Waterville Main Street
Waterville Main Street
44 Main Street, Suite 202
Waterville, ME 04901

Telephone 207-680-2055

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25th Maine Open Juried Art Show

The Waterville Area Art Society, Waterville Public Library & Waterville Main Street proudly co-present the 2015 Maine Open Juried Art Show at the spectacular Waterville Public Library in Downtown Waterville. Now entering its 25th year, the Maine Open Juried Art Show attracted over 90 artists representing over 50 Maine communities and a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and other media.

Sponsored by Kennebec Savings Bank, The Colby College Museum of Art, Maine State Credit Union and Bank of Maine, the show seeks to provide a venue for artists to display their work, inspire artistic excellence, and showcase Waterville as a hub for creative enterprise.  Over $3000 in prizes was awarded this year. In addition, local prizes of high quality art printing services from Digital ImageWorks, framing services from FrameMakers, Berry’s Stationers, Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema gift passes, and The Lunder Collection: a Gift of Art to Colby College, a catalogue of the museum’s works were presented to the winners. Click here for the program and award winners.colbymuseumartborderbankofmainebordermaine.state.credit.union.logo.name.onlykennsavingsbankborder

 

The work will remain on display in the library until April 25, with the community invited to vote for their favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award.

Library Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm, Sundays 1pm-4pm. For more information or to register as an artist, go to watervillemainstreet.org

Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, Downtown Waterville is home to a unique mix of shops, restaurants and services. Shoppers will find a wide array of products, including women’s clothing, home furnishings, jewelry, Maine-made products, toys and books, and much much more. Dining options are equally as diverse, offering authentic Lebanese and Mexican cuisine, Asian Shop-Local-smlspecialties, Indian, eclectic American fare, delicious pub food, and fresh seafood, not to mention great bagels, sandwiches, and coffee.

Downtown Waterville is also home to numerous arts & cultural assets, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House and the Waterville Public Library, and a year round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Waterville Intown Arts Fest and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.

watervillecreateslogov2Waterville Creates! is a collaborative consortium established to work directly with community arts, creative, and cultural institutions to enhance and strengthen the vitality of Waterville. At the heart of this initiative is the promotion of Waterville as a major arts destination for Maine residents and visitors to the state. Through increased collaboration and with its primary arts and cultural entities, Colby College Museum of Art, Common Street Arts, Maine Film Center, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Opera House and Waterville Public Library.

Meet Me Downtown

Want to learn more about the independent business owners in downtown Waterville? Check out our Meet Me Downtown series, written by volunteer Michelle Troutman to highlight the people behind the storefronts...

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Explore History

The Waterville Main Street Design Committee hopes that after the tour you will have a better understanding of the City’s importance in creative, artistic, architectural and industrial developments in Maine and the world.

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Did You Know?

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.