ArtFull Gifts Show at Point Lookout is This Friday-Sunday!

Arts & Entertainment
Point Lookout Resort
67 Atlantic Highway (Route 1)
Randy Fein
Nov 18, 2012
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The festive ArtFull Gifts Show happens this weeekend, Friday-Sunday, November 16-18. The location is Northport’s Point Lookout Resort overlooking Penobscot Bay, and the show will be bigger than ever.

The Cocktail Gala on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. kicks off the weekend with the first opportunity to meet the vendors and make selections from their full array of merchandise. There will be live jazz by Chris Poulin’s Shades of Blue, a cash bar, and complimentary nibbles provided by Crazy Dick’s Cajun Foods, Fiore Olive Oils, Oyster Creek Mushrooms, Atlantic Baking Company, Belfast Co-op, Ducktrap Smoked Seafood, Fresh Restaurant, Gelato Fiasco, State of Maine Cheese, Thorndike Creamery, Eat More Cheese, and other fine Maine food purveyors. Come socialize with others who believe in buying local fine art, craft, and foods while supporting a local non-profit. Friday night admission is $10.

The show continues on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $3. Again this year, admission fees will benefit Coastal Mountains Land Trust (

The artisans, who were invited to participate based on the premier quality of their work, will be offering a wide selection: jewelry in many mediums, pottery, hand-crafted wooden furniture, fine art prints, drawings, mixed media paintings, quilts, sculpture (stone, metal, and clay), photography, wearable textiles, Maine-made candles, stained glass, floral art, and bird carvings.

For the first time this year, the ArtFull Gifts Show will also spotlight local authors on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, authors will be:

10 a.m.-Noon - Kathleen Heckel, Golden Rules: Lessons for Living from My Golden Retriever; and Angela Nickerson, Hector: The Adventures of a Little Bird Who Needs Glasses

Noon-2 p.m.- Brooke Williams, The Community Table: Recipes and Stories from Midcoast Maine; and Astrid Marshall, Widow Watched

2-4 p.m. - Steven Powell, Patch Scratching; and Susan Van Alsenoy, Learning Without Boundaries

On Sunday, authors will be:

10 a.m.-Noon - Kevin Mills, Sidelined, Sons and Daughters of the Ocean, Breakwater; Jeff Foltz, Birkebeiner, Two Men Ten Suns; and Christina Montano, The Yellow Coat

Noon-2 p.m. - Don Carrigan, Togus: A Coon Cat Finds a Home; and Tom Dowd, From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide, The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas

2-4 p.m. - Kathleen Fox, Beowulf of Maine, Maine Birthday Calendar, The Good; John Cobb, Judith; and Jane Karker, president of Maine Authors Publishing.

Also on Sunday, Vicki Doudera and Elizabeth Hand will present informal talks and autograph books with personal inscriptions. And children, accompanied by their adults, are invited to ArtFull Gifts Storytime from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Amy Hand (Miss Amy), Camden Children’s Librarian, will read stories about kids’ adventures exploring art in their own unique ways.

Point Lookout Resort is located on Route 1, half way between Camden and Belfast. For a full list of artists, food artisans, and authors, visit or, or contact the show director, Randy Fein, at