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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture in Maine

In Maine, the arts are treated as a state treasure: carefully cultivated and allowed to flourish. The inspirational power of our natural surroundings encourages creativity and provides the perfect backdrop for enjoying the arts.We’re proud of our rich cultural heritage, built on hundreds of years of artists coming to Maine for its restorative powers.And since the arts are interwoven with the fabric of everyday...Read more

In Maine, the arts are treated as a state treasure: carefully cultivated and allowed to flourish. The inspirational power of our natural surroundings encourages creativity and provides the perfect backdrop for enjoying the arts.

We’re proud of our rich cultural heritage, built on hundreds of years of artists coming to Maine for its restorative powers.

And since the arts are interwoven with the fabric of everyday life here, you won’t just observe it. You’ll experience it.

Maine is an inspiring land of beauty and history, so it’s no surprise that art and culture burst forth from the state. Perhaps you’ll discover art in the galleries of Rockland, or inside the seven museums that comprise the Maine Art Museum Trail. Maybe you’ll take in some of the world-class musicians of Maine, or enjoy a local theater production.

Artist colonies and visual-arts schools maintain a year-round buzz of creativity. Fairs and festivals celebrate the diversity of Maine’s heritage, with influences ranging from Native American culture to Greek and Swedish, among others. Other festivals highlight Maine’s food icons, like lobster and wild blueberries.

Live the arts and culture scene on your visit to Maine.

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