When it comes to the arts and performing arts, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island offer something for all tastes. Since its early days when two Hudson River Valley artists, Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, set out one summer in the early 1800's in search of a scenic fishing village called Eden on the coast of Maine, Bar Harbor has been world-renown as an artist community. And so began America's love affair with one of the most beautiful places in the world - Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park. The towns that surround the park have art galleries, art shows and celebrated music festivals offering everything from string orchestras, through chamber music, to jazz. Bars and clubs host a range of bands and solo artists that complete the musical mix. Movies have never seemed more enjoyable than when seen in our art-deco theater. In Somesville, Acadia Repertory Theatre has been presenting summer theater for the past quarter century. The arts really shine in Bar Harbor, Maine and Mount Desert Island.