Maine is known for its scenic beauty, from rocky, coastal vistas to pine-covered mountains and hillsides. So it's no wonder that there's also a robust artist community, looking to capture the state's picturesque landscapes on canvas and film. Many art galleries in Kennebunkport showcase local artists' wares, allowing you to take home a piece of Maine to remind you of your trip all year long. Next time you're on a lark to our boutique Kennebunkport hotel Captain Fairfield Inn, visit these three art galleries in Kennebunkport to check out the creative takes on Maine art.
Maine Art Hill | 14 Western Ave, Kennebunk | (207) 967-2803
This downtown art gallery is well-known in the Port for its display of spinning wind sculptures out front. These eye-catching copper sculptures by Lyman Whitaker will direct you into this art gallery in Kennebunkport, where you'll find many large-format print and canvas works of Maine scenes. The gallery also owns studio space behind the shop on Chase Hill Rd. Venture up the hill to find a sculpture gallery and a pop-up gallery highlighting a rotating selection of Maine artists.
Abacus Gallery | 2 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport (207) 967-0111 |
With five locations in coastal towns, Abacus is a Maine art gallery staple. It has a wide variety of art, crafts, and jewelry—perfect for the shopper in need of a souvenir. A popular item is local artist's Dana Heacock calendar, with giclee prints of iconic Maine scenes. From sand art and wooden boxes to funky sculpture and prints, you're sure to find unique Maine art at this Kennebunkport art gallery.
The Wright Gallery | 5 Pier Rd, Kennebunkport | (207) 967-5053
Venture out to Cape Porpoise, a small fishing village located within Kennebunkport to find this bucolic gallery. Being so close to the ocean, you won't be surprised to find a strong showing of nautical art, including ship models made by a local lobsterman. Enjoy this gallery as part of an afternoon in Cape Porpoise, where you'll find other boutiques, lobster shacks, and an ice cream shop.