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Our Mission:
To promote and facilitate the arts in Bayside and in the wider community.

Bayside Arts Summer 2024

“Exploring Art with the Artists”

Bayside is home/summer home to a number of folks who live their lives in the arts. We proudly present programs by five such: Jeremy Carver, Henry Spritz, Carlos Martínez, John Woolsey, and Philipp Elssner, plus programs by two musicians, back by popular demand, Noah Fishman and Ali Webb. All events are free, all are spirited and fascinating, and all are in the Community Hall.

Note: All programs are FREE this year, but donations are gratefully accepted.
(Donations are accepted at the door or online, on this page.)
Let’s keep Bayside Arts going!

Check dates and times on our calendar.

Background

The 1915 Charter from the Maine State Legislature to the Northport Village Corporation (NVC, Bayside) states that one of the functions of the Corporation is “to contribute features of an entertaining nature during the months of June, July and August [and] to license entertainments of a character not forbidden by law…”

Read more about Bayside Arts’ connection with history and the Chautauqua movement

What We Do

Bayside Arts produces a yearly series of programs and exhibitions in Bayside’s Community Hall for summer residents and visitors to Bayside and the surrounding communities. Programs include music, plays, lectures, readings, dance and other programs of interest to the Bayside community. Bayside Arts also schedules summer exhibitions consisting of fine art or other material. A six-week series of art classes for kids has been a popular offering. 

We look forward to enriching your summer experience at Bayside.

Summer 2023

This year, we are pleased to offer 6 exciting events and 4 family-oriented movies.

  • Leland Faulkner’s World of Wonder
  • Liz Thorpe’s Wine and Cheese
  • House of Hamill’s jigs and reels
  • Dancing Under the Stars in Ruggles Park
  • The Renaissance Art of Armor
  • A repeat visit by the Lake Trio

For dates, times, and more details, see the Calendar page.

Most events are free, though donations are always welcome.
Liz Thorpe’s Wine and Cheese presentation requires that advance tickets be purchased at the Blair Agency.


We look forward to seeing you soon.
And, we are always looking for more members to join the Bayside Arts team.

This year we would be especially pleased to find someone interested in learning about the technical side of our events—the lighting and sound that support our performers.

If you’d like to get involved, Contact Us.

Support Bayside Arts’ Ongoing Cultural Events

Bayside Arts seeks to present cultural events throughout the summer which are free.
But the artists we present come at a cost.
Memberships, freewill donations, and sponsorships allow us to present these programs to the community without an admission charges.
If you are able, please support Bayside Arts by becoming a member, or by sponsoring an event, or with a donation of any amount you are comfortable with.
Thank you.

1) Become a Member of Bayside Arts

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Or…

2) Make a Donation to Support Bayside Arts


Information regarding all Bayside events (not exclusively Bayside Arts-sponsored events) is available on the Bayside Maine website.

Bayside Arts is a Maine non-profit organization formed in 2015, inspired by the successful program of Bayside Centennial events that were offered during the summer of 2015.