With ocean views, captivating cuisine and stylish resort accommodations Inn by the Sea also doubles as a gallery for museum quality art.
Whether a visitor waking up to Atlantic views, or a local sipping cocktails on the seaside deck, art loving visitors to Inn by the Sea will delight in the resort’s use of public areas as exhibition space for museum quality art. The Inn’s permanent, and always growing, collection of New England artists spark up the hallways and restaurant walls with Instagrammable works from turn of the century to contemporary masterpieces that would be the envy of most galleries.
Art and nature coexist comfortably at the Inn, arousing the senses whether dining al fresco on ocean view decks in Sea Glass Restaurant or waking up to the sounds and sight of the beach in a luxury suite. From impressive natural seascapes to regionally inspired art, guests are offered an insight into the soul of this coastal region.
The Inn’s relaxed, elegant hospitality combined with art created by some of the area’s living legends allows visitors to at once unwind and be inspired by some of the region’s most relevant artists. The Maine coast is depicted by turn of the century masters Alfred T. Bricher’s Cliff Island in Casco Bay or Theophile Schneider’s Gull Rock at Monhegan Island, capturing the timeless nature of our beautiful coast.
Contemporary works include Maine native Eric Hopkins, one of the state’s most prolific and well-loved living artists. His Camden Hills watercolor depicts an aerial view of islands, while Stephen Etnier’s Lobster Buoys captures the essence of fishing communities along the shore.
Pemaquid Lobster is the first painting seen when entering Sea Glass restaurant. Maurice Freedman’s iconic painting celebrates the importance of lobster fishing (and eating!) to the state, while Giorgia Cavallon’s abstract Bather relaxing on an Adirondack chair gives a nod to the Inn’s beach location. Laurence Sisson’s Dories and Fish Houses offers his unique view into his hometown Boothbay Harbor through the artist’s lens. The Maine scene of lobster shacks and small boats is re-imagined through his finely honed appreciation of Asian landscape adopted as a young soldier in Japan.
Inn by the Sea, Sea Glass restaurant and full-service SPA, located on Crescent Beach, welcome the public 7 days a week, year around at 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. 207.799.3134. www.innbythesea.com