'From a Woman's Perspective: Amy Bickford and Julianne Garvey
15 Epps Street
Gouache, watercolor
Amy Bickford; Julianne Garvey
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of 'From a Woman's Perspective' a two-person exhibit of original paintings by artists Amy Bickford and Julianne Garvey on Friday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception …

A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach is the first exhibition to investigate the integral relationships between modernism, classicism, and popular imagery in the interwar sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William …

Addison Woolley @ UMVA
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at CTN
The Addison Woolley Artist Group is pleased to announce the new location for their upcoming (September) exhibit. We are proud to be showing at the Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery at 516 Congress Street in Portland. Featured …

American Genre: Contemporary Painting
522 Congress St.
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art is pleased to announce American Genre: Contemporary Painting curated by artist, writer, and curator Michelle Grabner. Grabner is the Crown Family Professor of Art at the School of …

522 Congress St.
Maine College of Art Front Window
Anthropocene - the period of time during which human activities have had an environmental impact on the Earth. Curated by Michele Jaffarian '18, this exhibition features ceramics and printed media that visually and conceptually investigates the impact of humanity …

Artist owner
609a Congress Street (next to State Theater marque)
Oil & watercolor
Robert Cohen
Congress Square Gallery
Lots of new Paintings and Coastal Maine prints by Portland Artists RN Cohen & Stan Leiberman

Bill Paxton: Planes, Trains, and Ships
541 Congress St, www.mainelyart.com
Watercolor, acrylic, oil
Bill Paxton
Mainely Frames & Gallery
Bill Paxton was one of Maine’s top selling artists. Paxton captured many popular Maine scenes with watercolor, acrylic, and oils. His work also includes historical scenes he referenced in books from as early as the 1920s, …

Bob Crewe Gallery open for viewing
522 Congress St.
Bob Crewe
Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art
The Bob Crewe Gallery in Maine College of Art's Lower Level is open for viewing on First Friday Art Walk.

Bowls for all Occassions
376 Fore Street
Elizabeth Louden
Maine Potters Market
For the month of September Maine Potters Market will feature porcelain bowls by Elizabeth Louden. Bowls are a wonderfully versatile type of vessel. Their uses can range from serving as the centerpiece of a meal, to holding one's morning …

Cafe Crepe Gets Luminous
28 Momument Way
Audrey Robidoux
Cafe Crepe
This month at Cafe Crepe, experience a collection of hand crafted art work of a wide variety. We will be showcasing the multi-talented Audrey Robidoux and her whimsical paintings and creatures, the colorful Elijah River and his …

Caroline Cotter & Friends
Corners of Congress & High Streets
Music performance
Caroline Cotter & Friends
Congress Square Park
Caroline Cotter is a Maine artist with a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting. With inspiration collected from world travels, her music is the offer of a journey - from an intimate Parisian salon, through the mountains of …

Child's Play: Representations of Adolescence
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
Child's Play: Representations of Adolescence will take a close look at childhood and the unsteady terrain of adolescence through a selection of 20th-century photographs. This exhibition reveals artists' awareness that the early years of life are marked by …

Coastal Skyline
336 fore
Oil , acrylic
Noelle Proulx - DeCain
The brief moments in time when land is dark and sky bright inspired this new body of work. Exploring the play of light and shadow, reflection and silhouette at dusk by the sea, locations along the coastlines of …

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 …

6 Free Street
Jacqueline Dubois and Jenny McGee Dougherty
Conversational is a dialogue between the works of Portland based artists Jacqueline Dubois and Jenny McGee Dougherty. Each artist's practice examines the subtleties inherent within the natural world through cutout shapes and abstract language. Conversational employs visual parameters …

CREATE VI: MECA's Annual Continuing Studies Student and Faculty Exhibition
522 Congress St.
Maine College of Art
The annual Continuing Studies student and faculty exhibition at MECA features a range of work from paintings to photographs to ceramics and highlights the breadth and depth of talent in our local community. This year we are showcasing …

Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Our newest exhibition, Creative Maine celebrates Maine's cultural community. On display- for the first time since 1841- are exquisitely preserved trade banners that were marched through the streets of Portland to demonstrate Maine Charitable Mechanic Association craftspeople skills …

Cullas: Artworks in Oil Pastel
Oil pastel
Michael Maltby
Think Tank Gallery
Think Tank is proud to introduce our newest art installation, "Cullas: Artworks in Oil Pastel" by Michael Maltby. George Michael Maltby was born in Portland in 1947 and studied at Concept Art School from 1969-1974, partnering in opening a …

Dark Follies
Corners of Congress & High Streets
Vaudevillian performance
Dark Follies
Congress Square Park
Dark Follies celebrates nine years of street vaudeville with a special Old School Dark Follies show! We have live music, comedy, flow arts, dancers, fire performing, acrobatics and special rhythmic treat. Come join us in Congress Square Park …

Desertify Urbex
28 Monument Square
Forrest Lancaster
Public Market House
As a child did you ever wonder what the haunted house or the overgrown factory down the road from you looked like on the inside? Desertify Urbex is the years long project and pseudonym of urban explorer …

Down Time
594 Congress st. Second floor
Mixed media
Chad Creighton
Broken Crow Collective
Come join us at Broken Crow Collective for the First Friday Art Walk. We have Chad Creighton's show, Down Time, up in the gallery. Eaux New Orleans food cart will be set up outside serving food in front …

Exquisite Corpse
534 Congress St.
Mixed media
SPACE Gallery
A collaborative wall drawing based on the Surrealist game of the same name. Over the first 6 weeks of the exhibition, seven artists were invited to create a work without knowing what the other had made. This exhibition …

Figurative Oils
Lee Johnson
Casco Bay Artisans
Lee Johnson (North Carolina) celebrates the beauty and fun-loving spirit of women in these unusually elegant yet simplistic figurative oil paintings featured at Casco Bay Artisans

First Friday Fiction
489 Congress Street
Portland Magazine
The Garden at Maine Historical Society
Don't miss First Friday Fiction in the Longfellow Garden at Maine Historical Society! With a wine selection and readings by local authors and playwrights, it's the perfect cool down after a long work week. Each month, we showcase an …

Fish: Reclaimed, Salvaged and Found
Acrylic and found materials
Steven Brooks
Dobra Tea
See more at www.dobrateame.com

Folk and Outsider Art
Paintings; sculpture
Folk and Outsider Art from Rabkin Collection
Our first show of American folk and outsider art from the collection of Dorothea and Leo Rabkin. Self-taught masters including: Stuart Buehler; William Fellini; Godfrey Ferris; Howard Finster; Ted Gordon; Gustave Klump; Louis Monza; J.B. Murry; Jon Serl, Mary …

Garlanding and Guise
538 Congress St.
Surabhi Ghosh
SPACE Window Gallery
Artist-in-Residence Surabhi Ghosh presents her research on garlands in a capstone window project. Examining the cultural significance of repetitive patterning, the artist draws on the marginalized power of the decorative.

Glimpses of Maine - Stas Borodin
48 Free street
Stas Borodin
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to see new works by Russian artist Stas Borodin titled "Glimpses of Maine." Please join us for wine and cheese on First Friday Sept 1 from 5:00 - 8:00. …

Grungy Tree
539 Deering Ave
Mixed media
Nichole Marie Donovan
Join us September 1 from 4pm-6pm for the opening of Grungy Tree, Nichole Marie Donovan's colorful, nature-inspired art show! We will have drink specials and free hors d'oeuvres. Nichole Marie Donovan is a 27-year-old living in Portland. She …

Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper
7 Congress Square
Hans Hofmann
Portland Museum of Art
Hans Hofmann (United States, born Germany, 1880–1966) is acclaimed for his voluptuous, muscular abstract paintings. His teaching, lectures, and writings helped to shape several generations' conceptions of what a work of art could be. Hofmann's students included Helen …

Invisible City
538 Congress St.
Damien Gilley
Damien Gilley presents two wall drawings that expand upon his Investigation of architecture as a perceptual event. The work monumentalizes a miniature drawing as a large-scale architectural structure. Using sketch as human-scale experience, Gilley creates a peculiar balance …

Karen Lederer: Cheeto Fish
30 City Center, Second Floor
Karen Lederer
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to present “Cheeto Fish,” a solo exhibition of works by Brooklyn-based artist Karen Lederer. The show will run from August 19 through September 22, 2017. An opening reception will occur on Saturday, August …

Longer Shadows
Fore River Gallery
As the days of Summer creep to a close, the members of the gallery have new works including photos, jewelry, ceramics and much more.

522 Congress St.AVISO
Maine College of Art
For their first assignment and exhibition at Maine College of Art, entering BFA students mail in small works before their arrival. We are delighted that their first Maine College of Art exhibition will be open for viewing on …

Maine Landscapes
645 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Finn Teach
Finn Teach Mini-Gallery
Original plein air landscapes painted in oil.

NEWS CENTER Presents: Fishin' Ships Food Truck
1 Congress Sq
As food creation has become an art form, NEWS CENTER is proud to host a different food truck each First Friday Art Walk in its parking lot for all the foodies attending. Stop by for a …

Original Linocuts
345 Fore Street
David Connor
Vena's Fizz House
David Connor is a native Mainer and focuses primarily on original linocuts. The inspiration for his prints comes from wanting to pay homage to the things and places that are dear to his heart. When not doing print …

Paul J.Ledman, Portland Author
519 congress st
Paul J. Ledman
maine charitable mechanic association library
Paul will present his newest book "Walking Through History: Portland, Maine on Foot."

Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard
5 Monument Sq
Photography and audio recordings
Heather Perry and Hopper McDonough
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Portland Public Library hosts exhibit with Maine Maritime Museum - Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard. August 4 through September 22, 2017 in the Lewis Gallery. Portland Public Library hosts an exciting new exhibit in conjunction with …

The Loved Ones
630 Forest Ave
Matthew Papa and Smith Galtney
SPEEDWELL projects
"The Loved Ones" is a collaboration featuring Maine-based photographer Smith Galtney and Matthew Papa, a photographer based in New York City. Although their photographs are formally different, they find common ground through the exploration of similar themes: desire …

The Maine Landscape
620 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Jan ter Weele
Coffee By Design on Congress Street

The Sculpture of Patrick Pierce at Venn + Maker
65 Washington Avenue
Metal sculpture
Patrick Pierce
Venn + Maker
View Patrick Pierce's collection of work at Venn + Maker. Pierce, an Oregon native now residing in Maine, works with found and salvaged materials - mostly metal - to create extraordinary works based on his vision and interpretation …

Woven Playscape
480 Congress Street
Sterling x Kingspoke
Experience premium-grade climbing rope in an unconventional, re-imagined way. KINGSPØKE will be displaying an interactive installation using 100’s of feet of rope from Maine-based manufacturer, Sterling Rope Company.