The autumn HarborArts Juried Arts & Crafts Show, hosted by the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce in Camden, Maine, returns for its 27th year Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3.

Exhibitors will line Camden’s Atlantic Avenue, spill into Harbor Park and surround the adjacent Camden Amphitheatre, all overlooking a harbor that hosts a fleet of authentic windjammers. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Close to 100 artists and artisans will display, discuss and sell their work in a festive open marketplace nestled beside Penobscot Bay -the same land and seascapes that inspired Carol Sebold and three generations of Wyeths. This year’s show is dedicated to show founder and artist Sebold, who died in June.

In a region this inspirational, transition was inevitable. What started as a little show 33 years ago for local two-dimensional artists has grown into an event as diverse, beautiful and popular as the outdoor venue that has served it for more than three decades. The show features an eclectic mix of established and emerging artists in a variety of disciplines, and grows more popular each year. Last year’s event drew more than 4000 visitors.

Patrons will find work that appeals to every taste and budget. Fine works in watercolor, oil, acrylics and pastels blend with spectacular photography, sculpture and mixed media. High design jewelry, metal and woodcraft, pottery and exquisite furniture also are featured.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to