Conserve the Call and A Critical Balance
5 Monument Square
Biodiversity Research Institute
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Biodiversity Research Institute has collaborated with artists from across the country to bring two art exhibits to Portland, Maine: Conserve the Call and A Critical Balance. Both exhibits will be on display at the Portland Public Library Lewis …

'Works on Paper - Paintings and Drawings'
15 Epps Street
Watercolor; pastel; graphite; mixed media
Patricia Chandler; Carrin Culotta;Randy Eckard; Julianne Garvey; Scarlet Kinney; Bob Santandrea; Susan Tan
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens an annual exhibition of original paintings and drawings on Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit explores works created on a time honored raw product – paper. An unforgiving surface around for …

2019 Merit Scholarship Competition
522 Congress Street
Maine College of Art
The Merit Scholarship Competition is an annual exhibition providing scholarships for students, based solely on their work, regardless of financial need. To compete for awards, eligible students must be majoring in the 2019-2020 academic year and have achieved …

4th Annual Regional High School Art Show
68 Commercial Street
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans 4th Annual Regional High School Art Show opens Friday, April 5th through Wednesday, April 10th. Curated and produced by two Portland High School Interns, Leo Fuller and Lucy Kilbreth, this show features work from 22+ …

<3 <3 <3
538 Congress Street
Brendan Shea
SPACE Window
There is something heartwarming about sporadic lines from a marker, scrawled across a white paper with no clear intent or logic. It is easily recognizable as scribble because the path of the line holds the motion of an …

A Winter's Work/Side by Side: by Carole Ann Fer & Ellen Wieske
521 Congress Street
Maine Craft Portland
Maine Craft Portland is proud to present the winter works of Carole Ann Fer and Ellen Wieske! Partners & co-owners of Dowstudio Gallery in Deer Isle, Carole Ann and Ellen each present a unique flair in their craftsmanship; …

Andrew Hayes @ The Press Hotel
119 Exchange Street
Book, paper & steel
Andrew Hayes
The Press Hotel
Statement: Book paper and steel are placed in different contexts in our lives. The book is appreciated as an object of education, growth, and escape. Whereas steel is often invisible, even though it is a primary structure of our …

Antique Maps of Maine and Beyond
541 Congress Street
Mainely Frames & Gallery
Friday, April 5th, 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 and original maps …

April at The Public Market House
28 Monument Way
Public Market House
This month the Public Market House features art work from two different art forms that utilize a subtractive process. On the first floor: "Maine Walks with Haiti" Public Market House presents a month-long display and sale of Haitian art by …

Artist Owner
609A Congress Street
Congress Square Gallery
Recent painting and prints of coastal Maine by Portland artists RN Cohen and Stan Leiberman.

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 …

Communication, Connection, Conversation
522 Congress Street
Artists at Work at Maine College of Art
An exhibition of student work in the course Motives, Methods and Meaning. Junior Design and Illustration majors have spent the semester researching how mobile phones impact our relationships: from how we interact with friends, family, co-workers, romantic partners …

From Here to There
345 Fore Street
Matthew Hayes
Vena's Fizz House
Matthew Hayes currently lives on the island of North Haven off the Maine coast and is a self-taught artist. He derives his inspiration from the day to day comings and goings of island life. He will be showing …

Henry Wolyniec | relief - opening celebration
630 Forest Avenue
Mixed media
Henry Wolyniec
Please join us at Speedwell projects for the opening celebration for Henry Wolyniec's solo exhibition, relief, on First Friday April 5th from 6 to 8pm. Henry Wolyniec has been a visual artist for over 35 years. He was …

90 Cross St., N (behind Arabica coffee)
Mixed media
Cape Madras
40% OFF ALL ARTWORK Artist Statement: My process may be complex but my images are simple. They are a slice of life past and present that tell a story. As I develop a montage of images a story emerges …

"Hope for Our Planet" New Encaustics and Pigment Ink Prints
620 Congress Street
Lori Austill
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Beautiful new works by Lori Austill as well as some older favorite images reproduced as high quality prints on wood panels. Lori Austill's beeswax paintings are about the beauty of our planet and created through reaching through the …

"Hope for Our Planet" New Encaustics and Pigment Ink Prints.
67 India Street
Lori Austill
Coffee By Design, India St.
Beautiful new works by Lori Austill as well as some older favorite images reproduced as high quality prints on wood panels. Lori Austill's beeswax paintings are about the beauty of our planet and created through reaching through the unknown …

534 Congress Street
SPACE Gallery
Hotline is a collection of sound-based art contributed by artists from across the country. With tracks programmed to play on customized payphones, each listening station features a different playlist of recordings for a choose-your-own-audio-adventure. Support for Hotline is provided …

Jon Blatchford and Kelly Neibert: Homeland
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to present “Homeland,” an exhibition of paintings by Jon Blatchford and Kelly Neibert. The show will run from March 15 through April 27, 2019. An opening reception will occur on Friday, March 15 …

Lift Off
336 Fore Street
Mixed media
Megan Daigle
A wide variety of mixed media collages from the last year, from hot air balloon filled skies and fantastical landscapes, to abstract work and sci-fi scenes.

Maine Lobsterman
Canal Plaza at Middle and Temple Streets
Bronze sculpture on a concrete base
Victor Kahill, sculptor. Norman T. Therrien, bronze caster
Portland Public Art Committe
Sculptor Victor Kahill of Portland was commissioned to create the Maine Lobsterman with Maine’s participation in the 1939 New York World’s Fair, as a commemoration of Mainers who have dedicated their lives to fishing. In commemoration of the …

Meet the Author: Paul Ledman
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
Come meet Paul J. Ledman, author of Walking Through History: Portland, Maine on Foot. Discover the connections between today's urban landscape and Portland's past. Enjoy refreshments on us! Free and open to the public. Library is on 2nd …

Open House at Fork Food Lab
72 Parris Street
Fork Food Lab
Curious about what happens at Fork Food Lab? Come check it out! Beer and wine available, member goods for sale and tours of the facility on the half hour.

Paper Meringue and Other Delights
13 Brown Street
Paper and other materials
Leo Rabkin
A festival of delightful and playful works made with paper, on paper, from paper, and about paper. Come and see what paper can be and do!

Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago calls attention to a region of the Americas that is difficult to categorize and often overlooked: the island nations of the Caribbean. The exhibition proposes an “archipelagic model”—defining the Caribbean …

Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970
7 Congress Square
Richard Avedon
Portland Museum of Art
This exhibition showcases 12 photographic portraits and three triptychs of celebrated individuals by the iconic American photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004). Primarily a fashion photographer whose images played an influential role in defining America’s image of style, beauty, and …

Spring Colorful
643 Congress Street
Matt Perry
Bomb Diggity Arts
A multi-media group show that celebrates color in a multitude of ways. From a Calder inspired mobile to a giant collage made from colorful magazines to explorations in color mixing, this dazzling show is a great way to …

Spring Group Show
747 Congress Street
Sharon McGauleya
The Francis Hotel
Sharon McGauley is bringing to the Francis Hotel a group of women: Jen Dean, Bonnie Durham, Alex Parisi, Brianna Soukup, Lindsay Stone and Katherine Watson.

Spring Sensations
48 Free Street
Joelle Feldman
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to join us for the art opening of our Juried Show titled Spring Sensations. Please join us for wine and cheese on First Friday April 5 from 5:00 - …

Spring Show @ the Chamber
443 Congress Street
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
With the arrival of Spring comes a new crop of local artists displaying their work at the Chamber of Commerce. We feature 20+ local artists who display over 125 works of art. Medium varies from painting to photography …

Visual Tensions | San Alonzo Harris, Letting Yourself Go | Philip Brou, Parasitic Honeyshoes | Greta Bank
522 Congress St.
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Opening: Friday, April 5, 2019, 5-8PM This collective exhibition showcases three individual solo exhibitions in the shared space of the ICA. Visual Tensions is a collaborative photography project that brings community members together with members of law enforcement. …

Winter's Reprieve
89 Exchange Street
Ebyn Moss
Dobra Tea
Eye catching and colorful patterns depicting flower-like images by artist Ebyn Moss.

Portland City: Re-Imagined
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center
Painter Rabee Kiwan and photographer Bob Riemann present "Portland City: Re-Imagined" exhibited throughout April at the UMVA Gallery @ Portland Media Center at 516 Congress Street. Accomplished Portland artists, Rabee and Bob introduce new elements to the city's iconic …