Developed by the Belfast Creative Coalition, sick the Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm & Art Fall Tour highlights the richness of art, culture and agriculture in midcoast Maine.\n\nHeld on Saturday, October 8th, Cultivate is an open studio and farm tour with special workshops and demonstrations. Visit artists working in their studios and learn how farmers are entrepreneurs creating artistic consumer products from what they cultivate!\n\nThe Belfast Creative Coalition website will have full descriptions and images of the tour sites and suggested nearby attractions. All locations will be within 30-45 minutes driving time from Belfast\n
Why Farms and Art?
\nHere in Waldo County we have a unique combination of farmers and artists. The farmers are creative and the artists keep a ‘hand in the dirt’. There are farmers that make fiddles, print original woodcuts or create their visions on canvas. There are artists raising sheep, making cheese, harvesting and processing food. The love of place, embracing the handmade and being “local” are ubiquitous. The Cultivate Fall Tour celebrates and appreciates this universal spirit.\n\nFarmers and artists have much in common. Maine is a uniquely inspirational state where collaboration and neighborly networking are an everyday occurrence, calling to many, even from miles away. Farming and art making are creative, responsive acts. Both farmers and artists are deeply involved in process. Life is valued as part of something that is becoming, a seed in the ground, a seasonal life that often requires a variety of vocational pursuits. The connecting thread of creative energy runs through their hands, their hearts and their souls outward to touch others with what they produce. These entrepreneurs work on a small, human and local scale. Their work requires discipline and careful time management to create the fruits they share with you, their community.\n\n \n
2016 Fall Tour!
\n\n\nWe are pleased to announce the annual Cultivate Farm & Art Tour on October 8th from 10am-3pm. This year, the tour will be located in and around Belfast and Monroe (ME). All sites are within 35-40 minutes of downtown Belfast.\n\nCultivate is an open studio and farm tour with special workshops and demonstrations. Visit artists working in their studios and learn how farmers are entrepreneurs creating artistic consumer products from what they cultivate.\n\nIf you are interested in the tour & have questions about the sites, please be in touch!\n\nTo join the tour, please check in on Saturday, October 8th at our tour headquarters outside Waterfall Arts or in the gallery at Maine Farmland Trust. Maps will be available on site and online.