Welcome to
Summer Festival of the Arts!

SFOA is an all-arts intensive festival for kids entering grades 1 through 10 which offers classes in:
  • visual arts
  • traditional crafts
  • music
  • dance
  • creative writing
  • theater
  • film-making
  • and more...

Artists, whose common goal is to inspire the imagination and have fun, teach the classes!

As it has for the past 39 seasons, Summer Festival of the Arts - SFOA - on Mount Desert Island, once again presents a three-week arts experience for young people. 

Most of our participants live on Mount Desert Island year-round, but we also have many summer visitors from across the state of Maine and beyond. SFOA encourages community and cooperation among all of its students and their families, our teachers and staff, and the public.

The three weeks culminate in a week-end Grand Finale that provides the participants an opportunity to perform, present or display their creativity.



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Register for the Simeon Michaud Memorial 5K/Fun Run HERE

All proceeds directly benefit the SFOA Scholarship Fund.

Summer 2017 is almost here!
July 10-28
Conners Emerson School, Bar Harbor


Young Author's Camp

at SFOA!


Just can't get enough writing classes? Channel your inner author at the Young Author's Camp at SFOA, in partnership with the University of Maine! Visit our Young Authors Camp page for more info.