First Friday: March

March 1, 2024

all day

Waterville Creates and partners

Multiple Locations, Main Street, Downtown Waterville

Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St: COME CELEBRATE YOUTH ART MONTH!

3–7pm Opening Reception for Youth Art Month (grades K–5)
Enjoy food, juice boxes, swag bags for youth artists, and more!
Ticonic Gallery is delighted to partner with Greene Block + Studios (located at 18 Main Street) to celebrate Youth Art Month with a spectacular, multi-site exhibition of artwork by local students in grades K–12. Featuring works in a variety of media, including painting, digital art, pottery, photography, and more. Youth Art Month is an opportunity for students to showcase their work in a gallery setting and share their achievements with their families and their community.
Suggested hours for grades K–3, 3–5:30pm; suggested hours for grades 4–5, 5:30–7pm. 

3–6pm Mobile Museum exhibits from Children’s Discovery Museum
Try out hands-on play for younger children.

5:30-6:30pm Family Friendly Tours
Join Colby College Museum of Art Gallery Educators for 20-minute family-friendly tour experiences. Tours start at 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, and 6:30 pm.

All day Half off concessions at the Maine Film Center! (excluding alcohol)

Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main St:

3–7pm Opening Reception or Youth Art Month (grades 6–12)
Enjoy food, swag bags for youth artists, and more!
In tandem with the reception at Ticonic Gallery (located at 93 Main Street), Greene Block + Studios will celebrate Youth Art Month with artwork by local students in grades K–12.

3–7pm Open Studios at the Lunder Institute at Greene Block
Meet current Lunder Institute for American Art fellows at the Greene Block + Studios, including artists working in painting, sculpture, performance, and mixed media! The Lunder Institute’s Open Studios offers an opportunity for community members to speak to these makers about their practices and see their works-in-progress.

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.

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 Serena Sanborn for more info on First Fridays or if you want to participate. Email her at [email protected].

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