April First Friday in Downtown Waterville

Friday, April 7, 2023

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Multiple Locations, Main St, Downtown Waterville

What are First Fridays?

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.

4pm- 6pm This month at the Schupf Center we will have a “Try, Make, Create” project themed around National Poetry Month! Create a collage inspired by a poem or using words from the word boxes on hand in our lobby.

At Greene Block + Studios 5 pm – 6:30 pm Community Fashion Show with Upcycled Fashion Workshop Participate, led by Kim Bernard (1st floor)

At Greene Block + Studios 6 pm – 8 pm: Lunder Institute of American Art Open Studios (3rd floor)

From 5 pm – 6:30 pm, participate in the culminating workshop and fashion show for Kim Bernard’s Upcycled Fashion workshop series. Join in making a piece and celebrate the creators who worked with Kim over the course of four weeks to upcycle found clothing and recycled materials into something fabulous!

From 6 pm – 8 pm, tour the studios of Lunder Institute Residential Fellows Heather Flor Cron , Tessa Greene O’Brien, and Dylan Hausthor. For more information about these artists and the Lunder Institute, visit the Lunder Institute’s website. If you have any questions about Lunder Institute programs please contact Karen Platt at [email protected].

At The Costume Shop & Gallery, 179 Main St (second floor, #214) 5pm – 6 pm Singer songwriter Mollie Rainwater will be performing with breaks for an occasional haiku!!  Fiber art, fine art, ceramics and vintage clothing.

For a list of the all the events and specials at businesses, click below:


Interested in 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.

Contact Colby Arts Office Program Manager Tyler French at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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