ART KITS FOR ALL: ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

July 13, 2021

Learn about how the Art Kits for All program highlighted Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life in July 2021 during the Maine International Film Festival!

Waterville Creates in collaboration with community partners, including the Colby College Museum of Art, the Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville Public Schools, Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, and the Family Violence Project powers the Art Kits for All program. In direct response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Art Kits for All is an innovative, collaborative program designed to keep our community’s families engaged and connected to the arts.  By providing free art supplies and instructions, this program offers high-quality, accessible art experiences in a completely reimagined way.

The July 2021 kit, Art for Social Change, is inspired by the short film Natasha Mayers: An Un-Still Life, showing at the Maine International Film Festival. Mayers is an activist who creates art for social change, often using humor and wit to communicate her message. What are you passionate about? Do you hate seeing litter in your neighborhood? Or do you love to help social causes? This kit contains materials to create your own unique lawn sign. One of our favorite collaborators, The Family Violence Project, provided inspiration for our sample lawn sign that proclaims every home should a safe home.

Families can pick up an Art Kit for All at the Waterville Farmers’ Market on July 15 from 3-5pm, at the Head of Falls.

Learn more about the Art Kit for All project, and donate to sponsor a kit for a Maine family at watervillecreates.org.