Embrace the holiday spirit at the 5th annual Joy to the Ville community celebration at the new Paul J. Schupf Art Center! All activities will take place at 93 Main Street, Waterville, unless otherwise noted.
Join the Colby College Museum of Art,Waterville Creates, the Waterville Public Library, the Children’ Discovery Museum, and Bixby Chocolate Café as we celebrate the magic of the season.
In addition to the activities listed below, the following exhibitions will be on view throughout the day: Light on Main Street at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art, Common Threads at Ticonic Gallery, Karina Steele’s site-specific installation in the Maine Film Center lobby, and a display of spectacular costumes from the Waterville Opera House. Free art lunchboxes + luminary art kits, rolling art cart activities, and refreshments, including popcorn and Bixby’s drinking chocolate, will be available all day.
All activities are free and open to all!
- 10 a.m. Story Time with the Waterville Public Library
- 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Cityscape Lanterns: Create glass jar lanterns inspired by the Colby Museum’s Light on Main Street exhibition
- 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Art in a Box: Create a pop-up drawing of an outdoor space and package it in one of the Colby Museum’s beautiful winter-themed boxes
- 10:30 am Holiday Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol
- 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Ticonic Clay Studio: Wheel throwing demonstrations
- 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Muppet Green Screen
- 11 a.m. Meet the Makers and Collaborators: Light on Main Street exhibition
- 12 p.m. Ribbon Cutting with the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
- 12–2 p.m. Creating Seasonal Pine Swags with The Robin’s Nest
- 12–2 p.m. Meet the Artists of Common Threads: Colleen Kinsella and Elizabeth Jabar
- 12–3 p.m. Holiday Card Making
- 12 p.m. Joyful Dance with artist + dancemaker, Matthew Cumbie (ages 6–12)
- 12–4 p.m. 5-Minute Portraits with artist Desiree DuBois
- 12–4 p.m. Oil Painting and Collage demonstration with Ryan Kohler
- 1–3 p.m. 3D Printing demonstrations
- 1–4 p.m. Kringleville Visits with Santa (at Head of Falls)
- 1 p.m. Holiday Movie: Miracle on 34th Street
- 1 p.m. Meet the Makers and Collaborators: Light on Main Street exhibition
- 2 p.m. Sgraffito Clay Workshop with clay artist, Tim Christensen (ages 12+)
- 3 p.m. Joyful Dance with artist + dancemaker, Matthew Cumbie (ages 13–adult)
- 4 p.m. Flora + Fauna of Waterville Conversation with artist Tessa Greene O’Brien and Maine Naturalist and Waterville Creates Education + Outreach Manager Serena Sanborn