Arts & Entertainment

Returning customers to ImprovAcadia — and there are plenty — know two things are certain: There will be plenty of laughs and no two shows alike.

“What do you do all winter?” visitors often ask Mainers, conjuring up images of a desolate landscape and cultural wasteland. Nothing could be farther from […]

The Mount Desert Oceanarium, which highlights coastal marine life and habitat, is like a combined science class and petting zoo.

Jack Gilley is still deft with a blade at age 83. He’s no knife fighter, but wood carving — specifically lifelike loons, puffins and other […]

On Main Street in Winter Harbor, Works of Hand’s front yard overflows with red roses, white and pink peonies, purple irises and yellow lady’s mantle.

Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies offers 15 kinds of jarred delights at its far-flung retail shop along winding Sunshine Road. But to visitors, it’s also a […]

Soulful flute music and sultry vocals from the ensemble Shades of Blue blended with the sound of running water in the golden evening light one […]

From Bucksport to Calais, the 34 stone sculptures making up the Maine Sculpture Trail provides a fun way to explore some of the most scenic, […]

Overlooking Blue Hill Bay, Rackcliffe Pottery sits atop Greene’s Hill on Route 172 in Blue Hill.

Through an unmarked door in The Pickled Wrinkle dining room, a group gathers regularly to pitch horseshoes at the neighborhood pub in the Gouldsboro village of Birch Harbor.

All grown up with children of her own, Bonnie Stewart still finds solace and takes pleasure in creating homes for her friends from the forest. She calls them pixie houses.

Tim Torrey is an unlikely matchmaker. The retired Coast Guard cook with a penchant for Hawaiian shirts lights up when he talks about making love […]

In 1967, the violinist Francis Fortier was 27 years old and $10,000 in debt. The New York musician had just finished staging the second annual […]

Jill Hoy is forever chasing the light and color in her vibrant-hued skirts around Stonington and Deer Isle. The plein-air painter has been spending summers […]

From its industrial roots as a 19th century shipbuilding town and the home to chicken, sardine and potato-processing plants in the 1950s, Belfast over the past decade is flourishing in a new phase: that of a hip, thriving and creative coastal community.