The annual Artful Living Tour led by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport heads to North Haven Island Tuesday, July 17. Attendees will experience the island’s rustic charms and sweeping views, with visits to an art-filled cottage at Crabtree Point; a contemporary residence with stunning gardens; the historic Frank Benson house and studio; the Hopkins Wharf gallery; lunch at Nebo Lodge; and more.

Tickets are $167.50 and include round-trip ferry, transportation on the island and lunch at Nebo Lodge ($100 of the ticket price is a tax deductible gift to CMCA). Early reservations are recommended, as space is strictly limited. The tour will depart at 9:15 a.m. from the Maine State Ferry Service’s Rockland Terminal, 517A Main St., returning at 5 p.m.

For reservations, call 236-2875 or send email to

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or