What's Happening

January 30. Artist submissions due for "Winter Darkness/Winter Light," Merrymeeting Arts Center
FMI, contact us.

February 5, 6 pm, Merrymeeting Arts Center
Winter Darkness/Winter Light Exhibit opens

February 6, 1 pm, Merrymeeting Arts Center
Ice & Smelt Festival

February 18, 1-2:30 pm, Coombs Municipal Building
Community Read: Author Caroline MacDonald will talk and discuss her book "Way Down Back"

March 7, 1-2:30 pm, Merrymeeting Arts Center
Community Read: Franklin Burroughs will facilitate a discussion of "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters.

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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.