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Happy June from Executive Director, Dinah Minot

The summer people are arriving and the cultural life of Portland awaits engagement from locals coming out of hibernation, as well as tourists visiting Maine for the very first time. There’s so much to see, feel and love about Portland this time of year. Outdoor concerts under the stars are simply the best. We are so fortunate to have Thompson’s Point and other outdoor performance venues, along with scenic vistas for painting and photographing memorable sites. First Friday Art Walk will start up again in July, with a full roster of fun and entertainment. Art galleries are open, the sculpture garden at PMA welcomes lunchtime picnics, and Maine Craft Portland displays first-rate art and crafts for gifts and keepsakes. By this time next year, you’ll be able to access the Creative Portland app, a digital tool & map listing what’s happening now in the arts, music, performing arts, and literary sector, all in the palm of your hand. Let us know what you think of the giant fish swimming down the streets of the Old Port, soon to be installed by local artists, to remind us of safe social distancing as we navigate our way through COVID-19.


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