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Fireside Chat

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST


“The shortest distance between two people is a story.”   —unknown

Waterfall Arts presents Fireside Chats, an enthusiastic experiment meant to ignite conversations, boost empathy, and offer a platform for shared stories to help all of us set new intentions for our collective future. The event will take place monthly on our front lawn for anyone to gather around warm fire pits for a night of storytelling.

Why a storytelling series? Stories have the potential to break down barriers, sharpen our radical listening skills, empower community, and make us feel part of something larger than ourselves.

Who is participating? These monthly chats will include a visit from another local non-profit organization to share about their experience serving our community, and to provide us with a theme for the evening. Community partnerships provide us with a platform for collaboration and an interdependence that is necessary as Waldo County–and the rest of the state–continue to deal with the repercussions of the pandemic.

Belfast Flying Shoes is our featured nonprofit this month and we’ll be joined by BFS Director, Chrissy Fowler, and former All Comers Band leader, Jennifer Armstrong. Director Chrissy Fowler says, “These fireside chats are yet another way that Waterfall Arts is building community through the arts—a perfect match for Flying Shoes, with our focus on connecting people through participatory dance and music. In 2019, Waterfall Arts collaborated with us to offer a music workshop with renowned Quebecois musicians, and we’re thrilled to reignite that partnership by telling stories around the campfire.”

What should I do if I want to come? Just show up! For those interested in telling a story, consider telling us about connecting with others through music and dance, playing or listening to participatory music, or shoes that fly!

RSVP using the button below to let us know you’re coming, so we can ensure there’s enough warmth to go around!

Listen to our first Fireside Chat with Stephanie Holman from the Belfast Free Library here


February 15
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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Waterfall Arts


Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Waterfall Arts COVID-19 Update

Until further notice, Waterfall Arts requires that all guests and artists registering for our classes and workshops are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present a negative COVID-19 test (within 24-hours before class). A digital or physical copy of your vaccine card or test result can be presented at the door at the time of the class or emailed directly to our programming director amy@waterfallarts.org prior to class start.

Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible. 

** For youth programs, we ask for proof of vaccination (or negative COVID-19 test) of the household adults. If your child is vaccinated, you may submit the child’s COVID-19 vaccination information, instead.**