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Archipelago: The Island Institute Store

386 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3345
+1 207-596-0701
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A lovely store supporting a good cause

The Island Institute provides technical, educational and other support to the folks living on... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Alan46-Maine
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Batavia, Illinois
A Rockland Gem

. Beautifully made unique coastal art made by local artist. Affordable gallery quality art is what... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
JewelsBH
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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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Archipelago, the retail component of the Island Institute, showcases Maine artists and makers whose work reflects the beauty and endurance of Maine's islands and coast. They exhibit through its store and gallery - both online and on Main Street in Rockland. Since opening in 2000, Archipelago has showcased more than 800 potters, jewelers, makers, illustrators, weavers, and painters.
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386 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3345
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+1 207-596-0701
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Island Institute provides technical, educational and other support to the folks living on coastal islands. Life on those islands can be very challenging, and the Institute, through its intern residencies and other programs is an invaluable resource. The Archipelago helps to support the Institute...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

. Beautifully made unique coastal art made by local artist. Affordable gallery quality art is what you will find. You will come back time and time again and always find something new

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you appreciate unique art and a variety of handmade gift items, you will enjoy a visit to this shop. The works the store has selected are beautiful.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

(San Franciscans on a first time ever 11 day trip to coastal Maine between Portland and Bar Harbor.) For us this was the single most important stop that we made in terms of institutions in Maine and we hadn't known anything about it before. If...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is one of our favorite shops. The store was expanded this year. It is brighter, more spacious and better than ever. It offers a wide range of items and crafts made in Maine. There is literally something for everyone in Archipelago. It is a...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The main and side streets of Rockland have many interesting shops, especially galleries. Archipelago is one of my favorites. It offers handmade craft from the many artisans among the coastal islands of Maine. It seems that inland folks may also have wares there, but regardless,...More

Thank Nancy2005
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LisaMV, General Manager at Archipelago: The Island Institute Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you Nancy for your kind words! We love helping our customers find the perfect gifts, to give or to keep to remember Maine.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This store is a little gem; it has been growing over the years and they have a very good range. Perfect place to buy a perfect present for someone you want to impress, whether because they are slightly snob or because they really care about...More

Thank lechuzon
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LisaMV, General Manager at Archipelago: The Island Institute Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you for visiting us and for your compliments! I'm working on getting the spelling fixed. Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

There area so many beautiful things in this shop that I wish I had made a list for Christmas before we found it! Lovely jewelry in all price ranges, woolen goods and very high quality arts and crafts items. Hand made furniture even. Nicely arranged...More

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LisaMV, General Manager at Archipelago: The Island Institute Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you so much Nonnie for your kind words! We're glad you find beautiful things here! Thank you for your support of Maine artists and makers.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

We spent a long time in this store. All the items are from artisans from the many islands of Maine. We came across one painting by a lady from Beale Island. It is a scene of the red leaves in the Fall from the blueberry...More

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LisaMV, General Manager at Archipelago: The Island Institute Store, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Hi Pablo - Thank you for visiting us and for your compliments! So excited you found a painting that touched you! See you soon.

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