You’ve chosen the Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club for your Kennebunkport, Maine, getaway, so we know your tastes are sophisticated, yet playful. There are so many art galleries here in Kennebunkport, we’re happy to guide you toward the coolest stores, where original art by Maine and international artists will suit your eye for colorful, whimsical, nautical creations. You may also want to visit Hurlbutt Designs: the eye-pleasing studio and shop of our hotel’s talented room designer, Louise Hurlbutt.
Art in motion attracts visitors to this enduring gallery in Lower Village, just a short walk from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square. Outside the store, more than 100 whirling wind sculptures handcrafted by Lyman Whitaker delight everyone who drives or walks by. Inside, you’ll find eclectic creations by more than 30 artists with ties to Maine.
14 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine, 207-967-2803
This gallery’s name is your first clue you’re in for a fun visual treat. Maine artist and owner Peter Sheppard’s nature-themed paintings are complemented by diverse works by other regional artists innovating in a variety of media. Shop for ocean landscapes, fish paintings, handcrafted furniture and decor items, creative textiles and one-of-a-kind jewelry items. You can often observe Sheppard, who was a fishing guide in his former life, at work in his studio.
24 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine, 508-982-5398
For more than 25 years, Bob Paine has been capturing slices of Maine life using oil, egg tempera and watercolor paints. His Kennebunkport gallery, open year-round (call ahead in the winter), is your place to find original paintings and limited edition prints featuring the Maine scenes you’ve fallen for during your stay, from the Kennebunk River to Portland Head Light.
42 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-2104