November First Friday in Downtown Waterville

Friday, November 3, 2023

all day

Multiple Locations, Main Street, Downtown Waterville

Paul J Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St:

all day 50% off concessions at Maine Film Center

5-7pm Meet and Greet and art making with author Jaimie Hogan!  Join us for an enchanting evening of creativity and stargazing with the renowned children’s book author and illustrator, Jamie Hogan, as we celebrate the magic of the night sky and her book, “StarWatcher.” This book is currently featured on the Story Walk along the North Street Community Connector Trail, and we are excited to join in celebrating its last few weeks on the trail! This special program is designed to foster a deep appreciation for the wonders of the cosmos as we begin with art making and then go out to view the stars.

6pm- Live performances from Elf the Musical! Cast members from Elf will sing in the lobby space of the Paul J Schupf Art Center!

Quarry Road Recreation Area, Quarry Road:

7:30pm Star Party with John Meader and Jaimie Hogan-

As the sun sets and the skies darken, join us outside for a mesmerizing star party. Local astronomer John Meader, of Northern Stars Planetarium, will be on hand to guide you through the night sky, pointing out constellations, planets, and other celestial wonders. ( In case of rain or clouds, we will be inside the Schupf Center.)

Colby College Museum of Art, 1600 Mayflower Hill

4 pm Viewing of Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village
Join us for close looking and informal conversation in the exhibition’s galleries, facilitated by exhibition curators and members of the museum staff.

4–6 pm Welcome and conversation with project collaborators
Opening remarks from Jacqueline Terrassa, Carolyn Muzzy Director, Colby Museum, followed by a conversation moderated by Beth Finch, Head Curator, Colby Museum (at Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center)

6–7:30 pm Opening reception for Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts and Village
Join us for celebratory food and drinks in the Colby Museum lobby. Free and open to al

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

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