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(KoT) Contemporary Functional Craft

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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I always love true artists who can turn out great items

when you walk in you can tell that this is not a typical junk joint.this is a real deal artist... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Barry N
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Coventry, Rhode Island
Amazing little gallery

Stumbled upon this gallery filled with the beautiful work of local Maine, and other U.S. artisans... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
lgolfmittens
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Aug 23, 2018
“I always love true artists who can turn out great items”
Oct 20, 2017
“Amazing little gallery”
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(KoT) is a contemporary craft shop focusing on items handmade from around the United States. Each artists story is told through their collections of functional work.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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192 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1961
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+1 207-479-5011
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

when you walk in you can tell that this is not a typical junk joint.this is a real deal artist group who turn out great items which are different but are also made with love and care. You can come away with nice,different items that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this gallery filled with the beautiful work of local Maine, and other U.S. artisans. The works are unique, interesting, and reasonably priced. The proprietor is very knowledgeable of the artisans and their works, and helpful, without being intrusive. She was interested in where...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

I'd been following this gallery on Instagram for a while. Lots of intriguing items. We visited on a gray afternoon, this was a high point. Came away with some cute items (including a poster of the MDI subway system...I just couldn't resist). If you looking...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Cara L, Owner at (KoT) Contemporary Functional Craft, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2017

Thank you so much for your review and praise of our little shop. Visitors like you make this shop come alive. Endless thanks!

Reviewed July 9, 2016

This shop was staffed by an obnoxious woman telling tall tales to the patrons. If you have money to burn feel free to stop in here. It is unfortunate, because many of the items for sale were lovely. There is no need to embellish facts...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed April 17, 2016

As soon as I stepped into this lovely boutique, you see Maine's best artists! KOT is one of the top curated shops in the state and I always go home with at least one Maine made gift! I know that every time I visit, I...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Cara L, Manager at (KoT) Contemporary Functional Craft, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Thank you so much for your review of our shop. We hope to see you this summer in downtown Ellsworth!

Reviewed November 16, 2015

I have visited here a number of times and each trip I find that the KoT Gallery of Functional Craft is featuring a better and better selection of artistic and enduring craft pieces. From dramatic jewelry to useful items there is something or everyone in...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Nanella
Cara L, Owner at (KoT) Contemporary Functional Craft, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Thank you so much for telling a piece of our story, we just love our Free Masons hall building and spot on Main Street! Please come again!!

Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Such a wonderful gallery. The highest quality artesian craft unlike many of the other galleries around. High quality yet approachable prices. Unique finds you can't find anywhere else. It is hard not to go home with a gift for everyone.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Nicole K
Cara L, Owner at (KoT) Contemporary Functional Craft, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Thank you for the complement about our level of quality pieces in the shop. We love what we do and we hope it shines through in our presentation both on the web and in our store!

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