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...

2020 DATES:

February Break camp:

February 17-21

April Break camp:


Virtual Summer Session:

JULY 6-24

As it has for the past 41 seasons, Summer Festival of the Arts - SFOA - on Mount Desert Island, once again presents a three-week arts experience for young people- this time VIRTUALLY!

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 our students and their families, our teachers and staff, and the greater artistic community of MDI and surrounding areas.

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

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

SFOA is a non-profit organization supported by tuition and donations from generous individuals, local businesses and foundations. We need your support now more than ever. Please consider a donation.