'A Walk in the Woods' on Exhibit May 2-30 at Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street
Oil, waterolor, pastel
Austin Stilphen; Bob Santandrea; Paul J. Noel
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens an exhibit of American landscape paintings on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. Visual arts depicting landscapes have been around for centuries and remain one of the most collected. 'A Walk in the …

'Sacred Spaces' Oil Paintings and Mixed Media By Lisa Dombeck
St. Lawrence Arts/ 76 Congress St.
Oil/mixed media
Lisa Dombeck
St. Lawrence Arts
Portland-based Lisa Dombek is renowned for her passion for texture and mark making.Her new series 'Sacred Spaces' is comprised of oil on canvas and mixed media pieces. Join us Friday May 5th between 4-6pm at St. Lawrence Arts- …

A Collective Spring
108 High St, 2nd fl.
Gibrian Foltz "Anima"
The Dooryard
The Dooryard's May First Friday event includes artists hosting open studios, a painting sale by Gibrian Foltz, puppetry performance by Kat Saunier (on the half hour, for mature audiences), and a collage exhibit by Karolyn Greenstreet. May …

Oil & acrylics
USM fine arts graduates (this month!) Jill Osgood and John Wilson will begin with a show of their abstract paintings in acrylic and oils at Daunis Fine Jewelry studio. The artists' reception will be during the First Friday Art Walk.

Art of the Kentucky Derby
336 Fore St
Join us the First Friday of May and get into the mood for The Kentucky Derby. Artist such as Neiman , Maxx, Bennett, Williams and many more. Watch the Kentucky Oaks with us on Friday as the Fillies …

Artist Owner
609a Congress St
Oil & watercolor
Robert Cohen
Congress Square Gallery
New Paintings and Prints of Portland and Coastal Maine by Portland Artists RN Cohen and Stan Leiberman

Artist's Choice: Photographs from the Judy Glickman Lauder Collection
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
The photographs in this focus exhibition all belong to the artist and collector Judy Glickman Lauder, who has spent her life immersed in photography. She is an acclaimed photographer herself, yet her joy in the medium began during …

Bill Harrison's Portland Pen & Inks
541 Congress St
Pen and ink
William Harrison
Mainely Frames & Gallery
William Harrison will be featured in the May’s First Friday Art Walk at Mainely Frames & Gallery. May 5, 2017 in Portland, William Harrison’s work will be on display from 5-8 pm at Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress …

Bob Crewe Gallery
522 Congress St.
Bob Crewe
Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art

Color and Light
568 Congress St.
Oil on linen
Gary Perlmutter
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 …

First Friday Fiction
Each month, Portland Monthly publishes fiction with a Maine connection. First Friday Fiction offers the opportunity to showcase the work beyond our pages. This month's location will be announced soon.

Four Artists - Four Distinct Styles
Mixed medium
Gay Freeborn,Douglas Houle,Kim Skillin Traina,Diane Noble
The Dogfish Bar and Grille

Gallery 44
44 Forest Ave
James Graham
My goal in life is to make the perfect painting. The perfect painting would, in my mind, be truthful and honest, taking in all the beauty and ugliness of the world. It would be tragic, comedic, dramatic, and …

Grit, Grime, & Grace
516 Congress Street
Joanne Arnold
UMVA Gallery at CTN
The Union of Maine Visual Arts Gallery at CTN announces its May exhibition "GRIT, GRIME & GRACE" featuring Street Photography of Portland, Maine by Joanne Arnold, Nick Gervin and Colin Malakie. This show of photography arose in …

Join us as we celebrate spring in the Longfellow Garden and then take a FREE tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House!
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Join us as we celebrate spring in the Longfellow Garden and then take a FREE tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House! Did you know that the Longfellow House is the oldest structure on the peninsula and was built by …

maineland design pop up
84 Free Street
Creative Portland
Don't miss maineland's pop up exhibit featuring home goods designed by the extraordinary talent of Andy Rosen, renowned artist of UNPACK, the 2015 public art installation down by the pier.

Master Prints and Master Printers
5 Monument Sq
Don Gorvett Galleries
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Maine artist and master print maker Don Gorvett along with master printer Robert Townsend will be exhibiting selected contemporary prints at the Lewis Gallery at the Portland Public Library May 5 - 26. This exhibition is organized through …

MECAmorphosis 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition Opening
522 Congress St.
Maine College of Art
Held in collaboration with Portland's First Friday Art Walk, the 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition will open on Friday, May 5 from 5-8pm. This year’s exhibition features work by over 100 graduating students in our BFA program. Featuring …

Overlooking The Sea
141 Middle Street
Oil on panel
Cooper Dragonette
Creative Office Pavilion Showroom
For as long as there have been artists, they have been inspired by the sea. Paintings of the ocean draw us in, ignite imagined voyages, and transport us to exalted places. Join Creative Office Pavilion in welcoming artists …

Pathways by Jeff Woodbury
594 Congress Street
Jeff Woodbury
Vestibule 594
"I work concurrently on a range of ideas in a variety of media. I grew up in a military family, as part of an invisible rootless tribe. The way I work reflects my nature and my nurture. My …

Richard Brown Lethem | Michael Ross
267 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Richard Brown Lethem
Maine Jewish Museum
Portland, Maine – The Maine Jewish Museum is excited for two new exhibitions. RICHARD BROWN LETHEM - Afflictions | Fineberg Community Room & Nebraska Triangle | Spiegel Gallery MICHAEL ROSS My Eye: Light Through Windows, Third Floor Gallery Opening …

13 Brown
Collage; painting; sculpture
Leo Rabkin
Art can be created from all kinds of materials. This new installation features sculptures made of colored paper, paintings, sculptural grids inside spring strawberry boxes. It is abstract and real at the same time.

SMCC Senior Art Exhibtion
222 Anderson Street
Zero Station
Students graduating from the art program at Southern Maine Community College in Spring of 2017 will exhibit work at Zero Station’s gallery in Bayside in Portland May 4 - 5, with a reception on First Friday from 5-8 …

The Changing Face of Maine
620 Congress Street
Molly Haley
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) and photographer Molly Haley have partnered to bring the faces of New Mainers to light in this project, which debuted at CeleSoirée 2017. We hope you see the strength, friendliness, determination and …

The Mistress and the Muse: Selections from the Isabelle and Scott Black Collection
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
The Mistress and the Muse: Selections from the Isabelle and Scott Black Collection features paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the esteemed Isabelle and Scott Black Collection. The exhibition explores the social and aesthetic dynamics that distinguish …

The Original Art House comes to Abilene-Abstract Art by David Wulbrecht
539 Deering Ave
Acrylic and oil
David Wulbrecht
David Wulbrecht currently resides in Falmouth, Maine, and is a single father of three young adults. He grew up in Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Political Science, minor in Business. As a sales, marketing, …

This is Cuba
67 India Street
Jocelyn Leighton
Coffee By Design, India St.
"When a tourist goes to Cuba, much of the attention is on vintage cars. Cubans kept these cars going because they had no choice. My photography attempts to go beyond the surface of an imposed nostalgia to explore …

Vivid Motion Presents: Preview of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Monument Square
Vivid Motion, Inc
Join Vivid Motion Dance Company for a sneak preview of The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Come meet Quasimodo, Esmeralda and their friends as they jump, twirl, and clap to the beat!

1 Congress Square
El Corazon will be in the WCSH 6 Parking lot from 4pm - 8:30pm. We hope to see you there.

Wearable Art and Wall Art Textiles - Opening Reception
Handmade dyed silk and felt
Barbara Poole, Contemporary Fiber Artist
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans' will celebrate Wearable Art along with other Wall Art Textiles, in addition to similar theme-based oil paintings, at this exciting and fun opening reception scheduled for First Friday, May 5th beginning 5:00 PM to 8:00 …

Woodland Animals
376 Fore St.
Robbi Fritz Portela
Maine Potters Market