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.



For all the arts activities at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, Colby College Museum of Art, and Greene Block + Studios during September First Friday, click here.

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.

9am-5pm Living Light Real Estate, is offering 20% their property’s nightly rate for those who book during First Fridays! (minimum stay of 2 nights, Friday and Saturday, discount before taxes and fees)

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.

4-7pm Open studio with landscape painter Matthew Russ, 50 Main St., 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.

4-9pm 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.

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

Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main Street:

2pm-7pm The Maine Film Center will offer a 50 % discount on concessions (beer and wine excluded).

5-7pm Display of Death Wings project in Ticonic lobby.

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.

6:30-7:30pm Together in Harmony a Choral Performance by The Kennebec Chordsmen- a multi generational experience for kids, parents, and grandparents. Come enjoy how singing together makes everyone better! This is the 50th anniversary of the Kennebec Chordsmen.

Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main St:

6pm Brazilian Experience with Capoeira Massape – Join Greene Block + Studios for this special First Friday event and immerse yourself in the Brazilian Experience! Featuring live music, performance, and locally made Brazilian cuisine.

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.