Colby College Paul J. Schupf Art Center

New 32,000-SF Art Center

The Paul J. Schupf Art Center serves as the heart of downtown activity and ties into the redesign of Castonguay Square, creating a lively outdoor space for complementary programs and activities.

As part of an ongoing plan to revitalize downtown Waterville and create an arts and cultural renaissance, 93 Main Street was redeveloped into a distinctive hub for visual arts, performing arts, arts education, and film for children and adults.

The building’s historical façade was preserved while creating a Main Street presence for the Waterville Opera House. The 32,000-SF building includes a contemporary gallery of the Colby College Museum of Art on the ground level; three screening rooms to bring the Maine Film Center, Railroad Square Cinema, and the Maine International Film Festival to downtown; Common Street Arts gallery; and multidisciplinary educational spaces.