Kennebunkport Best Art Galleries and Studios are in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Lower Village, Downtown Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise.
The Kennebunk art scene is thriving. The beautiful seaside towns of Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise, Goose Rocks and Kennebunk Beach are full of inspiration, but recently the art scene has really started to bustle with new galleries opening next to classic collections. Growing with big brush strokes, the Kennebunks are now home to some of Maine’s best art galleries, art exhibits and festivals – plus the Village Art Walk on the 2nd Friday and the Art Trail of the Kennebunks.
One of the best times to visit Kennebunkport’s art community is The 2nd Friday Village Art Walk, and during The Kennebunkport Festival in June, formerly called the fine food and art festival. This weeklong celebration pairs artists with Maine’s best chefs for lavish dinners at Kennebunkport’s finest homes and galas at the best waterfront resorts. But you can savor the Kennebunks art scene in any season.
Dock Square in Kennebunkport is home to several beautiful galleries including Abacus, True North and Compliments in the heart of the Port. The Kennebunkport Historical Society’s White Columns on Maine Street is home to beautiful historical works of art as well as the First Family Bush Legacy exhibit– a collection of photos of the Bush Family and their time in Kennebunkport on Walkers Point during George H W Bush’s presidency and beyond. Mast Cove Gallery and the Kennebunkport Graves Memorial Library, next door to each other, both feature priceless art works, and those with prices too for the art collector in you.
Heading out Ocean Avenue to President Bush’s famous Walkers Point estate, you will pass several galleries, like Landmark Gallery and North Light Gallery. Photographers will love Christopher Becker Photography gallery featuring time exposure photos of cityscapes, the seaside, and a fantastic collective of dog photography.
In Lower Village Kennebunk, Maine Art Gallery is amazing with all the whirly gig mobile art wind sculptures outside – go inside to see beautiful Maine artists’ work. Maine Art Hill, just up the hill appropriately, is an art community to browse, tour and enjoy in a cotagey environment. You will also see the Gallery at the Grand just a paint brush toss away in the lobby of the Grand Hotel. Be sure to also visit Sue Rioux Designs to see her amazing Kaleidoscopes heading up Port Road. Fish House Design and Phosart are at Art House Design on Coopers Corner behind Mornings in Paris.
River Tree Arts is a non-profit art society with changing art exhibits, painting, jewelry making, pottery and sculpture classes, and Pecha Kucha evenings where artists, scientists and professional provide insightful impromptu lectures.
Kennebunk’s Route 35 to Summer Street brings you to Jack Nahill’s Gallery. Proceeding along historic Summer Street, you are treated to spectacular architecture from Victorian to Gothic and Federal mansions that line the Kennebunk River and speak to the craftsmanship and the grand lifestyle of centuries ago – the Wedding Cake House being the most photographed and famous.
In downtown Kennebunk, The Brick Store Museum on Main Street offers more historical art depicting the evolution of Kennebunk from the shipbuilding period to the turn of the century social heydays to Presidents and the progression of the towns.
Also visit Kennebunk Free Library’s Speers Gallery, Shutter Gallery, Frame Works, Sunburst Clay Works, Claudia Hopf and Michael Fillyaw studios. This is your opportunity to meet and chat with the artists about their inspiration at each of the venues of Kennebunk’s down town area.
The 2nd Friday Village Art Walk of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport includes open houses at art galleries and studios in Dock Square, Ocean Ave Kennebunkport and Lower Village Kennebunk and downtown Kennebunk. More details on the Art Walk on our Blog
Art House Design, Coopers Corner, Kennebunk – featuring work of Phosart Photography and Fish House Designs
Abacus Gallery, 2 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, 207-967-0111
Since 1971 featuring the Abacus calendar and artwork by Maine artist Dana Heacock, and an exciting selection of crafts.
Christopher Becker Photo Gallery, 127 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport -207-967-0069
Compliments Gallery, Dock Square, Kennebunkport – 207-967-2269, Gallery of fine American crafts featuring the calendar and works of Maine artist Kate Libby.
The Galleries at Morning Walk, 2 Morning Walk Lane, Kennebunk – Phone 207-408-2236
F-8 Photography Gallery, 5 Spring Street, Kennebunkport, 207-967-3227, A contemporary fine art photography gallery
Kennebunkport Historical Society, 125 North Street, Kennebunkport, 207-967-2751
Mast Cove Gallery, 1 Mast Cove Lane, Kennebunkport,207-967-3453
Maine Art Gallery & Maine Art Hill – 14 Western Ave, Kennebunk, 207-967-2803, A gallery of outdoor wind sculptures, original paintings and sculpture representing 30 artists plus an Art Hill community of cottages with rotating art exhibits and 3D curations.
Gallery At The Grand, at the Grand Hotel, Lower Village across from HB Provisions
Sue Rioux Kaleidoscopes, Port Road, Kennebunk, across from Pedros.
River Tree Arts, 35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, 207-967-9120, a nonprofit community arts organization offering music lessons, preschool art and music classes, after school enrichment…
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk, 207-985-4802