Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in the
Abbe Museum backyard

Presented by The Abbe Midsummer Host Committee




The Abbe Midsummer is the Abbe’s largest annual public fundraiser and, without it, we wouldn't be able to do all the important work we do as the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Maine. Save the date for next year: August 1, 2018!

Check out photos from the 2017 Abbe Midsummer:

Red Carpet Arrival

Auctions & Dinner

All photos by Rogier van Bakel,



2017 Program

Decontie & Brown

Fashion Show by Penobscot artists Decontie & Brown

Eric Green & Justice for the River

Live music by Penobscot musicians Eric Green and Justice for the River

Bar Harbor Catering Co.

Native-inspired cuisine by Bar Harbor Catering Company

Andrew Simon

Andrew Simon of the Barn Arts Collective will be the evening’s emcee and auctioneer


2017 Sponsors & Underwriters


Sponsorship of The Abbe Midsummer provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the Mount Desert Island year-round and summer communities, build brand awareness, and show your company’s support of an important cultural institution. 

Looking for the opportunity to become a part of one of the biggest events of the year? To put your company name in front of hundreds of sophisticated party goers? Want to show your employees and investors your dedication to our community? Reach out to Heather Anderson, director of advancement, to discuss opportunities for the 2018 Abbe Midsummer.


2017 Silent Auction Items



2017 Live Auction Items