Artsipelago is the distinctive arts and culture of a group of islands, peninsulas and adjacent areas located on the international Maine/New Brunswick coastal border region including Passamaquoddy and Cobscook Bays and the St. Croix River—a region historically known as the Passamaquoddy region. Featuring a range of artist studios (fine arts, crafts and traditional arts), galleries and shops, local farms and foods, farmer’s markets, festivals, music (classical to kitchen music jams), theater and film, cultural institutions and sites, lighthouses, parks and more. All connected by ocean going ferries, water taxis and scenic coastal drive routes. Artsipelago is a map and guide to the best of the locally distinctive culture of our region! An international arts and cultural adventure not to be missed!
Travel by land or sea to visit American, Canadian and Passamaquoddy artist studios, farms and farmers’ markets, cultural organizations, art galleries and shops featuring regionally produced work, local music venues, theater, film, festivals, lighthouses, parks and more! All located within the coastal border region of eastern Maine (USA) and southwestern New Brunswick (Canada).
Artsipelago is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts and culture of our international border region—talk to accomplished artists in their studios about their work, visit historic gardens, homes, lighthouses, and park properties, view contemporary and historic collections of paintings, prints, sculpture, traditional arts, and fine craft in galleries, museums and art centers, sample and see fine chocolate being made, walk the historic waterfront downtowns offering a wide variety of shops, farmer’s markets and festivals, take in a Kitchen Music event, an orchestral concert, play or film—all available via coastal routes, water taxis and international ferries. An arts and cultural adventure not to be missed!