Waterfall Arts Glassworks

Waterfall Arts Glassworks is the only full-time, community-based public-access glassblowing facility of its kind in Maine.

Founded by glass artists David Jacobson and Carmi Katsir for Waterfall Arts, this studio opens the wonderful world of hot glass to the general public. The studio will accommodate participants of all skill levels, from first-timers to experienced glassblowers. Waterfall Arts is excited to note that the studio will almost entirely be powered by electricity and waste vegetable oil rather than fossil fuels.

The new studio opened to the public on the first occurrence of this year’s Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walks, from 5pm to 8pm. There were live glassblowing demonstrations, a tour of the new studio, mingling with the studio co-founders, music from Noah Fishman, as well as refreshments. All are welcome!

Waterfall Arts is pleased to have received generous donations to help create and support the glass studio and it’s programs. A contribution by the Kao family was made in the memory of William Kao, honoring his life-long fascination with glass arts and crafts, as well as the great joy he found in learning to blow glass.  It is the family’s hope that the students of Waterfall Arts Glassworks will discover a similar joy!

Waterfall Arts Glassworks currently requires all participants to be fully vaccinated.

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Belfast Chalk Walk 2022

September 10

Stroll downtown Belfast and Heritage Park to see artists at work during our sixth annual chalk drawing festival.

Enjoy live music from Roy Davis and the Tusk Audio Session Band at 12pm in Heritage Park, in partnership with the WERU Summer Concert Series!

There will also be a community-draw area where all are welcomed to make their mark! This is a family friendly, free event. We suggest coming through once mid-morning, and again at the end of the day to see the finished work.


Artists are invited to reserve a 4′ x 4′ square of pavement on which to draw a design of their choosing. Approximately 30 spots along the Harborwalk–as well as locations throughout downtown Belfast and Steamboat Landing Park– are marked out, assigned to a registered artist, and ready for drawing.

While advanced registration is required, participation is free; chalks, rags, knee pads and water are provided, along with a slew of tips and resources for newbies. All that is needed is family-friendly subject matter–artists can let Chalk Walk planners know about their ideas ahead of time. Organizers at Waterfall Arts encourage artists of all sorts to give this drawing festival a shot

Those uneasy about being watched while working may reserve one of a limited number of spots to be completed the day before the event.  Waterfall Arts is specifically looking for chalkers to draw up way-finding arrows on September 9. 

Young artists are always encouraged at the All Ages Art Happenings hosted by Waterfall Arts. Artists under age 15 can register for a 3′ x 3′ spot, alongside fellow up-and-comers while anyone (and everyone) is welcomed to draw in the community drawing area.  

The Belfast Chalk Walk is free to the public; donations are welcomed to cover the cost of supplies.

Register for your sidewalk spot today by contacting Bridget Matros at bridget@waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222. RAIN DATE, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11.


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Heritage Park
25 Front Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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“An awesome experience! David made this a highlight of our vacation. What a patient and amazing teacher he is.”
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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.**