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
Printmaking For Artists Who Love To Draw
April 22 and 23
This class will be an exploration of drypoint printmaking as a process of mark and tone making. Our goal will be to make a series of prints based on drawings the student provides.
Take a walk in the woods with Rachel Alexandrou and learn about the plants around us. You will forage for material that can be used in various ways. At the end of the walk, there will be a foraged feast!
Latest News > Community Programs at Monson Arts
Re-Starting the High School Art & Writing Program
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...
Monson Memories Workshop Success
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...
Community Programs for 2022
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...
High School Art and Writing Program Exhibit 2020
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).
Summer 2019 Public Programs
See our lineup of fee public programs being offered this summer including evening talks by artist/ instructors, exhibits, demonstrations, and film screenings.
New Exhibit ‘Art All Around Us’ Opens April 12
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 Arts’ Pop-Up Gallery Is Now Open For The Summer!
“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.
Community Workshop Day, July 14
Come make something in the new studios at the Monson Arts Center. For just $35 you can attend a day-long workshop with lunch provided by the Monson General Store. Sign up today!