2019 BFA Exhibition
522 Congress Street
Maine College of Art
On View: October 21 - November 15, 2019 Maine College of Art Porteous Building: Lower Level, Floors 1-3 MECA's annual fall student exhibition, the BFA Exhibition, is open to all MECA students. It offers an opportunity for students to show …

Barbara Morgan: Letter to the World
7 Congress Square
Barbara Morgan
Portland Museum of Art
Barbara Morgan (1900-1992) was a pioneering figure in American photography known for her dynamic images of modern dance, experiments in photomontage, and gestural light drawings. Throughout her career, Morgan worked to visualize the “inner meanings” of her subjects. …

Branching Out
94 Commercial Street, 2nd Floor
Neiley Gallery & Studio
Neiley Harris brings you... "Branching Out" Join us for Neiley’s colorful journey through the natural beauty of Maine, from scenic Bar Harbor to Portland’s working waterfront. Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2019, 5–8PM Meet Neiley and enjoy her latest body of work along …

Branching Out: The Artwork of Neiley Harris
94 Commercial Street, 2nd floor
Oil on canvas
Neiley Harris
Neiley Gallery & Studio
Neiley Harris brings you... "Branching Out" Join us for Neiley’s colorful journey through the natural beauty of Maine, from scenic Bar Harbor to Portland’s working waterfront. Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2019, 5–8PM Meet Neiley and enjoy her latest body of work along …

Capitol Craft Exhibit Opening
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Charles Badal
Mechanics' Hall
CAPITOL CRAFT: The artisans and tradespeople who built and restored the U.S. Capitol Dome. Stop by Mechanics' Hall for First Friday Art Walk and the opening of a special exhibit curated by Bruce Brown and Robert Baird. Capitol …

Celebrating the Women of Casco Bay Artisans
68 Commercial Street Building A
Oil, acrylic, pastel, encaustic, found object, torn paper, glass, and steel
Group exhibition
Casco Bay Artisans
A little History…. Casco Bay Artisans was founded in 2012 on the idea of bringing the best contemporary fine art to the market here in Portland, Maine. Over the last seven years, owner Jen Swarts has used a group …

Color and Light
568 Congress Street
Oil on linen
Gary Perlmutter
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 …

Corn Hole on a wall
336 Fore Street
Ted Hill
Christmas is right around the corner. Come check out these custom Corn Hole boards, and order one to put under the tree!

DesignInquiry: Futurespective
522 Congress Street
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
On View: October 4 - December 14, 2019 DesignInquiry: Futurespective is a series of installations that demonstrate how DesignInquiry engages in open-ended extra-disciplinary exchange. On display in the galleries are multi-media installations of objects + projects that present the …

First Contact - Lisa Pixley
119 Exchange Street
Lisa Pixley
The Press Hotel
I wanted this year's work, this momentous year of great change in my life, to be a balance of the exotic and contemporary, while also holding it’s own with the traditions of print. I want this year's work …

345 Fore Street
Brian Wasser
Vena's Fizz House
At the heart of Brian Wasser's photography is a search for the hidden nature of things. Land, objects, plants - everything has memory, and places are always quietly holding thoughts from another time, just below the surface. This …

5 Monument Square
Cecilia Ackerman, Stephen Burt, Annika Earley, Hilary Irons, and Andy Rosen
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
The Portland Public Library is pleased to present FOLKLAND, a group show in the main branch's Lewis Gallery, 10/4-12/21. Folklore and fairytales have long reflected our desire to understand the natural world and human behavior. Stories and illustrations …

Holding up the Sky & Women in Harmony
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Swing by Maine Historical Society during the First Friday Art Walk to visit the museum exhibit galleries at no charge! Women in Harmony will be here between 6:30 and 6:45 sharing their music! Our exhibit "Holding Up the Sky: …

I'm Cute
6 Free Street
Sharpie on paper
Gabe Brewington
Please join us on Friday, November 1, for Bomb Diggity artist Gabe Brewington's opening reception of "I'm Cute." There will be art, refreshments, and fun! In Gabe's words: "When I am making my work, I think about being creative, and …

Imposition & Yielding: Travail en Cire
21 Chestnut Street
Encaustic mixed media
Ann Tracy
Chestnut Street Lofts Lobby Gallery
A show of encaustic prints by three Ann(e)s: Ann Deutsch, Anne Strout, and Ann Tracy. Attached image: After Hokusai, Encaustic Mixed Media by artist Ann Tracy

Joe Mama-Nitzberg: A Study in Temperament
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Archival inkjet print on duratrans in lightbox
Joe Mama-Nitzberg
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to announce “A Study in Temperament,” Joe Mama- Nitzberg’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will run from October 4 through November 9, 2019. Mama-Nitzberg’s allusive, slippery, mordant works in various …

Maine Jewish Museum Current Shows
267 Congress Street
Acrylic on canvas
Mark Baum
Maine Jewish Museum
Faith Regained: Mark Baum Early Works - Spiegel Gallery Later Works - Fineberg Family Community Room Mark Baum (1903–1997) was a Polish-born American artist whose paintings and artistic direction are unique in the twentieth-century modernist canon. Baum was born into a …

Maine Suffrage Centennial - Women in Harmony chorus
5 Monument Square
Women in Harmony chorus
Atrium @ PPL
In honor of 100 years of Maine Suffrage, the Women in Harmony chorus will perform at 6pm just inside the Congress Street doors of the Portland Public Library's main branch.

380 Cumberland Building
Maine College of Art
Make.Art.Think. at MECA 380 Cumberland Ave., Portland (corner of Cumberland and Casco) Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 5-6:30PM Please join Maine College of Art's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates and LearningWorks Afterschool students, families, and staff in a celebration …

Mechanics' Hall Reading Series
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
Stop by Mechanics' Hall library for another exciting partnership event with Print: A Bookstore. We invite Patricia O’Donnell, author of The Vigilance of Stars, together with Hannah Calkin, author of Pomegranate Odyssey, to discuss their latest work and …

Michael Milczarek and Corrine Bongiovanni
48 Free Street
Michael Milczarek
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to join us for an art opening with new works by Michael Milczarek. Please join us for wine and cheese on First Friday, November 1, from 5:00 - 8:00. …

N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives
7 Congress Square
N. C. Wyeth
Portland Museum of Art
Countless people across the globe can close their eyes and conjure Wyeth’s work—his vibrant use of color, his striking figures, his storyteller’s sense of visual narrative. Many are aware of his onetime standing as the country’s foremost illustrator, …

Old and New Paintings
620 Congress Street
Acrylic work on panels and canvas
Nance Parker
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Nance Parker is a Portland native, the artistic director of Shoestring Theater, a painter, and a proud member of the Side x Side teaching team. Her work has been seen throughout the city and state for over 40 …

Old and New Paintings.
67 India Street
Acrylic work on panels and canvas
Nance Parker
Coffee By Design, India St.
Nance Parker is a Portland native, the artistic director of Shoestring Theater, a painter, and a proud member of the Side x Side teaching team. Her work has been seen throughout the city and state for over 40 …

Open House at Fork Food Lab
72 Parris Street
Fork Food Lab
Curious about what Fork Food Lab is all about? Come check it out! Tours of the facility on the half hour.

534 Congress Street
Bee Daniel
Bee's work stems from trauma, grief, love, unity, history, crime, dysphoria, dystopia, utopia, memories, unconscious thought, psychedelic experience, and the celebration of existence. Their work often speaks in blunt defiance of authority and denounces all systems of oppression. …

Pop Up Market
103 Fox Street
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Delicious treats from various Fork Food Lab members available for purchase.

534 Congress Street
SPACE is pleased to announce a new window installation, "Portland Terrain Biennial," co-organized by Meg Hahn, Bailey Romaine, and Brendan Shea. The Portland Terrain Biennial is an exhibition of site-specific art made for front yards, balconies, windows, and porches. …

Rustle Diptych II
Winslow Park
Painted steel
Vivien Beer
Portland Public Art Committe
Rustle Diptych II, a vertical, red-painted steel sculpture by Maine College of Art (MECA) graduate Vivien Beer, is sited in Winslow Park, at the corner of Baxter Boulevard and Temple Street. Rustle Diptych II was designed to conjure …

Serenity - 2019
15 Epps Street
Oil, acrylic,watercolor, cold wax medium, pastels and mixed media.
Patricia Chandler; Carrin Culotta; Kevin Daley; Randy Eckard; Jane Herbert; Roy Perkinson; and Susan Tan.
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Join us at Richard Boyd Art Gallery Friday, November 1st for the opening of an annual exhibit of paintings that evoke feelings of tranquility or calmness in viewers. With so much happening this November, from celebrations including the …

29 Forest Avenue
Acrylic on muslin shop rags
Jason Rohlf
Able Baker Contemporary
Join us for the final day of “Shift,” curated by Tracy McKenna and featuring artists Rose Marasco, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Emily Mullin, Jason Rohlf, Carl D’Alvia, Catherine Haggarty, Paolo Arao, Caetlynn Booth, Jen Hitchings, and Elise Ferguson. The multigenerational …

The Dining Room
521 Congress Street
Maine Craft Portland
Maine Craft Portland is setting its table again for "The Dining Room." This second annual group show exhibition will represent all craft mediums ready for your holiday hosting. On the table and throughout the gallery you will see …

The Legendary Zoo Cain
561 Congress Street
Zoo cain
Zoo Cain
Trueline Gallery @ 561
Portland-based marketing agency Trueline will host another “First Friday” art show on November 1 at its 561 Congress Street headquarters. While the company’s first three shows featured a dynamic roster of local and regional creators, the next …

Tiny Pricks Project
630 Forest Ave
Diana Weymar
SPEEDWELL projects is pleased to announce that the powerful exhibition Tiny Pricks Project by Diana Weymar, is on view until November 3, 2019. The Tiny Pricks Project is a public art project and exhibition about the Trump …

Transcendent Color: Discoveries from the Archive
13 Brown Street
Watercolor and mixed media
Leo Rabkin
Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation
A glowing, dramatic show of historic work newly discovered from our archive of Leo Rabkin's life work. Watercolors of major scale, intricate hand-colored and embellished prints take the viewer through a thoughtful and emotional exploration of radiant auras …

UMVA November Members Exhibition
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center
The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) will be holding its annual Fall Members Exhibition for November 2019. The opening reception will be, yes, that's right, on Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:00-8pm, at the UMVA Gallery, located in …