A Visual Feast
Atlantic views & elegant amenities compete for attention with museum quality artwork at Maine’s Inn by the Sea
Art enthusiasts don’t need to visit the hallowed galleries of a museum to get their cultural fix- Inn by the Sea’s museum quality art offers guests a visual feast as they enjoy a meal in Sea Glass or a cocktail by the fire. The Inn’s permanent collection of renowned regional artists would easily top most museum curators’ wish lists.
Whether you visit to stay, dine, cocktail or SPA the Inn’s impressive collection offers visitors a museum experience with original contemporary works from Maine living legends such as Eric Hopkin’s Camden Hills or Stephen Etnier’s Lobster Buoys. And turn of the century masters Alfred T Bricher’s Cliff Island in Casco Bay or Theophile Schneider’s Gull Rock at Monhegan Island, successfully capture the beauty of Maine’s coast
Whether in the lobby, lounge or restaurant regional art reflects the unique local experience through the artists’ lens, sharing the soul of the Inn’s seaside location and highlighting the area’s iconic features for visitors.
Maurice Freedman’s Pemaquid Lobster celebrates the state’s acclaimed crustacean, while Giorgia Cavallon’s abstract Bather relaxing on an Adirondack chair gives a nod to the Inn’s beach location. Laurence Sisson’s depiction of his home town, Booth Bay Harbor, with Dories and Fish Houses is re-imagined through his appreciation of Asian landscape adopted as a young soldier in Japan.
But artful encounters are not limited to what’s hanging on the walls at Inn by the Sea. The staff is proud to curate both museum quality paintings as well as elegant hospitality. While coastal shingle architecture greets visitors on arrival, the traditional façade conceals the Inn’s decidedly modern interiors and upscale amenities infused with a sea inspired vibe. And in ocean view Sea Glass restaurant, Chef Chadwick plates culinary masterpieces soaked with taste, texture and color positioning his “art on the plate” to delectably complement the art on the walls.
Inn by the Sea, Sea Glass restaurant and SPA, located on Crescent Beach, are open to the public 7 days a week, year around at 40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107. 207.799.3134. www.innbythesea.com