Art is Another Beautiful Piece That Makes
Up Our Island History & Life
The natural beauty of Mount Desert Island has inspired artists for centuries. In the 19th century, its rugged maritime scenery attracted the Hudson River School and Luminism artists Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, William Hart and Fitz Henry Lane. Their romantic visions prompted tourists and Rusticators to develop the summer colonies that continue to flourish on the island to this day.
Explore the many local galleries and artists whose creativity continues to inspire us all.
Paint Your Own Maine Memory offers step-by-step art lessons in plein air watercolor, nature drawing, landscapes, and seascapes. Each lesson is geared to the individual – beginners are welcome and anyone can learn!