Gallery Events

miffonedge vol. 5

Fri, Jul 14 2017, - Sun, Jul 23 2017, | - 9:00 pm

july 14- july 23, 2017 *special extended gallery hours: open 2-9pm daily during MIFF Now in its fifth year, MIFF On Edge again features a series of audiovisual works that challenge how we look at, listen to, and think about film. We pay tribute to the earliest films of Harry Smith, filmmaker, painter, ethnomusicologist, collector,…


community panel + discussion

Sat, Jun 17 2017, | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 17, 2:00pm Join us for a conversation with photographer Gary Green, associate professor of art at Colby College; Tanya Sheehan, William R. Kenan, Jr. associate professor and chair of art at Colby College; Earl Smith, author and local historian; and Sarah Sugden, executive director of the Waterville Public Library. Together they will explore how photography can activate shared experiences in the 21st century, especially in communities…


picturing waterville

Wed, May 24 2017, - Sat, Jul 1 2017,

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 2017, - Sat, Jul 1 2017,

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 2017, - Sat, Jul 1 2017,

“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,…


2017 maine open juried art show at common street arts

Tue, Apr 11 2017, - Sat, May 13 2017,

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…


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

Sat, Apr 1 2017, - Fri, Jun 30 2017,

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…


youth art month / yam

Fri, Mar 3 2017, - Sat, Apr 1 2017,

Youth Art Month Exhibition March 4 – April 1, 2017 For the third consecutive year, Common Street Arts celebrates the visual arts program with area schools by hosting a special student exhibition in its gallery located at 93 Main Street in downtown Waterville.  Youth Art Month (YAM) at Common Street Arts showcases visual arts projects from…


Artist Talk and Discussion with Lucinda Bliss

Thu, Feb 23 2017, | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, February 23, 5pm in the Common Street Arts Gallery. Lucinda Bliss will present a talk about her year-long “Border Project”, including a discussion of her research and the historical and contemporary artists, works, and movements that her work is in conversation with. Come meet the artist!  Light refreshments will be served.


Lucinda Bliss: Tracking the Border: An Interrogation of Political, Natural, and Interior Borders

Wed, Jan 11 2017, - Sat, Feb 25 2017, | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lucinda Bliss, Tracking the Border, Common Street Arts Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2017 4pm-6pm Tracking the Border is the culminating event of a year-long project supported by a Kindling Grant from the Warhol Foundation. The project focused on the artist’s navigation of the 611 miles that make up the Maine-Canada border. The resulting work…