The renovation and consolidation of two existing Main Street buildings in downtown Waterville will create a new Arts Collaborative, providing vibrant arts programming and artists studios that will benefit Colby students and faculty, as well as the broader community.
The ground floor will provide flexible creative space, including movable walls, seats and risers, for community performances and cultural activity such as art exhibitions, poetry readings, and musical performances. The second and third floors will house flexible artist studio and maker spaces, which are being designed to support both established and emerging artists. The fourth floor will house Lunder Institute for American Art staff, affiliated scholars and artist residents.
The exterior façade will include large windows to allow for ample light and engagement off Main Street.
Landry/French is serving as the Construction Manager on the $6.5 million project. The new space is expected to open late 2020.