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 40 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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Thank you for an amazing 2017 season!
Please return to this page soon for information about our exciting 2018 40th Anniversary season!