2017 Salt Alumni Exhibition
522 Congress St.
Artists at Work at Maine College of Art
This exhibition features the work of thirteen alumni from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, which is now a graduate certificate program at MECA. As we welcome Salt to campus— Fall 2017 students are the inaugural class – …

A View from Eden
620 Congress Street
Eden Lyons
Coffee By Design, Congress St.

All Hallows Eve
522 Congress St.
Maine College of Art Front Window
Featuring the work of students enrolled in Introduction to Screen Printing, led by Instructor Colleen Kinsella. Students have spent the semester researching themes around All Hallows Eve, and have designed this work and installation around the shared theme.

Artist - Owner
609a Congress St
Oil watercolor
Robert Cohen & Stan Leiberman
Congress Square Gallery
RN Cohen's Maine 2018 Calendar available and new work by Cohen and Stan Leiberman.

AS3M ART; The artwork of Dana Nastee
336 Fore St
Acrylic paintings and ink on paper
Dana Nastee
Colors , drips , graffiti, and lowbrow characters . Join us on First Friday as Dana does a live paint exhibit from 4:00 - 8:00. We will have $1.95 pints from 3:00 - 7:00.

ASMR X WAZO Fashion Show
538 Congress St
Nick Carter, Kesho Wazo
Guided by an ethic of youth empowerment and deprofessionalization, Nick Carter and Kesho Wazo debut a collection of streetwear at the intersection of punk and couture in a fashion show during the Artwalk.

Beading All Night
DreamUp Studio
An exhibit showcasing the work of three regional jewelers whose chosen medium is primarily beadweaving. Beading is a labor of love. This medium requires long hours and quite often you find yourself with needle and thread still in …

Best of Portland Fall Art Exhibit
84 Free Street
Acrylic on canvas
Dave Berrang
Creative Portland
Please join us for the public opening of our first juried show, curated by volunteers from Portland's vibrant arts and cultural community. The selected group represents both established and emerging artists from Greater Portland and will feature paintings, …

BFA Exhibition
522 Congress St.
Maine College of Art
MECA's annual fall student exhibition, the BFA Exhibition is open to all MECA students. It offers an opportunity for students to show new work, gain practical professional experience and get valuable feedback from faculty and peers. Exhibition participants …

Bob Crewe Gallery Open for Viewing
522 Congress St.
Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art
The Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art is open for viewing on First Friday Art walk.

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 …

Color and Light
568 Congress St.
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 …

Confabulations of Millennia
522 Congress St.
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Curated by artist Richard Saja, Confabulations of Millennia brings together the works of 19 contemporary artists who take direct inspiration from the 18th and 19th centuries. Using established styles, techniques and objects perfected in the 18th and 19th …

Dahlov Ipcar: Stories
5 Monument Sq
Watercolor illustrations
Dahlov Ipcar
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Dahlov Ipcar’s books are appreciated and revered around the world, but perhaps nowhere more than in Maine where she created, wrote, and illustrated books for over 60 years. While her primary audience is children, her work resonates just …

Dignity For Opiate Users
Monument Square
378 people died due to opiate overdose in the state of Maine in 2016. Everyone is impacted by a public health crisis of this scale. Stand with us as we ‘hold the place” of the 378 people who …

Elder Artistic Expressions
75 State Street
Seventy Five State Street
The residents of 75 State Street express their vast experiences in paintings of landscapes, portraits, still life, and abstracts. Works in water color, acrylic, pencil drawings, paper and canvas.

Eric James Pomorski
28 Monument Square
Eric James Pomorski
Public Market House
Eric James Pomorski is a maker of art and trouble. He is an indie game designer and photographer from various parts of southern Maine. He holds a BFA in New Media from Maine College of Art and has …

6 Free Street
Karen Martinez
ESCONDER /eskon?de?/ verb To hide, conceal, disguise, or mask. Sometimes it's easier to hide behind something, to not show ourselves fully until we are ready. We may not wear actual masks everyday, but how many of us are …

First Friday Fiction
Portland Monthly Magazine
Maine Historical Society
Each month, Portland Monthly Magazine hosts First Friday Fiction at Maine Historical Society. Experience the stories beyond our pages! This month we welcome writer Rhea Côté Robbins. Rhea is the author of ‘down the Plains,’ winner of the …

Gift of Art IV
Liz Marks
Fore River Gallery
The artists at the gallery have been busy! New ceramics work, over 20 oil paintings, new jewelry and more! This holiday season make sure to stop by Fore River Gallery for a one stop shopping experience!

538 Congress St
Alyssa Freitas
SPACE Gallery
Presenting dreamy landscapes and euphoric closeness to combat social media fatigue, Here/Now is an ASMR-inspired video series that focuses on how one can find comfort through synthetic mediation.

Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females
267 Congress Street
Fabric, archival pigment on canvas, leather, metal, zippers
Linda Stein
Maine Jewish Museum
HOLOCAUST HEROES: FIERCE FEMALES | LINDA STEIN Linda Stein has been obsessed with the theme of protection since 9/11, and was drawn to researching the Holocaust. While many people have been recognized for their courage in facing these horrific …

HONOUR MACK at The Press Hotel
119 Exchange Street, The Press Hotel
Honour Mack
The Press Hotel
Honour Mack Artist Statement As an abstract painter, I find inspiration in questions that address the confluence of belief systems, the role of spirituality in art, and the possibility of creating a transcendent object. I am interested in the intersection …

Ingrid Christensen - Color Impressions
48 Free Street
Ingrid Christensen
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to see new works by Ingrid Christensen titled Color Impressions. Please join us for wine and Cheese on First Friday November 3 from 5:00 - 8:00. This exhibit runs through …

James Hayman, Portland Mystery Author
519 Congress Street
James Hayman
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

Jonathan Levitt - Mawooshen
132 Washington Avenue
Off-set lithograph
Jonathan Levitt
PhoPa Gallery
Mawooshen documents the geography of the Red Paint People - Archaic humans of unknown origins that appeared among the islands and coastal mountains of Penobscot Bay five thousand years ago. Explorations into, and documentation of the uncanny both …

Lights on Afterschool
Corner of Casco and Shepley St.
Maine College of Art Green Space
Maine College of Art's MAT program in hosting a celebration of 21st Century Learning with afterschool programs from around Portland in MECA's Green Space at the corner of Shepley and Casco streets prior to November's First Friday Art …

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Oil paintings
A balance of light and dark; and luminous color, strong composition utilizing pattern and repetition; simplicity of form whether out-of-doors or in the studio, are the same concerns for Leslie Anderson when she creates her fine oil …

Maine Cannabis Film Festival
82 Parris Street
Various Artists
Studio F
The mission of MCFF is to provide exposure to and education about cannabis as well as celebrate the long standing and ever evolving role cannabis had, has and will have in Maine and the world. To draw …

380 Cumberland Ave.
Maine College of Art, 380 Cumberland Ave.
Maine College of Art's MAT program is hosting Make.Art.Think., student work from Portland and South Portland LearningWorks Afterschool sites. Make.Art.Think is supported by Jeremy Moser and Laura Kittle through a gift from the Moser Family Foundation.

Ann Tracy
UMVA Gallery at CTN
The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) Gallery at Portland Media Center (PMC), 516 Congress St., Portland Maine presents "Memories", a group show by members of UMVA, curated by Ann Tracy, opening First Friday, November 3rd with …

Mendacious Veracity
534 Congress Street
Liz Miller
SPACE Gallery
Incorporating draped textile forms -- beautiful, absurd, poetic and, at times, menacing -- interspersed at various levels throughout the gallery, the viewer completes the installation by moving through the work’s various facets as an actor on a stage.

Model Citizens: Art and Identity in the United States, 17701830
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
This wide range of visual culture provides a glimpse into how late 18th and early 19th-century Americans elected to represent themselves in private and public spheres as husbands, wives, children, and citizens. Arranged in three sections, the exhibition …

Nan Goldin
7 Congress Square
Nan Goldin
Portland Museum of Art
The photography of Nan Goldin offers audiences a kaleidoscopic narrative of the breadth of the human experience. Beginning in the 1970s and continuing to the present, Goldin captures her world as it unfolds before her, resulting in a …

NEWS CENTER Presents: PB & ME Food Truck
Swing on by First Friday Art Walk sponsor NEWS CENTER's parking lot and try some tasty treats from PB & ME, specializing in the art of the peanut butter sandwich, using the finest local ingredients.

Opera Chorus Sing-a-Long
156 High St
Opera Maine
Williston-Immanuel United Church
In conjunction with National Opera Week, all are warmly invited to join Opera Maine in singing some of opera's most beloved choruses. Singers of all levels and experience are welcome. November 3, 2017. From 6:00 until …

Place & Planet
Acrylic on canvas
Molly Holmberg Brown
Think Tank Gallery
In her first solo exhibit, cartographer Molly Holmberg Brown plays with scale and perspective, and seeks to reconcile the beauty and tragedy of contemporary landscapes. Brown's work attempts a sense of place that is at once both …

Renewing the Act of Creation Every Day
267 Congress Street
Maine Jewish Museum
Rabbi David Fox Sandmel started taking photographs a few years ago. When not out with his camera, he is Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League. Prior to joining the staff at the ADL, he held the …

Rethinking Watercolor: The Art of Leo Rabkin
13 Brown Street
Watercolor; box construction; collage
Leo Rabkin
Leo Rabkin spent fifty years exploring the medium of watercolor. He used expensive Japanese mulberry paper, thin and transparent vellum, rich textured rag paper, stationery and many odd materials. His watercolors are saturated with color, folded into …

Same River
538 Congress St
Nick Carter
SPACE Window Gallery
Nick Carter layers flag-like artworks in the window, using the changing sunlight to accentuate the cut and dyed fabric. Inspired by the experience of walking alongside fences and the staccato glimpses of the property they protect, The Same …

Second Year Lab: Super Size Fab Lab Sampler
522 Congress St.
Maine College of Art Zand Head Gallery
Featuring the work of 16 Second Year students, led by Assistant Professor Bennett Morris.

"Serenity - 2017" an Annual Exhibit of Visual Arts
15 Epps Street
Jane Herbert
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens "Serenity" an annual group exhibit of visual arts created by gallery artists on Friday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit features over twenty works of original art in a broad range …

Spark! Maine ART Stories
489 Congress Street
Barbara Burns
Maine Historical Society
Maine has always been a home and a haven to artists and creative makers. Our new exhibition — Spark! Maine ART Stories — explores creativity in Maine and features sixteen contemporary Maine artists. “Spark! Maine ART Stories …

747 Congress Street
Nicole Wolf
The Francis and Bolster Snow
The Francis and Bolster Snow are proud to feature local photographer Nicole Wolf's art exhibit Sunk, which captures a series of artifacts that were previously lost at sea but have now been found off the coast of Grand …

that third thing
630 Forest Ave
Bridget Spaeth and Titus Abbott
SPEEDWELL projects
“that third thing” is a month-long project which convenes performing and visual artists who have chosen to work within abstract strategies. The gallery installation will juxtapose materially-based work of eight contemporary visual artists curated by Bridget Spaeth and …

The 2017 Maine Art Teachers' Show
539 Deering Ave
Maine Art Teachers
Join us for the First Friday opening of the Maine Art Teachers' Show! We will have drink specials and free hors d'oeuvres from 4pm-6pm. The show features artwork from K-12 art teachers who teach in the state of …

The Lines Dont Lie Book Launch/Exhibition
594 Congress Street
Broken Crow Collective
Portland documentary photographer Nicholas Gervin’s freight-train graffiti book-launch party and gallery exhibition of graffiti related works for sale. DJ Don Santos spins the classics of the 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s. Free and open to the public.

The Metals Collective of Portland
68 Commercial Street, The Maine Wharf
Silver and gold
Naomi Grace McNeill
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans is proud to host a most innovative and beautiful metal works exhibit through the month of November. Spearheaded by Metals' Collective President and Art Jewelry Designer, Maria Wolf, this show will feature some of the …

To Feel Beautiful
67 India Street
Drawings and mixed media
Eden Lyons
Coffee By Design, India St.

Venn + Maker Pop Up Gallery
30 Merrill Street
Mixed media
Venn + Maker
Venn + Maker have created a pop-up gallery on the top two floors of 30Lofts, Portland's newest condo development on Monjoy Hill!

345 Fore Street
Hannah Hirsch
Vena's Fizz House
Hannah Hirsch is a native Mainer, whose illustrative and whimsical style seeks to combine joyful frivolity with cheerful and marketable subject matter. An educational background in traditional hand crafts, such as rug making and woodworking, has provided Hannah …