The Arts

When it comes to the arts and performing arts, Bar Harbor offers something for all tastes. Since its early days when two Hudson River Valley artists, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, set out one summer in the early 1800's in search of a scenic fishing village called Eden on the coast of Maine, Bar Harbor has been world-renown as an artist community. And so began America's love affair with one of the most beautiful places in the world - Bar Harbor, Maine. The town has several art galleries, art shows, improvisational comedy theater and two celebrated music festivals offering everything from string orchestras, through chamber music, to jazz. Bars and clubs host a range of bands and solo artists that complete the musical mix. Movies have never seemed more enjoyable than when seen in our art-deco theater. The arts really shine in Bar Harbor, Maine.
MAINE CRAFTS GUILD - MDI DIRECTIONS FINE CRAFT SHOW
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MAINE CRAFTS GUILD - MDI DIRECTIONS FINE CRAFT SHOW

2017 - 42nd Annual Mount Desert Island Directions Fine Craft Show

Friday, July 28: 5-8pm
Saturday, July 29: 10am -5pm
Sunday, July 30: 10am - 4pm

Atlantic Oceanside Event Center
119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor


Admission $5; under 18 free

  • Shop with us at the ocean's edge in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Add to your fine craft collection or shop for unique, handcrafted gifts
  • Fine craft in wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass and mixed media

http://www.mainecraftsguild.com/shows/42nd-annual-directions-mount-desert-island-show-2/

mdi.show@mainecraftsguild.com

*The Maine Crafts Guild is a Maine non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in fine craft.  Promotes career development of its members by operating retail shows, publishing brochures and statewide marketing.

ARTWAVES MDI
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ARTWAVES MDI

 

At ArtWaves, we connect the community with art. A simple concept with boundless opportunity.  Art for everyone and in multiple forms.  Children, high schoolers, summer visitors, seasonal workers, year-round professionals. Working and emerging artists.  Drawing, painting, sculpting, printing, dancing.

We offer a wide array of classes and workshops for the beginner, intermediate, advanced and curious artists in our community.  

  • Drop-in for Figure Drawing

  • Spend an evening Sipping and Printing (21+)

  • Try your hand at Sculpting or painting – Plein Air, oil, watercolor, charcoal

  • Take a class or attend a workshop in monoprinting, fiber arts, stained glass

  • Bring your little ones to Art for Those Under Three

  • Send your older kids to get an art studio experience with artists working in a variety of media

  • Come for a swing or salsa lesson

Art is for everyone and that includes you!

Check us out at ArtWavesmdi.org 

Our campus is located in Town Hill.  We have four studios including a dance studio and beautiful grounds. Parking lot is available between the dentist office and ArtWaves.

Additional Resources

ACADIA REPERTORY THEATRE

1154 Main Street
Somesville, ME 04660
(207) 244-7260

BAR HARBOR FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

Newport Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
244-9107

BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

59 Cottage St., Rodick Bldg.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(212) 222-1026

CRITERION THEATRE

35 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor , ME 04609
207-288-0829

GUITAR INTENSIVES AND SAMBA MEETS JAZZ WORKSHOPS

105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
781-626-2256

IMPROVACADIA

15 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
288-2503

ISLAND ARTS ASSOCIATION

36 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

REEL PIZZA CINERAMA

33 Kennebec Place
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3828

THE SELLAM CIRCUS SCHOOL - SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAMS

105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME
207.502.2589

WENDELL GILLEY MUSEUM

4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
(207) 244-7555

WINDSOR CHAIRMAKERS

2596 Atlantic Highway, Route 1
Lincolnville, ME 04849