Event Calendar:
Event Types: Gallery | Studio

open drawing /painting

Wed, Jan 4 - Wed, Jul 26

every month the first and third Wednesday, 5:30–8:00 pm $15 per session/per person | csa studio punch cards available ($60 value for $50) seasoned and aspiring visual artists are invited to participate in a newly expanded Common Street Arts program dedicated to drawing, painting, and sculpting. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paints, clay,…


after school programs

Tue, Mar 7 - Fri, Jun 23 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

common street arts provides safe, positive place after school where kids can express their creativity and have fun making art! ages 6-12 years old. clay club tuesday’s 3:00 – 5:00 pm make fun and functional objects in clay! explore hand-building techniques and sculpture. $15 per child, per session. after school art club thursday’s 3:00 –…


annika earley: installation; as she made her bed/zauberstabbett

Sat, Apr 1 - Fri, Jun 30

Annika Earley will be the installation artist featured in the Common Street Arts installation window on 93 Main Street, in Waterville, Maine during the second quarter of 2017.  Starting in early April, viewers will be able to enjoy this site specific installation on view 24 hours, seven days a week! Annika is basing her installation…


2017 maine open juried art show at common street arts

Tue, Apr 11 - Sat, May 13

27th annual maine open juried art show (MOJAS) exhibition – april 11 – may 13 opening reception and awards ceremony: thursday, april 13th  5:00 – 7:00pm The Waterville Area Art Society (WAAS) and Waterville Creates! are pleased to present the 2017 Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) at Common Street Arts in downtown Waterville April 11…


picturing waterville

Wed, May 24 - Sat, Jul 1

photographs by gary green + images from the waterville historical society. may 24 – july 1, 2017 opening reception: may 25, 5:00 – 7:00pm Common Street Arts, a program of Waterville Creates!, is pleased to present, Picturing Waterville, an arrangement of contemporary and historical photographs that considers the central theme of the built environment within the city…


photography + migration: waterville stories

Wed, May 24 - Sat, Jul 1

In association with Picturing Waterville, Common Street Arts is pleased to host: The Photography and Migration Project presents a selection of video narratives and photographs representing the history of Waterville. The videos displayed in the gallery were recorded at a community event at the Waterville Public Library on April 22, 2017 where area residents shared…



Wed, May 24 - Sat, Jul 1

“snap” is an ongoing, interactive, community photography project, designed in conjunction with the Picturing Waterville exhibition at Common Street Arts, on view from May 24 through July 1, 2017. Common Street Arts invites community members to submit snapshots of Waterville that capture a personal and meaningful connection for the viewer—whether a landscape, building, streetscape, landmark,…


pinhole photography workshop

Sat, May 27 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

instructor: johanna moore saturday, may 27, 2017 1:00-3:30 p.m ages 13+ | free  explore the unlimited possibilities with film photography through an introduction to pinhole photography. johanna moore will discuss the history, art, and science behind the technique and discuss a variety of cameras she employs to take photographs using both film and paper negatives. participants will build…


urban sketching

Sat, Jun 10 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

instructor: helene farrar saturday, june 10, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm FREE In concert with the exhibition, Picturing Waterville, You can also “draw Waterville”! Yes, just look for the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directional lines! With a few perspective and “seeing” guidelines, spend the morning sketching downtown Waterville from the viewpoint of Castonguay Square with artist…


community panel + discussion

Sat, Jun 17 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

june 17, 2:00pm join us for a community conversation that explores how photography can activate our shared experiences in the 21st century, especially in communities undergoing social + economic transformation.