A painting or print is a perfect way to commemorate a great vacation or to remember a favorite place. It can be tough to find original works of art that won’t break the bank, though. Thankfully, with Ogunquit’s rich arts culture, you’ll find an abundance of galleries with work by both well-established and emerging artists, with some pieces priced surprisingly within reach — you just have to know where to look. Here are a few of our favorite Ogunquit art galleries with affordable options.
The Scully Gallery
The works of Fran Scully have been featured across the country in art shows and galleries, and now her award-winning works can be a part of your home. The Scully Gallery in Perkins Cove has been a feature of the town since 1973, and her watercolors present a delicate and fresh view of the Maine coast and the towns of Ogunquit and Perkins Cove. Original works are priced accordingly, but this Ogunquit art gallery offers giclées and reproductions at very reasonable prices.
The Beth Ellis Collection
Beth Ellis was one of Ogunquit’s most passionate artists, and worked to feature the town in her canvases for many years. Though she unfortunately passed in 2011, her collection lives on in the form of digital reproductions and high-quality giclées produced from her original digital scans. Today you can bring some of her renowned work home with you and enjoy it for years to come.
The Barn Gallery
The home of the Ogunquit Arts Collective, the Barn Gallery is one of the best places to shop for locally produced artwork. While the prices can vary considerably from artist to artist and piece to piece, you should still be able to find affordable pieces here that you’ll enjoy. If you want a chance for a better bargain you can also come during the Ogunquit Art Association’s Annual Art Auction. Featuring dozens of different works of art from artists of all types and backgrounds, this is an excellent chance to pick up a piece of art you’ll love.
On the Main
Though it isn’t a traditional gallery, On the Main is one of the best places in Ogunquit to find affordable and memorable works of art. With everything from traditional wall art to handcrafted jewelry to pottery to home accents and more, there is enough in this store to keep you entertained for hours. Many of the pieces for sale are the work of local artists and craftsmen, meaning you won’t find anything quite like them anywhere else. This also makes On the Main a great place to pick up gifts and souvenirs for loved ones back home.
Annual Sidewalk Art Show and Sale
This isn’t exactly an Ogunquit art gallery either, but it is probably the best way to buy art in the town. Each year, Ogunquit’s Annual Sidewalk Art Show and Sale takes over Main Street and features works of art from dozens of artists from around the country. The offerings – and prices – vary widely, but there are plenty of affordable options to be found in the tents and stalls. Give yourself plenty of time to explore and don’t hesitate to negotiate a little bit!
It’s no coincidence that artists have been flocking to Ogunquit for decades — this place where open ocean meets soft white sand is a natural backdrop for brush strokes. If you’d like to spend some time relaxing in nature’s artwork, we’d love to welcome you to the twelve quiet, landscaped acres here at our Ogunquit hotel.