Island Arts Association Sponsor

The Island Arts Association was formed in 1975 by a group of Mount Desert Island artisans with the idea of promoting individual local craftspeople by hosting group shows. Many artists work alone in their studios and these shows provide camaraderie, marketing ideas and exposure to new customers. Fair fees are kept low to encourage those just starting out. The IAA is hosted by the YWCA of MDI, whose mission includes empowering women through business opportunities

The shows for 2017 include: 


  • Art in the Park, Saturday, May 20th, Bar Harbor Village Green
  • Southwest Harbor Fair, Saturday, August 19, Pemetic School Lawn
  • Art in the Park, Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, Bar Harbor Village Green
  • Christmas Craft Fair, Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, Atlantic Oceanside, Bar Harbor