Events

art in the park: felted finger puppets

Finger puppets are fun to tell stories or to honor your favorite character in a book, movie or play! Come create these simple little puppets to bring home.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

August Crafternoons at the Waterville Public Library!

Looking for a way to brighten up your child’s day? Bring them on down to the Waterville Public Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week!

August 6: Watermelon Fan
August 13: Lion Paper Bag Puppet
August 20: Mushroom Friends
August 27: I Love Hedgehogs

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.

FMI: Call (207) 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: textured clay tiles

Create an air-dried clay tile using different textures and shapes from nature and employing 3D printed stamps. Each tile can be taken home and decorated with your favorite coloring device!

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

art happy hour: bonsai + beer

Create your own juniper bonsai with expert potter, Brian Soldano. Bonsai is an Asian art form using specialized cultivation techniques to produce trees in small containers. In partnership with Waterville Brewing, one free beer ticket is included with this class.  $40.00 per person. 21+

August Crafternoons at the Waterville Public Library!

Looking for a way to brighten up your child’s day? Bring them on down to the Waterville Public Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week!

August 6: Watermelon Fan
August 13: Lion Paper Bag Puppet
August 20: Mushroom Friends
August 27: I Love Hedgehogs

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.

FMI: Call (207) 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: spray bottle art

The Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) is on view now– it is time to get creative and try a new medium! Discover the art of a spray bottle in the outdoors where you can get a wee bit messy! Spray bottle art encourages thinking about shape, form, and silhouette. Plus, it is fun for all ages.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

August Crafternoons at the Waterville Public Library!

Looking for a way to brighten up your child’s day? Bring them on down to the Waterville Public Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week!

August 6: Watermelon Fan
August 13: Lion Paper Bag Puppet
August 20: Mushroom Friends
August 27: I Love Hedgehogs

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.

FMI: Call (207) 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: paper airplanes

How do you make a paper airplane that really flies well? Come try out 5 different great airplane designs with our dedicated volunteers to show you how it is done!

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE

August Crafternoons at the Waterville Public Library!

Looking for a way to brighten up your child’s day? Bring them on down to the Waterville Public Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week!

August 6: Watermelon Fan
August 13: Lion Paper Bag Puppet
August 20: Mushroom Friends
August 27: I Love Hedgehogs

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.

FMI: Call (207) 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

art in the park: watercolor planets

The summer theme at the library is a “Universe of Stories”, inspired by space and all things astronomy. Get creative with some space themed planet making! What would a planet look like that you designed? Come create a little planet of your very own.

This program will be cancelled if there is inclement weather.

Art in the Park, a program of Common Street Arts is designed to foster creativity and community among residents and visitors to Waterville. Art in the Park is a free, weekly program that takes place each Thursday at River walk at Head of Falls during the Farmers’ Market. Art in the Park partners with area teaching artists to develop unique arts programming — providing accessible workshops and special family-friendly activities for community members to engage in creative practices that relate to ongoing exhibitions at Common Street Arts, as well as related programs at the Maine Film Center, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Opera House. Sponsored by Are You Ready To Party??

FREE