Waterville Creates! will present “Reimagining Castonguay Square,” an exhibition featuring the past, present and future of one of Waterville’s oldest public gathering spaces, opening Monday, Jan. 14, at Common Street Arts at the Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St. in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view through Feb. 16.

Castonguay Square is one of Waterville’s oldest public gathering spaces. Gifted to the city by land deed in 1840, “the commons” was renamed Castonguay Square in 1921 for Arthur L. Castonguay, the first soldier from Waterville to be killed in action in World War I. During this time of new investment and transformative change in downtown, Waterville Creates! is leading a public redesign process for Castonguay Square. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the City of Waterville and Colby College, the design project involves diverse voices and perspectives in reimagining this important civic space and its role in our community.

This exhibition integrates three-dimensional design concepts created by teams of citizens during a public design charrette held in November. Historic images of Castonguay Square from the Waterville Historical Society also will be included in this exhibition.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, visit commonstreetarts.org.

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