Welcome to

Summer Festival of the Arts!

Registration NOW OPEN for our 2022 * in person* February Vacation Camp!

Click here to register or for more details!


SFOA is an all-arts intensive festival for kids entering grades 1 through 8 which offers classes in:

  • visual arts

  • traditional crafts

  • music

  • dance

  • creative writing

  • theater

  • film-making

  • and more...

February break camp:

february 21-25

FINALE, FEBRUARY 26

K - 4TH grades ONLY


$200 - Full day for the week
$150 - either performing or visual arts for the week

(We regret that scholarships are not available at this time)

As it has for the past 44 seasons, Summer Festival of the Arts - SFOA - on Mount Desert Island, once again presents a variety of arts experiences for young people- virtually when needed, in person when possible!

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 all of our programs culminate in a Finale performances and presentations that provide young artists 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.