First Friday, Downtown Waterville

First Fridays celebrate the vibrant creativity of Waterville by inviting people downtown to engage in multidisciplinary arts experiences. On the first Friday of every month, visit downtown Waterville to meet artists, participate in various workshops, listen to live music, eat delicious local food, and come together as a community.


Join us at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main Street:

Colby College Museum of Art’s Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery

  • 4–7 pm: Sketching at the Schmaltz
  • 4:30 pm: Tour of Light on Main Street with Siera Hyte, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary
  • 6:30 pm: Tour of Light on Main Street with Kris Bergquist, Curator of Education and Engagement

Waterville Creates

Try! Make! Create!, 4–6 pm

Drop in to the Schupf Art Center to try, make, and create. Try a guided activity or choose your own adventure using materials in the Ticonic Studio.

Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main Street:

Where We Are Now: Maps and Doorways at Greene Block + Studios, 4– 6 pm

Interact with Where We Are Now, a paper-based installation by artist Maggie Libby. This year-long project interweaves themes and questions about Waterville’s present and past histories, including those of the Kennebec River, food, place, labor, higher education, and women’s life stories.

Center for Book & Print, 4–6 pm

Open Studio, and opportunities to view and interact with artists’ books from Special Collections at Colby College

Stay tuned for more First Friday, Downtown Waterville activities.