Art & Artisans

Well beyond southern Maine crowds, the Schoodic area’s stunning scenery and rugged downeast Maine setting provides the perfect place for individual artists and craftspeople to live and work. All along the Byway you can find artists doing their thing.

obidiah buell in the garden

Performing Arts

The nonprofit organization, Schoodic Arts for All, has venues along the Byway, including Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, and hosts a great festival each summer. Year-round activities at their venues include a variety of performances and classes.





Hammond Hall performance

Community Performances

If you’re into local music, try the summer concert series at Tidal Falls, as well as small concerts in the community parks. Schoodic Arts for All and local bars and restaurants also host a mix of musical performances by local artists and visiting musicians.

The best way to find out what’s happening in the Schoodic art scene is to visit Schoodic Arts for All. This fantastic local cultural organization organizes events, classes, and workshops and hosts a “mustn’t miss” festival along the Byway each summer for several weeks.

Schoodic Arts for All

PotteryVisual Arts

When you visit the Byway, you just might get invited into the studio or gallery of a local artist! Roadside galleries and artist studios can be found throughout the area. Not only can you purchase art work, but with many studios open to the public, you can speak with an artist and see them working. Wood carving, metal work, granite sculpture, painting, glass, pottery, fiber arts, gardens and even a bell foundry can be found when traveling along the Byway.

To find out more about art related events and Schoodic area artists visit: