26th Bethel Art Fair

July 4, 2015

Dont miss the wonderful event that draws thousands of visitors to see paintings, photographs, sculpture and fine crafts of 70 artists on the Historic Bethel Common.



The Annual ARTirondack Auction

July 18, 2015 During MollyOckett Days

18 beautiful chairs - 18 altruistic artists



The arts council will be RETAILING chairs for the first time ever! Only a select few will be auctioned. The rest will be available for sale at the 26th Bethel Art Fair, MollyOckett Days and and seelct local businesses.




The 2015-16 Mountain Arts Guide is in production

Outreach and Communication Specialist Allie Buke is taking over the project and plans the release of a totally new, more user-friendly design!

The lovely artwork of Melody and Garrett Bonnema will be featured.

CLICK HERE to download your 2014-15 copy!

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.

January 12 and 13.

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