ArtWaves Community Arts Center

1345-A State Highway102, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609 United States
Latitude: 44.399555 | Longitude: -68.335052

Our mission is to provide residents and visitors of Mount Desert Island, and the surrounding area, with accessible, affordable, and dynamic art and movement curriculum. We are a center of learning, engagement, and community where those at every age and skill level can experience and create art throughout the year. A rich, vibrant and enlivened arts culture on Mount Desert Island, sustained through your support!

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

Our Mission: ArtWaves will serve as a center of learning, engagement, and community for individuals at every skill level to experience and create art. Connecting our community with the power of art is a simple concept with boundless opportunity, art for everyone and in multiple forms. This is the foundation of ArtWaves, our local community arts center.

In 2015, local artist Liz Cutler brought this concept to life and the community embraced this idea. ArtWaves soon outgrew her studio in the Bar Harbor Municipal Building and moved to a larger space just one year later. In 2017 ArtWaves was again able to expand and is now situated on a four studio campus in Town Hill, budding with potential. ArtWaves purchased the 1.75 acre campus in December 2019 thanks to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and our benefactor.

Our Programs: ArtWaves is currently home to three visual arts studios where people of all skill levels can dabble, or hone their skills, in a variety of media, in sculpture, figure drawing, or painting in a variety of media, learning techniques from some of the best working artists in the area. The state of the art dance studio offers a variety of movement classes for expression, fitness, and fun. Currently ArtWaves is offering online classes and awakening the campus the studios to continue our innovative programs.

“Every artist was first an amateur”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

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Liz Cutler
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Classes offered
Classes for Children and Youth