Area Accommodations and Activities

Things to do

Colby College Museum of Art

5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: Noon–5 pm

Paul J. Schupf Art Center

93 Main Street, Waterville
(207) 873-7000

Home to the Colby Museum’s Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art, featuring the exhibition Ashley Bryan / Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms; as well as the organizations that comprise Waterville Createsthe Maine Film CenterTiconic Gallery + Studios, and the Waterville Opera House.

Hinge Collaborative

93 Main St, Waterville

Hinge Collaborative is a contemporary atelier and creative platform for artists and makers in Maine and beyond. The modern workshop combines a retail storefront, printmaking studio, and gallery to showcase a diverse range of local, regional, and national artists. 

Colby Museum Gallery Tours

Jan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art, downtown Waterville: 
Friday July 7, 11 am
Sunday July 9, 11 am

Colby College Museum of Art, on the campus of Colby College
Friday July 7, 1 pm
Sunday July 9, 1 pm

Art in the Park: Wearable Art inspired by Paula Wilson

July 6, 3–5 pm
Castonguay Square, at the corner of Common and Main Streets, Waterville

The Colby College Museum of Art has joined forces with Waterville Creates and the Waterville Public Library to offer dynamic, creative summer programming to provide arts experiences for all. This season kicks off with a new summer reading theme “All Together Now: Todos Juntos Ahora (to-dos hune-tos a-or-da )” with stories and creations focusing on kindness, friendship, and unity. Each Thursday, participants at Art in the Park can listen as a book is read aloud and create artwork based on that book or community theme.

First Friday

July 7, All day
Various Locations, Main Street, Waterville

Celebrate the vibrant creativity in Waterville through a wide array of arts experiences. Visit Main Street in downtown Waterville to meet artists, see performances, listen to live music, eat delicious food, shop at local businesses, enjoy the arts, and come together as a community.

Exhibition Walkthrough with Artist Paula Wilson and Dance Party

July 7, 5 pm
Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art, Paul J. Schupf Art Center

As part of First Friday events, we invite you to join the Colby College Museum of Art for a walkthrough with the artist Paula Wilson, whose work is on view in Ashley Bryan/Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms, at the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art, Paul J. Schupf Art Center. Due to limited space in the gallery, please register for this program, here.

Maine International Film Festival

July 7–16
93 Main Street, Waterville

Founded in 1998, the Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) is a project of the Maine Film Center. Most years, the 10 days of the festival showcase nearly 100 films, representing the best of American independent and international cinema, and spotlight some of Maine and New England’s most exciting and innovative filmmakers.

Places to stay

The Lockwood Hotel

9 Main Street, Waterville
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Hampton Inn

425 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Waterville
(207) 873-0400

Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel

375 Main St, Waterville
(207) 873-0111

Places to eat