Arts in Bloom

Saturday, May 11, 2024,

Paul J. Schupf Art Center

Join us at Paul J. Shupf Art Center in downtown Waterville or at the Colby Museum on campus to celebrate the season with gorgeous bouquets created by The Robin’s Nest flower shop.

Two local florists will translate the works from Colby College Museum of Art’s collection into their medium. Sketching materials will be available on campus, and watercolor supplies provided downtown for those interested in capturing flower arrangements’ beauty on paper.

The full schedule of Art in Bloom:

At the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main Street:

10 a.m. Pixar’s WALL-E at the Maine Film Center. Join lovable robots WALL-E and EVE on their mission to outwit a sinister AI and guide humanity back to a rejuvenated Earth in bloom. Reserve your free tickets here.

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Painting Flower Bouquets at the Art Center

Try your hand at making a watercolor painting of flowers with the Colby Museum and Waterville Creates will have flower bouquets for painting drop-ins. The bouquets from The Robin’s Nest will be based on different works of art in Colby Museum’s collection. All ages and abilities are welcome.

 At Reed Field, 58 Drummond Avenue:

1 p.m. Storywalk Opening #1

Explore the world of earthworms. Read the book How to Say Hello to a Worm, written and illustrated by Kari Percival, then join Maine Master Naturalist Serena Sanborn to explore a hands-on program all about worms. Receive a free copy of the book while supplies last.

At North Street Community Connector Trail, 195 North Street:

2 p.m. Storywalk Opening #2

Enjoy a reading of the book A Dream for Every Season, written by Haddy Njie and illustrated by Lisa Aisato, with Waterville Public Library’s Liz Davis. Receive a free copy of the book while supplies last.


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