First Friday

First Fridays celebrate the vibrant creativity in Waterville through a wide array of arts experiences. On the first Friday of every month, visit Main Street in downtown Waterville to meet artists, see performances, listen to live music, eat delicious food, shop at local businesses, enjoy the arts, and come together as a community.



9am-5pm The Robin’s Nest, 173 Main St, will offer 25% off loose cut flowers every First Friday during regular business hours. In store only.

10am-7pm The Framemakers, 46 Main St, is open for extended hours.

11am-10pm Portland Pie Waterville, 173 Main St, will have a featured special on First Fridays.

2pm-7pm The Maine Film Center at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St, will offer a 50 % discount on concessions (beer and wine excluded).

4-6pm Drop into Ticonic Gallery + Studios at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St, to Try! Make! Create! at Waterville Creates with a guided hands-on art activity. You can also choose your own adventure using materials in the studio.

Join the The Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St, for art-making activities, games, and music.

Bixby Chocolate Café at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St,  will offer drinking chocolate samples and 10% off purchases.

4-6pm The Costume Shop, 179 Main St, second floor, #214, fiber art, fine art, ceramics and vintage clothing. Haiku reading at 5:30!

4-7pm Open studio with landscape painter Matthew Russ, 50 Main Street, second floor. View recent paintings that celebrate Maine’s natural beauty. Learn about Matt’s practice of painting outdoors in state parks and other protected areas, and see some of the tools of his trade!

4-7pm Wild Clover Cafe & Market, 16 Silver St, will offer delicious desserts and fancy tea.

4-7pm Gary Green Photography, 18 Common St, third floor, 10% off photo books and special deals on small original prints. Complimentary wine and espresso!

4-9pm Front + Main, 9 Main St, will have a First Friday Featured Cocktail – something new and off menu! 4-9pm.

4:30-9:30pm Amici’s Cucina, 137 Main St, will have a select $8 appetizer every First Friday!

5-7pm Hinge Collaborative, 5 Silver St, will offer hands-on printmaking activities special events. Open regulars hours from 12- 7pm on First Friday. Visit @hingecollaborative for more information.

5-7pm Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main St, will offer a range of art activities from music to exhibitions, to workshops and performances.

6-8pm Incense + Peppermints, 48 Main St, is open until 8pm and will offer 10% off purchases.

Interested in Joining First Fridays?

Whether you are an artist, musician, or local business owner in downtown Waterville, we hope you will participate in First Fridays.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your art or promote your local business as the community comes together each month.  If you are interested in participating, promoting your event, or offering a discount on Frist Fridays, we would love to talk with you.


For more information, contact [email protected].  Participation form is here.