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Schoodic Arts for All Announces 2022 Activities and Events

Schoodic Arts for All in Winter Harbor, ME is excited to share its 2022 schedule of classes, events, and performances. This year marks the 24th year of the Schoodic Arts Festival, which provides visual and performing arts classes and performances for the Schoodic Peninsula and the surrounding region.

“This year’s festival will take place across three weeks from July 25th- August 13th and
include 50 workshops, 12 lunchtime events, and 14 free evening performances. We are
also excited to be building off the popularity of our Visual Arts Camp to offer our first
ever week-long camp for young people interested in learning about all aspects of
theatre.” - Colt Neidhardt, Executive Director, Schoodic Arts for All

Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include-

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco, who will be teaching a poetry workshop and holding a reading and book signing of his 2019 anthology, How to Love A Country. Blanco’s workshop and reading will be presented in partnership with Gouldsboro’s Dorcas Library.

Art shows, including a trio of local fiber artists, Susanne Grosjean, Geri Valentine, and Susan Barrett Merrill, who will be presenting Island Wool, Local Color: an art show covering forty years of friendship and fiber art in Downeast Maine from July 1st - August 31st at Hammond Hall.

Evening performances, held at the Gouldsboro Town Park, will include local musicians, Gordon Thomas Ward; Chelsea Berry; and Hawk Henries; Improv comedy from the Penobscot Theatre Company’s Improv Acadia; a dance performance featuring Molly Gawler & Shayna Bloomstein, accompanied by musician, Steven “Shepsi” Eaton; Family matinee performances from the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers and Bee Parks and the Hornets; and many others.

The festival will wrap on August 13th with Gus & Friends, a special concert by Acadian fiddler Gus LaCasse and instrumentalist & vocalist Mathias Kamin, and several guests who bring a high-flying, driven energy to traditional music.
Registration is now open for all Schoodic Arts Festival workshops. Evening performances will be offered free of admission.

For a full listing of events or to register for workshops please visit



Chamber Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships of $500 were awarded to three seniors at Sumner’s class night this past spring.  The students receiving the awards were:

Sam Bunch, attending MMA for Engineering

Scarlet Capitano, attending Husson University for Nursing

Rhiannon Alley, attending UMF

CONGRATULATIONS! We are looking forward to hearing great things about you!


Chamber Scholarship Recipients Through the Years

2020  Simon Torrey, Alexis Hutchins, Warren Harden

2019  Colby McLean, Colby Hurd, Kamen McLean

2018  Sam Tracy, T. Janla, Kamen McLean

2017  Michaela Byers, Kamen McLean, Liam Flubacher

2016  Kamen McLean, McKay McLean, Taya Moore

2015  Chelsea Alley, Baramee Janla, Hannah Fleming

2014  Brailie Joy, Dylan Whitten, Jason Hoffpauir

2013  Jordan Rivers, Jarrod Jordan, Hannah Woodward

2012  Gabe O’Brien, Jessob Chipman, Hunter Rivers

2011 Morgan Whitten, Luke O’Brien, Jordan Rivers

2010  Morgan Whitten, Corey Abbott, Becca McLean

2009  John Stover, Luke O’Brien, Mathew Holmes

2008  Jessica Haycock, Ben O’Brien, Autumn Nelson

2007  Wes Gardner, Allison Drinkwater, Autumn Nelson

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