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.
This winter has already delivered plenty of snow to Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum, but subtle signs of spring are starting. It won't be long before public hours resume in May. Until then, groups are welcome, by appointment, 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.