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On the first Friday evening of every month, the city’s artists, galleries, and arts venues open up their doors for Portland’s thriving First Friday Art Walk.

Upcoming First Friday Art Walk

Friday, February 5, 2021

Elizabeth Moss Gallery
Shaw's Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1, Falmouth

January 8 to February 6 | When the world stopped in Spring of 2020, Eva Rose Goetz’s Covid Dairy began. Isolated together within the pandemic, paintings became her coping mechanism. This series was intended to visually report, reflect and transcend the hurt and confusion playing out within us all. 10% of sales will benefit Spurwink Services, a Maine nonprofit that provides behavioral health and education services to adults and children. Stay tuned for upcoming events! The Faithful, 24”x24”, gouache on canvas. View the exhibition.

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Visit 240 Strings events page to see upcoming livestream shows featuring local artists.

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On Sunday, January 24th, from 4:00-5:30, The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, Falmouth, ME will be hosting their 2nd presentation in “The Faces of Stigma” series. This virtual event is open to everyone. Join via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85036559592....
 
“Anti-Immigrant Bias in Maine and What We Can Do About It” will be a presentation and discussion led by Steve Wessler. Participation, education, and understanding are key in helping to combat stigma.

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Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba dance classes are ongoing! Learn more about the options here.  Tuesday and Thursday classes are free style // Saturday classes are partner dance. All classes run at 413 Broadway, South Portland. Come join us!

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Thursdays at 6pm EST via Facebook Live and IG Live . Join the Seacoast West African Dance & Drum Facebook Group and to stay tuned to Namory’s updates and payment options. 

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All of our events, markets, and pop ups have been canceled in order to keep our community safe, which is unfortunately limiting sales opportunities for our members. We've created this online market with easy curbside pick up to help get their delicious products into your homes! Feeling extra generous and wanting your neighbor businesses to succeed? We'd greatly appreciate any donations directly to Fork Food Lab so we can continue to support our local entrepreneurs. Gift cards are also available to use towards a future event or fun workshop. Please check back frequently as new items will be added each week, and contact us with any questions or suggestions you may have regarding our online market. Thank you so much! IMAGE: Mama Mo's Tunisian Peanut and Sweet Potato Dip. View the online market!

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Elizabeth Moss Gallery
Shaw's Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1, Falmouth

WHAT: “Hunt Slonem: Returns to Maine”   WHERE: Moss Galleries, 251 Route 1, Falmouth   WHEN: Through Feb. 6   HOURS: Monday by appointment, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday   ADMISSION: Free

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Ongoing | Our idea for the antidote to the viral disruption happening is that we tout upbeat, positive, and forward looking posts that digitally feature the art and artists in the state of Maine. View the online magazine here. IMAGE: Damir Porobic, Breathe 3, 2020, Archival pigment print, 38 x 38 inches.

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Ongoing - MWPA offers workshops across the state of Maine. With a variety of genres in a multitude of locations, there’s a workshop for all writers.  Please note: all workshops require advance registration. 

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Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street

January 1 – February 26, 2021 Mayo Street Arts is excited to announce a Pop-Up Gallery opening January 1, 2021 at 67 Washington Avenue in the former Nissen Bakery Building. In January and February the gallery will host two exhibits with works by Richard Wilson, Michel Droge, Shannon Rankin, Justin Richel, Noriko Sakanishi, William Manning, Christopher Patch, and others.   The exhibits will be curated by June Fitzpatrick, former owner of June Fitzpatrick Galleries on High Street and Congress Street in Portland. The first show will run from January 1 - 22, 2021. The second show opens February 5 - 26, 2021.   Pop-Up Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm or by private appointment   Location: 67 Washington Ave Portland (former Nissen Bakery Building)   Artwork from the exhibitions will also be available online for viewing and purchase at mayostreetarts.org.   Please know that we strictly follow the CDC guidelines for the State of Maine including limiting the number of people in the gallery at any one time to 5, respectfully require the wearing of masks (which we can provide if you don’t have one), and appropriate social distancing.   Pictured: Michael Droge, The Absence of You in Moonlight (Night Harvest#5), Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 42" x 54", 2020

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Welcome to Mumbai to Maine: A Culinary Adventure! In celebration of Maine’s 200th birthday I’m excited to launch my podcast with a series, Maine’s Bicentennial Food Podcast. As you know Maine has one of the richest and most fascinating food and drink scenes in the country. This signature series will take a deep dive into Maine’s food story – past, present and future, showcasing Maine’s most creative and accomplished culinary taste-makers, food innovators and entrepreneurs. When I left Mumbai 24 years ago, I never dreamed or imagined that Maine would one day be my home, my happy place. I knew I had to find a portal to somehow share my passion for Indian cuisine and tie it into my deep love for Maine’s rich and dynamic food scene. This Bicentennial Food Podcast series is my gift to Maine on its 200th Birthday! I wanted to provide a platform, a portal of sorts to share some incredible ‘maker’ stories that capture Maine’s entrepreneurial spirit and ethos. I’m hoping with this podcast I am able to deepen the dialogue and conversation as to why Maine is a formidable state for small businesses to thrive, create and innovate. 

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The Portland Conservatory of Music hosts an ongoing Noonday Concert Series feauturing local musicians. Visit the link to learn more about individual performances. 

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Palaver Strings

Thursdays, 7-8pm | Join Palaver Strings for an intimate livestream featuring a different Palaver soloist each week! They started this series in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and look forward to continuing to reach audiences safely and frequently, with the personal touch of each soloist’s voice. 

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This is a podcast for people who actually love musicals, but are starting to realize that maybe the ones that keep getting produced over and over aren’t exactly holding up. Megan, Chantal, and Kyle are three such people and are doing the work of breaking down these problematic musicals so you don’t have to!   We are releasing new episodes the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. You can listen on our website, or subscribe via your favorite podcast provider.   In our first episode, we break down Grease: The Musical! Listen on Apple Podcasts here, listen on Spotify here.

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