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Waterfall Arts Open House Showcases Digital Storytelling
October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Saturday, October 20 from 2:00-4:00PM, Waterfall Arts in Belfast invites the community to drop by and experience all that the community art center has to offer at its second annual Open House. There will be free art-making activities for all ages, studio tours, music, and more!
There will be activities and demos will be happening in all of the community studios – the Print Studio, Clay Studio, Photo Darkroom, and the Bridge Studio (home to Waterfall Arts’ many youth programs). The Waterfall Arts Life Drawing group, the longest running life drawing group in the area, will be set up with a costumed model in the Dance studio.
The Clifford Gallery and Corridor Gallery will be open for viewing IT’S ALL RELATIVE, Waterfall Arts’ current exhibition featuring works by local artists Joe, Tony, and Max Ascrizzi.
The AR Girls program will be doing project demos and answering questions about the program in the basement performance space. The AR Girls program launched this summer with a two week intensive. The digital storytelling club worked with community members to create interactive digital stories, communicating topics that are important to their community. AR Girls participants will be showcasing their work at 2:15 during the Open House.
Many of Waterfall Arts’ studio tenants (which include artists, musicians, and teachers) will be opening up their studios to showcase their work/highlight their programs, too! Jono’s Place will be running activities in their studio. Members of the Belfast Fiddlers will be performing around the building as well.
Waterfall Arts is also home to Belfast Community Radio. WBFY will have the station studio open for view during the event – stop by and see how your local radio station works and view the new production studio!
Waterfall Arts was founded in 2000 as the Arts Center at Kingdom Falls on an expansive 11-acre rustic site in Montville, Maine. Founders and area artists came together to offer local arts experiences for all ages and skill levels inspired by the natural beauty of the woods, streams, ponds, and waterfalls on site. 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.
Now the most comprehensive non-profit community arts center in midcoast Maine, 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.
Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in downtown Belfast. For more information, call the office at 207-338-2222 or visit www.waterfallarts.org.