The newest Art Kit is a Boat Mobile, inspired by Hew Locke’s art installation, Armada, on display at the Colby College Museum of Art. Art Kits for All is an effort designed to help keep families engaged and entertained during this public health crisis by providing free art supplies and instructions for art projects that can be created at home. Art Kits for All is a collaborative project, with many local nonprofits providing manpower and supplies including Waterville Creates!, the Colby College Museum of Art, the Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville Public Schools, and the Family Violence Project. The kits have been distributed at multiple locations in town, including the George J. Mitchell School, Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market, and Alfond Youth and Community Center. The Art Kits are assembled while wearing masks, art materials are sanitized, the kits are prepared and sealed a week prior to the distribution date to further minimize any transmission risk.
Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market