Upcoming Events

  1. 26th Annual Capriccio, Festival of the Arts

    Sun, Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm - Sun, Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Frank Vignola with Vinny Raniolo

    Fri, Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm
  3. “Up’s the Word”

    Fri, Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm


26th Annual Festival of the Arts

Capriccio is defined as "a joyous musical composition, or work of art, in free form, usually brilliant in style." The word is therefore an appropriate title for Ogunquit's town-wide Festival of the Arts, this year marking its 26th year.

Coordinated by Ogunquit Performing Arts, an expanded Festival is planned, occurring September 4th through September 18th, 2016, throughout Ogunquit. Participants will include the major arts organizations in town, churches, art galleries, service organizations and local businesses. Events will include concerts, new exhibits and receptions, historical look-backs, special tours of theatres and art galleries, and the art of kite-flying.

A calendar of all the events and detailed information will appear soon on this website.



Friday, September 9, 2016, at 8:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit

Virtuoso guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo have received international acclaim for their thrilling performances before cheering audiences.

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola's jaw dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him "one of the brightest stars of the guitar".

Vinny Raniolo is best known for his accompanying skills and is a very high demand rhythm guitarist. His dynamic playing with Frank Vignola has taken him to 14 countries on 3 continents, in performances in some of the world's most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York's Lincoln Center, and the world's oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy.

More details of this performance, and Ticket Information will appear on this website soon.



Sojoy & the Annex Contemporary Dance Company

Friday, September 16, 2016, at 8:00 pm
Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit

Sojoy and the Annex Contemporary Dance Company combine their creative talents, and the exciting collaboration results in an exhilarating program of jazz and contemporary dance.

Jonny Peiffer leads his 7-piece band Sojoy in an evening of jazz compositions, mostly his own. Influenced by the big bands of the past, Peiffer’s music showcases modern arrangements and a variety of instrumentation. With Sojoy, his sublime, contemporary swingin’ little “Big Band”, Peiffer is inspired with the creation of music that instills joyous movement.

Kittery’s Annex Contemporary Dance Company joins Sojoy for performances of modern dance intermingled throughout the evening. Director Julie Hebb reflects the jazz influence in her choreography for her seven dancers. Her wide experience in contemporary training that includes Paul Taylor and Rebecca Kelly, is evident in vibrant performance.

More details on this performance and Ticket Information will appear soon on this website.