Member News

    Waterville Creates! Launches New and Improved Website at — Waterville Creates!

    Waterville, Maine — Waterville Creates!, one of Maine’s leading arts and cultural organizations and a key driver in making the city a vibrant destination in central Maine, has launched a new website to better serve its Partners, the regions art organizations, and the artists of the Kennebec Valley communities. The improved website, which features an easy-to-use art and community event calendar, includes a new online presence for Common Street Arts, Waterville Creates! Programmatic arm, and provides easy links to Waterville Creates!’ online ticket system.

    “We know from our recent work in developing a cultural plan for the City of Waterville that Waterville residents and visitors first learn about our arts programming through online searches,” says Patricia King, VP of Programs and Operations of Waterville Creates! “Our new website is more visually dynamic and also incorporates the latest in Search Engine Optimization technology and features an easy-to-use, self-serve community and arts events calendar, which we expect will generate greater awareness of local events and programs to fuel increased collaboration with other partners throughout the community.” 

    Greater Waterville area non-profit organizations and businesses are encouraged to enter their own upcoming events on the new Waterville Creates! Calendar. Anyone is welcome to submit an event; events selected to be included on the calendar will also be promoted through Waterville Creates! social media promotion on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and will also be considered for Waterville Creates! popular enewsletter, the Arts Spotlight, delivered to email inboxes every Monday morning.

    To view the new website, visit:

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 93 Main Street, Suite 201, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 616-0292
    • Email:

    REM Craft Fair — REM

    The REM Craft Fair will feature talented crafters from all over Maine.  The two day event will be held again this year at Champion’s Fitness Club, 30 Elm Plaza, Waterville on Saturday, October 28th   from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, October 29th   from 10am to 3pm.   The craft fair will showcase the work of high-quality Maine artisans so you can support our local Maine artisans and find that perfect, unique gift at the same time!  And while you’re there, be sure to enjoy a bowl of one of the great homemade soups available!

    Contact Info:
    • Address: 31 Temple Street, Waterville
    • Primary Phone: (207) 873-4444
    • Email:

    School Street Yoga

    Just six weeks until our Water’s Edge Wellness Retreat. Register now for a delightful experience at Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney.

    School Street Yoga is hosting all aspects of this retreat –Jeri and Susan will teach yoga classes.

    Three-day, two-night all-inclusive retreat

    Sept. 29-Oct. 1 | $325 per person

    Additional charge for accommodations, which vary. 

    Make your reservations today!

    School Street Yoga  |

    Change in Leadership with Maine International Film Festival

    Recently our friends at WABI TV 5 aired a news story featuring the change in leadership at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. Mike Perreault is taking over the top post from our President and CEO, Shannon Haines, who served as Festival Director for 15 years. Shannon will certainly remain involved with the festival in her role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterville Creates!

    2017 – 2018 Call to Artists! Art in the Lobby at Railroad Square Cinema

    Entry Deadline: September 1
    Exhibition Period: October 2017 – September 2018
    Location:17 Railroad Square

    The Maine Film Center’s Art in the Lobby exhibition series at Railroad Square Cinema provides an opportunity for Maine visual artists of various ages, media, and lifestyles to exhibit their work in a high-profile venue. While the Maine Film Center’s primary focus is film, the organization has always been committed to the promotion and incorporation of visual arts into its programs and venues, and they are excited to pursue new, multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships. The Call to Artists residing in Maine. All work must be original and ready to be delivery. For more information manner to the public at the time of the Railroad Square Cinema website.

    Lovejoy Health Center Welcomes Dr. Harik to the Team

    ALBION – Danielle Harik, DO, will be joining Lovejoy Health Center’s medical team in a one-year position this summer to provide primary care to people of all ages. She recently completed the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Oregon. In 2010, she obtained a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University. Previously, Danielle obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University. Her areas of clinical interest include women’s health, international medicine, and nutrition in medicine.

    “I am drawn to the Lovejoy Health Center because of the mission to treat people of all ages, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status,” Danielle recently shared. “My residency clinic is a patient-centered medical home and I have greatly appreciated the support of all my colleagues and the myriad of clinic resources available to better serve our patients. I am excited to continue to work in this model with a supportive team as a multidisciplinary approach is best when trying to reach optimal health. Lastly, I was immediately impressed by the warm, welcoming nature of everyone at Lovejoy. I look forward to joining the practice.”


    Lovejoy Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality medical and behavioral health care to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of healthcare and medications including the Health Insurance Marketplace. A private, non-profit with a 42-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations.

    Waterville Summer Activities

    Waterville Offers Summer Activities for All Ages, Including Food Festival & Concert Series

    Recently our friends at WABI TV 5 aired a news story featuring all the amazing summer community events happening right here in Waterville, including Waterville Creates! free summer music concert series, Waterville Rocks! To watch the video visit WABI TV 5 online!

    Holiday Bazaar 2017: Call for Entry!

    Common Street Arts is preparing for another amazing Holiday Bazaar in downtown Waterville this November and December. Right before the winter holidays, when shoppers are looking for the perfect gift, the Common Street Arts gallery will be transformed into a marketplace filled with handmade items created by Maine artists and craftspeople through this juried exhibition. This call for fine art + craft is open to all artists and craftspeople. If you throw mugs, make ornaments and cards, design jewelry, knit hats, or create other imaginative gift items, we invite you to participate. All artists will be paid a 60% commission; Common Street Arts Artist-Level members will be paid a 70% commission. For more information or to enter, visit the Common Street Arts website or call us at 207-872-ARTS.

    Entry Deadline: August 14th

    Greetings from the L.C.Bates Museum

    Summer has brought many wonderful visitors from Maine and away to tour the museum and learn about the local wildlife. Visitors seem to most like the exhibited birds, moose and black bear. We have been telling all visitors about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21 and inviting them to return that day to the museum to watch the eclipse with us.