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VENUES & VENDORS

Are you a venue that wants to submit an exhibition?

Venues can be art galleries, studios, museums, cafes, performance spaces, or other alternative art venues. Interested venues must meet the following requirements to be listed in First Friday materials (website, print, social media, etc.):

  1. You must be free and open to the public during the hours of at least 5-8pm on First Friday.

  2. You must host an art exhibition or performance that rotates on a frequency of 4-8 weeks.

  3. You must be located in the City of Portland. 

If you are a street artist without a venue, please click here to view street artist guidelines.

For those interested in selling non-art goods during the First Friday Art Walk (ie: food) and public interest groups interested in setting up an information table, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

The deadline for submissions is always the 15th of the month prior to the art walk in which you plan to participate. For example, if you are planning a show for April's First Friday, the listing must be submitted by March 15th.

Email info[at]creativeportland.com with any questions and/or to be added to the email reminder list. 

SUBMITTING A LISTING FOR FIRST FRIDAY

If you are a returning user, skip to ADDING A LISTING.

CREATING AN ACCOUNT

1. Click LOGIN at the top of the site (available on any page).

2. Enter your email and full name. Once you click enter, you will be redirected to the home page. You can also opt to "Connect with Facebook," which will allow you to log in with your Facebook account. You’ll be prompted to sync Facebook with the Creative Portland app.

3. The system will then send you a link that you will need to click to complete setup. This is a one-time login only, but it will allow you to log in and set the password.

Once you are in, you can click on MY ACCOUNT at the top to view your profile, venues, and art walk listings. After setting your password, you will be able to log in at http://www.creativeportland.com/log-in

ADDING A VENUE

The venue is the physical space in which your exhibition or performance will take place. 

1. After logging in, click MY ACCOUNT at the top of the page.

2. Click ADD A VENUE button.

3. NAME, VENUE TYPE, NEIGHBORHOOD, PHONE NUMBER, and EMAIL ADDRESS are all required, but please fill in as much information as you can. BODY should include a brief description of the venue/space and any additional helpful  information not inlcuded elsewhere.

4. Click Save. 

* If you submit listings for more than one venue, you must add each venue individually. 

* You must save your venue before adding a listing or making further changes.

DELETING A VENUE

1. Click MY ACCOUNT at the top of the page.

2. Click the small gray pencil to select venue.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the venue page.

4. Below venue details, you should see a checkbox marked DELETE.

5. Check the box and hit SAVE.

6. You will be prompted to confirm this action.

7. Hit DELETE to confirm this action.

ADDING A LISTING

Once you have created or added a VENUE, you will be able to add a SHOW.

1. Click MY ACCOUNT at the top of the page.

2. Click ADD A SHOW.

3. While only the TITLE of the show is absolutely mandatory, please provide as much information as possible, including selection of your ARTWALK VENUE. Uploading a high-resolution image is required to be considered for a feature. 

4. Change the ARTWALK DATE to the correct month in which you will be participating.

5. Click SAVE.

* Submissions must all be approved by the moderator before they are published to the website. This can take 3-5 business days.

COPYING A SHOW / LISTING

1. Click MY ACCOUNT at the top of the page.

2. Click COPY THIS EVENT.

3. You will be prompted to edit this duplicate show.

4. Be sure to change the month for this duplicate show.

5. Click SAVE.

DELETING A SHOW / LISTING

1. Click MY ACCOUNT at the top of the page.

2. Click the small gray pencil to select the venue.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the venue page.

4. Hit DELETE to remove this show.

5. You will be prompted to confirm this action.

6. Hit DELETE to confirm this action.

CREATING/EDITING YOUR PROFILE

This is an additional step and not required in order to submit to the First Friday listings. Approved profiles show up on multiple places on this website, predominantly within our THE PEOPLE section.

1. Click MY ACCOUNT at the top of the page.

2. Click ADD PROFILE.

3. YOUR NAME, JOB, WHERE DO YOU LIVE, MORE ABOUT YOU/TAG ME AS, PERSONAL TAGLINE, and BIO are all required, and please answer as many of the other questions as possible.

4. Upload YOUR PHOTO - no text please. 

5. Click SAVE.

9. To view your profile, click VIEW PROFILE on account page, or click THE PEOPLE from the navigation bar.

Have questions? Check out our FAQs!

 

FOOD VENDORS

If you wish to sell food during First Friday Art Walk, you will need to get a permit from the City. Start by contacting Ted Musgrave (Special Activities Coordinator) at the City of Portland: (207) 756-8275 or at tvm@portlandmaine.gov.

 

PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS

If you wish to set up a table to distribute information during the First Friday Art Walk, you are afforded the same First Amendment protections as street artists and are bound by the same public safety regulations. We do ask that political and social activism groups honor the mission of First Friday to provide a low-barrier way for the public to engage with its arts community.

Still have questions? Email us at info(at)creativeportland.com for more information.