MDI artist & art teacher Carol Shutt has created a wonderful video to inspire us to create art projects at home:

New Children's Programs are being added to our summer schedule!!

Plein Air Watercolor Painting on MDI with

Erica Qualey!

Outdoor crafts with Maureen Andrew, Kim Nadel, Liz Cutler and 

Carrie Eason!!

Call to Artists

Calling MDI Artists to boldly and creatively break the silence of domestic abuse. Seventy 4' x 2' Finding Our Voices banners are  in Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor downtown business windows during the month of July.

Each banner features one of 25 Maine survivors of intimate partner abuse, aged 18 to 80, and including a prison guard and prisoner, architect, health food store owner, and nurse, stepping out of the darkness and into the light. 

1)  Find a banner that speaks to YOU.

2) In solidarity with this "Woman in the Window,” create a poem, essay, short story, dance piece, song, photograph, painting, sketch, fiber piece or any other expression of what you are feeling, experienced, or imagine about domestic abuse. You may submit up to two separate pieces. 

3) Register to participate by sending an email to or and you will receive submission information.

Art pieces will be shared on social media and there will be a curated art exhibit that is a joint venture of ArtWaves and Finding Our Voices.


Thank you for adding your voice.  Together, boldly and creatively, we WILL break the silence of domestic abuse!

Our Vision:  Connecting our community with the power of art.

Our Mission Statement:  ArtWaves is the community Art Center on Mount Desert Island dedicated to advancing the practice and understanding of the arts today.

Our Values:  Creativity, Community, Quality of experience


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.