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Founding Donations & Planned Giving

The Village Green Arts Association (VGA)

Welcome to our donors page. Are you interested in contributing during this crucial phase? Do you want to know more? Please review the following and contact our development director for a personal consultation. We can be reached at 207 244 7229 or by email at

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The Village Green Arts is a community program established to revitalize the Village Center by creating a pedestrian friendly plaza. It will be anchored by a 150 seat performing arts space, the Southwest Harbor Library, and participating businesses around the Green. It will provide gallery space, education opportunities, multifunction spaces and a coordinated plan for growth, housing and recreation.

The Creative Center at Island Watch will serve as the feeder facility , attracting world class artists, writers, musicians and their families. Located on an adjacent wooded ridge, it will oversee fee based arts programming. Visiting artists will offer weekly instruction and public performances at the Acadia Arts Center on the green, during their tenure. The center will provide both classroom and private studio space for visiting artists, educators, musicians and as necessary provide accommodations for their families.

The Village Green Arts Association (VGA) Providing new opportunities for the arts, education and events, both indoor and outdoor in the center of Southwest Harbor

Your generosity will help preserve the legacy of fine arts and world class entertainment on MDI. As we begin our capital campaign, we are looking for top tier founding donors. Please call for more information. The VGA offers a full range of charitable gift options and services to donors interested in presenting a gift. Your donation will help benefit the Arts on MDI.

First Generation Donors

Options Include

  • Founder Corporate
  • Founder Private
  • Founder Named (potential naming rights)
  • Funded Scholarship Chair ( potential naming rights)
  • Founder Corporate (potential naming rights)
  • Membership Levels I II III (Our membership drive will begin once we have reached our minimum escrow goals)

Additional Gifting Options

(In cooperation with your financial advisor)

  • Tangible Asset Transfer
  • A bequest
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Real Estate
  • Deferred Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trust, Stocks, Life Insurance
  • Retirement Assets
  • Cash

Want to Volunteer? Please email us!

Are you enthusiastic about this exiting new project and want to help? Volunteers generously give their time at events and program setup. Volunteers usher, take tickets, assist disabled patrons and serve as COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

Our volunteers are a critical part of the ongoing strength of the community. Contact us today!

Suggestion Box

Do you have suggestions? Will you share your voice? Please email us at

The Mission of the Village Green Arts Association is to strengthen our island community by providing new year-round opportunities for the arts, business, education and events, both indoor and outdoor in the center of Southwest Harbor. Can we add your voice to this ongoing discussion?