Program Calendar

Throughout the year, the York Art Association hosts art exhibits, special interest groups and lectures by noted artists, curators, and creative thinkers.  We also host a variety of special events including music, dramatic and literary performances, parties, and fundraisers.  Please check this page regularly to find out about ongoing opportunities to explore your artistic interests and interact with other members of this active creative community.

Upcoming Programs

    • 15 Mar 2017
    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Association

    Wine and paints and canvases provided and youth are invited if supervised by their parents under the age of 15. Youth ages 15 and older can attend unsupervised by a parent.

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 9 sessions
    • Association

    Artist Joyce Amend leads us in these sessions every third Saturday of the month from March to November. We have altered one time for the class due to the teacher's schedule. There will be pens and other materials available free of charge.  

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • In the Gallery

    10 a.m. - Noon  FREE

    Our current art show is Blooms.  With all these works on the walls to inspire us, we will be creating our own Blooms. All of the family invited and all ages.


    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Association Gallery in July


    Throughout her career as photographer, photo researcher, and graphic designer,

    Linda has also photographed fine art floral photography. Her work has been sold through

    art consultants, craft shows, and museum gift shops. She will share what has inspired

    her floral photography over the years--artists and photographers who have been an

    inspiration, and her love of gardening.

    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Associaiton

    Participatory drum circle will be done - there will be teachers there to help you learn about it.  There will be African bells, and other percussions, and you can clap or just observe. We may be outside in Moulton Park if it is nice weather. This is the first in a series.

    Come join us for fun-filled summer evenings of drum-circle style classes accessible to everyone from “never-ever played any instrument EVER” to the seasoned musician. Through the experience of playing multi-part rhythms from around the world, we will learn how to make a drum sound great, enjoy making music together as a community, and creatively express ourselves with percussion! John will provide drums, bells, singing stones, boomwhackers and other exotic percussion. Feel free to bring any percussion of your own, even if you don't know what it is. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

    John Felice has been leading drum-circles and teaching the hand-drumming traditions of Africa and other cultures for over 20 years throughout New England. Since 1995 he has lead the local drum group "Positive RePercussions." He is passionate about and committed to sharing the healing power and "mindfulness" aspects of drumming, as well as the purely joyful and musical aspects. Restoration of damaged and forlorn instruments, and crafting beautiful custom drums is another of John's passions. 

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 394 York St. and Moulton Park

    For ages 6 and up - this is a series of activities outdoors and indoors each day taught by art instructors.  Each student brings their own bag lunch, but there is a light and tasty breakfast starting at 8:30 and children can be brought to the association from 8:30-9AM. There is a final performance each week from 3:30-4:30 on the Friday afternoon. 

    WEEK ONE JULY 17th -21st

    WEEK TWO JULY 24th-28th

    UP to 20 Youth  PER WEEK



    Open Activities - water balloon toss, sketch station, badminton, and more

    Camp Wish List: Large Canopy, Foldable Light Camp Chairs, Clip Boards,  Paper Rolls, Carpet Squares, balloons, badges, sandwich board, plastic storage bins, Snacks, 50 printed tee shirts, badminton game, twister game, rolling garbage can, 50 backpacks, 4 cases bottled water, paints.

    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Art Gallery

    Come and learn a fun easy way to paint your own imaginary undersea world of colourful fish, sea stars,  coral and kelp in watercolor.   Dustan will demonstrate step by step and there is plenty of opportunity to create a unique work of art. All levels   Are welcome   Material list sent when you sign up.  Please visit to view Dustan's artwork and teaching  

    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Moulton Park, across from York Art Association

    Art in the Park 2017 - Sat, Sept 16,

     9 to 4 pm - Preview Event Day, 3PM-7PM, Friday, Sept. 15

    23rd Annual Fine Art & Craft Event


    Priority to those who have exhibited in past years. 


    . FOOD and MUSIC



    . Awards Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Honorable Mention


    THE SHOW WILL BE HELD, RAIN OR SHINE. There are no refunds available if you cancel within 30 days of the event - August 17 onward.

    York Art Association’s Art in the Park is going to be extra special in 2017.  We have a great line up of artists and invite visitors from far and wide to the park starting a day earlier, on Friday, September 15 at 3:00 - dusk, as an additional day for the fair, as a preview to the regularly scheduled Saturday, September 16 open day from 9AM - 4:00 PM. On Friday, from 6-7:30 PM we will also offer a special indoor drinks and appetizers reception across the street from the fair, at the Association, for $20. The artists registered for the Friday opening, are invited to attend free of charge. 

    As a result of this additional day of the fair, we ask all of the participating artists to set up for the fair between 12 and  3:00 on Friday, September 15, instead of the usual after 4:00 and later set up. In addition, the artists can still set up for the fair on Saturday from 6 -9AM. If you have an interest in participating and have not already registered for the Friday fair day, please do so on line, or contact us at 207-363-4049 Thank you for your participation.

    Annette R. Brennan

    York Art Association


    Past Exhibitors: A non-refundable $140 non-member, or $125 fee for members fee must be enclosed with your application and postmarked by April 15, 2017.  There will be an extra potential exhibit time from 3-7 on Friday, September 15 for an extra fee of $50 and a special request for spaces fee of $15 for members only.

    New Exhibitors: There is a $15 non-refundable jury fee for all new artists. All new artists must submit a web site or 3 images in the mail. Please send a 25 words or less bio and résumé of relevant experiences, include website address if you have one, along with jury fee. Or, if you do not have a website, images can be photos or jpg images provided on disc. Each image must include artist name, medium, size and title (if applicable) of piece. Please provide a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have photos returned. Acceptance or rejection notice will be mailed out within 2 I weeks of receipt. All exhibited work must be the original work and design of the artist.

    New Exhibitors should respond as soon as possible. Space will be assigned after April 15 on a first come, first serve basis.  

    No Imports, dealers, commercial art or objects made from commercial kits are allowed. Artist reproductions/prints must be signed and numbered by the artist in limited editions and must be labeled as such.
    Art in the park application-3.docx

    Deadline: August 1 2017, checks can be may be made payable to the  York Art Association

    Art in the park application-2017.pdf

    PO BOX 74, YORK, ME 03909

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