Partners in promoting the arts and culture

The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium has worked in partnership with several organizations in the area to promote the natural and cultural highlights of Downeast Maine. We recommend to visitors on our trail check out the following great opportunities.

The Maine Sculpture Trail follows several Scenic Byways. The Bold Coast scenic byway is a 125-miles long route that extends from the coastal fishing community of Milbridge eastward along the coast to Lubec, the easternmost town in the United States, and then scoops around Cobscook Bay to Eastport. The Schoodic Scenic Byway route is 29 miles long and passes through the only mainland section of Acadia National Park and beautiful Schoodic Point. For more information visit Explore Maine.

From Penobscot Bay to Cobscook Bay, the Downeast Fisheries Trail connects historic and active fisheries sites that illustrate the region’s maritime heritage. Marine resources sustain the culture and economy of Downeast Maine. The Downeast Fisheries Trail builds on these local resources to strengthen community life and the experience of visitors. For more information visit the Downeast Fisheries Trail.

In 2012, the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium held the first symposium in Atlantic Canada under the name Sculpture Saint John. The event was closely modeled after the Schoodic symposium. Sculpture Saint John has plans for five biennial events that will result in a Canadian sculpture trail of over thirty-five large scale sculptures by 2020.  The two trails through Maine and New Brunswick make up a unique international contemporary art exhibition of large-scale granite works by world-renowned sculptors. For more information visit Sculpture St. John.

A visit to Canada and the United States allows you to explore the history and culture shared by these two regions while experiencing the breathtaking scenery, distinctive seafood and unique culinary fusions, and the warm hospitality of these two neighboring countries during one fun-filled trip. To find out more information about this great partnership visit Two Nation Vacation.

The Maine Office of Tourism has developed a phenomenal online resource of information for our visitors. Find out about Maine’s cherished highlights by category, where to stay and use their trip builder to customize your experience. More information at Visit Maine.

SCHOODIC ARTS FOR ALL is a year round, full service community arts center in Winter Harbor, Maine. Established in 1999, the organization brings together and provides opportunities for people of all ages to experience and appreciate the arts. Schoodic Arts for All programming includes events, performances, workshops, and art exhibits. Their home base is the beautiful historic Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor in which we hold over 80 performances, 15 art exhibits, and over 85 workshops annually. More information at Shoodic Arts For All.

From Maine lighthouses and lobster shacks to Acadia and the Portland waterfront, the Maine Tourism Association provides travel resources for Maine destinations. More information at Maine Tourism Association.

Define your own True Maine in DownEast Acadia!

The glories of warm sun-filled summer days and breeze-cooled evenings. Hills ablaze with color and brilliant, canopied roads as Fall rolls in. Winter draped shores and lanes where the peace and solitude are broken only by the sigh of the wind and the crunch of the snow underfoot. The cycle of nature starts again with Spring’s first blooms. The peaceful sound of waves lapping the shoreline. The fun of a local festival filled with food, music, and local character. The thrill of experiencing nature up close. These are the indelible experiences that define True Maine. More information at Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism.

The St. Croix Valley invites you to escape from the world for a while- explore hiking trails, go fishing or boating, head to our beaches- rocky coast or rural lakes, visit a lighthouse, discover the abundance of wildlife, and make memories to last a lifetime. More information go to Visit St. Croix Valley.