(Almost) Black & White
84 Free Street
Creative Portland
Join us from 5-7pm during June's First Friday Art Walk for a viewing of our second juried show featuring 20+ Greater Portland artists selected in response to a regional open call. Over twenty artists have been selected for Creative …

30"x30": Comic Arts
5 Monument Square
Comic Artists
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Held in conjunction with the Maine Comic Arts Festival, Portland Public Library and Casablanca Comics celebrate the comic arts in our June 2018 exhibit, 30”x30”. Artists’ panels will be enlarged to an exaggerated size to amplify the expression …

A Strike of Fancy
345 Fore Street
Watercolor & ink
Mary Jo Marquis
Vena's Fizz House
A collection of watercolors by artist Mary Jo Marquis that features a variety of pieces that strike a fancy in the day-to-day. “Watercolor for me is about the transparency and glow that you can achieve with this media …

Anniversary Group Exhibition
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Colored pencil, oil and acrylic on panel
Karen Lederer
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery presents a group exhibition in celebration of its first anniversary. Largely focused on the human figure--its beauty, fragility, and potential for absorbing and transforming personal and political meanings--the exhibition features paintings, photographs, and sculptures by …

Antique Maps of Maine and Beyond
541 Congress Street
Mainely Frames & Gallery
Friday, June 1st, Mainely Frames and Gallery will be featuring original antique maps of Maine as well as a tremendous display of historic United States and World Maps. Rare maps include large schoolhouse maps, original maps of …

538 Congress Street
Spencer Keeton Cunninham
Cunningham's large-scale painting using a signature graphics style continues for its last month at SPACE.

Art & The Abstract Truth
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center
The Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery at Portland Media Center at 516 Congress Street announces its upcoming June exhibition "Art & The Abstract Truth" featuring four visual artists who each in their own way explores the vast …

Art Rental in Artists at Work
522 Congress Street
Artists at Work at Maine College of Art
Through the Artists at Work program, MECA facilitates the rental of artwork. Individuals or businesses can rent work by MECA alumni and faculty for a fee. Participating artists in the exhibition include Kimberly Convery '05, Pilar Nadal MFA …

Artist Owner
609a Congress Street
Congress Square Gallery
Many new paintings and prints of Portland and coastal Maine by RN Cohen and Stan Lieberman at affordable prices.

Author Chat with Eleanor Phillips Brackbill
519 Congress Street
Mechanics' Hall
Come chat with local Portland author Eleanor Phillips Brackbill about her book, "The Queen of Heartbreak Trail: The Life and Times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman." Refreshments will be served. FREE and open to the public. 5:00-8:00PM. …

Camp Solong: Almost Season
538 Congress Street
Dafna Maimon + Ethan Hayes
SPACE Gallery
SPACE's gallery will serve as a headquarters for Camp Solong’s 3-day conceptual summer camp to be held later this summer on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine. Visit the counselors/artists Baloo (Ethan Hayes-Chute) and Fluffy (Dafna Maimon) for pop-up …

Celebrating Maine's Artist-Endowed Foundations
13 Brown Street
Painting and sculpture
Eight Artist-Endowed Foundations
Maine is fortunate indeed to be the home of many artist-endowed foundations. They offer exhibitions, residencies, grants and more to our artist population and to the general public as well. Twenty works borrowed from eight distinguished foundations give …

Color and Light
568 Congress Street
Oil and acrylic on canvas
Rhonda Pearle
Bridge Gallery
Meet the artists at Bridge Gallery, the working studio/gallery of Rhonda Pearle and Gary Perlmutter. Gary is a classical realist painter, creating beautiful realistic still lifes. Rhonda is an expressive painter, using brilliant colors and moving paint strokes …

Dan Graziano - In the Restaurant
48 Free Street
Dan Graziano
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to join us for the opening of New Works by Dan Graziano titled "In the Restaurant." Please join us for wine and Cheese on First Friday June 1 from …

68 Commercial Street, The Maine Wharf
David Huchthausen
Casco Bay Artisans
COLLECTORS OF ART GLASS - THIS ONE'S FOR YOU! World renowned fine art glass artist David Huchthausen's achievements over the past 40 years have played a vital role in the evolution of glass into a fine art …

DonutFest 5
Borosilicate glass
The Blazin Ace
DonutFest 5. Presented by KGB Glass x Blazin' Ace Glass Gallery. A presentation of donuts based glass art, pipes, and paintings. KGB (Brian Owoc) is known worldwide for his representations of the donut. Vibrant and colorful, they look …

Eat More Art
6 Free Street
group show
Join us during the June Art Walk for our 6th Annual Eat More Art Group Show! The show features 100 artists from near and away. All pieces are for sale and reasonably priced. There will be drinks, snacks, …

Extract, Refine, Combine: Recent Collage and Stencil Works
45 Wharf Street
Mixed media collage on paper
Gibrian Foltz
Higher Grounds
Gibrian Foltz is an artist living and working in Portland, Maine. Foltz searches through old books and outdated reference materials in order to precisely extract images and texts, which are then repurposed into a self-evolved style of collage, …

Fluid Acrylic
67 India Street
Fluid acrylic on canvas or wood
Rebecca DeSimone
Coffee By Design, India St.
Rebecca DeSimone is a local artist out of Saco, Maine, who has been working with all different mediums throughout her life. The most recent installation of hers has come to be known as fluid acrylics. Her pieces are …

Fluid Acrylic.
620 Congress Street
Fluid acrylic on canvas or wood
Rebecca DeSimone
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Rebecca DeSimone is a local artist out of Saco, Maine, who has been working with all different mediums throughout her life. The most recent installation of hers has come to be known as fluid acrylics. Her pieces are …

Flux and Form: Works on Paper by Mary Hart and Marjorie Moore, on view from 4/25 - 6/9/18
132 Washington Avenue
Ink and gouache on kozo paper
Mary Hart
PhoPa Gallery
Flux and Form is a show of selected works on paper by Mary Hart and Marjorie Moore. In each project, the final pieces depict a collaborative process between the artist and her environment. For Hart, the drawings are born …

Grand Opening
559 A Congress Street, Third Floor Front
Grand opening of our Franco-American Contemporary Art Space that will be open exclusively on First Fridays or by appointment. Work by Pamela Moulton (www.pamelamoulton.com) and photographs by Manolo Chretien (http://skins.manolochretien.com/) will be featured.

In This Skin: Sophie Cangelosi and Chelsea Ellis
Drawings; photography
Sophie Cangelosi and Chelsea Ellis
PROCESS / Art at Akari
Drawings and photo-based works from two artists who explore notions of beauty through intimate portraiture.

Maine Historical Society Celebrates Summertime Food, Fun & Games!
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Visit the Maine Historical Society to enjoy old-fashioned fun & games on the lawn of the Longfellow House while sampling summer fare and swapping Maine Eats exhibition recipes! Additional First Friday fun includes selfies in our bigger-than-life Amato's …

Maine Jewish Museum Current Exhibitions
267 Congress Street
Russ Brown
Maine Jewish Museum
The Museum Paintings, Rush Brown, Fineberg Community Room The paintings in this show represent a theme that has emerged throughout a career focused on the human figure, landscape, and the narrative that springs forth between them. People in museums …

Maine seascapes and landscapes
336 Fore Street
Oil on canvas
Edward Vaughn
Abstract landscapes and seascapes inspired by the beauty of Maine. Some are from actual locations, while others are imagined or just develop on the canvas on their own.

MECA 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition
522 Congress Street
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
The MFA Thesis Exhibition spotlights work by 7 artists: Emile Boisvert, Angela Casagrande, Kylie Ford, Jacq Hunter, Jessalyn Levesque, Rand Renfrow, and Golaleh Yazdani. This year’s exhibition features work in a variety of media including video projection, sculpture, performance, photography, …

On the Move
200 Anderson Street
Pamela Moulton
Urban Farm Fermentory
An art installation by Portland-based artist Pamela Moulton.

Open House
246 Danforth Street
Come visit PrintCraft and see new prints by W.I.P. Editions and experiments in stationery from Strong Arm Bindery.

Bakery Studios
Jenny Scheu - Watercolors, mono prints, and drawings. Now up in the lobby of the Bakery Studios Building. Open 4-7pm on June 1st for First Friday Art Walk, open by appointment at other times.

Performance, Art Show, and District Attorney Candidate Forum
Corners of High & Congress Streets
Maine Inside Out & Portland Outright
Congress Square Park
Maine Inside Out and Portland Outright have been touring the pieces of our collaborative show "Love is Alternatives to Incarceration" since its debut in November 2017. We're so excited to reunite the performance and art installation on June …

Pledges of Allegiance
538 Congress Street
Pledges of Allegiance is a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. The project is a serialized commission of sixteen flags, each created by acclaimed contemporary artists: Tania Bruguera, Alex Da Corte, Jeremy Deller, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ann …

29 Forest Avenue
Able Baker Contemporary
Print, Protest, Power explores the power of the printed poster in a variety of styles, aesthetics and rhetorical strategies. Recalling the role of the poster (and other printed matter) in political social movements, particularly in the U.S., and …

rapunzel by Sarah Baldwin
61 Pleasant Street
Ink on mylar, fabric
Sarah Baldwin
Art House Picture Frames
Made with locks of hair saved in a box, ink, and time, the Rapunzel drawings examine constructed identity and the idea that desire creates the experience of suffering. Beginning in Germany with the Brother's Grimm Fairy tale Rapunzel, …

644 Congress Street
Metals & jewelry
Catherine Quattrociocchi, Shelby Goldsmith, Holly L. Gooch, Naomi Grace McNeill, Emily Percival, Mary Forst, Tegan T Curry, Cat Bates, & Maria Wolff
The Jewel Box
Come celebrate light, warmth, and the splendor of summer with the opening of REFRACTION, The Metals Collective’s 4th annual show at The Jewel Box. This group of local makers has been busy inspecting lenses, gazing through water droplets, …

Salt & Soil - The Art of Stivo
15 Free Street
Maine Surfers Union
Steve is the creative force and illustrator behind Salt & Soil. He draws nearly continuously, mostly on the backs of flyers, napkins, receipts and any other scrap of paper he can find. Influenced by the outdoors, history, and …

Spinning Album Covers
533 Congress Street
Think Tank Gallery
Spinning Album Covers Think Tank Coworking 533 Congress St., Portland April 21 - June 21, 2018 Opening Reception Saturday, April 21, 6-8:30pm 1st Friday opening Friday, May 4, 5-8pm Spinning Album Covers lets a group of visual artists use albums and album art to …

The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial features more than 60 works by 25 participating artists, highlighting the diverse perspectives and interests of artists connected to Maine and making a powerful statement about art's impact in this historical …

The Friction Coefficient of Ice Against Various Materials
538 Congress Street
Justin Levesque
SPACE Window
Images of the Arctic Ocean, glaciers, icebergs, and blue ice are printed on transparent film and presented both as originally captured and warped through digital intervention. This installation considers the materiality and tradition of formal photography in relationship …

The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
Grosz’s prints were part of a broader artistic culture in which other printmakers and theater directors produced modern interpretations of canonical German literature, overtly politicizing the hallmarks of the nation’s cultural heritage. Their work, available to broad audiences …

The Strangely Possibles
Monument Square
The Strangely Possibles, fronted by songwriter Al Timpson, is a loose collective of some of Maine’s most accomplished and innovative musicians. Their music, rooted in soulful and narrative lyricism, exudes an unpretentiously “rock-a-delic” sound, its influences ever-changing with …

747 Congress Street
Acrylic on board
Karolyn Greenstreet
The Francis and Bolster, Snow & Co.
Marci Spier and Karolyn Greenstreet explore concepts of time through abstract painting. Opening reception will be held during February's First Friday Art Walk. Show is up through May's First Friday Art Walk.

Under Pressure: Art from the 1980s
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
This spring, the PMA takes a fresh look at a selection of prints, sculptures, and drawings made during the 1980s. The energetic installation highlights a cross-section of diverse aesthetics and artistic practices, revealing the distinctive visual ways that …

We Get Around!
643 Congress Street
Dany Doeur
Bomb Diggity Arts
This group art show features everything locomotive! From upcycled bike sculptures (featuring parts from Port City Bikes) to paintings of Nicki Minaj and her pink lamborghini, this multi-media show has it all. Featuring a new line of hand …

What Else Can You Do?
119 Exchange Street
Mixed, ink, stamped
Stu Kestenbaum and Susan Webster
The Press Hotel
Stu Kestenbaum and Susan Webster May 31 - August 13, 2018 "What Else Can You Do?" blackout poem by Stuart Kestenbaum; design format by Susan Webster, 2018 image size 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches The work that we make …

"Works in Watercolor" by Randy Eckard
15 Epps Street
Randy Eckard
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens a solo exhibition of original paintings by noted watercolorist Randy Eckard on Friday, June 1 with a meet the artist reception to follow on the 2nd. A trained commercial and fine artist living in …