The KBA Mission

KahBang Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery, development and support of independent artists. Through its programs, KahBang Arts seeks to connect innovative, creative practitioners with resources for creation, exhibition and collaboration. Our organization encourages freedom of expression, diversity and art as a means of communicating both individual and community values.

KahBang Arts provides a space for independent artists to explore their work free from commercial pressures. By providing year-round creative and financial support for development in the vast spectrum of the arts, KahBang Arts remains committed to its mission to discover and support artists, as well as maintaining a community which encourages the free flow of creative expression, ideas and a creative economy.

How We Got Here

KAHBANG Arts was founded in 2011 to serve as the non-profit sister organization to the KAHBANG Music|Art|Film Festival. The goal of the organization was to extend year-round outreach to developing artists beyond the scope of the festival. KBA would share the festival’s message of discovering new artists and supporting the indie arts movement in Bangor that the festival had been a part of establishing.

KBA frequently sponsors “pop-up” events, converting vacant spaces in downtown Bangor into art galleries, music venues and film screenings.