Festival Performance Preview

While we’re busy ironing out the details of the 2013 Schoodic Arts Festival, here is a sneak-peak at our evening performances.  As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge.  Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!

All performances begin at 7pm.


All performances are at 7pm at Hammond Hall

$5 a ticket or a festival pass for half price. Only $35 for 14 concerts.


Schoodic Summer Chorus – Simple Gift

Chorus photo 2013A Capella song to make you laugh, dance, and wonder, celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary.      

Inspired by the beloved Shaker song Simple Gifts, the Schoodic Summer Chorus offers a musical journey from complications to transformations to the gifts of everyday life, drawing on music from five continents and six centuries with a special focus this year on music from Maine.

Mon, Jul 29, 2013


Greetings from Winter Harbor: The Postcard View

Winter Harbor post cardHistoric views of Winter Harbor and the story of the company that took them.

Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist, Kevin Johnson, will tell the story of the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company, a postcard company that photographed throughout New England in the first half of the 20th Century and show their views of Winter Harbor and surrounding area.

Tue, Jul 30, 2013


Betting The Farm – award winning film

Betting the Farm film Vaughn ChaseBetting The Farm is the story of a group of Maine dairy farmers who–dropped by their national milk

Banding together, the farmers launch their own milk company, Maine’s Own Organic Milk. Wed, Jul 31, 2013     http://www.bettingthefarmfilm.com/





“Step in Time” Cloggers

Screen shot 2013-05-07 at 10.15.10 PMDowneast Clogging

“The Step in Time” Cloggers combine Scots-Irish style with historic and

contemporary American folk dance in Downeast Maine.

Thu, Aug 1, 2013


Amazing Lou – Master Of Illusion

Amazing Lou Magic ward3-2Magic Show

Things vanish! Things appear! Flowers come from nowhere! His head Grows – his head shrinks! Bunnies, cards, rope tricks, manipulations, and illusions. Kid friendly.

Fri, Aug 2, 2013



Pecha Kucha Downeast

Pecha KuchaJapanese for Chit Chat; Concise, rapid, exciting – each presenter has 20 slides and 20 seconds each to talk about them.

Highlights of presenters include, Robin Alden, Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center presents Sea scallops, the fishery and fishermen’s involvement in their stewardship. Glassblowers, Linda and Ken Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass presents Blowing Bubbles. Bob Keteyian, author of Do You Know What I Mean?-Discovering Your Personal Communication Style, presents Do You Know What I Mean?  Understanding Individual Communication Styles. And more.

Sat, Aug 3, 2013


Ukulele Club UMM, An August Occasion

UMM ukulele club copyU Maine Machias Ukulele Club is back again for a stage full of fun.

The UMM Ukulele Club – a purveyor of musical fun of all sorts. An energized, eclectic electric, acoustic, almost Aroostook – well – Washington County, stage full of Ukes. Call out a number from and encyclopedic song book of  1400 songs. With over 200 new songs added this year. – Another hoot is in store!

Sun, Aug 4, 2013


Schoodic Arts Show Choir and Show Choir Jr

show choir 2013 sumnerSchoodic Arts Show Choir and Show Choir Jr. will dance and sing. Energetic and entertaining; heart, soul and fun.

Middle and High School kids, will sing and dance to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim in their performance of Into the Woods. Kids grades Pre-K – 5 will perform to the lively and heartwarming music of The Muppets. Rehearse every week for the summer months, and put together a great show. The music is uplifting.  The choreography is exciting. The kids are talented. Mon, Aug 5, 2013



Atonal – Pepin Mittlehauser & Emma Walsh

Pepin Mittlehauser, Emma WalshFiddle and mandolin, playing traditional and contemporary Celtic and French-Canadian tunes.

Atonal is a young up-and-coming duo from Hancock County, a lively mix of original and traditional fiddle music that will take you from the green hills of Ireland to the coast of Quebec. With Emma Walsh on fiddle and Pepin Mittelhauser on mandolin, you will get a beautiful combination of spirited melody and driving rhythm.

Tue, Aug 6, 2013


Shoestring Puppets -  Punch And Judy

Shoestring Puppets Punch and Judy '13 copyShoestring Theater’s adaptation of the historic classic hand puppet show of Punch and Judy has been entertaining audiences in New England since 1982.

This one woman show has been part of Maine Festivals and Fairs from the Farnsworth to Farmington to Fort Fairfield. Punch, the ageless, beguiling trickster will have audiences of all ages on their feet, shaking their heads and clapping their hands.

Wed, Aug 7, 2013     shoestringtheater.org



Schoodic Arts for All’s Meetinghouse Theatre Lab

MHTL LogoCloser to Home, by Lamoine playwright Brent Hutchins.

Put on your best plaid shirt. Schoodic Arts for All’s Meeting House Theatre Lab will perform Closer to Home, by Lamoine playwright Brent Hutchins.  Closer to Home is a series of skits and scenes depicting Downeast Life in a generally humorous vein. AYUH.

Thu, Aug 8, 2013


Sense of Place Concert

Screen shot 2013-05-07 at 10.14.55 PMSongs, stories and reflections to celebrate your ‘sense of place’ with award-winning folksinger and educator

Join award-winning singer/songwriter, speaker and educator Erica Wheeler for an evening of songs, stories and reflections to enrich and celebrate your ‘sense of place.’  Erica will take you on an unforgettable musical journey across the American landscape and the lives lived there.

Fri, Aug 9, 2013         www.ericawheeler.com


Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance

sheep island rovers photoCome enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers.

Sat, Aug 10, 2013




Schoodic Arts Festival Final Showcase

IMG_2614The culmination of our 85 workshops a the Schoodic Arts Festival.

We will display over 200 pieces of visual art that are she showcase of the workshops; clay, baskets, bread, jewelry, puppets, fiber, sculpture, and more. Come at 6:30 to view the art. Then at 7:00 our performance workshops will show their talent. Ukulele, Magic, Dance, and new media. Come and see what you might be interested in learning next year.

Sun, Aug 11, 2013