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Museums + Galleries

Able Baker Contemporary is an artist-run gallery with an open curatorial structure. 

The Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art hosts works by Bob Crewe, a genre-crossing creative who combined careers in music and visual arts. 

Bridge Gallery is both a gallery and the working studio of artists Rhonda Pearle and Gary Perlmutter.

Casco Bay Artisans is an international eclectic fine art gallery representing 53 artists from around the world, with a focus here in Maine. CBA showcases many artistic mediums to include: oil; watercolor; acrylic; pastel and pallet knife paintings; marble; steel; found art object; soap stone and paper sculptures; art jewelry; pewter; porcelain; glass and stained glass; designer textile wears; and handmade fine art wooden chairs. 

The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine features a wide variety of interactive exhibits and performances for kids.

Congress Square Gallery features work in oils, watercolor, acrylics, and giclée prints by R.N. Cohen and Stan Leiberman.

Creative Portland is the official arts agency for the city of Portland and hosts bi-annual exhibits of works by local Maine artists. 

Daunis Fine Handmade Jewelry and Gallery is a jewelry studio and gallery where guests can tour the space and see what the artists are currently working on.

DigitaLiteracy provides services that include high resolution imaging, fine art reproduction (giclée prints) on multiple choices of media, banner printing and GIS services for digital mapping/plotting. Their gallery showcases local, national, and international artists. 

The Finn Teach Mini Gallery showcases the paintings of Portland-based artist Finn Teach. 

Fore River Gallery features the work of artists Liz Marks, Mike M. Marks, Elizabeth Prior, and T.J. McDermott.

Fore Street Gallery features original works of fine art, photography, and  limited edition prints.

George Anderson Gallery features contemporary nautically themed acrylic paintings by George Anderson and Scott Tubby.

Greenhut Galleries exhibits contemporary art and sculpture by Maine artists.

Güven Gallery features Anatolian ceramics with designs influenced by contemporary, Hittite, and Ottoman art, as well as a selection of Persian and Turkish carpets.

The Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow House is the historic home of the Portland-born nineteenth-century poet.

The Institute of American Art is a small project-based museum dedicated to showing art and helping artists realize research.

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA features innovative exhibitions and public programs that showcase new perspectives and trends in contemporary art.

The International Cryptozoology Museum here in Portland features many one-of-a-kind cryptozoological artifacts, including a life-sized Bigfoot model. Cryptozoology is the study of hidden, legendary, non-existent, or fictitious creatures (depending on how you look at it). 

Maine Gallery + Studio Guide has a directory of galleries across the state and a calendar of gallery openings and other arts events. 

The Maine Historical Society museum collection includes more than 15,000 artifacts from five centuries of Maine living.

The Maine Jewish Museum contains gallery space, historic exhibits, and a main sanctuary in the renovated Etz Chaim Synagogue, a turn-of-the-century immigrant era house of worship. 

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. has a museum dedicated to the railroad’s history and offers rides on the historic railroad.

The Maine Potters Market displays both practical and decorative pieces created by their member potters, each with their own distinctive style. 

Mainely Maps, Frames & Gallery specializes in rare, original maps and prints from the 16th to 20th century while also representing several local Maine artists.   

Mayo Street Arts is a nonprofit community gallery, music venue, and performance space that also hosts artist studios.

PhoPa Gallery exhibits photography and works on paper, with a focus on emerging Maine artists. The gallery is co-directed by Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards, with Maine Media Workshops + College.

Portland Art Gallery represents the work of Maine artists and is dedicated to highlighting superb curated artwork from across the state.

The Portland Museum of Art  (PMA) is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine, with an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibits. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special member-only events and to family activities, from Free School Tours to PMA Movies,  and from curator talks to exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery features a wide variety of art exhibitions on a monthly basis.

The Dorothea & Leo Rabkin Foundation is an artist-endowed foundation, exhibiting the art of Leo Rabkin and others. The foundation supports visual arts journalists nationwide with a major annual grant program.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is an owner-operated gallery on Peaks Island representing established and emerging artists working in the media of painting, sculpture, ceramic art, and glass.

Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery offers courses and workshops in oil painting, as well as exhibitng paintings and photography by artists from Maine and around the world.

SPACE Gallery is a nonprofit contemporary arts space featuring visual arts, live music and performance, lectures, films, and more.

St. Lawrence Arts, located in the historic St. Lawrence Church, is an affordable and accessible venue for a diverse offerings of arts including but not limited to theater, dance, music, film, visual arts, and workshops.

The pre-Revolutionary Tate House, with its period furnishings, beautiful grounds and herb gardens, and unique architecture, offers a glimpse of 18th century life in Colonial Maine.

The UMVA Gallery at CTN is a partnership between the Union of Maine Visual Artists and the Community Television Network to provide gallery space in the heart of Portland's Arts District to UMVA members. 

The University of New England Art Gallery mounts six exhibitions annually, ranging from contemporary fine art to photography, to international themes, to works by women and Maine artists. The gallery also houses a permanent collection of paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by nationally and internationally known artists.

Vestibule 594 is a street-level gallery dedicated to giving Portland, Maine-based artists visibility. 

Built in the 1850s, Victoria Mansion is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of the Italian Villa style in America and contains over 90% of its original interiors. 

Zero Station is a framing, printing, and lamination studio that hosts photography shows and other events.