Katahdin Area Arts Festival 2017

Katahdin Area Arts Festival 2017

Calling All Artists and Art Enthusiasts… The Katahdin Area and the Millinocket Memorial Library are pleased to be hosting a Juried Art Festival on August 26, 2017 along Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket from10:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine.

We are celebrating our ongoing renewal and the natural beauty of the region as once shared by past artists such as Frederic E. Church, George Hallowell, William Kienbusch, Marsden Hartley, James Fitzgerald, Carl Sprinchorn, Maurice Day and Henry David Thoreau.

Today, current artists, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the same timeless natural resource available to us all and we are pleased to extend an invitation to artists and art enthusiasts to gather for this celebration and revitalization of the Katahdin region.

Art takes Nature as its model. – Aristotle

Area hosts will be endeavoring to offer free lodging to exhibitors in order to assist toward a relaxed participation in the Festival and the area.  Existing art galleries welcome the public and also, artists or aspiring artists periodically have the opportunity to experience or further explore, plein air painting and drawing opportunities with others.  A renowned and local outdoor photographer’s gallery offers outdoor photography workshops for both experienced and new photographers. During the Festival, young artists from the area will be sharing examples of their work and may be exploring and asking questions of the exhibitors.

The Juried Art Festival offers cash prizes in eleven (11) separate areas and specific Festival information and the application can be found at the following printable links:

KAAF Rules & Guidelines

Artist Application

Whether a participating artist/photographer or visiting enthusiasts, the outdoor recreational or outdoor leisure opportunities in the Katahdin area are unparalleled in the state of Maine.  Within or beyond Baxter State Park, Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area and the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, the possibilities to hike, kayak, raft, bike, fish, camp or simply relax, grow more abundant with every exploration.  As some may know, the area was affected by the closing of paper mills years ago while the resilience of the people bolstered by the eternal natural beauty of the region is to be celebrated by all.  All are invited to come, celebrate and renew; whether with family, new friends or nature’s timeless beauty itself.

Contact Information:KatahdinAreaArtsFestival@gmail.com