The Nutcracker Ballet

December 6, 3PM

Bingham Auditoirum, 45 Church Street, Gould Academy, Bethel

Tickets $15/Adults - $10 Children 12 and under

Only a limited number of tickets will be avazilable at the door.


purchase online by clicking here or mail a check with full contact information, includding your email to:

Mahoosuc Arts Council

PO Box 534, Bethel, ME 04217


HOLIDAY SILENT AUCTION DEC. 6 during the Nutcracker Ballet!

Bid on baskets stuffed with original art made by Bethel Art Fair Exhibitors. Winners will be announced 30 minutes after the end of the performance!

Children’s Bag

Mermaid Girls, Tote Bag - $40.

Mermaid Girls, Stuffed Fish -  $20.

JJ Photos, Carousel Horse - $45.

Three Bear Prints - $15.

H Wilde, Framed Chicken - $12.

Photo Sensitivity,Valerie Hill, Note Cards - $15.

Boyd Johnson Jewelry, Earrings - $50.

Silver, blue stone earrings - $19.

Island Sea Glass Company, Ring, Necklace and Earrings - $20.

Art Bag

Studio One One Six, Amy Bilodeau, Tote - $40.

Photographic Landscape, “Evans Notch”, Scott Perry -$75.

Kathy Perelka, Number Print, “Days Ferry” - $35.

Here and Away Photography, “Angels Shadow” - $45.

Giclee Reproductions, “Holsteins”- $50.

Whimsy Coastal Cuffs, Bracelet, Two Hair Clips - $22

Lynn’s Design Jewelry, Earrings - $18.

SEAMAK DESIGNS, Pendant - $15.

Two Loons Jewelry Company, Overlay Necklace - $25.

Snowshoe Wall Basket

Creative Basketry, Bear Paw Frame.  This basket is constructed on a snowshoe frame salvaged from the SnoCraft factory, Norway, ME, before demolition. The company produced various wooden snow equipment from the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. They provided equipment for WWII, Arctic Exploration and companies similar to LL Bean. *

John Custom Rustics, Moose and Mountain Wall Hanging - $23.

Spinning Wheel Pottery, Pot with Lid - $45.

Wood We, Nancy and Gary Swinton, Six Earrings - $28.

Messier Studio, Sherman ME, Moose Antler Spoon & Loon - $25.

Meakin Design Studio, Wooden Pendant - $18.

Studio One One Six, Metal Clay Leaf Earrings - $22.

Brighton Woodworks, Candle Holder - $12.

Fryeburg Pottery & Art Center, Real Leaf Spoon Rest - $15.

Seascapes, Mary Nyman, Sedona Necklace with Beads - $45



Mountain Arts Guide IS COMING SOON


Cover art by Lauren Head

Lauren Head has a BA in studio art, over 28 years of experience in art education and is the founder and director of the Gould Blacksmithing program. She has attended numerous workshops at institutions including: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Center for Creative Imaging, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center and Peters Valley Craft Center. Lauren has been responsible for coordinating workshops with visiting artists to support the art curriculum and the Sophomore Four Point Program. Her work has been commissioned for non-profit and private collections.  She currently teaches: Blacksmithing, Metal Design, Sculpture, Freshman Sophomore art and Design.
Along with being an art educator, Lauren is a former member of the United States Telemark Ski Team and a National Champion in Telemark GS and Moguls. Currently she is the head coach of the alpine ski racing development program and is a level 3 nationally certified coach.  When Lauren isn’t teaching or working in the studio she can be found spending time with her family; husband Robert Baribeau and son Alexander, climbing mountains, skiing, tending chickens and participating in activities in the outdoors.

Nonprofit Excellence

Dirigo Award for Nonprofit Excellence

Recipent of the 2011 Dirigo Award for Nonprofit Excellence, the Mahoosuc Arts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting the advancement of the arts and humanities in the adult communities and schools systems of the Greater Bethel Area since 1986.

Council Executive Director Aranka Matolcsy (far left) and Board Chair Tera Ingraham (second from right) present Outstanding Service Awards to board members Melanie Ellsworth (left of center), Kathy Hodsdon (center) and Linda Stowell (far right)

We Are Proud Members

  • Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bethel Nonprofit Collaborative
  • Maine Alliance for Arts Education
  • Arts Presenters of Northern New England
  • Maine Assication of Nonprofits