Art Retreats & Classes
Create, work in the art studio, daydream, make art in your suite, read, paint by the water, wander, explore!
Art Retreats at Porters Landing
... where you not only can feed your creative spirit, but where you also have permission to do nothing at all, and do it well.
We are absolutely delighted to be able to share Porters Landing Guest House with artists from all over the world. Artists apply to stay between one to two weeks in one of our suites, at a reduced cost, and share the owner's 670 square foot art studio & Gallery.
If you have additional questions, you can contact us through the form at the bottom of the page.
Click the button below if you have no further questions and you would like to apply now!
"My retreat at Porter's Landing Guesthouse was a wonderful experience. Inspiration was everywhere, from the garden, to the Porter's Landing waterfront, to the town of Freeport, to the art studio! It's the perfect place to create and take a creative breath." -Jennifer, Massachusetts
"I don't think that I can even explain what this week has mean to me. I spent my days gathering inspiration from the beautiful coast of Maine & working in the art studio, and my evenings looking through art books by the fire in my suite. It was dreamy, and I leave with a renewed creative spirit. This week has been priceless!" - Terry, California
"Porter's Landing Art Retreat is a wonderful, cozy, and comfortable retreat. Amanda is the most gracious and welcoming hostess, and will point you to the most incredible sites in the area for some great inspiration, and with a space in the beautiful art studio for you to work! I can't wait to return!" - Linda, New York
One portion of the property is home to the Guest House's owner/resident artist. She will be your host during your stay, and you will find her working in the art studio most days. We absolutely respect the privacy of visiting artists and guests, and try to balance giving you the privacy that you crave and at the same time stay available for anything that you may need during your stay.
You will be exactly 1 mile from downtown Freeport and all of it's galleries, shopping, cafes, restaurants, and activities, and just a 3 minute stroll to the water's edge. In addition to a wonderful downtown, Freeport is loaded with nature trails, secret coves, farms, and artistic inspiration at every corner!
Please note: We are smoke-free! There is no smoking anywhere in the building or on the property.
The art studio, where you will have a workspace for the deration of your retreat! The studio is open daily from 7 AM until 10PM for artists, but we ask that quiet time in the studio be respected after 8 PM, due to the proximity of neighbors.
Prices for Art Retreats ***
You can stay in either the Merchant's Quarters, or the Schooner Suite.
Seven nights, $725
Two weeks (14 nights), $1200
*** Prices for the art retreat are at a substantially reduced rate from a typical stay in one of our suites! Our goal is to make this an affordable getaway for artists looking to gather creative energy, find new inspiration, work on a project, or just enjoy creative time outside of your normal surroundings.
Your suite has everything you need for your stay!
- Queen-sized bedroom with ample closet space
- Living area
- All sheets, blankets, and towels
- free Wi-Fi
- A kitchen area that includes everything but the oven! There is a toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle, microwave, sink, all dishes and silverware, beautiful tea service, rice & pasta cooker, indoor griddle/grill, small refrigerator, and some of the essentials (spices, coffee, tea, basic cooking utensils, etc.). We are a little less than 1 mile from a fantastic local grocery store.
- Free Parking
- All non-smoking, all the time!
Extras that you can add on to your stay!
A private mosaic class, includes all materials, and 4 hours of instruction per day for two days. $325 per person
A private wet-felting class. includes all materials, and 3 hours of instruction. Learn the ancient art of wet felting, and let your creativity flow! This is a wonderful, relaxing art form. $ 175 per person
An art day in Portland Maine! Visit Portland's waterfront, galleries, boutiques, the Portland Art Museum, Maine College of Art exhibits, and the beautiful Victoria Mansion. Includes drop off and pick up in the heart of downtown Portland (just a 20 minute drive from your retreat!), and paid admission to Victoria Mansion and the Portland Museum of Art. $125 per person
2022 Dates for Art Retreats!
We Offer 6 Weeks Per Year To Artists! When You Apply, Let Us Know Your Top 3 Date Choices. If You Would Like 2 Weeks Please Let Us Know That In Your Application.
April 15-22, 2022 -reserved-
May 20-27, 2022- -reserved-
May 28-June 4, 2022-reserved-
July 22-29 , 2022- reserved-
September 9-16- 2022
October 7-14, 2022 -reserved-
If you have additional questions, use the form below to contact us! If you're ready to apply, click the button below.