Welcome to

Summer Festival of the Arts!

exciting news!!

Our Summer 2021 ** IN PERSON ** Camp Registration will open on Saturday, May 1st at 12noon!



More information and registration links HERE

Camp will be July 12 - 30 at ArtWaves in Town Hill

Join us for our very special mother's day weekend Virtual paint party!

At this fun, 2-hour event, we'll create a beautiful painting together!

This painting can be created by adults, kids, or the whole family together.

You can present the painting to the Mom in your life as a gift, or just give her the gift of your time by attending the party with her! Or make it into a cocktail party that gives you a little "me" time.

The Paint Party will be led by Neha Gupta of StillyArts, LLC.

Saturday, May 8th 3pm - 5pm

Tickets start at $40

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...

2021 DATES:

Summer Session
@ Artwaves:

JULY 12-30

As it has for the past 42 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.