BAR HARBOR, Maine- The beauty of Bar Harbor, Maine was first captured on canvas in the mid-1880s by noted American landscape painters Thomas Cole and Frederic Church.
Other artists soon followed and today Bar Harbor inspires artists across genres from musicians and actors to chefs and sculptors. Every June, this coastal village celebrates its artistic heritage with concerts, gallery openings, art walks, workshops, historic tours, demonstrations and lectures during the annual Legacy of the Arts Festival. The 2012 Legacy Week will take place June 17-24 with highlights including the 62nd Annual Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce juried art show, a Father's Day performance by Flash in the Pans, a cooking class at Ambrosia Cooking School, an evening at ImprovAcadia, a plein air painting demonstration, ax throwing demonstrations at The Great Maine Lumberjack Show, and garden tours at the Mira Monte Inn. From a carriage ride in Acadia National Park to a kayak trip around Frenchman's Bay to a bi-plane tour of Mount Desert Island travelers can experience the land and seascapes that continue to inspire artists. For travel, accommodations, and dining ideas visit www.barharborinfo.com Media Contact: Nancy Harrison, Nancy@adventuremedianews.com, www.barharborinfo.com View Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce media kit.