Welcome to

Summer Festival of the Arts!

JOIN US FOR OUR 4Oth ANNIVERSARY ARTIST SHOWCASE AND GALA

CLICK HERE TO PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS!

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...

REGULAR SESSION DATES:

JULY 2-20, 2018

SPECIAL SESSION DATES:

JULY 23-27, 2018

REUNION WEEKEND:

JULY 27-29, 2018

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 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 week-end 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!

Upcoming Special Events

JOIN US FOR THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ARTIST SHOWCASE AND GALA

Saturday, July 28, 8 - 10pm

Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor

featuring performances and silent auction items created by SFOA alumni, students, and staff

BUY TICKETS HERE

Pre-sale tickets $55 ~ at the door $65

All proceeds benefit the SFOA40 Fund

Quilt raffle

Stop by the SFOA Office (at MDIHS) before July 20 to buy your raffle tickets!

$5 each or 5 for $20

a chance to win a priceless, one of a kind, piece of SFOA history!

generously donated and created by Mary Vekasi

We will also have prints available for sale at Finale Performances and the Gala!

SFOA is a non-profit organization supported by tuition and donations from

generous individuals, local businesses and foundations