Magic Pond Artist-Preferred Housing Available

  • February 28, 2022

Applications invited for rare upcoming openings at Magic Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Artists' Housing in northern Maine!

Magic Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is a 75-acre artist-owned and artist-appreciating long-term living opportunity in northern Maine, convenient to University of Maine Presque Isle, Mars Hill and Houlton. Three one-bedroom apartments and one large live-in studio  on the non-smoking property are at pond's edge and are available with priority rental to fellow writers, photographers and other creatives working quietly in environmentally safe media. Artists just needing a spiritually rich environment in which to rest and rejuvenate are also welcomed. Monthly rates are $650 + $140 utilities with 1 year minimum lease (2 years preferred). Caretaker lives on property for efficient snow-removal in winter and maintenance of long,  gentle trails meandering throughout the 75-acre paradise that is home to nearly every woods-loving creature indigenous to Maine!

Several openings are expected in 2022, providing an opportunity for new residents to create their own informal culture of mutually supportive neighbors with a shared appreciation of the vibrant Grandmother Spring that sustains Magic Pond and has inspired vivid-dreaming and life-transformations among artists for more than two decades.

Founded in 2001 by fine art photographer and playwright, Linda Griffith , Magic Pond offers priority consideration to rental applicationsd by fellow artists in an effort to provide a unque, nonstructured opportunity for neighborly friendships and mutual support to evolve for the enrichment of each resident's creative proicess.

Linda brings to her role as an arts-supporting landlord, a B.F.A. in Directing, Clinical Social Work, Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and is the Founder of Philadelphia's reknown Wilma Theatre . She also founded the Orielle Women's Cultural Center in Omaha; is a Fulbright Scholar in acting; author of "Ghosts of the Second Wave: An Historical Account of the 1977 National Women's Conference;"  winner of Maine Short Play Festival Award in 2006 and 2007; Shaun Miller Memorial Award in Fine Art Photography; International Photography Forum Competition / Best in Photography multiple time winner; frequent fine art photography competition juror; instructor in creative process and ethical mandates in professional practice. A Jury of New York Museum Curators and Gallery Directors for  Art at the Millennium, in December 1999, named her " of the most talented emerging artists at the turn of the century and the millennium."

Current monthly rental rate is $650. plus $140. for utilities for a 1-year lease (2-year lease preferred). Applicants must have a sound credit history and proof of reliable income from a source sustanable from Magic Pond's remote location in northern Maine (2+ hours to Bangor, 4+ hours to Portland).

Having been a beloved destination for vacationing artists, the legacy websie for Magic Pond provides much additional information: http://www.magicpondmaine,com.

Please respond by email with MAGIC POND in subject line to and include your phone number and a paragraph about your interest in living at Magic Pond in Blaine, Maine. 


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Linda Griffith

10020 East Moccasin Place
Tucson  AZ  85749