July Editors' Picks
A garden party with Martha Stewart, a loon count, and American art in Ogunquit are special events not to miss in Maine this July.
Maine's best-known summer resident, Martha Stewart, will serve as honorary chair at the Maine Antique Dealers Association's first ever Antiques in the Garden show at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. Upwards of forty-five exhibitors will sell antiques such as folk art, country primitives, decoys, stoneware, fine botanical books, prints, art, sterling silver, jewelry, and much more. Look for Martha at the preview party the night before. July 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The preview party on July 16 costs $45-$100. Tickets day of event $15. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, off Barters Island Rd., Boothbay. 207-633-4333. www.mainegardens.org
And no, we don't mean the Canadian currency. Join Maine Audubon in its twenty-fifth annual Loon Count. From more than three hundred lakes across the state, volunteers spot Maine's favorite water bird to gather an estimate of the loon population. The count happens rain or shine. July 19. Counts starts at around 7 to 7:30 a.m. To join the count, e-mail Susan Gallo firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-781-6180, ext. 216 by July 15 to sign up. Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth. 207-781-2330. www.maineaudubon.org
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ogunquit Museum of American Art
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is turning fifty-five, and in celebration the entire museum will be filled with old favorites as well as new acquisitions. The exhibit is drawn from the permanent collection, more than 1,500 works of art, and includes notable artists such as George Bellows, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, Alex Katz, and many more. July 1 - Aug. 19. $4-$7. 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. 207-646-4909. www.ogunquitmuseum.org
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