This semester, Common Street Arts has been working with Colby students to increase volunteer hours. We have the most hours that we’ve ever had, with a total of 20 hours! It certainly helped that we set up for the gallery’s Holiday Bazaar, which is ongoing through the month of December. The volunteers got to do more than the usual gallery sits–we patched up and sanded walls, tagged art works, and even helped out on opening night. The Bazaar is a great opportunity to see what local artists work on, and it adds another great connection between Colby and the surrounding areas of Maine. The gallery has an amazing space and its mission to spread creativity throughout Waterville and its surrounding areas is certainly underway.