Monson Arts is dedicated to being a vibrant resource for art and creativity in the local community. In addition to programming community workshops and events, we are actively developing educational partnerships with area secondary schools under the belief that intensive programs in a professional art center can be a catalyst for how students perceive themselves as creative people.
2023 Community Programs
Barn Quilt Painting with Cindy Pullyard- Wildlife
Saturday March 2, 9am-4pm
Choose from a variety of wildlife barn quilt patterns. You will learn how to transfer the pattern onto your board, tape & paint and take home a beautiful piece of art suitable for hanging outside on your home, barn, shed or garages.
Barn Quilt Painting with Cindy Pullyard
Saturday Jan 13, 9am-4pm
Choose from six quilt patterns, or bring your own. You will learn how to transfer the pattern onto your board, tape & paint and take home a beautiful piece of art suitable for hanging outside on your home, barn, shed or garages.
Ornament Weaving for Beginners with Pat Huckins
Thursday Dec 7
Weave an original ornament. Learn about the tools and techniques to weave with a lovely take home product.
Basket Weaving for Beginners with Pat Huckins
Thursday Nov 16
Learn to weave a simple basket with trim. Learn about the tools and techniques to weave.
Latest News > Community Programs at Monson Arts
Multi-time Pushcart Nominee, Meghan Sterling has been published in The Los Angeles Review, Rhino Poetry, Rattle, Colorado Review, Nelle, Meridian and many other journals. Her first full length collection These Few Seeds (Terrapin Books) came out in 2021 and was an...
July 15, “Canoe Land” will include demonstrations and a panel discussion featuring the work of five master artisans who are based in Piscataquis and Somerset Counties.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Monson
Monson Arts is extremely pleased to announce the re-engagement of the High School Art & Writing Program, an important project that directly nurtures central Maine students pursuing creative studies. This Extended Learning Opportunity, or ELO, is made possible...
A Chorus of Storytellers at the first Monson Memories Workshop A lively and lovely time was had at our rainy May workshop for the Monson Memories project! A dozen locals or folks with ties to Monson not only bonded about their formative experiences within the...
For the Summer of 2022, Monson Arts will be offering a set of programming to engage our local residents with opportunities to discover and express their creativity. Monson Memories- May 15, July 17, August 28 A series of three workshops lead by Maine writer...
View an online gallery of photos documenting some of the highlights from the 2019-20 Monson Arts High School Art and Writing Program to go with the exhibit on display in the gallery windows through June (you can view safely from the street).
See our lineup of fee public programs being offered this summer including evening talks by artist/ instructors, exhibits, demonstrations, and film screenings.
The first exhibit of 2019 at the Monson Arts Gallery celebrates the work of art teachers from community schools in Piscataquis County and the greater region. ‘Art All Around Us’ will be on display until May 9. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday, 10-4
“Monson and Surrounds”, our inaugural exhibition curated by Barbara Sullivan is on view now in the newly renovated AC Gilbert building downtown. The show features the work of more than 20 artists with connections to the Monson area.