top of page

Center for Arts & Ecology


The Center for Arts and Ecology at Desert of Maine is the nonprofit that operates onsite at the iconic Freeport tourist attraction. The Desert has long stood as a visual reminder of nature’s resilience, and our mission is to inspire change through deepening people’s understanding of how certain ecosystems have survived and thrived here, despite the ecological disaster that created the “desert” landscape. Through collaborative, communal and immersive arts and ecology programming, we strive to facilitate the kinds of personal relationships to the land that will motivate people to advocate for nature and take meaningful action on climate change.


Programs + Events

Since our founding in 2021, The CAE has held concerts, theater performances, writing workshops, and hosted dozens of school field trips. We've partnered with some of the most esteemed local cultural organizations and we're just getting started!


Support Us

We recently received our 501(c)(3) status! Consider making a tax deductible donation today. You'll be helping to support local artists and arts organizations as well as protecting a rare and wonderful local ecological habitat.

bottom of page