PERCEPTION Art Show – August 18

In collaboration with Zelo Arts Collective, Down East Gallery is excited to announce an exhibition at our East Boothbay gallery!  PERCEPTION is a contemporary display of mixed media including sculpture, photography, paintings, plastel and music, featuring four emerging artists:

  • Lindsey Appleyard
  • Samuel Betts
  • Ben Betts
  • Brianna Del Mar

PERCEPTION encourages discussion of how we interact with the world around us, based on our perception of natural and social stimuli. Our artists invite you to expose your senses to our art, engage in our interactive displays, and allow these unique combinations of art to inspire you: consciousness and nature, experimentation and collaboration, personal and impersonal, visceral and technical.

Join on us for the opening party this SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 from 5-7 pm at Down East Gallery East Boothbay, located at 30 Van Horne Road in East Boothbay, ME.


Cottages & The Maine Coast

From August 7 to September 8, Down East Gallery will be featuring paintings and sculptures that capture the spirit of the Maine Coast. Featuring maritime paintings by award-winning artist Brad Betts, ASMA, the exhibition “Cottages & The Maine Coast” will include over 60 paintings of Maine’s oceanside cottages, crashing surf, beach roses on the shore, cottage gardens and classic sailboats gliding through Maine’s harbors. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 10 from 5 – 7 pm and will feature live music by steel drummer Ben Betts.

Down East Gallery is located at 146 Boothbay Rd./Route 27, only one-half mile south of U.S. Route 1. The gallery features fine contemporary art by Brad Betts as well as sculptures, woodwork, glassware, tapestries and ceramics by a curated selection of Maine’s finest artists. With over 3,000 square feet of exhibition space, the gallery is located in a 1906 farmhouse and a 1904 post and beam barn, surrounded by a 35-acre farm with sculptures set amongst the gardens.

The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday and Monday by appointment or by chance (closed September 1 for a private event). For more information, contact artist/owner Brad Betts: 207-318-3282; or visit


Birds on the wing, grasses swaying in a field, a schooner heeling in blustery seas… WINDSWEPT features a collection of fine art paintings and sculptures that reflect the beauty and intensity of wind.

The exhibition runs from July 10 to August 4.  Join us for the opening reception on Friday July 13 from 5 – 7 pm!

Morocco in Maine!

Boothbay artisans Diana Kerr and Kathleen Jones travel frequently to North Africa and visit bazaars and tribal villages to collect one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods.  Our “Morocco in Maine” show will feature their 2018 collection of stunning, handwoven textiles, jewelry and artifacts.