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.
February days are short and this winter has already delivered plenty of snow to Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum. Although our December 14th open house and carving show marked the last regular public gallery hours until May, groups are welcome, by appointment, year-round and new members are always welcome to join Members' Carving Club that meets Friday afternoons from 1 - 4 through April, weather permitting. The Saturday Great Blue Heron winter carving class is full, but call to check the current schedule to learn about future oppotunities to join or observe.