This page is for artists who are juried into the Abbe Museum Indian Market or invited to participate.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dawn Spears, AMIM producer, at 207-801-4088 or dawn@abbemuseum.org

The artist application period for the 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market is now closed. If you have any questions about your status in this year's market, please reach out to AMIM Producer Dawn Spears.

If answers to your questions can't be found on the FAQs, please feel free to reach out to Dawn at any time.

The most recent email that went to artists with updates was send on May 12. The same information has been copied here. 

Press & Promo

Please share any of the following promotional materials with your personal and professional contacts.

The Abbe Museum Indian Market has been featured in the following media outlets:

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. We've attracted considerable press coverage and the list to report has grown quite large!

News & Updates

We're days away from our inaugural event, the Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM), and preparations are well underway in Bar Harbor. To follow are some reminders to assist you as you prepare to travel to Mount Desert Island.

On this page you'll find travel and lodging details, but also downloads for marketing materials, news coverage of the Market, a tentative schedule, and more. This webpage is for artists only. There is a general webpage about the Market, which you can also check out for more details about the area, related programming happening at the Abbe this spring, and other general information. Follow AMIM on Facebook and the Abbe Museum on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

BOOTH DETAILS

Market weekend, each artist will have a 10 x 10 booth with one (1) 8' x 30" table and two (2) chairs. Tables will be uncovered/unskirted, so please feel free to bring your own decor for your space. Booths will have sides, so if you have art to hang, please be sure to bring your own setup. Load in will be on Saturday morning at 9:00am. An artists' packet will be available beginning on Friday afternoon (5/18) for pick up at the Abbe Museum (26 Mt. Desert St). Please note that this an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for Maine weather. And, because we are on an island, the forecast can change considerably each day. You can view the latest forecast here

GETTING HERE

Visit the Abbe Museum Indian Market public webpage and scroll down to "Getting Here" for info.  You will also find valuable details about transportation (shuttles) and suggested driving routes due to ongoing road construction. 

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. We've attracted considerable press coverage and the list to report has grown quite large!

USEFUL MAPS FOR ARTISTS

You will receive maps in your artist packet. They are also available here.

YOU'RE INVITED: MARKET OPENING PARTY

The Abbe Museum Indian Market kick-off event will celebrate the opening of the Market with local cuisine, a special performance, mini fashion accessories show, and the opportunity to mingle with friends of the Abbe Museum and other participating Native artists. It will be a one-of-a-kind event that you won't want to miss! Each artist receives one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets are $35 per person, and available for advance purchase here

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or concerns about the Market, please reach out to AMIM Producer Dawn Spears at 207-801-4088 or dawn@abbemuseum.org


Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is requested prior to March 1, 2018 5:00 p.m. EST, a full refund of your booth fee is possible. Application fees are non-refundable at any time. Beginning March 2, 2018, all fees are non-refundable. This policy will be strictly adhered to; no exceptions.

Booth Fees

Acceptance packets were  emailed at the beginning of November, and signed contracts were due back by December 31, 2017. All accepted artists can pay for their booth fees below. Due to the holidays, payments will be accepted until February 14, 2018. This payment will confirm your participation in the 2018 Abbe Museum Indian Market. 


Lodging

The following are offering special discounts for all Abbe Museum Indian Market (AMIM) artists and vendors. 

Hotels

Acadia Hotel
10% discount Exhibitors/Vendors only
Call and mention AMIM

Bar Harbor Grand
$149
This rates is only available until April 18, 2018, for booking May 18-20, 2018, dates
To book, you must call 207-288-5226

Bar Harbor Inn
$149 rate
These rates are only available until March 17, 2018, for booking May 18-20, 2018, dates
To book, you must call 1-800-248-3351

Bar Harbor Regency / Holiday Inn Resort
$119
Call 1-800-234-6835 or use online code Abbe Museum - Indian Market

The Bayview
$175 rate
Call and mention AMIM

The Blue Nose - Off-season rates in effect, so there is no further discount. The best rate is direct with them (either by calling or visiting their website). 

The Harborside Hotel
$139-$159 rate
Call and mention AMIM; Online code: ABBEMARKET18

Wonder View Inn - Off-season rates in effect, so there is no further discount. The best rate is direct with them (either by calling or visiting their website). 

Bar Harbor Bed & Breakfast Association

Acacia House  
15% discount Exhibitor/Vendors only
Call and mention AMIM

Holbrook House
15% Exhibitor/Vendor discount
Valid for booking May 17-21, 2018, dates
Call and mention AbbeIM

 

Southwest Harbor Lodging

Cranberry Hill Inn
25% discount for Exhibitors/Vendors
Mention AMIM in online contact form or call directly

The Lindenwood Inn
15% discount
Call and mention AMIM

Penury Hall
Off-season rates in effect, so there is no further discount
Call and mention AMIM for best rates

 

Market Program

Friday, May 18
11 am          Emergence: Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation Tour
1 pm            Emergence: Root Clubs of the Penobscot Nation Tour
5 pm            Market Kick-Off Party @ the Abbe Museum (buy tickets)
7–10 pm     Indigenous Film Festival @ Reel Pizza
                      7 pm - MANKILLER
                      8:30 pm - Drunktown's Finest

Saturday, May 19
10 am                 Market opens
11:15 am           Hawk Henries - Flute performance
11:45 am           Geo Neptune - Storytelling
12:15 pm          Jennifer Kreisberg - Vocalist
1 pm                   Native American Fashion Show
1:35 pm             JJ Otero - Singing
2 pm                   Kontiwennenhawi - Akwesasne Women Singers
2:25 pm             John Dennis - Storytelling
3:15 pm             Chris Sockalexis - Hand Drum
5 pm                   Market closes
5–10 pm            Indigenous Film Festival  @ Reel Pizza
                             5 pm - Out of State
                             6:45 pm - Rhymes for Young Ghouls
                             8:30 pm - Our People Will Be Healed
8 pm                   Ladies of Native Comedy @ The Criterion Theatre (buy tickets here)

Sunday, May 20
10 am                 Market opens
11 am                 Kontiwennenhawi - Akwesasne Women Singers
11:45 am            JJ Otero - Singing
12:15 pm           John Dennis - Storytelling
1 pm                   Jennifer Kreisberg - Vocalist
2 pm                   Chris Sockalexis- Hand Drum
2:45 pm             Geo Neptune - Storytelling
4 pm                   Market closes
5–10 pm            Indigenous Film Festival  @ Reel Pizza
                             5 pm - MANKILLER
                             6:30 pm - Out of State
                             8:15 pm - Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Monday, May 21
5–9 pm             Indigenous Film Festival  @ Reel Pizza
                            5 pm - Our People Will Be Healed
                            7 pm - Drunktown's Finest