Monday, July 19, 2010

The Island Institute

The Island Institute, located at 386 Main Street, Rockland, Maine is an organization dedicated to supporting island and working-waterfront communities. With their Island Fellows Program, Island Schools & Education Program and other efforts, The Island Institute provides technical support and staff assistance to island communities seeking to conserve island and marine biodiversity, develop model solutions that balance the coast's natural and cultural assets, and provide opportunities for competing interests to arrive at constructive solutions. For more than a quarter-century, The Island Institute has served as a voice for the balanced future of the islands and waters of the Gulf of Maine.

The gift shop and gallery, The Archipelago, is the home of unique handmade art, craft and design representing the very best of Maine's islands and coast. Sales through The Archipelago help island and Maine artists and artisans gain exposure and earn income and advance The Island Institute's efforts to sustain island communities. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday 10:00am to 5pm. Members of The Island Institute receive a 10% discount on Archipelago purchases (Fine Arts purchases excluded).

If you live in or are visiting the area, please stop in and say hello for us!

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