What's Happening

January 23 - 30, Artist Submissions
Any artistic medium is welcome including fiber arts, mixed media, clay, painting, photography, etc. Artists with a connection to Merrymeeting Bay are especially encouraged to participate in our winter exhibition, "Out of Darkness, Light". Find out more here: http://merrymeetingartscenter.org/call-for-artists-2/

February 4 - 25 , 2017 Winter exhibition, “Out of Darkness, Light,”
The opening reception for "Out of Darkness, Light” will be on 4 February, 5-8 pm., the first event of Bowdoinham’s Annual “Ice and Smelt Festival”.

February 4 - 5, Ice & Smelt Festival
Join us for our annual winter festival, which will include games, crafts, a soup supper, a beard contest, and more! More information to come.

Get Involved

Join the MPG and help us develop programming for future Exhibits, Education, and Events!

For information on how you can get involved, contact us.

Featured Art and Artists

Smelt DancerThe Smelt Dancer by Bryce Muir

The Cathance freezes in the winter and sea-run smelts swim upstream under the ice to spawn. When you are out on the ice skating and skiing you are always alert for flaws in the ice, sudden movements. Occasionally you see the flicker of a fish darting beneath you. There is a presence under the black ice, holding it up. The Smelt Dancer celebrates ice-making, and the sweet taste of fresh smelts.