SCULPTURE BOOTHBAY grew out of one fortuitous meeting called by Maine Stone Workers Guild members Dick Alden, Dan Ucci, Andreas von Huene and Bill Royall in late 2015. They wanted to start a stone sculpture symposium on the coast of Maine and found eager allies and sponsors to make that dream a reality.
The biennial Maine Stone Symposium is built upon the success of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposiums, the J.C. Stone Symposiums as well as the Viles Arboretum Symposiums. It brings together Maine artists and an international guest to work in Maine granite every other summer. The first was held at the Boothbay Railway Village in August of 2017. The 2019 event was held on the Boothbay Common from July 27 - August 4. Dates for 2021 will be announced in early 2020.
The addition of the year-round Sculpture Trail is a result of the added support of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce. Visit our beautiful harbor and charming community at any time of the year and take a walk or a drive to explore the growing sculpture trail.
None of these events or projects would be possible without the enormous commitment and sacrifices made by the artists, sponsors, partners and their families some of whom are pictured here.
Join us in Boothbay to celebrate sculpture!
Become a Sponsor
You’re invited to join our growing list of partners to support making Boothbay the sculpture capital of Maine. The initiative capitalizes on existing regional and state-wide tourism efforts to attract cultural travelers who are well-documented to spend more and stay longer in their destinations of choice. SCULPTURE BOOTHBAY positively impacts both the quality of life for residents and the economic development of our region.
Points of View
The 2019 Points of View Art Auction was held on August 8. The event took place at Oak Point Farm, a 32-acre public preserve that also serves as Boothbay Region Land Trust’s new headquarters. The auction included the sale of sculptures created during the Maine Stone Symposium.This live auction raised more than $90,000 to support the This Land is Your Land: Campaign for Oak Point Farm.
There are many ways to get involved with future Maine Stone Symposiums including hosting an artist in your home, making lunch for the crew, or hosting the info table for a few hours. Let us know you are interested and we will find the perfect match for you!