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First Friday

September 28, 2023, 8:00 AM5:00 PM

Paul J Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St:

5-7pm Display of Death Wings project by artist Bess Whelan on the second floor of the . Whelan will be on hand to answer questions about the upcoming Death Wings workshops.

5-7pm  Art-Making Activity—“When Something Becomes Something Else: Let the Gourd Times Roll” which will focus on compostable fall-inspired outdoor art. Learn more about composting in the Waterville area, and enjoy complimentary popcorn and apple cider. Located in the HUB, just outside the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art

5:30pm Read-alouds of Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller

6:30-7:30pm Together in Harmony a Choral Performance by The Kennebec Chordsmen- a multi generational experience for kids, parents, and grandparents. Come enjoy how singing together makes everyone better! This is the 50th anniversary of the Kennebec Chordsmen.

7:30pm Free showing of Bill Morrison’s movie Decasia (2002) at the Maine Film Center. For about this, click here.

Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main St:

6pm Brazilian Experience with Capoeira Massape – Join Greene Block + Studios for this special First Friday event and immerse yourself in the Brazilian Experience! Featuring live music, performance, and locally made Brazilian cuisine.

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 tfrench@colby.edu if you have any questions.


September 28, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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