'Works In Watercolor' by Randy Eckard June 1-29
15 Epps Street
Randy Eckard
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of original paintings by watercolorist Randy Eckard on June 1 at 10 a.m. A trained commercial and fine artist living in Blue Hill, ME, …

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538 Congress St.
Textiles and photography
Alia Ali
SPACE Gallery
Yemeni-Bosnian-American artist Alia Ali will activate the main space with textiles and photography highlighting the fabricated barriers that divide and unite.

2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition
522 Congress St.
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Maine College of Art is pleased to announce the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition spotlights works by nine graduating artists, and represents a synthesis of each student’s experience in Maine College of Art’s MFA Program in Studio …

50 Years and Counting:An Ode to Clay
376 Fore St.
Stoneware and porcelain
Nancy Button
Maine Potters Market
Nancy Button of Fireside Pottery in Warren, Maine, has been making pottery for fifty years. She was taught by her mother when she was in her teens and clay has been her partner and teacher ever since. Not …

A House with Tiles
195 Congress St. Ste. 1F
Wood and tile(ceramic, stone, glass)
Kate Davidson
Homegrown Herb & Tea
This beautiful and utilitarian collection of hand crafted hardwood items for the home by local artisan Kate Davidson features intricate hand painted and designed tiles inlaid into such useful items as planters, cutting boards, trivets, wall hooks and …

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 …

616 Congress St.
John Wilson & Jill Osgood
Made in Maine, Worn Around the World ~~~Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry
Brand new USM Fine Arts Grads, John Wilson and Jill Osgood exhibit their most current work of abstract paintings in acrylic and oils. “I paint because I love color above all else. I love the materiality of oil …

Antique Maps of Maine
541 Congress St
Leo Pelletier
Mainely Art Gallery & Fine Framing
Friday, June 2nd 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, original maps of local …

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 …

Bob Crewe Gallery Open for Viewing
522 Congress St.
Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art
Maine College of Art's Bob Crewe Gallery will be open for viewing on First Friday June 2.

Carribean Inspiration
Acrylic, encaustic
Nancy Kanner
Dobra Tea

Carving The Maine Landscape: Japanese Woodblock Prints
613 Congress st
The Publication Studio

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 …

Common People Gallery by Jeff Larason
594 congress street
Jeff Larason
Broken Crow Collective
Photographer Jeff Larason uses the canvas of Boston Common, the nation's oldest park, to capture a cross section of the cities people-- from the most privileged, elites of Beacon Hill, to the most vulnerable, the homeless living in …

DigitaLiteracy / Gallery 44
44 Forest Avenue

Dwelling on Art: Annie Lloyd Witte
118 Congress Street
Drawing/mixed media
Annie Lloyd Witte
Urban Dwellings
Annie Lloyd Witte of Cumberland will be the featured artist for First Friday Art Walk at Urban Dwellings, June 2, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Witte’s work encompasses multiple mediums: printmaking, bookmaking, collaborative mixed media project, sewing and drawing. …

611 Congress St
Mixed media
Various Artists
The Art Department
The Art Department is excited to announce: Exploring Japan! An open gallery show featuring artwork inspired by the diverse culture of Japan. Our artists have created individual pieces of art inspired by Japanese fashion, wildlife, tradition, and beyond!

First Friday Fiction
489 Congress Street
Portland Magazine
The Garden at Maine Historical Society
We're very excited to announce that on June 2nd we will launch First Friday Fiction in the Longfellow Garden at Maine Historical Society! With a wine selection by our Everyday Sommelier columnist, Ralph Hersom, Category Manager of Beer, …

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

Ghost Fence
Congress Street at Franklin Arterial
John Sundling
Lincoln Park
John Sundling uses the visual language of surveying and construction—flagging tape, wooden fence poles, and plastic sheeting—to create a “ghost fence” outlining the original boundaries of Lincoln Park. Ghost Fence asks us to consider the physical and social …

Jacko Vassilev
61 Pleasant Street
Silver gelatin print
Jacko Vassilev
Art House Picture Frames
Selected work of Jacko Vassilev from Bulgaria and Albania collections.

Maine Landscape Paintings
645 Congress Street
Oil paintings
Finn Teach
Finn Teach Mini-Gallery

Maine Media Workshops Professional Certificate Exhibition
132 Washington Avenue
Eric Newton
PhoPa Gallery
Maine Media Workshops + College is pleased to present at PhoPa an exhibition of work by this year’s graduates of the Professional Certificate Program, Abigail T. Fox, Niko Hample, Eric D. Newton, Nils Tcheyan, and Nina Poole. The …

Mainly Metal
336 Fore St
Lois Cunniff
Mainly Metal will feature both photos printed on metal and images printed on metallic photo paper. The show will feature primarily recent work shot throughout Maine, but will also include images captured in Boston.

Making Paper, Making Maine
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society

Mixed media and Acrylic works by Ed McCarten
St. Lawrence Arts/ 76 Congress St.
Acrylic/mixed media
Ed McCarten
St. Lawrence Arts
Join us for the opening reception on June 2nd from 4-6PM as we welcome Ed McCarten latest series. McCarten works large scale with acrylic and mixed media. "These works represent my exploration of botanical and gestural imagery. …

NEWS CENTER Presents: Mainely Burgers Food Truck
1 Congress Sq
Mainely Burgers will be in the WCSH 6 Parking lot from 4pm-8:30pm serving up some delicious food. We hope to see you there.

Now & Then: Portland Public Librarys Collection Reconfigured
Portland Public LIbrary
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Now & Then: Portland Public Library’s Collection Reconfigured brings together nine local artists who have responded to works within our collection through their own lens in an effort to highlight and examine the works in the library’s permanent …

Portland Dining Scene - Dan Graziano
48 Free Street
Dan Graziano
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to see New Works by Dan Graziano titled Portland Dining Scene. Please join us for wine and cheese on First Friday June 2 from 5:00 - 8:00. This exhibit …

Richard Brown Lethem | Michael Ross
267 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Richard Brown Lethem
Maine Jewish Museum
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 Reception: May …

Signs of Spring
13 Brown Street
Paper, wire, string and more
Leo Rabkin

Springtime at Schoodic Point
51 Exchange Street
Oil and watercolor
Brian Ward
Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream
"Springtime at Schoodic Point" presents Brian Ward's abstract landscapes in oil and watercolor.

Oil on linen 34"x32"
Janet Ledoux, Maine
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans' team of professional curators worked hard over the long winter to select the finest, most interesting and beautifully curated art from Maine and around the globe. New and only originals at CBA to include: …

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 Night Kitchen
Performance artist
Monument Square
The Night Kitchen is a full length, original musical comedy coming to the Portland Stage June 6 -17. The show's creator, John Burstein, is a veteran producer of national television, stage, and symphonic programs. The Night Kitchen explores …

Wanderlust Reflections
539 Deering Ave
Amy Fecteau
Join us at Abilene from 4pm-6pm on First Friday for drink specials and free hors d'ouevres as we celebrate the opening of Amy Fecteau's photography exhibit! Amy has been painting since grade school, sharing valuable one-on-one time with …

Wildlife of the Imagination
630 Forest Ave
SPEEDWELL projects
Wildlife of the Imagination May 6 - June 30, 2017 Come explore the latest show at SPEEDWELL//projects featuring fresco woodland creatures by Barbara Sullivan and contemporary tapestries by Vicki Latimer Roan.