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

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 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

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

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

printer and maker camp 2019

July 29- August 2
Printing and Maker camp
Learn the basics of 3D printing in our new maker space. Try your hand at laser printing, make mini robots and more! This is a perfect camp for enthusiasts of art, science, engineering, and tinkering. Designed for students from ages 10-14. Camp hours are 9am until 12pm.
Registration is $125.00 for the week. Scholarships are available.

art in the park: paper page pets

We love the Waterville Public Library! The library is at the Farmers’ Market each week with a mobile book mobile. This week we will make little bookmarks called paper page pets to help you keep your place with your summer reading.

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

animation camp

July 22- 26

Cut Paper and Stop Motion Animation!
Due to the popularity of the last years’ dynamic claymation camp, we are pleased to offer another fun-filled week of animation with Tiana Vermette. Young artists will use cut paper to create a short animated film. The instructor will introduce techniques of editing, sound recording, and stop motion.  This class is for artists from ages 10 to 14. Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12pm. each day.  Registration is $125.00 for the week.  Scholarships are available.

art in the park: popcorn art

In honor of the incredible Maine International Film Festival, join us as we make popcorn art! Popcorn is a terrific healthy snack but it can also be used as the basis to create flower blossoms, paintings and more! (Don’t worry, we will have some for snacking too.)

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??

art in the park: sun prints

Celebrate summer and the heat of our home star by making sun prints at art in the park. This unique project uses paper that undergoes a chemical change when exposed to sun light to creates beautiful prints. Each print uses natural objects including leaves, flowers and ferns!

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