The Maine Art Education Association will award Waterville Creates the 2021 Excellence in Art Advocacy Award

WATERVILLE – Waterville Creates will receive the Maine Art Education Association’s 2021 Excellence in Art Advocacy Award. An official statewide recognition ceremony will take place virtually on Saturday, March 13, and will be hosted by the Portland Museum of Art. The Maine Art Education Association is a statewide professional organization whose members are committed to excellence in visual arts education.

“This is a testament to your exemplary contributions in support of visual arts education. We salute your leadership, commitment and service to arts education,” said Lynda Leonas, president of the Maine Art Education Association of Portland.

Waterville Creates develops and delivers a wide range of arts education and outreach programs that serve Waterville area residents and their families. WC works with a host of organizational partners to maximize its reach and ensure access to a wide range of community members. “Waterville Creates envisions a community where everyone has access to – and participates in – high-quality, lifelong learning experiences in the arts. This recognition from the Maine Art Education Association is tremendous recognition of our programmatic efforts,” said Shannon Haines, President and CEO of Waterville Creates.

Led by Education and Outreach Coordinator, Serena Sanborn, WC reinvented existing programs and developed new initiatives to keep the community connected and engaged in the arts during the pandemic. Sanborn hosted numerous art classes and camps virtually through WC’s Facebook page, ran the Art Kits for All collaborative program, which distributed more than 3,500 art kits to area families, and hosted the series. “On the Road” toilet videos.

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