First Friday Art Walk
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, December 4, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 7–8pm
Join us on Wednesday, December 9, to hear from speakers about the current and future state of filmmaking in Maine, learn about upcoming MFA opportunities, and connect with colleagues from around the state! More information here.
Let us know if you can make it–RSVP via Zoom
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.
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!
Take a virtual tour of Congress Street, or find a walking tour!
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.
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.
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.
We missed summer’s traditional Thursday-night potlucks and croquet tournaments, due to the pandemic. But now that the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship has reopened, we are tickled to honor the school sport by presenting “Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet” in the Messler Gallery through January 6, 2021.
The exhibition was curated by two croquet enthusiasts: furniture maker Silas Kopf, from Northampton, MA, and Jennifer-Navva Milliken, Artistic Director at the Center for Art in Wood, in Philadelphia, PA. They invited 21 makers from across the US and Canada to reimagine the archetypal ball and mallet, and the resulting show is a magical array.
You can take a virtual tour of The Art of Croquet online and read about in Popular Woodworking's blog.
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.
Friday, November 27, 2020 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020
This year’s Photo A Go-Go will be an online Auction. Stayed tuned to www.bakeryphoto.com for more information!
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