Fall open house at Waterfall Arts

Oct 06, 2017
Studios and galleries will welcome the public at large Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, at Waterfall Arts in Belfast.

Belfast — Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., invites the community to drop in and experience all the organization and its campus have to offer Saturday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be free art-making activities for all ages, studio tours, food and more.

All of Waterfall Arts’ open community studios — printmaking, ceramics and darkroom photography — and the Bridge Studio, home to the organizations many youth programs, will have activities. The Waterfall Arts Life Drawing group, longest running life drawing group in the area, will be set up with a costumed model in the dance studio. And Shawn Brewer of Fast Food Prints will be doing screen printing demos.

The Clifford and Corridor galleries will be open for viewing “Arrival,” featuring works by Maine immigrants and refugees, as well as the “#Uprooted: Some Sense of Home” community art installation coordinated by Susan Smith. Many of the studio tenants at Waterfall Arts (which include artists, musicians, and teachers) will be opening up their studios to showcase their work and highlight their programs.

Students from the Ventura School of Music will be performing in the Fallout Shelter performance space from 3 to 3:45 p.m.; and members of the Belfast Fiddlers will be performing around the building, as well. Waterfall Arts also is home to WBFY Belfast Community Radio, which will have the station studio open for view during the event.

Waterfall Arts was founded in 2000 as the Arts Center at Kingdom Falls on an expansive 11-acre rustic site in Montville. In 2005, the Mayor and City Council of Belfast, looking to re-purpose the 1930s Governor Anderson Elementary school building, encouraged the organization to expand from Montville and establish a year-round arts center. In 2006, Waterfall Arts officially opened its doors in downtown Belfast.

Waterfall Arts offers resources to students, professionals and arts enthusiasts of all ages, including exhibitions, art classes and workshops, events, performances, open community studios, public art projects and long-term studio space to artists and teachers.  For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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