Downtown Waterville is home to a myriad of arts & cultural opportunities. From public art to live music to theater and ballet productions, Downtown offers something for everyone.
A Call to Artists for Downtown Business of the Year Award
And the winner is —- Brian Vigue of FrameMakers. The artwork Brian submitted depicts the vibrancy of Waterville’s downtown and Waterville Main Street has contracted rights to use the artwork as Downtown Business of the Year award for the next decade (2025), as well as digital copy from the scanning. Brian retains the right to use the artwork as well.
Lebanese Heritage Mural by Kevin James
51 Main Street
A tribute to Waterville’s Lebanese community (the oldest and largest in the State of Maine), this mural was commissioned by Waterville Main Street, created by artist Kevin James, and funded by dozens of local contributors. Waterville’s Lebanese community helped the city grow with their labor, their church, their businesses, and their community involvement. Many of Downtown Waterville’s oldest businesses were started by the Lebanese, and one of our City’s most famous sons, George Mitchell, came from this community.
Ticonic by Roger L. Majorowicz
Unveiled in 1997, “Ticonic” is perhaps Waterville’s most prominent piece of public art. The design of the bright, stainless wind-powered sculpture was specifically selected with Waterville’s creative economy in mind. Whitefield artist Roger Majorowicz, who put 1,600 hours of labor into the work, said at the dedication that he chose the sculpture’s distinctive style because “I wanted to activate this city.”
Arts & Cultural Attractions
Common Street Arts is downtown Waterville’s collaborative art space with a mission to enhance the creative, artistic and economic vitality of the Waterville community through outstanding arts education and exhibitions.