The National Garden Bureau has announced 2021 as the year of the sunflower.  Waterville Creates, in collaboration with a volunteer core led by garden enthusiasts Margy Burns Knight and Steve Knight, together with community partners at the Waterville Public Library, City of Waterville, Alfond Youth Community Center, Children’s Discovery Museum, Waterville Farmers’ Market, and the…

“Art proliferates in prisons”, writes curator Nicole Fleetwood. People on the inside make art in all kinds of ways – to express their creative imaginations, to express freedom, as a form of self-validation, as gifts, commodities, memorials, and, simply, as objects of beauty. Most people on the outside do not have the opportunity to view…

Education Haiti, a Waterville-based non-profit, and members of the Colby College Community are working with the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM) on a nine-day fundraising art auction that will feature 26 unique works of art by prominent Haitian artists living in New England.  After payment to the artists, profits will help to support the…

For ages 13-18 On Camera Acting will provide an overview of skills specific to acting for film, tv, and commercials, as well as an opportunity to perform in a virtual setting. Body positioning, movement, use of voice, and eye contact will be covered as it relates to commercial and narrative projects. Participants will be coached…

SLICE: From the Bayeux Tapestry to the Comic Strip Have you ever thought about making your own comics but didn’t know where to start? Did you ever wonder how comics were made? SLICE: From the Bayeux Tapestry to the Comic Strip answers these questions and more by taking a close look at the Colby College…

This month’s kit is inspired by spring and the new Seed Library at the Waterville Public Library. The kit contains seed, soil, a little pot, paint, and a paintbrush. The kit includes instructions on how to transplant your seedling into the ground. Waterville Creates in collaboration with community partners, including the Colby College Museum of…

Youth Art Month (YAM) is a national celebration of arts education that highlights the importance of teaching visual arts in schools. This year’s theme is “Art Connects Us”. In this month’s art kit, we will create a group quilt inspired by artist Faith Ringgold, who used words to create patterns that she called “story quilts”.…

In honor of Black History Month, this month’s art kits are inspired by the award winning book by Ashley Bryan, Beautiful Blackbird. In addition to the art supplies in the kit, each kit will include a copy of Bryan’s book! The kits will be distributed at the Alfond Youth + Community Center from 4:00 p.m.…

Youth Art Month showcases artwork created from local students from kindergarten through high school. This month-long virtual exhibition celebrates the positive effects of art and creativity and the Ticonic Art Gallery is thrilled to host this exhibition for the 6th consecutive year! This year’s theme is Art Connects Us. Student art work is on display…