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Your Community Arts Center

ArtWaves is currently home to three visual arts studios where people of all skill levels can dabble, or hone their skills, in sculpture, figure drawing, painting, mosaics, printing, fiber arts and more.

Classes and workshops allow participants to learn techniques from artist instructors in the area and beyond. Our state of the art dance studio offers a variety of movement classes forexpression, fitness, and fun.

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Choose an annual membership level with the benefits right for you!

Members get discounts on classes and workshops

Members can use our equipment for printmaking, stained glass, painting, collage, felting, batik, encaustic, sculpture, etc.

Members can reserve time in the dance studio to rehearse/practice

ArtWaves Artist Members can opt to be in ArtWaves curated shows on MDI and beyond!

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Weekly Programs at ArtWaves

Which Stitch? A Circle of Needles: Join Paige Collins every Sunday from 1pm-4pm! Participants can bring current, knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, weaving, felting, all things fiber and needle projects and work in conversation with each other. Special guests will introduced new techniques.  New to all this? We will provide supplies, beginning instruction and materials for you to try. 

Zen Sitting, Zen Living: Join Laura Neal for a Zen Meditation drop in group every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. All levels of experience, including none, are welcome, and instruction is enthusiastically offered to beginners. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided. If you are new, please come a few minutes early so we can help you get set up. 

Figure Drawing: Every Thursday from 12pm-3pm, we offer Figure Drawing in our Fine Arts Studio. Note: We have a live model but there is no instructor.

Artist in Residence

ArtWaves is seeking Artists in Residence for 2024!

Workshop proposals may include art from any media including visual arts, movement and dance, literary arts, and more!

Instructors should have a professional background as an artist or art educator, higher education in the arts, or commensurate experience.

Artist in Residence housing is available!

Please visit the Artist in Residence page to learn more.

Upcoming events

Custom Workshops

ArtWaves would love to facilitate your friends, family, colleagues, and school!

Private, group instruction on stained glass or ceramic mosaic, print making, fiber felting, oil painting, and more!

To inquire about custom workshop opportunities, please email!

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ArtWaves Members have direct access to our facility, materials, tools, and events!

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Be sure to tag #artwavesmdi when you post your latest creations!

ArtWaves is YOUR 501(c)3 Community Arts Center!

Your donations are tax deductible and make our programming possible. 

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Thanks to all of the businesses that support ArtWaves and art on Mount Desert Island! We hope you will support them in return!


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

Located Behind the Town Hill Market in Town Hill

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ArtWaves is YOUR 501(c)3 Community Arts Center.

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Your donations are tax-deductible and make our programming possible. 

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