10 Years Later
87 Market Street
Fore River Gallery
Please join us in celebrating our Ten Year Anniversary since we first opened the door as Fore River Gallery. We have plenty of new work we've created and will also have select pieces on sale.

1st Friday @ Love Lab Studio!
26 Brackett Street
Mixed media
Love Lab Studio
Come visit Love Lab Studio to check out their space, learn about their programs, and see gorgeous art about birds and the ocean created by children! We'll have a fun block area for children, and all natural clay …

2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition
522 Congress Street
Maine College of Art
This yearÂ’s exhibition features work in a variety of media, including drawing, video projection, interactive sculpture, performance, painting, photography, textiles, garments, and installation. Seen together, these thesis projects hybridize a range of conceptual themes and material approaches as …

André Benoit: CONSTRUCTS!
443 Congress Street
Mixed media
Andre Benoit
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
A multidimensional mix media artist, whose orderliness is not a priority, even eliminates the fix focal points. Stop by the Portland Regional Chamber - itÂ’s where youÂ’ll see uniquely Maine subject matter built with found objects. ItÂ’s a see-it-to-believe-it show!

Art in Exodus
522 Congress Street
First Floor at Maine College of Art Porteous Building
Maine College of Art is pleased to present the third Art in Exodus exhibition in its flagship Porteous Building. Art in Exodus is a mentoring and exhibition project through which refugee artists and Mainers from underrepresented populations share …

Artist Owner
609A Congress Street
Oil and watercolor
Robert Cohen
Congress Square Gallery
Recent work by Portland Artists RN Cohen and Stan Leiberman. Paintings and prints of Portland and Coastal Maine.

Author Chat with Lolisa Monroe
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Photography/children's writer
Lolisa Monroe
Mechanics' Hall
Take a journey through nature with Maine Author Lolisa Monroe and her camera. Follow the stories of flora and fauna she creates to inspire children of all ages. Come chat with the author during June Art Walk in …

Bret Labelle: A Live, Cross-Pollination of Wild Organic Gesturing and a Weaving of Intricate Digital Motion
367 Fore Street
Mixed media, aerosol and wood assemblage
Bret Labelle
Fire on Fore
Come hang with Fire on Fore (367 Fore Street) as they set up shop for local graffiti artist, Bret Labelle, to sling paint, skill, and technique as he designs custom apparel in person (available for purchase) and shows …

Building Bridges: Metal Art from Haiti
620 Congress Street
Metal art
Group Show
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Lightweight metal wall art handcrafted in Haiti from recycled oil drums. All pieces are purchased from the artists at a fair price and resold to benefit healthcare facilities in the Cap-Haitien area of north Haiti. Fundraiser for Konbit …

Color and Light
568 Congress Street
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 …

DonutFest 6
141 Kennebec Street
KGB Glass (Brian Owoc)
The Bakery Glass Studios
This is the 6th Annual 'Donutfest' - a presentation of glass donuts and pipes brought to you by KGB Glass x The Blazin' Ace. We welcome anyone 18+ to view the show. KGB (Brian Owoc) will be showing …

Eat More Art
6 Free Street
group show
The 7th Annual Eat More Art group show is upon us! This is our biggest group show of the year featuring around 100 artists! The shop is open our normal hours starting at 10am but we'll have our …

First Friday Pop Up Markets - Rising Tide
103 Fox Street
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Shop local! Shop small! While drinking delicious BEER! Three to five Fork Food Lab members set up to sell their goodies. Every week will have a large variety of member goods for sale. Both ready to eat and …

Grand Opening - The Studio on Peaks Island
2 Garden Place
Reclaimed and remnant materials
Bethany Glatz
The Studio on Peaks Island
Opening to the public for the first time, The Studio on Peaks Island is featuring the art of Bethany Glatz. With a focus on ethical fashion, Bethany works with reclaimed and remnant materials to create home and body …

Henri Paul Broyard: Episode 2
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Henri Paul Broyard
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery proudly announces Henri Paul BroyardÂ’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, “Episode 2.” The show will run from May 10 through June 22, 2019. An opening reception will occur on Friday, May 10 from 5 …

Holding Up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History & Art
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Holding up the Sky explores Wabanaki philosophies of leadership and obligation relating to humans and non-humans by highlighting 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in what is now known as Maine. Wabanaki advisors guided the exhibition, interpreting 17th century …

In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the 20th century and helped define the aesthetics of the nationÂ’s counterculture. Organized by co-curators …

James Ledue - Digital Photography
685 Congress Street (Behind Local 188)
Digital photography
James Ledue
Wellness Connection
The Wellness Connection is hosting an open house at its Portland dispensary. Curious about the benefits of medical cannabis and CBD? Come tour the dispensary and learn about the many benefits of nature's best medicine. On display all …

Jewel Box Bus Shelter
Cast iron, glass, and anodized aluminum
Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan
Portland Public Art Committe
The Jewel Box Bus Shelter was designed by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan, a Seattle-based public arts team. It was installed in December 2004 after a two year process of review and planning. The goal for the bus …

Judy Metcalfe watercolors
48 Free Street
Judy Metcalfe
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to join us for the art opening as we welcome Judy Metcalfe to the gallery. Please join us for wine and cheese on First Friday June 7 from 5:00 …

Kelly Ufkin: The Canals of Western Europe
68 Commercial Street, The Maine Wharf
Photo realistic oil painting
Kelly Ufkin
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans is please to present the newest work by Maine Artist Kelly Ufkin featuring her signature photo-realistic style. In her own words: "I began painting water reflections as part of the MFA painting program. While studying abroad …

61 Pleasant Street
Metal wire and works on paper
Jeanne O'Toole Hayman
Art House Picture Frames
“Movement is life; to be alive is to keep moving” Artist Jeanne O’Toole Hayman comments on the universal thread of body language via gestural figures. Figures are simultaneously 2D and 3D with shadow playing a key role in their creation.

New Exhibits at Maine Jewish Museum
267 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Roland Salazar Rose
Maine Jewish Museum
Innovative Techniques - Salazar Fineberg Family Community Room This exhibition features four bodies of work from Roland Salazar Rose. “Roots,” finds Salazar expressing in paint and text his quest for knowledge and understanding of his family ancestry: …

Nuptials: Adornment for a New Age
521 Congress Street
Maine Craft Portland
Maine Craft Portland unveils an alternative-bridal exhibition not to be missed! Over 20 craft artists have created one-of-a-kind ceremonial adornment, accessories, and jewelry that embody new ideas to present bridal with a twist! This exhibit showcases unique offerings …

Open House at Fork Food Lab
72 Parris Street
Fork Food Lab
Come see what Fork Food Lab is all about. Tours of the facility every half an hour. Beer and wine available for purchase.

Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970
7 Congress Square
Richard Avedon
Portland Museum of Art
This exhibition showcases 12 photographic portraits and three triptychs of celebrated individuals by the iconic American photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004). Primarily a fashion photographer whose images played an influential role in defining AmericaÂ’s image of style, beauty, and …

Square Hop feat. Fresnel Theater
Exchange Street
Post Office Park
Ready. Set. Laugh! Join Fresnel Theater for comedy improv in cozy Post Office Park (by Black Cow on Exchange Street). The jokes and scenes will be made up on the spot, thanks to *your* participation and creativity. The …

Square Hop feat. Maine Marimba Ensemble
Corner of Congress Square & Monument Way
Monument Square
Enjoy traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on handcrafted marimbas. The percussive rhythms never fail to get crowds moving – so get ready for dancing in Monument Square! This performance is part of Portland Downtown's annual Square Hop, which features …

Square Hop feat. Palaver Strings Trio
Corner of Congress & State Streets
Longfellow Square
The intimate Longfellow Square provides a perfect setting for Palaver Strings, a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization founded in Boston in 2014. Now in its fifth season, Palaver has established itself as a forward-thinking ensemble whose mission …

Square Hop feat. Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight
Corner of Congress & High Streets
Music & puppetry
Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight
Congress Square Park
On June 7 from 6-8pm, Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight will present a full park sound installation in Congress Square Park – a living moving three dimensional soundscape. As visitors navigate the park, theyÂ’ll experience in-the-moment individualized …

Stonewall 50: The Birth of a Movement
5 Monument Square
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Stonewall 50: The Birth of a Movement features panels from the Stonewall Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and objects from the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine at USM. The exhibit showcases historical images …

Summer Favorites
13 Brown Street
Summer Favorites brings together a broad array of our collection's colors, textures and moods. From Leo's dreamy watercolors of the late 1950s to crisp linear grids inside plexiglass boxes from the 1960s. One of our favorites …

The Constructed Self
82 Parris Street
Brian Smith
New System Exhibitions
Elyse Grams presents a curated exhibition including artists Chip Barchilon-Daley, Oscar Chacon, Frances from up the road, Justin Love, and Brian Smith: We build and rebuild ourselves constantly. In response to our friends, our families, and our jobs, …

The Red Sand Project
7 Congress Square
Public art installation
The Junior League of Portland, ME
Congress Square
Join The Junior League of Portland, ME, CourageLIVES, and Survivor Speak USA at June's First Friday Art Walk for a live installation of the Red Sand Project—a national campaign that calls attention to those often unseen victims of …

TJ Whitmore Push/Shove Exhibit
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
TJ Whitmore
Mechanics' Hall
TJ Whitmore Photography Exhibit and Book Launch Mechanics' Hall - Portland, Maine Whitmore is a travel and real estate photographer from Portland, ME. The Push/Shove exhibition is a collection of photos spanning from 2013 to 2019. The exhibit showcases the …

UMVA Members' Spring Exhibition
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center
The Union of Maine Visual Artists is pleased to present the “UMVA Members' Spring Exhibition” at the UMVA Gallery in the Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland Maine, June 2-28, 2019. Thirty-four artists from across Maine will …

345 Fore Street
Mary Anne Cary
Vena's Fizz House
Studies are not filled with boundaries, the unmeasured possibilities allow for unexpected outcomesÂ…. no limits or restraints. As a self taught oil painter, I struggle with pressure to work within a style and common theme in my work. I …

643 Congress Street
Brenda Smith
Bomb Diggity Arts
Bomb Diggity Arts is proud to present 'Vacationland,' a multi-media group show that celebrates vacations and other places. Come see artists' interpretations of licence plates and faraway places! Featuring a life-size camper photo booth complete with marshmallow roasting …

Various! Performer Showcase
519 Congress Street, 3rd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
MechanicsÂ’ Hall is pleased to announce a Spring & Summer First Friday variety show. May thru July, 2019 will showcase five acts and be formatted in the spirit of the art walk such that guests can come and …

Whimsical Sea Creatures
376 Fore Street
Alex and Robbi Portela
Maine Potters Market
For the month of June, Maine Potters Market features the collaborative work of member Robbi Fritz Portela and guest artist, Alex Portela. Robbi and Alex have combined their fun whimsical designs in a body of work representing one …

Winter's Reprieve
89 Exchange Street
Ebyn Moss
Dobra Tea
Eye catching and colorful patterns depicting flower-like images by artist Ebyn Moss. For more information and images check out The Canvas Journal on Facebook. Prints also available for purchase.

Women in Rock
336 Fore Street
Illustrations and paintings
Teresa Lagrange & Dominic White
Google 'women titles in music' and you will find hundreds of songs from Sarah McLachlan's Adia to Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke. It seems as though the 60s, 70s and 80s were flooded with these epic …

Works in Watercolor a Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Randy Eckard
15 Epps Street
Randy Eckard
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
YouÂ’re invited to meet artist Randy Eckard at Richard Boyd Art Gallery Saturday, June 1 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the opening of his solo exhibition of paintings in watercolor. Raised in North …

Zoo Cain - Paintings
10 Mayo Street
Abstract paintings, cut up license plates
Zoo Cain
Mayo Street Arts
Exhibit Opening Reception on Thursday, June 6th from 6-8pm Exhibit stands until August 15 Zoo Cain is a professional Portland, Maine based artist known for making colorful kaleidoscope abstract paintings and slicing up old license plates to use the numbers …