Your support enables us to share the legacy of 98-year-old Ashley Bryan. We are focused on ensuring the life of his Storyteller Pavilion on Islesford, adding a room to replicate his famously welcoming dining room. To celebrate his centennial year, 2023, we are ensuring institutions, especially those in Maine, have collections of Ashley’s work, and assisting groups planning shows to celebrate the man and his artistic achievements. In 2023, we hope to also continue distribution of our special edition of Ashley’s Beautiful Blackbird. For more information about what we do with your support, visit our UPDATE page.

The Center would also appreciate help in locating items pertaining to Ashley Bryan’s life and work, including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, illustrations, posters, prints, letters, poems and manuscripts. Digital images of any of these items would be most helpful to us and the Kislak Center in futhering our mission.

If you do have work of Ashley’s you might be interested in loaning or donating, under your name, to an interested museum, please let us know so that we might enable a connection.

If you would like more information about a donation to a specific project or would like to discuss an item for placement:

Please call: (413) 687-2762, ABC Director Nick Clark


Write: Ashley Bryan Center, P.O. Box 263, Islesford, ME 04646

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