First Friday, Downtown Waterville: An Evening of Art Making, Storytime, Snacks, and a Free Film Screening

Friday, October 6, 2023,

Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St, Waterville, ME

Autumn is a time of both beauty and decay. Join us for an evening that explores seasonal change through a hands-on activity focused on compostable, fall-inspired outdoor art. There will also be snacks, a storytime reading and giveaway, and a free showing of Bill Morrison’s film Decasia (2002) at the Maine Film Center.

This program is part of the monthly First Friday offerings across downtown Waterville, at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main Street.

5-7 pm: Art-Making Activity—“When Something Becomes Something Else: Let the Gourd Times Roll.”  Located in the Taconic Classroom, 1st floor of Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main Street.

5:30 pm: Read-alouds of Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, in collaboration with Waterville Public Library.

6:00 pm: Announcement of the book giveaway winners

7:30 – 8:40 pm: Free Showing of Decasia (2002) at the Maine Film Center. Enjoy complimentary popcorn.

First Fridays celebrate the vibrant creativity of Waterville by inviting people downtown to engage in multidisciplinary arts experiences. On the first Friday of every month, visit downtown Waterville to meet artists, participate in workshops, listen to live music, eat delicious local food, and come together as a community. To learn more, visit the Waterville Creates website.

Installation views of Bill Morrison: Cycles and Loops, the Colby Museum’s Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, Waterville, Maine, 2023. Photography by Andrew Witte.

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