As the editor of CREATIVE MAINE, I spend most days interviewing artists, artisans and designers ... Learning about their lives, their creative processes, their joys and passions.

Readers take the time to write very specific notes about the stories they like and the connections to their own lives. I've also learned that ...

Our readers love discovering new art and new products they might never have know were out there.

So ...

 Together with readers in mind and the Maine arts community, we created SHOP CREATIVE MAINE.

SHOP CM gives you a place to form and foster personal relationships with many of those featured on the site. … The excitement of discovery and collaboration where the joy of shopping benefits all who are involved, every day.

As their gift to you, all of the artists, artisans and shops are offering SHOP CREATIVE MAINE Members a meaningful discount on every item featured on their Shop Pages.

As our gift to the hope that creativity fosters, 50% of all SHOP CREATIVE MAINE Membership fees will be donated each calendar year to help us bring the tools of creative magic to others throughout Maine!

Enjoy this unique experience.

Remember: Creativity has power. It has voice.
Join us to support the creativity that thrives in Maine and give it as a gift to someone special ... It has magic. The ripple effect will make a difference!

Thank you from all of us!
Nancy Gordon
Editor in Chief


Browse to your heart's content until you find something you love. Then ...
Subscribe to SHOP CREATIVE MAINE SHOP and receive your Shop Code to take full advantage of your exclusive 15% discount available on every purchase of our quality selectionsall the time for a full year!

Membership Price:
The subscription price is $30 per year. Buy one for someone special, too. It's the perfect gift!

Join now!

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Navigating the Site:

'Buying Instructions' are noted on every Shop Page
Buying Instructions will also include special instructions, like ‘In-Store Only’ or ‘Full-Site’ or ‘Contact by Email.’

To buy and/or ask questions about any item:
Click on any item of interest on a Shop Page or use the MORE button and you will be redirected to that artists'/business’ website where you can contact the seller and where all sales, shipping, returns, etc. take place. With the exception of CREATIVE MAINE subscriptions, no other sales transactions go through the SHOP CREATIVE MAINE site.

Any questions, confusions, concerns or applause?
We'd love to hear from you, so please contact us.