The Barn has operated as a beloved community resource since 1965 when Walter Nowick, a gifted, Julliard-trained pianist and conductor, began concerts in the Barn with young Japanese professionals and students. We strive to honor his legacy each year with performances that inspire and spark joy.

Our mission statement reads: “A performing arts and community center on the coast of Maine that enhances rural access to the arts and promotes international exchange and cultural diversity.”

Many of you have been generous in the past – we are most grateful for your support and hope we have earned it once again. Your donation, large or small, will be used to provide the best possible cultural offerings for residents of Surry, the surrounding communities, and guests from near and far. With your generosity, we strive to make each successive concert season stronger and better than ever! 

Please click the “Donate” button above to be taken to PayPal, who will process your donation on our behalf. At the PayPal donation link, you will have the option to designate that your donation fund a specific area, if desired. We sincerely thank you!


If you would like your donation to be tax deductible, you may write a check payable to our fiscal agent, Waterfall Arts, a highly regarded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in the heart of Belfast, and mail it to:

Surry Arts and Events
c/o Alan Wittenberg
8 Cross Road
Surry, ME 04684