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This summer we are pleased to offer
6 workshop sessions with 36 workshops and 38 instructors,
4 visiting artists, our 9th annual summer conference,
and our free Open Studio Residency program.

Watch this brief video to take a tour of Haystack’s campus and studios
and check out our You Tube channel to see more videos.


Haystack is an international, non-profit, studio program in the arts, offering six
one- and two-week studio workshop sessions to craft-makers and visual artists
of all skill levels, led by prominent faculty artists. Haystack also offers a residency program,
conferences, a visiting artist series, spring and fall workshops specifically for Maine residents,
and workshop series and mentorship programs for Maine high school students.

Join us for Pre-Session
May 15-19 and May 22-26

For two weeks each spring, volunteers travel to Haystack for “Pre-Session.” It’s an opportunity to re-kindle old friendships and to create new ones while helping us prepare the campus for our summer programs.

These intrepid volunteers help us prepare the school’s buildings and grounds – and also our Center for Community Programs in the village – for the summer season. Approximately thirty-five dedicated folks help us out over the course of two weeks in May–scraping and painting, clearing debris, hauling brush, splitting wood, sharpening tools, checking inventory, preparing studios and cabins, weeding, and planting. We are always grateful for the added hands and focus and invite you to join us for this year’s Pre-Session. Come for a day or stay for a whole week. Haystack provides meals and accommodations. Contact Haystack for more information.