The Downeast Maine Arts Festivals are directed by long-time Mt Desert resident artist Marc Fink and feature quality artists and crafters from all over the United States and Canada and are run during the peak of the tourist season on Mt Desert Island. Artists are juried to ensure both consistent quality as well as a balanced show in terms of different media.

Mt Desert has long been a destination for artists; and these shows provide the opportunity for both artists and patrons to take in beautiful art while vacationing in the inspiring area.

New for all shows! Artists confirming their booth space payments may also select their spaces upon space payment (and an alternate) if they wish.

The 2017 shows are:

  • Northeast HarborFest: Held on the Northeast Harbor marina waterfront August 5 & 6. Show hours are Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival: Held on the grounds of the Bar Harbor Inn on the town waterfront August 11 - 13. This is the "flagship" show and has established a reputation with both artists and patrons as one of the top shows in northern New-England. Show hours are Friday noon to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

  • Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival II: The follow up to the Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will be held the weekend following Labor Day weekend; September 8 - 10. This is still a busy time of the year on the island and cruise ship port calls increase compared to peak summer months. “Relaxed” customer shopping now that the kids are back in school! Show hours are Friday noon to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm