Maine
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
WATERFALL ARTS

Waterfall Arts was founded in 2000 as the Arts Center at Kingdom Falls on an expansive 11-acre rustic site in Montville, Waldo County, Maine. Founders and area artists came together to offer local arts experiences for all ages and skill levels inspired by the natural beauty of the woods, streams, ponds, and waterfalls on site. In 2005, the Mayor and City Council of the County Seat, Belfast, looking to re-purpose a 1930’s school building, encouraged Waterfall Arts to expand from Montville and establish a year-round arts center in downtown Belfast. The organization opened its doors in Belfast in 2006. Waterfall Arts remains connected to, and a champion for, a sustainable environment. Today, its facilities are vibrant community art venues committed to the organization’s mission “to create community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts.”

Now the most comprehensive non-profit community arts center in Midcoast Maine, Waterfall Arts offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages, including classes, exhibitions, events, performances, open media-specific studios (clay, print, and photography), public art projects, long-term studio space to artists and teachers, and short-term rental facilities to artists, performers, and other organizations. Through these opportunities, Waterfall Arts engages over 6,000 people annually from both near and far.

Additional Links: 
A video overview of Waterfall Arts

I Have Worked With

  • June 2017

    Bangladeshi performance artist and printmaker Ali Asgar --  www.aliasgarart.com -- presented a day-long durational performance No One Home with 10-minute personal audience intervals, and had a print studio residency prepping for a fall show at Waterfall of immigrant artists called Arrival.

  • September 2016

    The Youth and Family Outreach (YFO) program of Waterfall Arts has a longstanding collaboration with CASS, the local elementary school, as well as Troy Howard Middle School.  The YFO director annually presents to students and teachers, and school busses drop off students enrolled in the YFO afterschool program, Bridge, here at Waterfall Arts.  

  • June 2016

    Have partnered with the Maine Arts Commission since 2000, received multiple grants and recognition, hosted MAC events, servbed on grant review panels, presented at MAC conferences and events. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Martha
Job Title/Position: 
Co-Director
Fax: 
207-338-2222
Mailing Address: 
256 HIGH STREET
Belfast, ME 04915-6608
Physical Address: 
256 HIGH STREET
Belfast, ME 04915-6608
Last Name: 
Piscuskas
Phone: 
207-338-2222

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Media - General
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Dance / DJ
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Glass
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Year Founded: 
2000
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Maine Association of Non-Profits
Maine Curators Forum
Americans for the Arts
I am a Creative Communities Exchange Presenter

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Waterfall Arts is embarking on a fund campaign for building improvements, including to provide more accessibility for people with mobility issues to its event spaces, public studios, offices, and rest rooms.

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Waterfall Arts
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
256 High St.
Belfast, ME 04915
Venue Phone: 
207-338-2222
Stage Details: 
Black Box
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Dance floor
Dressing room(s)
Exhibition walls
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
80
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$17
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$200
Trained Crew Available