Each year, as part of our ongoing community effort, the Gallery at Somes Sound raises money for non-profit organizations who align themselves with our mission:  A long-standing commitment to educate, stimulate and encourage others through fine art and visual culture. 



For the 2023 Season, our goal is to raise money for three local libraries who foster young readers, offer adult educational programs and bring communities together:  The Somesville Public Library, the Jesup Memorial Library and the Ellsworth Public Library.

The Gallery’s shows this year will run from June through October and we will donate a portion of the gallery’s commission throughout the summer to each library. 

Please click on the links below to learn more about these special libraries we have selected in 2023 ...

The Somesville Public Library was established in 1894.  Their mission remains to serve both year-round and summer visitors of  Somesville through programming, service, and community-building.  Located in the heart of Somesville, nestled beside the mill pond and overlooking Somes Sound, the Somesville Library is steeped in tradition while embracing its place in our modern times.

To learn more about the Somesville Public Library, please click here ...

The Jesup Memorial Library, located in Bar Harbor,  was founded in 1875 and is a community resource and gathering place. The Jesup nourishes minds, enhances lives, and builds community. They are a vibrant center for educational exchange, creative community collaboration, and knowledge-sharing.  

To learn more about the Jesup Memorial Library, please click here ..

The Ellsworth Public Library is located on the banks of the Union River in downtown Ellsworth. The house has been a public library since 1897 when George Nixon Black gave the remodeled building to the City of Ellsworth with the enduring condition “That the premises conveyed shall be always used for a public library”.  All residents of the greater Ellsworth community experience the library as a community center of learning and social connection.

To learn more about the Ellsworth Public Library, please click here ...




The Gallery at Somes Sound has been a proud sponsor, collaborating with Friends of Acadia on various programs and events, currently serving on their Team of Business Advisors.

In 1986 Friends of Acadia founders envisioned a membership-based and volunteer-powered organization that would translate their love for Acadia into tangible good for the park. For more than three decades, that vision has guided their work—from modest early volunteer projects and small equipment donations, to major achievements such as Acadia Trails Forever, establishing the nation’s first endowed trail system.  

ABOUT ACADIA NATIONAL PARK:  Protecting more than 47,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life. Drawing more than 3.5 million visitors each year, Acadia is one of the ten most popular national parks in the US. It is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable.   


Being an Acadia Centennial Partner, The Gallery at Somes Sound continues the long-standing tradition of educating, stimulating and encouraging the American people, through fine art and visual culture...  Read more


The Gallery at Somes Sound has been a Business Partner and proudly promotes the Portland Museum of Art since 2018.  PMA dedicates themselves to presenting exhibitions and hosting programs that reflect the museum’s diverse communities and audiences, and creating experiences with art that strengthen bonds and brings communities together.  

The Portland Museum of Art seeks to create an inclusive space that champions open expression and makes art accessible to all.

learn more about PMA's  mission and new strategic plan:   Read more ...