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The Latest: Dec 2022 – Mar 2023

Mark your calendar with all things new and noteworthy in Maine

December 17 | Waterville’s Newest Artful Addition

The momentum to revitalize downtown Waterville reached a major milestone with the opening of the Paul J. Schupf Art Center in December 2022. Developed in partnership by Colby College and Waterville Creates, Schupf Arts marks the completion of the initial strategy to support the city’s resurgence. 

Architect renderings of the Colby Arts Center.

January 2023 | What Will It Be? 4 Design Submissions for Portland Museum of Art’s Next Building

The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is beloved and known by many Mainers, not just in Portland, but across the state. Due to its popularity and growth, the PMA is hosting a design competition for a new building that is centered in inclusivity and making every person on its campus feel welcome. So stay tuned to see the innovative, creative, and architecturally significant new building. 

Architect renderings for PMA's next building: Adjaye Associates/Dovetail Design Strategists
Architect renderings for PMA's next building: LEVER Architecture/Dovetail Design Strategists.
Architect renderings for PMA's next building: Toshiko Mori Architect/Dovetail Design Strategists.
Architect renderings for PMA's next building: MVRDV/Dovetail Design Strategists. Photos courtesy of the Portland Museum of Art, Maine.

February 10 | Sustainability from the Pros

passivhausMAINE’s forum will be held on February 10th this year, in Freeport at the historic Harraseeket Inn. The forum’s three tracks include Retrofits, Addressing the Housing Crisis without breaking the Carbon Bank, and a series of workshops: a Training Sampler of phME’s newly developed trainings. 

February 17-26 | Ski Season Wonder

An exciting time to be at Sunday River is Presidents’ Week, February 17-26. They offer special events during this time, including twilight skiing, a magical après aglow lighted trail with 100,000 twinkling lights, fireworks, and more! A ski mountain swathed in snow is the perfect cure for mid-winter blues. 

March 1-12 | Celebrating Maine’s Restaurants

Dive into delicious, local cuisine with 2023 Maine Restaurant Week, running March 1-12. Visit your favorite spot or discover a new place at mainerestaurantweek.com/restaurants, where you can filter through types of meals and dietary restrictions. Many restaurants will have special offers and exclusive three-course menus. 

Visit Gather in Yarmouth for elevated dishes.

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The past five years has seen a growth in this mountain town, with exciting developments at Sunday River that spill into town life