A gritty, hard-working island attracts unconventional artists by allowing them to focus on what matters most.
Samuel James and Jim LeJames are bringing Portland’s music scene to new ears — pointy, fuzzy ears.
Digging deep with David Mallett, Maine’s earnest balladeer.
Diagnosed with ALS, acclaimed painter Jon Imber reached ever deeper into his creative well.
Maine’s community concert bands are a fixture of summertime. How will they fare in an uncertain future?
How the Queen City has become the capital of music in Maine.
Artists Todd Watts and Jemma Gascoine traded the big city for a tiny village.
The Colby College Museum of Art comes of age with a beautiful new wing that houses an extraordinary act of generosity.
Maine’s hulking natural monolith has inspired landscape painters for well over a century.
Listen to the perfect playlist. Tour Homer’s studio. Meet your L.L.Bean boyfriend.
Mainers are nothing if not opinionated, and Down East readers are no exception.
For seventy-six years, young musicians have entertained audiences while honing their craft at the New England Music Camp.