The Colby College Museum of Art is the recipient of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Community Service Project of the Year award, which will be presented at the chamber’s annual awards dinner April 30.

The award highlights the museum’s core mission to present and educate the public about art, according to Associate Director Patricia King. “We consider ourselves to be a cultural resource for the campus and the residents of Waterville and beyond,” King said.

The museum attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year, with attendance nearly doubling since the museum’s 2013 expansion. The museum is also a founding member of Waterville Creates!, a nonprofit arts consortium that aims to further develop the vibrant cultural community in Waterville.