Waterfall Arts, a vibrant hub of artistic expression and cultural connection, is thrilled to announce the unveiling of a captivating three-story public art piece, “Here Is Magic.” This momentous event, set to take place on September 8 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT, will be an enchanting celebration of creativity, community, and the transformative power of art. The unveiling ceremony and reception are free and open to the public.

The “Here Is Magic” art installation gracing the Waterfall Arts building is a testament to the organization’s unwavering commitment to fostering a sense of wonder and inspiration among all members of the community. This breathtaking mural is not just a decorative addition; it is a profound expression of Waterfall Arts’ mission to connect people with the transformative energy of art, whether they step inside the building or not.

With a theme that pays homage to Waterfall Arts’ rich history of artistic collaboration and its deep-rooted understanding of the inherent value of the arts, the mural weaves a narrative that seamlessly links the external facade of the building to the dynamic activities thriving within. The art piece serves as a vibrant bridge, connecting the past, present, and future of this creative haven.

What makes “Here Is Magic” truly exceptional is the participation of over thirty local artists, each contributing their individual reflective narratives on the theme of “home.” These unique panels, when joined together, create a mesmerizing tapestry of personal stories that celebrate the essence of Midcoast Maine, highlighting its natural beauty and artistic vitality. This collective creation stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit that defines Waterfall Arts as a nurturing home for artistic expression.

Annadeene Fowler stands with her Hexagon in fellow ‘Here Is Magic’

participating artist and Public Art Liaison Peter Walls’ Stockton Springs studio.

Participating Artists: The roster of participating artists extends beyond Belfast and engages the entire Midcoast, including Kirk Linder, Deborah Jellison, Christina Barstow, Allegra Kuhn, Elizabeth Moore, Sally Stanton, Marjorie Arnett, Liz Kalloch, Tara Morin, Victoria Barnes, Willy Reddick, Annadeene Fowler, Sam Maheu, Devon Kelley-Yurdin, Lilah Akin, Abbie Read, Heidi Reader, David Estey, Libby Sipe, Emily Sabino, Karen Jelenfy, MJ Viano Crowe, Nell Parker, Amy Lowry, Ruby Day, Julie Crane, Lesia Sochor, Paul Valentine, Ashley Megquier, Kelly Desrosiers, Barbara Sullivan, Stew Henderson, Peter Walls, and Amy Tingle.

Waterfall Arts invites the community to join us for the celebration of “Here Is Magic.” The unveiling ceremony and reception promise an evening of awe-inspiring art, live narratives, and an atmosphere of camaraderie. This event encapsulates the essence of what makes Waterfall Arts a beacon of creativity, inclusivity, and artistic brilliance in the heart of Midcoast Maine.

For more information about Waterfall Arts and the “Here Is Magic” unveiling event, please visit waterfallarts.org.

Waterfall Arts would like to extend our sincerest thanks to our Donors and Sponsors for “Here Is Magic”: the Lesher Family Foundation, Viking Lumber, Charlie Ulmscneider of Belfast CNC, and Stanley Chevrolet.


Waterfall Arts is a dynamic arts center dedicated to nurturing creativity, fostering artistic collaboration, and enriching the cultural fabric of the community. With a focus on inclusivity and innovation, Waterfall Arts provides a space for artists and art lovers to explore, learn, and create together.

Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to arts enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. We welcome the public to engage in the arts through classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, public art projects, open studios (in clay, glass, print, and darkroom photography) and more. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org, follow us @waterfallarts, or call 207-338-2222.