the arts


Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center

The mission of the Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center is to promote, create and inspire artistic excellence through the presentation of world-class entertainment and professional performing arts education and to drive cultural and economic growth for our community.


Ampersand Academy of Dance

Ampersand Academy of Dance & Performing Arts was founded in June of 2004 as R&B Dance Company by University of Maine Graduates, Rachel Waterbury and Beth Jarvis (Blake).  First residing at the historic Johnson Hall building and moving across the street to 293 Water St. in 2008.


Galleries/Studio & Art Walk

Gardiner’s downtown district has a thriving creative community with galleries and studios to explore. You’ll also see art displayed in restaurants and stores. Start with Artdogs Studios, Circling the Square Fine Art Press, Monkitree, Cattywampus Studios, and Spinoff Studio!