Saving Caterpillar Hill - Land, Art, and Education. A Place For Wisdom, Imagination, Innovation, and Connections.

CHI is at an exciting threshold. We are implementing a plan to create an outdoor classroom, The Avalonia Amphitheater nestled into the contour of the land. We named the amphitheater after the ancient archipelago that graces the location’s sweeping 225-degree vista. The amphitheater offers residents and visitors to the Penobscot Bay region a new and unique venue for lectures, theater, movies, education, art classes, and community events.

Our Inspiration for the tile design came from:

The Sunflower
The Shell
The Sun
The Earth
The Spiral

Our Inspiration of colors came from:

The Sky
The Ocean
The Blue Haze of Maine’s Mountainous Landscapes
The Completed Metamorphosis of the Morpho Butterfly
The Golden Creative Core, the Sun of every living thing seeking to Thrive.

The spiral mandala design of the amphitheater stage will reflect the awe and beauty of the view, engaging participants in an experience that expands their perception of our connected world.


Join us in building an amphitheater that will:

Be the heart of the Initiative, a center that will attract individuals, families, and communities locally and throughout Maine.
Provide an outdoor public space for movies, lectures, theater, education, art classes, and community events.
Create a speaker’s platform, nestled in the beauty of the land, to attract fresh ideas, insights, appreciation and laughter.
Establish a focal point to promote and educate the region’s extraordinary natural features, its rich cultural and historical resources, and its vibrant arts community.
Introduce a forum for programs where people can explore their life’s passions and bring them into focus.


With your support we will be able to:

Create a hybrid space for an arts and spirituality center intimately connected to the earth.
Promote the bigger picture of a connected world, one that honors the foundational principles and creativity of nature.
Protect the view-shed of Caterpillar Hill, and steward the property for future generations.
Develop an ongoing program of innovative, ecologically sound and sustainable resource management.
Foster a collaborative spirit among the local residents through shared vision, building community with the peninsula citizens and with local non-profit organizations.

By working from a collaborative paradigm we will:

Assure that all local voices are heard, all concerns evaluated, and all opportunities measured against the vision.
Focus on how this reflects the values, talents, and directives of our local artists, educators, businesses, and non-profits.
Create a platform to allow our rich consortium of artists, musicians, dancers, authors, scientists, and spiritual teachers to share their talents and wisdom.
Provide local community networking in an environment where all of our combined talents and skill-sets are highlighted, and all are recognized.
Attract tourism and tourism dollars to fuel the local economy and create for-profit options that have a positive impact on our community.
Attract a year-round influx of consumers that spend on retreats, classes, local housing, goods, and services.
Create a flourishing local economy using lessons learned and the model of other sustainable arts, education, and preservation initiatives.

Please check out this video about the CHI project and share it with your friends! http://vimeo.com/80088072

Join us in this grassroots effort to save this beautiful piece of land and help us manifest a nature and spiritual inspired public arts and education center and mandala amphitheater! Learn more at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saving-caterp... Please favorite and share this! We need your support and hope you will join us in this holistic co-creative effort! Thank you ♥

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