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538 Congress St.
Mixed media
Alia Ali
Multi-media artist Alia Ali will activate the main space with a photography- and textile-based installation, highlighting the fabricated barriers that divide and unite us, all at once. The theme of duality in the artist's work extends to questioning …

A Celebration of Farms and Foods
376 Fore St.
Rebecca May Verrill
Maine Potters Market
For the month of July, Maine Potters Market features new work by member Rebecca May Verill. This charming line of illustrative, functional earthenware celebrates farms and food, and the hard work that goes along with it. Cups, bowls …

Artist Owner
609a Congress Street
Oil and watercolor
RN Cohen
Congress Square Gallery
Lots of new Paintings and Prints of Coastal Maine by Portland Artists RN Cohen and Stan Leiberman.

AS3M ART: The Artwork Of Dana Nastee
539 Deering Ave
Dana Nastee (AS3M)
Dana Nastee (also known as AS3M) is an alternative graffiti and character artist from Southern Maine. His work began on the streets about twelve years ago where he secretly operated under the moniker AS3M (pronounced AYE-sem), a 'semordnilap' …

Bob Crewe Gallery open for viewing
522 Congress St.
Bob Crewe
Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art
The Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art is open for viewing.

Bold Coast Burns: Fish
795 Congress Street
Burned wood
Dylan Stewart
Join Peloton Labs in welcoming artist Dylan Stewart of Bold Coast Burns for First Friday Art Walk. Dylan creates full-size fish burned onto wood, from 2 foot long tuna to 7 foot long sharks. His life-size fish have incredible …

Broken Crow Grand Opening
594 Congress st. Second floor
Various Artists
Broken Crow Collective
Come celebrate Broken Crow Collective's Grand Opening Event. We will have nationaly known tattoo artists guest spotting, beer from Lone Pine Brewery and food from High Roller. There will be tables set up out front with art and …

Cafe CrÍpe Around
28 Momument Way
Charlie William
We've been making cr√™pes locally in Maine for years, but the French have been at it since Napoleon and his coup d'√©tat. This month, we will showcase the different styles of cr√™pes available throughout different regions of …

645 Congress Street
Public art event
Bomb Diggity Arts, The Art Department, and Publication Studio
The Courtyard at 645 Congress st.
The Carnival is an evening of fun and games during Portland's July First Friday Art walk, brought to you by The Art Department, Publication Studio and Bomb Diggity Arts. Come and try your skill in our dart throwing …

87 Market Street
Fore River Gallery
Come see the new works by all members of the Gallery and the additional work we carry of local artisans and craftspeople. We are happy to begin carrying the beautifully crafted bags by The Daysmith as well as …

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, with special guest artist, Sam Perlmutter. Sam is a glass artist, using a torch to create dazzling pendants from buoys, to dot …

Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts that Built Maine
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Creative Maine explores the creativity and ingenuity that created the Maine economy as we know it today through the historical parade banners of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. In 1841, MCMA members paraded down Congress Street in Portland …

Diana Cherbuliez works
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Diana Cherbuliez
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is honored to present ¬ďDiana Cherbuliez works,¬Ē an exhibition by Vinalhaven, Maine-based artist Diana Cherbuliez. The show will run from July 7 through August 12, 2017. An opening reception will occur on Friday, July 7th …

Encaustics By Lori Austill: An Eclectic Collection of Dancers, Birds, Abstracts, Lily Ponds and Landscapes
620 Congress Street
Encaustic painting
Lori Austill
Coffee By Design on India Street
"My work comes from listening to myself as I play with color, form, and line. I am having a conversation with whatever is happening in my art. As the conversation builds I am seeking something that rings true …

Exquisite Corpse
538 Congress St
Mixed media
Murrow, Reiman, Smith-Reiman, Young, Thorne, Stephan, and Glovinski
Exquisite Corpse is a drawing method in which an image is collectively assembled. A parlor game for many French Surrealists, Exquisite Corpse allows each artist to see only the end of what the previous person drew. When the …

First Friday Fiction: Morgan Callan Rogers
Portland Monthly
The Garden at Maine Historical Society
Each month, we showcase an author whose work has previously been published in Portland Magazine. First Friday Fiction is an opportunity for our readers to experience these wonderful works beyond our pages. On July 7th, Maine author Morgan Callan …

Grand Opening of the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
On July 7, the Portland Museum of Art will open the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park in the Joan B. Burns Garden with a community celebration. Taking place on First Friday and featuring food trucks, live …

Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper
7 Congress Square
Works on paper
Hans Hofmann
Portland Museum of Art
Hans Hofmann (United States, born Germany, 1880¬Ė1966) is acclaimed for his voluptuous, muscal 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 …

Kimberly Convery: Jazz Paintings
195 Middle Street
Kimberly Convery
PROCESS / Art at Akari
PROCESS/Art at Akari is a new series of contemporary art installations that showcase and sell the work of local emerging artists. The series is organized by Anne Marie Purkey Levine of AMPL Art Consulting, and is hosted by …

538 Congress St.
Sarah Ciurysek
Landscape is a photographic installation that places the viewer under the surface of the ground. Referencing the stability and instability of the earth, the three photographic panels are seamless at their top and fragmented at their bottom. …

Maria Castellano-Usery
Maria Castellano-Usery
Dobra Tea
Unbound color by Maria Castellano-Usery in this exhibit.

Michelle Hauser: Painting & Photography: An Alliance of Mediums
132 Washington Avenue
Ziatype, cyanotype and gum bichromate prints
Michelle Hauser
PhoPa Gallery
Michelle Hauser's solo exhibition, Painting & Photography: An Alliance of Mediums, explores the connection between the two mediums through a combination of paintings on paper and photographic compositions. A selection of Hauser's paintings (many of which began during …

Monhegan Paintings
645 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Finn Teach
Finn Teach Mini-Gallery

NEWS CENTER Presents: Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck
1 Congress Square
Cousins Maine Lobster will be parked on High Street from 4:00 - 8:30p.m. serving up some delicious lobster rolls. We hope to see you there.

Now & Then: Portland Public Libraryís Collection Reconfigured
5 Monument Sq
group exhibit
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Now & Then: Portland Public Library¬ís Collection Reconfigured brings together nine local artists who, in honor of the Library¬ís 150th Anniversary year, have created artistic works that respond directly to art and artifacts within the Library¬ís permanent collection …

Opera Maine Chorus - Open Rehearsal!
156 High Street
Opera chorus singing
Opera Maine
Williston-Immanuel United Church
The Opera Maine Chorus is made up of talented local singers of all ages. This year's chorus is comprised of Teens and Adults that will be joined on stage by nationally and internationally recognized opera singers. Guests are welcome …

Passionate Color
48 Free Street
Susan Roux
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to see new works by Susan Roux titled Passionate Color. Please join us for wine and cheese on First Friday July 7 from 5:00 - 8:00. This exhibit runs through July …

Patricia Chandler - Solo Exhibit of Paintings
15 Epps Street
Pat Chandler
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Patricia Chandler on Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. Born and raised in Maine, Patricia's career as a trained commercial and fine artist …

Portland Cityscapes of Bill Harrison
541 Congress St
Pen & ink/ watercolor
William Harrison
Mainely Frames & Gallery
William Harrison will be featured in the July¬ís First Friday Art Walk at Mainely Frames & Gallery. July 7, 2017 in Portland, William Harrison¬ís work will be on display from 5-8 pm at Mainely Frames & Gallery, 541 Congress …

Real Things Only
13 Brown Street
Found objects
Leo Rabkin
It's a kind of magic when "real" becomes "abstract." Throughout his long life, Leo Rabkin was an abstract artist. But he loved using real things often picked up on the streets of New York. Sometimes he worked …

RETROSPECTIVE, Portlandís Metals Collective Through the Years
522 Congress St.
Artists at Work at Maine College of Art
The Metals Collective was founded by Maine College of Art Alumni in 2010, and now after 7 years includes more than 25 participating members who to date have put on more than a dozen group shows at …

Summer Fun and Fine Art
68 Commercial Street, The Maine Wharf
Paper sculpture
Kim Radochia's "WAVE"
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans' Fine Art Gallery offers over 70 artists' visions for gallery-goers to select from ranging from paint and print to sculpture and glass and so much more! Look for our NEON ART signs on Commercial …

"The View from my Window"
75 State Street
75 State Street
75 State Street
The exhibit of 75 State Street will include paintings depicting the views from the artist's windows. Also included will be a writing exhibit describing the views, as well. Being in the heart of Portland, there is …

UMVA Members Summer Show
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at CTN
The Union of Maine Visual Artists is having its first members show this year. It will be a mixed medium show highlighting the work of the current members of the union.

VivMo Shorts
Vivid Motion
Vivid Motion Congress Sq.
Vivid Motion presents dance pieces from it's upcoming July show, VivMo Shorts. 8 short stories are told through dance by veteran and emerging choreographers. Enjoy a preview of some dances at the First Friday Art Walk.

Wet Flies
336 Fore St
Michael Lewis
An homage to where the artist comes from, a love letter to his grandfather and a study in color that he had been desperate to make for several years.

6 Free Street
Wood cuts
Sophie Cangelosi
This new body of work explores self-perception vs social perception and how those formations overlap and differentiate. Using wooden cut-outs and paint, Sophie Cangelosi navigates through these concepts with abstract and illustrative qualities.