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...

2019 DATES:

February Break camp:

Feb 18-22, 2019

April Break camp:

Apr 15-19, 2019

Summer Session:

JULY 1-19, 2019


July 22-26, 2019

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

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

generous individuals, local businesses and foundations. Please consider a donation.

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