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Archipelago: The Island Institute Store

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IP3806 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Stonington, Connecticut334 contributions123 helpful votes
Definitely worth a stop when in downtown Rockland. The store is bright and cheery with something for everyone. Wonderful paintings, cards, souvenirs, etc. Much of the inventory is unique in that it would not be found elsewhere. Island Institute members are entitled to a 10% discount on merchandise.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from LisaMV, Manager at Archipelago: The Island Institute Store
Responded Oct. 11, 2019
Thanks for the shout out. Glad you had a chance to stop in and visit during your time in Rockland!
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waterandmore wrote a review Sep. 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia2,770 contributions300 helpful votes
While we have visited Archipelago many times, we always like to visit because the inventory constantly evolves and new things appear that are of interest. The range of pottery, wood items, scarves, art and wide range of Maine crafts are on display in a bright and cheerful shop.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from LisaMV, Manager at Archipelago: The Island Institute Store
Responded Oct. 11, 2019
Thanks for being an Archipelago shopper, and thank you for the shout out. We're glad to hear you enjoy the items from our many Maine artists and makers. Thank you for supporting Maine's creative economy!
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westie2 wrote a review Oct. 2018
Kensington, Connecticut9,907 contributions462 helpful votes
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We stopped in this store/gallery while doing an informal walking tour of Rockland's many art galleries. Though we were not tempted by any of the many gifts and crafts on display, we did enjoy viewing the portraits painted by Abe Goodale. Later that same day, we found more of his work on at another gallery. This store/gallery is well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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john d wrote a review Oct. 2018
Carlsbad, California70 contributions21 helpful votes
An amalgamation of hand crafts of wildly varying price ranges, in a brightly lit, easy to browse store. Much of the inventory is hard surface, allowing sound to travel efficiently in the interior space of Archipelago; we could plainly hear several female employees cackling away at the register from anywhere in the store. We weren't in much of tourist shopping mood that day, ergo, this was a 3 minute stop for us.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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emfeAthens_Georgia wrote a review Oct. 2018
Athens, Georgia221 contributions87 helpful votes
This shop has a wide variety of items created by local artists from paintings to pottery to wood work and more. This was just the type of place we wanted to purchase some "made in Maine" items.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from LisaMV, Director at Archipelago: The Island Institute Store
Responded Nov. 5, 2018
We're so glad you found some made in Maine items that tickled your fancy. We pride ourselves in sharing wonderful Maine artists and makers with our customers. Thanks for stopping into our shop and hope to see you in Rockland again.
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