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As it has for the past 36 seasons, Summer Festival of the Arts - SFOA - on Mount Desert Island once again presents a three-week arts experience for young people. SFOA is an all-arts intensive festival for kids entering grades 1 through 11 which offers classes in the visual arts, traditional crafts, music, dance, creative writing, theater, filmmaking and more. Artists, whose common goal is to inspire the imagination and have fun, teach the classes!

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.

SFOA is a non-profit organization supported by tuition and donations from generous individuals, local businesses and foundations.

Frank and Alex, a change in director

NEWS FLASH!!!!! Alex Newell Taylor - New Interim Executive Director!

Help us meet our 2014 - 2015 goal of $50,000!


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SFOA, PO Box 58, 337 Main Street (rear) , Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 , Tel: 207-244-3855,