Dates to Remember

November 1, 2019 - Application and Application Fee Due
November 15, 2019 - Late Application Deadline (Additional Fee)
December 2019 - Jury Process
January 2020 - Artist Acceptance Notification
March 10, 2020 - Artist Contract & Booth Fee Due

Friday May 15, 2020 from 11 to 2 - Artist Check-In at the Abbe Museum
Friday May 15, 2020 from 5 to 7:30 - Opening Party at the Abbe Museum
Saturday May 16, 2020 from 10 to 4 - Abbe Museum Indian Market on the Village Green
Sunday May 17, 2020 from 10 to 4 - Abbe Museum Indian Market on the Village Green

Application & Other Docs

The application will be available in September, please check back here for more information. If you have any questions or would like to add your name to our mailing list contact info@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519.

Juried Art Classifications
Frequently Asked Questions

Booth Details

Market weekend, each artist will have a 10 x 10 booth with one (1) 8' x 30" table and two (2) chairs. Tables will be uncovered/unskirted, so please feel free to bring your own decor for your space. Booths will not have sides, so if you have art to hang, please be sure to bring your own setup. 

Please note that this an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for Maine weather. And, because we are on an island, the forecast can change considerably each day.

Opening Party & Competition

The Abbe Museum Indian Market kick-off event on Friday, May 15 (at the Abbe Museum: 26 Mount Desert Street) will celebrate the opening of the Market with local cuisine, a special performance, and the opportunity to mingle with friends of the Abbe Museum and other participating Native artists. It will be a one-of-a-kind event that you won't want to miss! Each artist receives one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased through the button below.

A People’s Choice and Artist’s Choice Awards competition was introduced in 2019 and will be back in 2020. Winners will be selected and awarded during the Friday evening opening party. Artists will be asked to deliver a piece to the Museum between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. that Friday. During the reception, artists and guests will be able to vote using a colored ticket (designating whether they are an artists or event guest). Each category winner will receive a $500 prize, ribbon and recognition throughout AMIM. Artwork will be returned to the artists at the close of the event.

Getting Here

By Air: Bar Harbor is serviced by a local airport, the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, located just 12 miles from downtown, and by Bangor International Airport, which is 50 miles away.

Driving: From Boston (268 miles), follow Interstate I-95 through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and to Bangor, Maine (exit 182A - I395) and pick up Route 1A to Ellsworth. Follow Route 3 to Bar Harbor. Another route is I-95 to Augusta (exit 113), take Route 3 to Belfast over to Route 1 to Ellsworth, then back to Route 3 into Bar Harbor.

Additional travel details can be found here or on the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce website.  If you need any advice on travel to the Island, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Abbe staff at 207-288-3519 or stefanie@abbemuseum.org. We are here to help!

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the Market, please reach out to the Abbe Museum at 207-288-3519 or info@abbemuseum.org.