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« on: April 25, 2005 07:58:55 AM »

Hi I'm from Massachusetts but head up to Maine from time to time, I was wondering if any of you guys knew of any consignment shops that sell artist's work? I make jewelry and I'm interested in trying to get my work in a few stores around New England and also I like to check out cool stores! Any help would be greatly appreciated  Smiley thanks

« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005 08:42:27 AM »

I used to live in Portland, and there is a really good arts scene there (in part because of the art school there, my alma mater!)  It's worth taking a day-trip or weekend to go browse around the shops.  Park your car somewhere in the middle of the "Arts district," and just about everything is within reasonable walking distance. 
The Old Port is very touristy, but the West End and East End harbor a lot of tucked-away gems.  There were a lot of little gallery-collectives when I lived there (5yrs ago) and you might get lucky if you strike up a conversation.  Good luck!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005 03:09:36 PM »

Oh yay! thanks for your help. Portland is close enough away for a nice day trip! I'll have to look more into it and check it out later this spring or summer.

« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2006 01:04:54 PM »

Ogunquit is also a great artsy town in Southern Maine- much smaller than Portland, but in the summer/fall there are TONS of tourists there, so the stores are always busy. Right along the main street (Shore Road), there are a bunch of great shops that sell local handmade work-- my favorites are Lazy Daisy and Art & Soul. There's also a lot of gift shops and galleries, so I'm sure you could find several possibilities just by going for a stroll there.  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2006 06:53:19 PM »

Thanks for your help!

« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2006 07:35:57 PM »

Hey, I live near Portland as well, and lovelovelove the art scence.  Outside of the city, though, you could basically just range up and down Routes 1 and 9; they tend to be the touristy areas, and have lots of upscale stores with artisan jewelry and such.  I sometimes just take day trips down the coast to browse and get good ideas.  Plus there's a fabulous candy shop in South Berwick (Route 1) that makes just about the best chocolates in the world. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2006 07:37:21 PM »

. . . or art scene.  I need more sleep.

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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2006 01:55:31 PM »

I go to Bowdoin College in Brunswick and there's a consignment store calles Esilo (I think that's how it's spelled).  It sells jewelry, and the woman who owns it is really friendly, so I bet she'd sell some of your work on consignment.  There's also a store called Loca upstairs featuring crafts from people in the area, but I'm not sure how it works/who gets to sell there.

Good luck!

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