDIO
Located on the Airport Round at the big curve in the road at the end of the runway, (207) 367-5037 and www.siribeckman.com/
Open June through September, 3 days a week and by appointment. Siri has a gallery full of her wood engravings, wood cuts, and paintings for you to enjoy. Local scenes and other subjects.
PENELOPE PLUMB’S ART BARN
217 Sand Beach Rd., Stonington. 367-2504 or email her at email@example.com to make an appointment to visit her gallery!