Ogunquit’s September Arts Festival

It’s that time of year! Capriccio – the Festival of the Arts – arrives in Ogunquit. Two weeks of events – almost all of them free to our guests. Simply a great time to be in Ogunquit – the crowds have waned, the weather is glorious and town shifts towards fall.

Check out the schedule of events below – and don’t forget – the Ogunquit Playhouse season continues as withthe big fat musical Hair Spray!

CAPRICCIO 2007

Ogunquit’s two-week long, town-wide festival of the arts. The 17th annual Capriccio and will run from September 2 through 16, 2007.

Sunday September 2

  • Portland Ballet 1 pm, Ogunquit Playhouse
  • Benefit Concert 5 – 6 pm, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road. A variety of musical entertainment: organ, jazz, pop, etc.
  • Suede 8 pm, Jonathan’s

Monday, September 3

  • Poets in Person 7:30 pm, Barn Gallery. Readings by local poets in a “cabaret” setting with refreshments.

Tuesday September 4

  • Aaron Larget-Caplan in a Classical Guitar Recital. 6 pm, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road

Wednesday September 5

  • Art Film: Girl with a Pearl Earring 7:30 pm, Barn Gallery

Thursday September 6

  • Gallery Talk by Chris Calivas and Evelyne Harper Neill, 7:30, Barn Gallery. They view the world through their art.

Friday September 7

  • Comedy Readers Theatre 7 pm, Wells Ogunquit Center, Route 1, Moody
  • Buckwheat Zydaco 9 pm, Jonathan’s

Saturday September 8

  • Kite Festival 10:30 am, Ogunquit Beach. Kites (free) for kits to design and fly. Lots of prizes. Professional kite-flyers, too
  • Reception 5 – 8 pm. Barn Gallery. View the new exhibition
  • Nature Crafts Festival 10 am – 4 pm Laudholm Farm
  • Craft Fair all day. Wells-Ogunquit Elementary School

Sunday September 9

  • Nature Crafts Festival 10 am – 4 pm Laudholm Farm
  • Craft Fair all day. Wells-Ogunquit Elementary School
  • Book Signing and Readings by Maine authors 1pm. Ogunquit Welcome Center – Bobbi Treen & others, Prof. Arthur Hussey, Woodbury Family, Michael James Grant, Sue Pollard, Tim Janis, Susan Meffert
  • Tour of St. Peter’s Church 3 – 5 pm St. Peter’s Church, 700 Shore Road.

Tuesday September 11

  • Tour of St. Peter’s Church 10 am -2 pm St. Peter’s Church, 700 Shore Road
  • Slide Lecture. Carl Little: Maine in Water and Color 6 pm. Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road
  • Charles Calhoun—“Longfellow 7 pm Barn Gallery. Discussion and lecture to celebrate Maine’s famous poet’s 200th birthday

Wednesday September 12

  • Tour of St. Peter’s Church 10 am -2 pm St. Peter’s Church, 700 Shore Road
  • Classic Film: The Court Jester 7 pm Dunaway Center Danny Kaye at his most hilarious

Friday September 14

  • Rotary Yard Sale 7 am – 3 pm. Jonathan’s beach parking lot on Route 1

Saturday September 15

  • Rotary Yard Sale 7 am – 3 pm Jonathan’s beach parking lot on Route 1
  • Antique Show & Sale all day Dunaway Center. Benefits the Ogunquit Heritage Museum at the Captain Winn House
  • Lobster Dash 8:30 am Ogunquit Beach

Sunday September 16

  • Antique Show & Sale all day Dunaway Center. Benefits the Ogunquit Heritage Museum at the Captain Winn House

The Dunaway Center is located at 23 School Street next to the fire station.

The Barn Gallery is on Bourne Lane at the intersection of Shore Road

CONTINUING EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE 2-WEEK PERIOD:

  • Barn Gallery, Shore Road and Bourne Lane, Open 11-5 Monday through Saturday, 1 – 5 pm Sunday. Closed September 4 & 5 for hanging new exhibition.
  • Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Shore Road past Perkins Cove. 10 – 5 Monday – Saturday, 2 – 5 Sunday. Closed Labor Day.
  • Ogunquit Playhouse — “Hairspray” August 28 through September 15
  • Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre. 8 pm, Main Street. Showing current films
  • Ogunquit Heritage Museum, 86 Obeds Lane, just off Route 1. Tuesday through Saturday 2 to 5 pm. Featuring Ogunquit’s history—maritime, Playhouse, art, and tourism.

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