The Franco Center will host an Open House from 10am to 5pm Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15. We are located at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston, Maine. Our building is a beautiful former church built in Late Gothic Revival style. You have to see the inside of our building! The stained-glass windows are magnificent. The building has been turned into a first-class performing arts center with two distinct performance spaces.



Free admission.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 activities planned:

  • Activities for the whole family 
  • Food and drink 
  • Live music 
  • DJ and line dancing lessons 
  • Pre-season ticket sales 
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Meet staff and board members
  • Heritage tours of our building
  • Tree Street Youth performance
  • Local artist work on display
  • Wicked Illustrations Paint & Sip party. Get tickets here CLICK
  • Cash bar with special drinks
  • 4H display and demonstration

Our staff will be on hand to talk about renting our building for YOUR special celebration! So all engaged couples and bridal parties should visit during the open house and talk to Caitlyn, our event manager, to learn more about having your wedding and reception at the Franco Center. We have a few openings remaining in 2023!

Our staff will also be on hand to talk to musicians and band promoters about renting the Franco Center for YOUR concert! Jake, our production manager, will be here to answer your questions about the types of equipment (light and sound) we have and to see if we are a good fit for your production.

Our Open House coincides with the Riverfest in Simard-Payne Park! Enjoy outdoor activities in the park and inside activities at the Franco Center! It’s a short 7-minute half-mile walk between the two sites. The Franco Center has parking across the street in the mill lot and the park has public parking available in the parking garages.

Come out and support everything happening in our neighborhood on July 14 and July 15. There’s something for everyone!

Sponsors: Lisa Laliberte, State Farm Insurance.



Would you like to sponsor this great collaborative event? Call Denise at 207-261-5240.

Wicked Illustration Paint & Sip Party, 1pm Saturday, July 15. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.   We are so excited to collaborate with Melanie, Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery, and our guests! Be sure to sign up early. This paint and sip is extra special.