Tour of Nellieville in Deer Isle
6/17/18 - 10/7/18
Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies is a self-directed experience of art, jams & chutneys produced on site, local lore, American history, nature and play set on several idyllic acres on an indisputably idyllic island. Open daily May - October from 9-5 and the rest of the year by chance (and the chances are good).
From June to October, sculptor, Peter Beerits gives nine periodic 1-hour tours of Nellieville: a collection of buildings, installations, characters and creatures made (mostly) out of found objects. A Western town, juke joint, general store, church and clock tower share an eclectic campus with a jam factory (in a cottage. . .), shop, small tea room and several acres of orchard, woods and meadow.
In addition to developing Nellieville, Beerits makes and sells several dozen sculptures each year, ranging in size from pint-sized to monumental. His thoughtful tours are unscripted, informal and very popular.
Tour dates this season are June 17, July 1, July 8, July 29, August 12, August 19, September 2, September 23 and October 7. No reservations needed.