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YAM Exhibition Presented by Common Street Arts February 28 – March 31, 2018

Waterville, Maine — Common Street Arts, the programmatic arm of Waterville Creates!, is pleased to present Youth Art Month (YAM), an exhibition celebrating our community’s youngest painters, illustrators and sculptors at Common Street Arts from February 28 – March 31, 2018. This year’s Youth Art Month (YAM) theme is “building community through art” and is an opportunity to showcase the creative endeavors of area youth while highlighting the beneficial effects of artistic practice as part of the educational experience. Each week has different programs and activities taking place in the gallery designed to encourage creative expression and exploration; for a complete list of the scheduled projects and programs, visit

Youth Art Month at Common Street Arts celebrates visual art created by k-12 youth in the greater Waterville community. This month-long celebration will emphasize the value of the visual arts that are often overlooked as part of a standard core curriculum. Common Street Arts is pleased to participate in this year’s theme and will present a large scale interactive map of Waterville and surrounding communities for children and families to explore and evolve. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00pm.

Featured free events during Youth Art Month at Common Street Arts:

Creating the Kennebec Valley

Come add to our Kennebec Valley “community map” of places you love

Saturday, March 10 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm


Kids Art Yoga

Kids 4-10 years old and their parents are invited to join us for yoga inspired by the art in our gallery

Saturday, March 24 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm


Hip-Hop Dance in the Gallery

Learn the fundamentals of a variety of hip-hop dance forms with folks from Pushed Learning + Media

Saturday, March 31 @ 3:00 – 5:00pm


The Common Street Arts gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 – 5:00pm. The gallery is closed Sunday through Tuesday. To learn more about the Youth Art Month exhibition and creative exploration at Common Street Arts, visit:

About Waterville Creates!
Waterville Creates! promotes increased awareness of cultural opportunities and events while supporting enhanced programming and operations for its community partners and audiences.  Waterville Creates! provides marketing, administrative, and development services to arts and cultural institutions in the greater Waterville area. Learn more at