Resplendent in the downtown branding logo green, flower boxes were recently installed by Waterville Parks & Recreation at storefronts of participating businesses. The boxes will be enjoyed this spring and summer by our downtown visitors. The City of Waterville purchased flowers for light poles and for entrances to City Hall at Castonguay Square and Front Street. Waterville Main Street wishes to thank Parks & Recreation, participating businesses and the City of Waterville for making our downtown even more attractive this summer.
Arts Fest will not be held in July. In an effort to grow the impact of the creative economy across all means of creative expression, to incorporate the arts into all future community-wide programming, and to invite more visits to downtown Waterville during the “shoulder seasons” of spring and fall, volunteer organizer from Waterville Main Street have chosen to begin work to replace Arts Fest.
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 specialties, 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 Maine Open Juried Art Show and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.
Waterville 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.