Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Studio Gallery to Open this Season in Downeast Maine with an Artist Retreat Accomodation


We will begin the renovations May 15th for the new Artist Retreat Studios and Gallery.  The hammers are at the ready...

We plan to open around July 17th, 2013 with this Gallery in Lubec, Maine and we will also have open
Friars Bay Studio Gallery so we will have a studio gallery on both sides of the border to satisfy customers
on both sides of the border without passports!   This new gallery will allow us to showcase more of Michael Chesley Johnson's coastal paintings as well as offer a retreat accomodation with studio space to an emerging artist for a very reasonable fee.  Michael will also conduct small scale affordable plein air painting workshops from the Lubec, Maine location as part of the Summer Brushes Program.













Tuesday, April 2, 2013

1 bedroom apartment available July 1st for the summer

We hope to recoup our property taxes which are incredibly high, our insurance, and some of our renovation costs this summer by offering part of the house as a summer rental while we continue to ready the rest of the house for our opening this summer as an Art Gallery with studio spaces.  The apartment which is on the first floor  has a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom.  The current tenants are preparing to leave May 1st so we will attack that area first with paint brushes and $$$!

Summer Rental Available by the Week or month (Lubec) $400 per week, can't beat the rate!  Would love to have someone for the whole summer...

Looking to spend time at Summerkeys or on an artistic retreat or personal sabbatical. This situation will provide you with some very nice basic housing, including utilities. Suitable for 1 person or commited couple. Prefer to rent for 3 months beginning in July. You will be provided basic, spartan furnishings and a spectacular view. The area offers spectacular scenery for the artist, photographer, musician or other creative types with abundant public land in Downeast Maine and on Campobello Island. You can walk to restaurants, bank and grocery store from this location. The rent is $400 per week or $1600 per month. 3 months $4,500. Security deposit is $400. No pets.  This is still available as of April 1st, 2013.




We will offer a rental of the apartment during the Bay of Fundy International Marathon which occurs on June 23rd, 2013 on a nightly basis for $100 with a 3 night minimum.  It is right on the race course!  Google 45 Washington Street, Lubec, ME  04652 for the location.