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Art & Ales: Skowhegan and South Solon

The Kennebec Valley
Spring through Fall

Art

Langlais Art Trail - whimsical pieces throughout downtown Skowhegan.

In 2013, Main Street Skowhegan received 24 sculptures as part of a statewide project to distribute and install the work of the late Bernard “Blackie” Langlais. Both a student and teacher at the world-renowned Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture was a prolific artist known for his folk-art style wood sculptures. While at Skowhegan, in 1969, Langlais installed the now iconic 62’ Indian Sculpture and it was dedicated to “the Maine Indians, the first people to use these lands in peaceful ways”

South Solon Meeting House – National Historic Register

Grab a snack at The Miller’s Table and head up the road to the South Solon Meeting House, a true art treasure tucked away off the beaten path in rural Maine. Here you will see the floor to ceiling frescoes created during the 1950’s by nationally known artists from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

& Ales

Bigelow Brewing Company believes that food and drink should be about a place! Their beer is brewed with pride from ingredients grown right here in Maine. They also serve wood fired pizzas - and be sure to check out the events & live music calendar. #riverbankale #bigelowbrown #rakerale

Book a tour at Oak Pond Brewery, offered daily, except for Mondays when the team is hand-crafting the latest brews. #somersetlager #skowheganindiapalelager #nutbrownale

Unique Lodging

Check Visit Skowhegan for a variety of local lodging including camping options.

Local Tips

The annual Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival showcases the local craft beer culture.

Take a tour of Maine Grains, a grist mill located in a repurposed jailhouse! And there’s an on-site shop for a great selection of grains.

The Margaret Chase Smith Library located on the banks of the Kennebec River, this gem of a museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of Maine’s most beloved public servants.

The Skowhegan State Fair, organized in 1818, is a real Maine classic takes place annually in August.

River Roads Gallery features the work of local artists and craftsmen.

Stop in at The Bankery for fresh baked goods, flowers and a great selection of Maine made products.

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