About Monson Arts
Monson Arts is a residency and workshop program in Monson, Maine. An initiative of
Maine’s Libra Foundation, Monson Arts began programming in 2018. It was started as a
way to spur economic development in Piscataquis County. Monson, the last town before
the 100 Mile Wilderness on the Appalachian Trail, was the home of photographer
Berenice Abbott, painter Carl Sprinchorn, and was a center for slate quarrying and
Monson Arts’ mission is to provide time and space for creative work. This is done
through a combination of residencies, workshops, community/school programs and
initiatives, and exhibitions.
Articles that share our story:
The Monson Experiment by Amy Sutherland, published in Downeast Magazine, September 2019.
Monson Maine- A place to stop and stay a while by Mary Harding, newsletter on mhardingart.com, July 2021.
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Meet the dedicated crew of Monson Arts
Monson is located at the edge of Maine’s North Woods- a 3.5 million acres of forest bordering Canada. It is the last town on the Appalachian Trail before the beginning of the 100-Mile Wilderness that leads to Mount Katahdin. Since it was founded in 1822, the community...