Upcoming Classes and Events

Exciting Matching Grant Opportunity!

ArtWaves is the recipient of an $18,000 capacity-building matching grant. All donations up to a total of $18,000 between now and the end of the calendar year will be matched! (NOTE: Membership fees do not count as donations.)

This is a very exciting opportunity -- your tax-deductible donation will go twice as far! Please help us get these funds by going to the DONATE button on the ArtWaves website. Thank you!  


   Members can exhibit at SWH Library in October and Northeast Harbor Library November! Send any images of artwork for publicity to Liz@artwavesmdi.org -          Not an ArtWaves member?  - easy to join-  https://www.artwavesmdi.org/join-us

Interested in teaching at ArtWaves?

Contact office@artwavesmdi.org for our Fall RFP



.   Maine Arts and Humanities Commission granted funds to increase awareness of of domestic abuse. Self-identified artists 16 and older can respond in clay (at no cost to you) pick up at ArtWavesThis is a follow up to ArtWaves' sponsorship of the Finding Our Voices 2020  banner exhibit.  Register here: Fired Up! Communal Clay to Address Domestic Abuse   Outdoor  communal firing on OCTOBER 23 at ArtWaves.

A public exhibit at the NEH Library for November follows.

Staying Safe under the tent with Masks and Distancing

Figure Drawing Returns!

One of ArtWaves' core programs makes its triumphant return! Join us for Life Drawing from a live model, Thursdays from 12 - 3 PM.

We encourage those motivated to maintain their practice and sustain this program to join our Figure Drawing Membership  for $25 a monthJoin as an ongoing member

Register for the weekly event

Drop-in participants are also welcome for $5 per classroom hour.

A simple way to support ArtWaves

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Generates donations for ArtWaves with no cost to you! 

Become a member

Choose one of our annual memberships with the benefits right for you including

  • The joy and satisfaction of being part of MDI's vibrant year-round arts community

  • Discounts on art classes and workshops

  • Supporting a physical campus - 3 art studios and a fabulous dance studio 

  • Practice your art —access to Open Studio days using our equipment for printmaking, stained glass, painting, collage, felting, batik, encaustic, sculpture and more

  • Inclusion in ArtWaves curated shows throughout MDI and beyond

  • Link to your website 

  • Annual membership fee is tax deductible.

Join us

1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Located Behind the Town Hill Market in Town Hill


ArtWaves is YOUR 501(c)3 Community Arts Center. Your donations and membership are tax-deductible and makes our programming possible. Join us today and rate us on Trip Advisor to help others find us.

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