Sit Down Belfast 2022

A project of Our Town Belfast to provide additional seating throughout Downtown Belfast.

One of the simple pleasures is finding a great place to sit. Sometimes it’s to take a break, other times to enjoy a cup of coffee, something to eat, or just to people watch.

The Our Town Belfast Design committee identified a need for additional seating throughout the downtown. Traditionally low to the ground the Adirondack chair design can pose a challenge to some. Local designer, board member and design committee chair Pegi Miller came up with a new concept. Her chair is built on the classic design, with some adjustments, to allow for people to more easily get in and out of the chair. Local craftsman Doug Bell built the prototype which has since been successfully tested by a variety of members of the community.

With a more perfected design, we are now looking for artists to paint the chairs and for sponsors to “adopt” one of these chairs.

See the “Artist Submission” & “Sponsor a Chair” forms below.


Thanks to presenting sponsor First National Bank and First National Wealth Management selected artists will be provided a stipend to put their “mark” on each chair. Additional individual chair sponsorship covers the cost of materials and construction of each chair.


Our Town Belfast is seeking artists to paint custom Adirondack chairs that will be placed throughout downtown Belfast during the summer season. It is expected that chairs will be unveiled and placed in June 2022. Each selected artist will be provided a $300 stipend. In addition, each artist will be given full credit and promoted via print and social media.

Artists’ submissions will be selected by a jury panel consisting of representatives from the City Council, Waterfall Arts, and Our Town Belfast. Artist submissions are due by May 20th. Designs will be chosen by May 26th.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Completed chairs and designs become the property of Our Town Belfast
  • Artist must reside in Waldo County
  • Artist must include resume and/or background with submission
  • Our Town Belfast and /or the City of Belfast reserves the right to refuse any submission
  • Artist must be able to complete the chair by June 24th. Stipends will be paid when chairs are completed

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      Sponsor a Chair

      Price: $250.00

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