Schoodic Arts for All’s Mary Laury receives award



On Nov. 13, Schoodic Arts for All Director Mary Laury received a Marketing and Cultural Event Promotion Award from the group DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor. PHOTO COURTESY SCHOODIC ARTS FOR ALL
On Nov. 13, Schoodic Arts for All Director Mary Laury received a Marketing and Cultural Event Promotion Award from the group DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor.
PHOTO COURTESY SCHOODIC ARTS FOR ALL

WINTER HARBOR — Schoodic Arts for All recently was recognized for helping to revive the arts and cultural life on the Schoodic Peninsula following the U.S. Navy base closure in 2002.

The award was made Nov. 13 at the DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism’s inaugural awards symposium and luncheon held by at the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

The tourism organization is a conduit between the Maine Office of Tourism and the region’s local communities and businesses.

Schoodic Arts for All received an award for Marketing and Cultural Event Promotion. It was nominated by the Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce.

Schoodic Arts for All was founded in 1999 as a grassroots citizen group in response to the loss of $20 million in payroll and services to the Schoodic Peninsula as the Navy departed.

One of the organization’s first efforts was a two-week arts festival, still very much alive currently, featuring arts, music, crafts, writing, design, architecture and organic agriculture.

Over the years, Schoodic Arts for All has evolved into an organization that stages the arts festival, hosts arts workshops, showcases visual artists and provides a broad range of live performances year-round.

 

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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