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Schoodic Arts for All hosts 19th annual Schoodic Arts Festival

Winter Harbor –  The 19th annual Schoodic Arts Festival will take place from July 31 – Aug. 13, 2017. The festival, hosted by Schoodic Arts for All (SAFA), will feature 91 workshops, 26 live performances, and a special exhibition of Robert Shetterly’s art, titled “Americans Who Tell the Truth.” The events will be held over the course of 14 days in 11 venues around the Schoodic Peninsula, including SAFA’s historic Hammond Hall, located at 427 Main St. in Winter Harbor. The festival will feature the work and skills of artists local to Downeast Maine in an effort to highlight and engage the resident community and visitors to the area.


SAFA’s executive director, Mary Laury, promises that this year’s festival will offer something for everyone — from seasoned artists to first-time visitors. “Each year, the Schoodic Arts Festival becomes better and better,” said Laury. “Our enrollment is at an all-time high, the breadth of offerings is wide, and the prices are affordable. This year’s festival will continue to make Winter Harbor a richer place to be.”


Those interested in enrolling in workshops are encouraged to do so in advance in order to secure their reservation, as space is limited. This year’s workshops will cover a wide array of crafts, including fiber arts, painting, jewelry-making, cooking, and woodworking, as well as local history lectures and seminars. The tuition for workshops ranges from $25 to $174, depending on the length and subject matter of the class. The materials needed for each workshop are included in the tuition fee. Nightly performances will be held at Hammond Hall. Performance admission is free for children and a $10 suggested donation for adults. Performance passes will offer discounted rates for those looking to attend multiple shows. A pass for seven nights of performances costs $35, while a 14-night pass costs $70. Check online for additional children’s programming offered throughout the festival, including a six-day camp for students of RSU 24 sponsored by the Winter Harbor Masonic Lodge.


Workshop enrollment is available online at


Performance tickets and passes may be purchased in advance at


Schoodic Arts for All is a nonprofit community arts center located in Winter Harbor, Maine. The center hosts year-round cultural events and activities with the mission of strengthening the town’s creative economy and exploring Maine’s cultural heritage.

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