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Art Walk

June 8, 2019

Waldoboro, June 8, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

ArtWalk Waldoboro celebrates its fifth year anniversary with the first event of this 2019 season on Saturday, June 8th, 4 – 7 pm. Participating venues include art studios, galleries, and other businesses, all with their own unique celebration plans. Art Walk supports are the Town of Waldoboro and First National Bank of Waldoboro.
Pam Cabanas at the Customs House
908 Main Street
Artist Pam Cabañas exhibits her paintings and drawings at the Customs House, a unique and historic Waldoboro venue, for this event, courtesy of Markham and Read, Attorneys-at-Law.
Pam sees her "paintings as reflections of my awkward dance through life, love and Maine. I hope the work is evocative of mood and emotion.
Philippe Guillerm Gallery
882 Main Street
The Philippe Guillerm Gallery hosts its first show of the season, “Lets Think About Our Planet”, a collection of 2018/ 2019 Sculptures and Paintings by French-born artist Philippe Guillerm, whose work is greatly influenced by his sailing season in the Caribbean Islands where he is always in search of special pieces of driftwood that he will transform, many times onsite, into wonderful pieces of art.
The Waldo Theatre
916 Main Street
The Waldo Theatre offers tours of the theatre, freshly popped popcorn, and a rotation of established and up-and-coming performing artists this ArtWalk season. For the June ArtWalk they are welcoming back local Waldoboro musicians Joe and Lindsay Cough as the first in their 2019 series. This couple offers a range of eclectic and synergistic talent: Joe is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, conductor, and educator who specializes in French melodies and uses his spinto tenor vocal technique across many musical genres and Lindsay is an accomplished
singer and Norwegian hardanger fiddler.
Tidemark Gallery & Café
902 Main Street
The Tidemark Gallery & Cafe kicks off 2019’s ArtWalk season with a show of new paintings by Doug Frati, pieces with a simple elegance originating from life’s enjoyment and observation. The Tidemark’s artists are local, the art is carefully chosen, and the same goes for their coffee, pastries, sandwiches and salads.
Heywood Gallery
912 Main Street
The Heywood Gallery features American Realist Anne Heywood’s expressive landscapes, still lifes, and pet portraits for the June ArtWalk, offering to everyone who purchases an original piece of art a chance to enter into a special drawing for a $200 Gallery gift certificate. Heywood has recently been honored with inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who Top Professionals in their Top Educators and Top Artists categories.
Medomak Arts
13 Friendship Street
“Boats, Planes, Trains, Bikes, Carts, Donkeys, Skis and Any Mode of Transportation You Have Ever Seen” is the theme for the new exibit on display at Medomak Arts during the June ArtWalk. These depictions by local artists will capture your imagination and challenge your vision of transportation.
Waldoborough Historical Society
1164 Main Street
The Waldoborough Historical Society will be open extra hours from noon to 6 P.M. on Saturday, June 8th for ArtWalk. Historical art and new photos of the German Church will be on exhibit in the Hauck/Bailey Building as well as several Waldoboro signs from the past hanging in the Richard Wallace Barn. No admission fee.
Barstow Farms Country Store
777 Main Street
Along with fresh meats, eggs, milk, and cheeses from their farm and other local farms, Barstow’s offers special “Carry and Go” menu items for the June ArtWalk Waldoboro, including ArtWalk Crab Dip with toast points, ArtWalk scallops wrapped in bacon, and ArtWalk Barstow Burger made with their own farm raised burger. Photographs of Jan Griesenbrock are also on display in the store.
Moody’s Diner
1885 Atlantic Hwy/Route 1
In 1927, it looked as though Waldoboro, Maine might be getting some automobile traffic from folks headed north up US Route 1. It seemed like a good idea to build a couple of cabins to see if we could find any weary travelers looking for a clean, inexpensive place to stay the night.
Now, ninety years later, we are very pleased to have served over a million people in our motel and diner. Moody’s Diner is an official participant in the 2019 ArtWalk.Moody Pie will be $2.99/slice from 4-7pm on June 8th during the ArtWalk.
Morse’s Sauerkraut & European Deli
3856 Washington Street
It has been over 100 years since that first barrel of sauerkraut was cut, and though its production has remained the same, Morse’s has grown. For this June 8th ArtWalk Day, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, Morse’s restaurant is offering an ArtWalk special, the Reubenesque Sandwich, a plump & pleasing pile of turkey bacon & sauerkraut on toasted rye with slaw & pretzel. The store with Morse’s own sauerkraut, deli items, and other delicious offerings is open until 6:00 pm.
The BugTussleAnnex
251 Friendship Street
The BugTussleAnnex Co-Working Space in the heart of Waldoboro’s Historic Village District is opening for the June ArtWalk with tours of the Annex , including information about membership and day passes for those needing Internet access while visiting the Midcoast area. The BugTussle will host its first Art Exhibition next month for the July 13th ArtWalk.
Narrow’s Tavern
15 Friendship Street
The best little Tavern in Maine is open for the June ArtWalk with a Late Night Menu until 11pm. The Narrows is a place to go to swap stories, have a beer, enjoy a meal, play cribbage, and listen to music. The burgers, haddock Ruben, and nachos are considered some of the best around.


East Forty Farm
2361 Friendship Rd
East Forty Farm is a diversified family farm, producing Lakin’s Gorges Cheese, raising pork and duck and offering classes and monthly suppers.
Located on the Medomak River, you can stroll the grounds to see the livestock and walk to the shore. The farm store will be open on ArtWalk evenings. You are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy sitting under the grape arbor as the sun sets.

The Waldo

April 22, 2019

Job opening in Waldoboro

The Waldo Board seeks a rare combination of artistic leader, entrepreneurial business operator and community builder to be our Executive Director. The right person will help guide the historic Waldo, located in midcoast Maine, as we build a recurring and dedicated audience for our programs. Our mission is to connect and build community by celebrating culture and the arts.

Our History

The Waldo is a beautiful 1936 art deco building that was once considered one of the best-designed cinemas in the nation. Later converted to a stage theater, today it remains a signature landmark of Midcoast Maine. The building, listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and Maine’s list of the Most Endangered Historic Places, is a cultural cornerstone we are reviving. After several years of neglect, a community effort is underway to restore and operate The Waldo once again. Significant progress has already been made. An Executive Director will bring added leadership, focus and organization towards our goal of being open and operational by mid-2020.

Our Culture

As Executive Director of The Waldo, you’ll be part of a vibrant organization and a close-knit community. You will be supported by a dedicated Board of Directors and will work with community members that have long ties to the theatre as well as newly-engaged volunteers and partners who have new vision for the building and programming. You will be part of our effort to strike a balance between new and old, and to bring opportunities to our communities that are too often socially and economically isolated. As we grow, you will help us navigate our organization’s development while upholding our commitment to professionalism, sustainability and stewardship. We will operate as a team, sharing responsibility and accountability for artistic leadership, organization management and development.

What We Need

Our new Executive Director will thrive in a dynamic environment. This role combines artistic vision and direction, program development, community engagement, fundraising, organizational operations and development. We will look to your strengths as we collaborate on detailed job responsibilities and specific plans, but in general, over the coming year you will work with the Board and Committees to:

  • deepen our understanding of how best to deliver our mission in our community
  • build a distinctive brand that attracts and retains audiences and performers
  • develop high-quality programming for all ages
  • develop strategic relationships with local and regional partners
  • oversee the ongoing building restoration
  • rebuild an annual membership base
  • articulate and promote The Waldo’s mission through marketing materials and community outreach
  • manage the operations of the organization and the facility
  • be able and willing to participate in evening and weekend activities.

You Should Bring

We seek a uniquely qualified individual, eager to implement ambitious visions and plans as we accomplish great things together. To be successful in this job, you should bring:

  • a collaborative approach as we build sustainability in pursuit of ambitious goals
  • the ability to conceive and execute successful artistic programs
  • enthusiasm for the unique contribution The Waldo can make to broader economic and community development goals
  • problem solving skills and the ability to adjust and adapt approaches in the face of unforeseen challenges
  • the ability to cultivate and manage donors, volunteers, audience members, artists and community partnerships while respecting a diverse set of people, needs and interests
  • strong written and oral communication skills, including business and casual writing and public speaking as you will be the spokesperson for The Waldo
  • management skills including experience with staff supervision, managing nonprofit budgets and planning processes
  • development skills including successful fundraising
  • a great sense of humor
  • B.A, M.F.A, or relevant degree and five-year work experience in leadership roles.

What This Job Offers

  • Salary range of $50,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience and skills
  • Healthcare benefits comparable to similar positions
  • A chance to make a dramatic impact in a unique role in a wonderful community

How to Apply

Information is located on the Waldo website. To apply, send a your resume and a letter of interest to

Please let us know how your qualifications and experience connect with our mission, how you would organize this position to best match your strengths with our needs, and any questions you might have.

Applications will be accepted until June 1st or the position is filled.

Applications will be acknowledged via email upon receipt.

The Waldo Theatre, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, age, ancestry or national origin. 


Davis Sisters

June 18, 2018

Community performance

Sophie and Josie Davis are planning their concert “Farm to Fiddle” on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. in Waldoboro. Their wonderful friends Nathan Lesser, Jaime Feldman, Colin Wheatley, and JY Lee will join them in a performance that celebrates beautiful music and local farms in the Midcoast area. The concert at the Broad Bay Church in Waldoboro.
This is part of Sophie and Josie’s ongoing effort to draw connections between the arts and the natural world. “We strive to use music to connect people to the environment and landscape and to establish a sense of place and an appreciation for the agricultural tradition that defines so many aspects of our community. The concert will feature projected images capturing life on local farms while we play Tchaikovsky’s rousing Souvenir de Florence (and some folk music too!)”.

Doodle 4 Google – Maine Winner

February 24, 2017

Medomak Valley Middle School, Waldoboro

A student at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro has been chosen as the winner of the state’s Doodle 4 Google competition. Ruth Havener, a seventh-grader, is one of 53 state and territory winners whose doodles now have a chance to appear on Google’s homepage in March.


Medomak Middle School seventh-grader Ruth Havener won the Doodle 4 Google statewide competition with “The Same Ocean in the Future.”

Medomak Middle School seventh-grader Ruth Havener won the Doodle 4 Google statewide competition with “The Same Ocean in the Future.”

The Doodle 4 Google competition is an annual nationwide contest open to students in grades K-12. Students create their own doodle, which must spell the word Google, from any materials they want. The theme of this year’s competition was “What I see for the future.”

According to a press release Havener’s doodle, titled “The Same Ocean in the Future,” depicts a colorful array of  sea creatures. It was selected out of thousands of entries received this year.

An assembly to announce Havener as the state winner will take place at Medomak Middle School on Monday, Feb. 27.
U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, will offer his congratulations to the winning student via video during the assembly.

From Thursday, Feb. 23 through Monday, March 6, anyone can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 state and territory winners at

The public voting will determine the five national finalists, who will be announced March 31. The finalists will be named from each of the competition’s age groups: grades K-3, grades four and five, grades six and seven, grades eight and nine, and grades 10-12. The national winner will be announced the same day and the winner’s doodle will go live on Google.

The winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant toward the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.

Google started the contest in 2008. Last year’s winner was Akilah Johnson, a 10th-grader from Washington, D.C.

This article was written by Alexander Violo and reprinted from the Lincoln County News, February 23rd edition.


Student Art Exhibit

January 29, 2016

Tidemark Gallery – Waldoboro

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In Today’s News

February 4, 2015


Tidemark Gallery and Miller School in Waldoboro are collaborating for the third year to present “young Hearts”. Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 10.12.54 AMRead the details at


Beauty and the Beast

October 10, 2014

Readying for High School Plays

‘Tis the season when high school students are busy preparing for the fall musical in many schools across the state. Please join Medomak Valley High School and send me information at about your play. Please be sure and send images and/or your poster image that you are using to promote your plays.

Medomak Valley Players proudly presents

October 30,31

November 1,6,7,8 @7:30PM Matinee Sunday Nov 2nd @ 2:30 PM

Tickets $10.00 @ the door
FMI: 832-5389  or email:

  • Disney- Beauty and the Beast Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman &
    Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton
  • Permission by:Music Theatre International 421 W. 54th Street, 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10019
  • Director: Nancy Durgin, Assistant Director& Choreographer: Dixie Weisman, Vocal Director: Aaron Robinson
  • Tech Director: Matthew Kopishke, Orchestra Director: Peter Stuart
  • Cast and crew members: Josh Beckett/Beast, Somerset Ganz/Belle, Aaron Smeltzer/Gaston, Christina McClure/ Babette, Ariel Haskins/Lumiere & Enchantress, Jacob Siegel/Monsieur D’Arque & Narrator, Claire Lupien/Mme DeLa Grande Bouche, Antyna Gould/Cogsworth, Julia Clark/Mrs. Potts, Finley Ganz/Chip, Micah Morin/Maurice, Juno Buendia/Le Fou, 6 Silly girls: Amber Hagin, Chelcie Luce, Ella Grant, Dacey Holland, Juliana Liberman, Hailie Brown. Filling out the many double roles are the following cast members: Caroline Dustin, Myles Frederick, Zoe Gammon, Sirenna Grabinski, Elizabeth Hopkins, Joel Morin, Breeya Myrick, Ilie Parmley, Elizabeth Prescott, Kaitlyn Schweiker, Delaney Strause, Wyatt Sykes, Zac Cushman, Rose Hickey, Alexia Hilt
  • Our Crew: Hope Lash, Abreilla Jordan. Sierra Miller, Hannah Smith, Tekia Cox, Hannah Anthony with help from several community members!
Babette,Christina McClure and Lumiere, Ariel Haskins

Christina McClure, Babette and Ariel Haskins, Lumiere

Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical.

“The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities, or even more simply staged, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best. ”

Somerset Ganz, Belle and   Josh Beckett, Beast

Somerset Ganz, Belle and Josh Beckett, Beast

A note from the Director, Nancy Durgin

I know everyone is stretched to the limit, and many of us are helping others already.  MVHS Players truly needs to purchase 6 body microphones for their upcoming smash hit production of Beauty and the Beast. We need between $3500-5000 for these new instruments. We currently have about 3k in sponsors and budget. Any thing would help. Checks made to MVHS Players. Please contact me at for sponsor forms, and you will be listed in the program. We believe we will cover these costs in our gate receipts, and are even willing to take a loan, and pay you back. If we don’t, I will pay you back personally. Thank you for your support!


Miller School Exhibit

January 31, 2013

Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro collaborating with Miller School – Brooke Holland, art teacher

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