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VENUES & VENDORS

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.

Are you a venue (art gallery, art studio, museum, or alternative art venue)?

Interested venues must meet the requirements below.

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

  2. There a must a VISUAL ART exhibition that rotates on a frequency of 4-8 weeks.

  3. Listings must be submitted 2-3 weeks in advance in order to be included.

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

If you are a street vendor without a venue, please click here to view Street Artists section.

Email info[at]creativeportland.com to receive a listing deadline notification.

RETURNING USERS

1. Log in to LiveWorkPortland.org

2. Once you are in, you can click on "My Account" at the top to view your profile, venues, and Art Walk listings.

NEW USERS

1. For the new system, visitors will want to click LOGIN at the top of the new site.

2. You can use an email address for your account. Enter your email and full name. Once you click enter, you will be redirected to the home page.

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

Optional- You can opt to hit "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.

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  www.LiveWorkPortland.org/user

Adding a VENUE

1. Click Account at the top of the page to edit or add a VENUE.

2. Click ADD A VENUE button.

3. To name the VENUE space, edit Name.

4. BODY should include information about the venue: speciality, focus, or other information. Please include HOURS, WEBSITE, and ADDRESS in the fields provided below.

5. Click Save.

* If you manage more than one gallery/venue, you can enter more than one VENUE under a single user.

*You must add each VENUE individually.

*You must save VENUE before adding a LISTING or making further changes.

Deleting a Venue

1. Click Account at the top of the page to edit or add a VENUE.

2. Click small gray pencil to select VENUE.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the VENUE page.

4. Below VENUE details, you should see a checkbox with ‘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

1. Click Account at the top of the page to edit or add a VENUE.

*You must save VENUE before adding a LISTING or making further changes.

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

3. Click ADD A SHOW button.

4. Title LISTING (Exhibition title/ Event name) and complete BODY with details.

5. Add Artist(s) and Medium(s).

6. Select Art Walk month using the calendar.

NOTE: Specific dates cannot be selected. You must list date details in the BODY field.

7. Select the VENUE.

8. Click Save.

COPYING a SHOW / LISTING

1. Click Account at the top of the page to edit or add a VENUE.

2. Click the ‘Copy this Event’ link.

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

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

5. Click SAVE to this duplicate show.

DELETING a SHOW / LISTING

1. Click Account at the top of the page to edit or add a VENUE.

2. Click small gray pencil to select 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.

Creating/Editing your PROFILE

1. Click Account at the top of the page.

2. Click add PROFILE on account page.

3. Submit your profile information.

4. Upload a photo.

5. Submit Bio and select your TAGS* [*Tags will be used to categorize your profile].

6. Add social media and website information.

7. Answer Q&A.

8. Click SAVE.

9. To view your PROFILE, click 'view profile' on account page, or click 'the People' on home page.

FAQs

Do I need a profile to add a venue or listing?

A: No, but we do encourage users to add a profile to their account to enhance their visibility on our site.

My venue and/or listing isn’t showing up on the map and listings page.

A: All venues and listings need to be approved by a moderator. Contact the First Friday Art Walk coordinator if it does not show up 5-7 business days after posting.

My show is running for more than one month. How do I list this?

A: Once you have an active account and an approved venue, you will be able to copy (clone) your event and edit the date to reflect the appropriate duration. Unfortunately, each listing and corresponding month must be listed individually.

 

FOOD VENDORS

If you wish to sell food during 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 the Art Walk 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.