July First Friday in Downtown Waterville

Friday, July 7, 2023

all day

Multiple Locations, Main St, Downtown Waterville

At the Paul J Schupf Art Center:

It is opening night for the Maine International Film Festival!
For more info on opening night of MIFF: https://miff.org/

5pm Join the Colby College Museum of Art for a walkthrough with the artist Paula Wilson, whose work is on view in Ashley Bryan/Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms, at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art. Due to limited space, we ask participants to please register for this program. Click below to register: here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exhibition-walkthrough-with-artist-paula-wilson-tickets-622543112207

After the walkthrough, all are welcome to join Wilson at a dance party featuring central Maine’s premiere DJs at the Greene Block + Studios, just down the street.

5pm- 7pm  The “Try, Make, Create” art project is themed around the Maine International Film Festival! Make a Thaumatrope, a spinning precursor to movies! Sit and make one or take materials with you to create later at Ticonic Gallery + Studios.

Head of Falls:

7pm Waterville Rocks- The Weight Band with Chris Ross, for more info click here.

Greene Block + Studios

7pm Dance Party with Paula Wilson attending!

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.

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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