Art education is our passion and our mission. We believe that creativity is life changing, whatever the age or skill level. To that end we put together a robust schedule of excellent art instruction and participation opportunities year-round.


Waterfall Arts Belfast has two exhibition spaces. The Clifford Gallery is on the first floor near the main entrance. The Corridor Gallery is located in the building’s hallways on the first, second and third floors. There are 7 or more exhibitions every year, including group shows and our annual open call show.

Partial list of past exhibitors:

Anna Hepler & Karen Gelardi
Kenny Cole
Anna Strickland
Stew Henderson
Susan Smith
Nancy Manter
Barbara Andrus
Avy Claire
Michael Shaughnessy
Alan Crichton
David McLaughlin
Arthur Ganson (image above)
Rob Shetterly
Abbie Read
Abby Shahn
Emily Brown
Alan Magee


Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has hosted many artists as part of our residency program. Residencies vary in length and can include a teaching, exhibition or community presentation component.

Partial list of past artist residencies:

Art in Nature Project: Claude Willey, Bernard Perroud, Barbara Smith, Aviva Rohmani, Anne Alexander, Caomigh O’Frailth,
Dylan Newcomb
Michael Shaughnessy
Kathy Levine
Abby Sadauckas
Avy Claire
Barbara Andrus
Nancy Manter
Blake Hendrickson
Mark Kelly


The Youth & Family Outreach (YFO) Program at Waterfall Arts  provides safe spaces for young artists to connect with themselves, each other, and the community through quality creative experiences. In the Bridge, Bridge Jr, and Teen Art Studio after school programs, students explore a wide range of art-making media and work styles, helping students find their own unique voice. “Young Artists Gallery Takeover” is an annual open-call exhibition that includes over 200 works by youth from Waldo County area schools. All Ages Art Happenings are community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. At Art Together Morning workshops, adult and child explore materials and create side-by-side. Additional community outreach is provided through hands-on artmaking activities under a high-visibility YFO Art Tent at the Belfast Art Walk and local events. Additionally, YFO provides workshops to educators at local schools for creative development.