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  • Temporary Road Closure

    A section of the Western Mtn Road in Southwest Harbor will be closed until 8/18 while park crews replace a culvert with a new fish-friendly open bottom culvert. For more information and a map visit our Getting Around Page. More »

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Artist-in-Residence applications being accepted

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Date: October 29, 2013
Contact: Kate Petrie, 207-288-1312

Winter Harbor, Maine- The Artist-in-Residence (A-I-R) program at Acadia National Park, located in the Schoodic District in Winter Harbor, Maine, is now accepting applications for its June 2014 through May 2015 season. Acadia's A-I-R program offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. Throughout the year the park provides housing to participants for two to four week time periods. No additional stipend is available.

In return, participating artists are asked to donate a piece of their work, representative of their style and their stay, to the Schoodic Institute, Acadia's non-profit partner. Donations will be sold to fund the continuation of the A-I-R program at Acadia. Artists are also asked to participate in one public program per week of their residency, such as a demonstration, talk, exploratory hike, or performance. In the fall and early spring, artists may work with middle school children. Programs can be tailored to each artist's medium, interests, and experiences, and take only a few hours of the residency each week.

Applications are now being accepted online through the web address below. Applications must be received in full by December 16, 2013, for consideration for the June 2014 through May 2015 season. This deadline has been extended from the October one. Online applications: http://www.uevent.com/registration?code=PK0YN39GLW

For more information, contact Kate Petrie at 207-288-1312, or e-mail us

 

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.