The Wendell Gilley Museum is a community center that celebrates the life and work of Wendell Gilley, a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving. It teaches the art of bird carving and presents art exhibitions and educational programs with a special focus on people, nature and art. The Museum endeavors to inspire appreciation of the visual arts, engagement in artistic creativity, and respect and care for the natural world.
Days are growing longer in Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum and the still-wintry landscape is alive with birds, from hardy chickadees to returning robins. Although we have no visitor hours until May, members are welcome throughout to our weekly winter carving club on Friday afternoons from 1 - 4 pm, weather permitting, through April. The fully-subscribed Barred Owl carving class concludes April 9th. Save the date for the Spring Open House and Carving Show on Sunday, May 29th from noon - 4 pm.