A broad spectrum of exceptional Maine-made craft, art and fine food gifts will be offered at the seventh annual ArtFull Gifts Show at Point Lookout Resort, Route 1. Featuring the work of 50 select exhibitors, the festive holiday show also includes free craft demonstrations, delicious Maine-made foods and live music, all in a spacious venue with a commanding view of Penobscot Bay.

“It’s always our goal to make shopping as convenient as possible for our many wonderful attendees,” said local ceramic artist Randy Fein, the show’s executive director. “We listen to their suggestions and tweak things accordingly.

This year, she said, hours have been lengthened on Friday evening and Saturday; the show will not run on Sunday.

“I’m confident everyone will be very pleased with this improved, two-day schedule,” Fein said.

The doors will be open Friday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.; and all day Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The admission fee — $10 Friday; and $3 Saturday — benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust. There is plenty of free parking just a few steps from the exhibition hall.

Friday’s Gala Preview Party kicks off the weekend with the first opportunity to make selections from the exhibitors’ full array of merchandise. Attendees can enjoy complimentary nibbles from local fine food purveyors, a cash bar and live jazz by well-known local musician Phil Clement. An upbeat evening out, the gala provides the ideal way to support the creative local economy while getting holiday shopping under way.

On Saturday, attendees may elect to have lunch at The ArtFull/Good Kettle Cafe and see all-day craft demonstrations such as spinning wool into yarn, hat making and direct painting on silk scarves. To check the latest updated on slated demos, visit artfullgifts.com.

Attendees are welcomed to Point Lookout with a crackling fire in a huge stone fireplace. The talented exhibitors offer an array of wearable art featuring silver, gold, glass and mixed-media jewelry; artist-designed clothing and accessories in silk, cotton and wool for adults to toddlers; and a collection of artist-made hats to top off a winter wardrobe. Also includes are realistic wooden bird sculptures; fine porcelain and stoneware pottery; fine art paintings; one-of-a-kind Christmas cards; Maine-made bath and body products; home furnishings; and artisan-produced foods such as fine chocolates, jams, and preserves.

Karyl Brown, Penny Gentle, Tammy Hare, Peter Jones, Barbara Kent, Linda Leach, Chris McLarty, Sandy Clement and Deb Thuss of Camden; Janet Moller of Rockport; Lori Lacey, Bixby & Company, Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars and Claire and Carly Weinberg of Rockland; Erwin Flewelling and Maureen O’Keefe of Northport; Dan Bennett, Sue Cobb and Jamie Oates of Belfast; Cheryl Rudy of Union; and Kathleen Farnsworth and Priscilla Wentworth of Searsmont. For the complete exhibitor list, visit the show’s website.

Fein says this year’s show will feature 50 exhibitors with a blend of perennially popular exhibitors and some newcomers adding to the mix. She suggests show-goers make it a day's outing and plan to drive or hike the half-mile up to the top of the onsite mountain for a panoramic view of the bay, or walk to the onsite rocky beach and “Then come back to the show and enjoy some wholesome food in the ArtFull Gifts /Good Kettle Café and continue shopping … this group of Maine talent comes together at ArtFull Gifts only once a year!”

A strong advocate for Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Fein serves as the summer steward for Fernald’s Neck Preserve, one of the many locations protected by the conservation group that benefits from a percentage of the gate fee.

For more information, visit the website; check out the ArtFull Gifts Facebook page; email info@artfullgifts.com; or call Fein at 841-0013.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.