Expanded Annual ArtfullGifts Show

Posted Nov. 07, 2012, at 11:32 a.m.

Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2012; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Point Lookout Resort, 67 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville, Maine

Contact: Randy Fein; (207) 763-3433

This year’s ArtfullGifts Holiday Show, to take place November 16-18 at Northport’s Point Lookout Resort overlooking Penobscot Bay, will be bigger than ever In addition to showcasing the beautiful work of 50 exceptional artists and artisans from all over Maine and New Hampshire, this year’s festive marketplace will also give show goers the chance to sample the delectable products of local food purveyors and meet several prominent Maine authors.

The artisans, who were invited to participate based on the premier quality of their work, will be offering a wide selection of 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 ArtfullGifts Show will also put the spotlight on local authors, who will give informal readings and be happy to autograph their books with personal inscriptions. Participating authors will include novelists Vicki Doudera and Elizabeth Hand.

A Cocktail Gala on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. will kick off the weekend and provide the first opportunity to meet the vendors and make selections from their full array of merchandise. 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.