Artists Retreat Studios Gallery, Fine Art, Photography and Painting Workshops

Artists Retreat Studios

Vacation Holiday Rental & Art Workshop Center

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Looking for Plein Air Painting Workshops? Visit to Study with Michael Chesley Johnson!

45 Washington Street, Lubec, Maine 04652
575-267-2450 |
Mailing Address Only: PO Box 454, Lubec ME 04652



Sparkplug Suite. Downstairs apartment and studio combination with private bath, kitchen. $550/week or $95/night, two adults max, minimum 3 nights. Click here to check on availability to rent the Sparkplug Suite. Click here to see photos of the Sparkplug Suite.

Click here to see photos of outdoors and the common areas. Click here to see the studio gallery rooms. Click here for cancellation policy.

Art Workshop Center:

Artists Retreat Studios is the meeting spot for Michael Chesley Johnson's plein air painting workshops.

Michael is an award-winning, internationally-known painter and painting instructor who has operated Friar's Bay Studio Gallery on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, for ten years.  The author of Through a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island and other books, his work includes oil and pastel paintings of local maritime scenery.  (His books are available through Amazon at Michael extends his popular "Plein Air Painting Maine " outdoor painting workshops to include the Lubec area and base at a few weeks at Artists Retreat Studios. Visit Michael's blog: or his website at

In General:

Artists Retreat Studios is a real artist's retreat. The home is quiet but centrally located to "downtown" Lubec and an easy walk from a beautiful conservation area, Mowry Beach:

It's perfect for non-artists, too!

Cancellation Policy

Should you cancel your reservation for any reason, we will retain all deposits received, unless we are able to re-rent the space at the same rate for the same period of time.