Paul J. Schupf Art Center Community Capital Campaign

Designed to bring together under one roof some of Waterville’s most beloved arts institutions along with a dynamic and collaborative creative team to lead them, the Paul J. Schupf Art Center will be constructed on the former site of The Center building at 93 Main Street, directly adjacent to the Waterville Opera House / City Hall building and downtown’s central green space, Castonguay Square.

Plans include:

  • The three screening rooms of Railroad Square Cinema;
  • Ticonic Gallery + Studios, which includes a flexible exhibition space, a clay studio, and a dedicated classroom for youth and adult arts education;
  • A new, larger rehearsal studio for Waterville Opera House theatre productions, educational camps, and dance classes as well as special events and receptions;
  • A new contemporary gallery of the Colby College Museum of Art;
  • A new skywalk that will provide an accessible connection to the Waterville Opera House lobby;
  • A shared box office, where patrons can buy tickets and access information for all of this programming in one centralized place.

Waterville Creates is leading a community capital campaign to raise $1 million in support of this transformative project.


The arts have always been a driving force in our community—strengthening Waterville and the surrounding area socially and economically. The Paul J. Schupf Art Center project will have a transformative impact on families, businesses, and the local economy and will demonstrate in a very visible way Waterville’s commitment to the arts. Waterville Creates invites you to join us in building upon the strong foundation of arts programming that makes Waterville a unique and vibrant community. Your support will help to ensure that future generations continue to have access to high-quality arts opportunities.



STARS ($100,000+)

Kennebec Savings Bank

VISIONARIES ($50,000+)

Davis Family Foundation
Ed Harris

LUMINARIES ($25,000+)

Central Maine Motors Auto Group
Golden Pond Wealth Management
MaineGeneral Health
Northern Light Inland Hospital
David and Sno Barry
Phil and Jean Bird
Scott and Trish Bullock
George Coleman
Bill and Vicki Mitchell
Nancy A. Sanford
Joan and Dick Schmaltz
Larry and Kim Sterrs
Ken and Margaret Viens

INNOVATORS ($10,000+)

Spring Brook Ice and Fuel Co.
Camden National Bank
Day’s Jewelers
Chuck and Stephanie Calkins
Dr. Donald Cragen
John and Jackie Dalton
Andrew G. Kaplan and Katherine S. Ervin
Chuck and Maria Hays
In Loving Memory of Helen B. Lafayette
James M. LaLiberty and Julie B. Schoenthaler

PATRONS ($5,000+)

Borman Family Foundation
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
The Lunder Foundation
Maine Technology Group – Scott and Janna MacDonald
PRO Moving Service
The Rolfson Group, Inc.
Silver Street Tavern
The Bessey Family
Beth Finch and Frank Guarnieri
Paul S. Goodof
The Haines-Shirley Family
Karen Heck and Bruce Olson
Charles and Cynthia Jacobs
Kim Lindlof and Ted Helberg
Reginald and Julia Perry
Greg and Amy Powell
Janet and David Preston
David Samuel
Tobi Leanna Schneider
Richard and Sherrilynn Smith
Michelle Sweet and Andrew Wilcox
In honor of Larry Sterrs
Valley Beverage


Fred J. Arnold
Martha Arterberry and Bill Wilson
Barbara Atkins
Back Office Solutions Maine
Rick and Sara Barry
Peter and Joan Beckerman
In honor of Beth Israel Congregation of Waterville, ME
Meg Bernier Boyd and Greg Boyd
Chip and Bette Jane Bessey
In memory of Susanne and Earle Bessey
Parker J. and Ann G. Beverage
Phil and Jean Bird
Boy Locksmith
Ida and Adjutor “Red” Breton
Camp Modin
Pat Clark
Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate
For Coolidge
Bethany and Kevin Crane
Michael Delong and Janet Daily
Steve and Tammy Diaz
Daniel J. Eccher and Brigid A. Mullally
Barbara Ewert and Lassandra Von Appen
Beth Finch and Frank Guarnieri
Mark and Sandy Ford
Jill Gilbert and Peter Joseph
Charles Gaunce and Nancy Gaunce
Paul S. Goodof
In honor of Hugh J. Gourley III
Margaret and Michael Griffin
Happy Trails, Inc and Joe’s Smoke Shop
Barbara and Sumner Hayward
Karen Heck and Bruce Olson

Joy and Charles Intriago
Nicole Jacobson
Joel and Alice Johnson
Andrew Kaplan and Kate Ervin
Janice and Larry Kassman
Patricia R. King
Anna Longstaff
William Longstaff
Sarah Longstaff Grip
Linda and Peter Manning, Supporters of the Arts
Katelyn Maresh, Sam Maresh, and Eva Hero Miller
In memory of Leo Martin
Betty-Jane S. Meader
Dr. Robert Milardo
Richard and Kathleen Nale
Steven Neumeister
Jim and Faye Nicholson
Kathleen and Tim O’Brien
Mike Perreault
Bruce L. Poliquin
Roland and Urania “Sunny” Pomerleau
Gary P. Poulin
PRO Moving Service
Tammy Rabideau and John Turner
Ulla Reidel
Susan and Joseph Reisert
Crystal Roy and Karen Pooler
For Alan and Sam Sanborn
Phoebe Sanborn and Matt Stanford
Tobi Leanna Schneider
Stephen and Cathy Sears
Lauren Shaw and Paul Feinberg

Silver Street Dentistry
Sister’s Ledge
Richard A. Slocum
Christine M. Slocum
Debra C. Susi
Nathan Towne
Suzane Uhl-Melanson and Jeff Melanson
Tamsen Brooke Warner
Waterville Area Arts Society
Waterville Rotary Club
Webb Family
Holly Weidner
Bill Wilson
Steve and Tanna Witkin
Walter Dignam 1933
Joan Dignam Schmaltz 1963
Dick Schmaltz 1962
Heide Schmaltz Dolan 1987
Megan Lasher 2015
Bower Schmaltz 2024
Linda and Bill Cotter
Nancy and Abbott Meader
Janice and Larry Kassman
Steve Wurtzler


Cheri Aubertine
Paul Beckett
Michael and Joanne Bernstein
Deborah Bloomstein
Robert Bluhm
David C. Bordes
Robert Bouthot
Bill and Dawn Bradfield
Herb and Lee Brock
The Bryan Family
Rene and Katharina Burdet
Robert and Mary Burr
Wendy Burton
Marilyn Canavan
David Carew
Cheryl Cayer
Kristina M. Chapman
Century 21 Surette Real Estate
Ellen Cihiwsky
Brian Clark
Joanne Clark
John and Beth Clark
Peter B. Cook
Bill and Linda Cotter
Barbara Covey
Janet and Carl Croce
Robert Dahlgren
Richard V. Dillenbeck
Gavin and Edwina Ducker
Ken Eisen and Karen Young

Dorothy and Marvin Eisengart
Susan Emmerling and Bob Ingalls
Jeffrey A. Fairfield
Richard Flanagan
Gene Frey
Fred’s Coffee Co.
Jeffery and Charlene Frost
Paul and Alison Gagliardi
Maryanne Gawlinski and Joseph McCarthy
Rita Gilbert
Julianne Gilland and Sam and Joaquin Withers
Rebecca Green and Leo Livshits
William Green
Paul Gregory
David and Gladys Gugan
Susan Gurney
Wendy and Jonathan Hallenbeck
Christine Haiss
Patricia Helm
Linda E. Higgins
George Hite
Al Hodsdon, in honor of Jill Hodsdon
Jeffrey and Kim Jackson True
James Julia
Louis and Edie King
Bob and Connie Kerner

Kevin and Amy Kuzio
David and Ann Leigh
Uri Lessing, in support of Railroad Square Cinema staff
June L’Heureux
Maggie Libby
Eva Linfield
James J. Lynch
Jim Mahan
Nan and Don Mairs
John Markoe
John Margolis, in memory of Holly Margolis
Mark and Maria
Tina Meadow
Sylvia M. Michaud
Mary Mills
S. Peter Mills
Ann E. Mitchell
Jodie Mosher-Towle
Christine Nilles
Peter and Mary-Lou Ogden
One River CPAs
Emilienne E. Ouellette
Stephen Ouellette
Susan Parks
Stephanie and Harold Payson III
Jim Peacock
Michael Peterson

Ann and Mike Poulin
Justin Quirion
Robert A. Ray
Carol A. Ross
Steve Roy
Gerald and Ruth Saint Amand
Serena Sanborn
Beth Schiller and Don Zarfos
Robert Schlager and Teresa Scannell
Katrine Scholl
Deb and Syd Sewall
Crystal Shamas-Douglas
Warren and Jeanne Shay
Jessica M. Shoudy
Jonathan Silverman
Kathryn Slott
George Smith
William Stokes
Marie Sugden
Richard Tozier
Johanna van Oers
Ken and Suzanne Walsh
Carol A. Welch
The Wieczorek Family
John Willey
James T. Yingst and Carolyn Angelo