Maine Coast Stone Symposium
- August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
- 586 Wiscasset Rd., Rt. 27
- Boothbay, ME 04537
From granite for some of the country’s most significant public buildings to slate for roof tiles, commercial quarrying and stone working has thrived in Maine since around 1800. The sector’s evolution affected transportation by both sea and rail, while technological advances changed the industry in significant ways. Today, Maine stone artists and artisans still use many traditional techniques to create everything from garden benches to world-renowned public architecture.
Join us in August 2017 for a month-long celebration of the history, art and culture of Maine’s stone industry. Look for educational programs, the exhibit Built with Stone: The Story of Granite, Slate, and Limestone in Maine, and a 10-day sculpture symposium investigating the ties between technology, industry and the creative world.