Envisioning a new town center on beautiful Mount Desert Island for Community, Hospitality, and the Arts
The Village Green plaza is a streetscape of shops, galleries and outdoor event venues located in the center of Southwest Harbor. The anchor attraction will be the 150 seat ACADIA ARTS CENTER, a multiuse facility for the performing arts and community functions situated in a renovated American Legion Hall.
Located on a wooded hillside overlooking the harbor the adjacent ISLAND WATCH CREATIVE CENTER will compliment the mission of the ACADIA ARTS CENTER, providing accommodations, classes and studio space for visiting artists, educators and their families.
Fishermen, farmers, artists, boatbuilders and educators have long been attracted to this seaside village. The arts complex continues this appreciation of our island home. We look forward to your support.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our Donors' Page. Thank you!
In 2015, we began to plan a greater use of an underutilized district in Southwest Harbor. We envisioned a space where both for profit and non-profit entities work together to create a new and vibrant community square. PLEASE JOIN US AS WE BUILD:
- Improved public square for special events, work and play
- A cohesive village center with shops, open air marketplace, galleries and housing
- ACADIA ARTS CENTER - A multi-use performance and community space within a renovated American Legion Hall, the anchor for the VILLAGE GREEN and the CREATIVE CENTER AT ISLAND WATCH.
- CREATIVE CENTER AT ISLAND WATCH - A working education and retreat center for visiting artists, musicians, their families & the community
Village Green Plans
Three Components, One Community
The Acadia Arts Center
A multi-function main hall with stage and galleries, within a renovated American Legion Hall. Fixed balcony seating and removable main floor seating will accommodate dances, community space and a flexible 150-seat capacity.
The Creative Center at Island Watch
A 4 acre retreat overlooking the harbors and mountains of MDI. It will provide accommodations, classrooms and studios for visiting artists, students, faculty and performers. It will serve as an attraction for visiting artists and their families in support of the Acadia Arts Center on the Village Green.
The Village Green
A revitalized village center, with open-air space for outdoor concerts, gatherings, events, and recreation.