Invest in the kind of artwork bound to become a family heirloom at Clark Point Gallery (46 Clark Point Rd., Southwest Harbor, 207/244-0290, www.clarkpointgallery.com , 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat. mid-June to Labor Day; closed in winter). Here, paintings are all 19th and 20th century depictions of Maine—mostly Mount Desert Island.
Hatched on MDI (360 Main St., Southwest Harbor, 207/244-9800, www.hatchedonmdi.com , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. year-round) carries the cutest kids’ clothes you are liable ever to see. It also sells adult sweaters emblazoned with NEH and SWH—so you can choose and display your allegiance.
Part gallery, part gift shop, Flying Mountain Artisans (28 Main St., Southwest Harbor, 207/244-0404, www.flyingmountainartisans.net , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.) lines its walls with watercolors and paintings by local artists in one corner, and stocks handmade, intricate quilts, pottery, jewelry, and children’s clothing in the other.