Maine Arts Commission Award

2018 Maine Arts Commission Award for Community Organization goes to………. Schoodic Arts for All!

The mission of Schoodic Arts for All

The mission of Schoodic Arts for All is to bring artists and community members together to provide year-round cultural events and activities that hold value for our community.


Schoodic Arts for All will nurture a vital arts center offering diverse programs and activities that inspire a wide range of enthusiastic participants. We will continue to be a creative and economic magnet, drawing people to live, work, and visit Downeast Maine. Multi-generational involvement in Schoodic Arts for All will develop leaders of the future who carry forward the original dream of honoring and sustaining the vibrant

communities of the Schoodic Peninsula.


A. Encourage participants of all ages to express themselves creatively and gain a lifelong appreciation for the arts and creative spirit.

B. Celebrate creativity through a wide range of workshops, events and performances.

C. Serve as a community anchor by maintaining and operating facilities for public benefit.

D. Gain broad recognition, response and support for SAFA’s inclusive year-around programming.

E. Sustain a strong Schoodic Arts for All.

Schoodic Arts for All Staff

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Mary Laury

Executive Director

Anna Teaching Pottery Wheel

Anna Woolf

Children’s Education Coordinator

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Lisa Salsbury

Office Manager

Mary Laury, Executive Director

Mary Laury has lived in Maine most of her life in a farmhouse that was her parents’ home. She is an artist and works in watercolors, silver, and wood, as well as other media that pass her way. A lifelong learner, Mary thinks of a great vacation as one spent at an arts center, standing in front of a wood lathe, or working with a tank of acetylene near her bench. Mary has been engaged in many aspects of the arts sector for years; as a watercolor painter and instructor, a ballroom dance teacher, and a member of several arts organizations around the region. She is an avid vegetable gardener and has 25,000 square feet of land under cultivation.


(207) 963-2569


Year Round Staff

Mary Laury, Executive Director

Anna Woolf, Children’s Education Coordinator

Lisa Salsbury, Office Manager

Contracted staff

Roberta Parritt

Summer staff


SAFA in the Community