What's Happening

November 27 ( Sunday), 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Retired historian Howard Solomon, who collected the posters for the “‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’: A Collection of Original Posters from World War I”, will present a gallery talk/discussion at our gallery at 9 Main Street, Bowdoinham. Additional gallery times to view this collection: Saturday November 12, 19, and 26, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

December 3 ( Saturday), 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Merrymeeting Arts Center Open House: Come have a fun interactive experience with our special Skatepark Mural Planning Exhibit and enjoysomerefreshments. See what ideas we have for the Skatepark Mural and add your ideas!

Pottery Project Open House: Come decorate an ornament to take home with you. All ages welcome & donations are appreciated.

February 4 ( Sunday), time TBD
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.

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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.