'Holiday Offering - 2019'
15 Epps Street
Oil; acrylic;watercolor;cold wax medium; mixed media.
Patricia Chandler; Carrin Culotta; Kevin Daley; Randy Eckard; Jane Herbert; Jen Pagnini; Susan Tan.
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
(Portland, ME) Just in time for the holidays and family gatherings, Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens an annual group exhibition of paintings on Sunday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. The show features a selection of paintings no …

10,000+ Hours
630 Forest Avenue
Portland, Maine - SPEEDWELL projects is proud to present 10,000+ Hours, an exhibition that celebrates our mission to correct the canon and create greater visibility for artists who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to their practice. SPEEDWELL projects …

A Local Archive: Works by Amy Ray
519 Congress Street, 3rd Floor
Mixed media
Amy Ray
Mechanics' Hall
Mechanics' Hall is pleased to welcome back artist Amy Ray with her exhibit 'A Local Archive' which uses mixed media figurative abstract works to explore the history of place. Please join us to celebrate her exhibit closing. The …

Above Board ?? Below Deck
6 Free Street
Bevin Holmberg & Steve Zittel
Please join us during the First Friday Art Walk for Above Board ?? Below Deck: a seafaring adventure of new works painted on blank skate decks. This art show is a collaboration between artists Bevin Holmberg (Mermaid Meadow) …

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. …

643 Congress Street
Bomb Diggity Arts
BDA is getting a makeover! And to celebrate we're throwing an ARTPARTY. We've invited members of the community to submit artwork to our first open call. We will also have work from our in-house artists as well as …

Captivating Fearless Vibrations: Through Color and Texture
443 Congress Street
443 Congress Street Gallery
443 Congress Street Gallery in the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce will be exhibiting the merriest of “Captivating Fearless Vibrations: Through Color and Texture,” a Holiday show with 10% off select artists’ works. This large group show ends …

Color and Light
568 Congress Street
Oil 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 …

DesignInquiry: Futurespective
522 Congress Street
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
DesignInquiry: Futurespective On View: October 4 - December 14, 2019 First Friday Events: + Not the Holiday Sale: DesignInquiry will be selling artist zines, folios, whoopie-pie legislation dish towels, Futurespective bags, bread & poodle aprons, posters, postcards, sterling lobster rings — …

Expressive Landscapes
747 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Marcia Crumley
The Francis Hotel
Marcia Crumley is a Cape Elizabeth-based artist whose expressive landscapes capture the allure of Maine in all four seasons. “Maine holds a very special place in my heart. I’ve spent the last 30 summers here and (finally!) …

Extra Spectral
538 Congress Street
Sascha Braunig and Bianca Beck
SPACE Gallery
EXTRA SPECTRAL Sascha Braunig and Bianca Beck In the Gallery through January 4th Extra Spectral is a collaborative exhibition between Bianca Beck and Sascha Braunig featuring new works generated from a radical sharing of creative control. Despite primarily working in different …

519 Congress Street, 3rd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
Mechanics' Hall's author chat series is back while our partnership reading series with Print: A Bookstore is on December hiatus. We are excited to welcome mystery and crime author Russell Warnberg of Windham. Warnberg will discuss his successful …

First Friday: Maine Organic Farmers/ WPA posters
648 Congress Street
Herbal tinctures, weavings, posters
Dandelion Spring Farms-MOFGA-MECA Students
Little Chair Printing
December Frist Friday, Little Chair Printing will be hosting Beth Schiller from Dandelion Spring Farm and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Both will be talking about farming and programs along with handmade weavings and herbal tinctures. Info …

5 Monument Square
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Folklore and fairytales have long reflected our desire to understand the natural world and human behavior. Stories and illustrations connect us to each other and show how our relationship with nature is constantly evolving. Crafting a new kind …

538 Congress Street
Pamela Moulton
SPACE Window
A fiber mandala made entirely of lost mittens from the Portland area, Hand-Some continues Moulton’s exploration of memory, found objects, and play through textile installation.

Handmade Pottery for the Holidays
376 Fore Street
group show
Maine Potters Market
Featuring the pottery of Elizabeth Louden, Robbi Portela, Susan Horowitz, Rebecca Verill, Barbara Walch, David Orser, Cathy Schroeder Hammond, Neal and Barbara Loken, Nancy Button, Betsy Levine, and Chris Peck.

Happy Winter! Open Studio
246 Danforth Street
Join us at PrintCraft to welcome the frosty season ahead! We've been working on new prints, cards, calendars, and gifts for the holidays, and stretching our cozy-making muscles for the long winter ahead. The studio will be open …

Immigrants & Artists Aided at UMVA Holiday Sale Event
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center
Not only will the Union of Maine Visual Artists help local artists sell their wares this December First Friday, Dec. 6th, Saturday, Dec. 7th, and Saturday Dec. 14th... but an unusual selfie opportunity will raise funds for the …

Justine Lasdin Springer
511 Congress Street #103
Gouche, acrylic and multiple mediums
Justine Lasdin Springer
Maine Street Design Co.
Art has always been a focus in my life from drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and teaching. My first memories are painting in Yosemite with my dad while he took classes (I was lucky enough to spend my kindergarten …

Karen Lederer: I'll Be Your Mirror
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Colored pencil, acrylic, and oil on panel
Karen Lederer
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to announce I’ll Be Your Mirror, Karen Lederer’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will run from November 16, 2019 through January 11, 2020. A conversation with the artist will occur …

Liz Prescott New Work
21 Chestnut Street
Acrylic on panel
Liz Prescott
Chestnut Street Lofts Lobby Gallery
Recent paintings in acrylics and oils by Freeport artist Liz Prescott.

Maine College of Art Holiday Sale
522 Congress Street
Maine College of Art
The Holiday Sale supports MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs while providing an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty, and staff to sell unique handmade arts, crafts, and gifts for the holiday season. The Holiday Sale has free …

Maine Historical Society - Exhibit Galleries & Store
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
Visit the Maine Historical Society Exhibit Galleries and Museum Store for the the December First Friday Art Walk! MHS features changing exhibitions and programs spanning more than twelve centuries of Maine life. Drawing from the extensive collections of …

Maine Jewish Museum Current Shows
267 Congress Street
Brigitte Keller
Maine Jewish Museum
Listening: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday Henry Isaacs & Brigitte Keller Spiegel Gallery These exhibitions are two different perspectives by two well-known Maine artists listening to a broad selection of Leonard Bernstein’s works. The resulting artwork is a diverse …

Meet Zoo Cain
561 Congress Street
Zoo Cain
Trueline Gallery @ 561
A one-person show featuring the works of legendary Portland artist Zoo Cain, who creates colorful, kaleidoscopic pieces in a variety of formats. Marketing business Trueline will host First Friday events at its new home at the former Salt …

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, …

Open House at Fork Food Lab
72 Parris Street
Fork Food Lab
Come check out Fork Food Lab and hear what it is all about! Tours with our GM on the half hour. We're doing this Open House as one of our 12 Days of Christmas events, see the full …

Our Lady of Victories
Granite base, bronze sculpture and smaller bronze sculptures
Franklin Simmons, sculptor, Richard Morris Hunt
Portland Public Art Committe
Our Lady of Victories is the most prominent piece of public art in Portland. In late nineteenth-century America, it became customary to erect civic monuments in memory of historic events and people, and in 1873, seven years …

"Our Port City"
94 Commercial Street, 2nd Floor
Neiley Harris
Neiley Gallery & Studio
Neiley Gallery & Studio is proud to present "Our Port City," a collection of small oil paintings for this First Friday Art Walk. Neiley is featuring local scenes in sizes that are a perfect gift for the holiday …

Preview: Portland Ballet's A Victorian Nutcracker
5 Monument Square
Portland Public Library Atrium
Please join us at the Portland Public Library on the first Friday of December for Portland Ballet's preview of A Victorian Nutcracker! The dancers will be performing in library's atrium and can be viewed from Monument Square from 6:30pm-7:00pm.

Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture
7 Congress Square
Ragnar Kjartansson:
Portland Museum of Art
In Scenes from Western Culture, Kjartansson shows various vignettes of ideal images of Western daily life—a couple dining together, a speedboat on a Swiss lake, a couple making love in a sleek, minimal interior, an afternoon swim, the …

Raven's Retort and Other Stories
34 Preble Street
Combinatorial art
Gregg Harper
Prism Analog
Opening Friday, December 6 there will be an exhibition of combinatorial art by Portland Artist Gregg Harper, entitled Raven’s Retort & Other Stories. The core of the exhibition is a series of seven collages that illustrate Harper’s seven …

Salt & Soil
620 Congress Street
Steve "Stivo" Zittel
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Prints of Illustrations by Steve “Stivo” Zittel of Salt & Soil capturing the whimsical side of outdoor pursuits and life in Maine.

Salt & Soil.
67 India Street
Steve "Stivo" Zittel
Coffee By Design, India St.
Prints of Illustrations by Steve “Stivo” Zittel of Salt & Soil capturing the whimsical side of outdoor pursuits and life in Maine.

Sandra Leinonen Dunn Solo Exhibit
48 Free Street
Sandra Leinonen Dunn
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 Sandra Leinonen Dunn. Please join us for Wine and Cheese on First Friday December 6 from 5:00 - 8:00. …

SHAPING MINDS: Lincoln Middle School Art Stars
13 Brown Street
Prints and sculpture
Lincoln Middle School Art Students
Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation
SHAPING MINDS is a new exhibit by a dozen gifted students studying at Portland's Lincoln Middle School. Art professor Louis-Pierre Lachapelle introduced his class to the work of modern masters who created the visual language of abstract art …

Singing for Socks
540 Congress Street
Sea Change Chorale
Sea Change Chorale will be outside of Reny's "Singing for Socks." We are collecting socks (and winter adult clothing) for donation to Preble Street Shelter. Warm your hearts with song and a donation this winter eve. Bring what …

345 Fore Street
Ellen O'Donnell
Vena's Fizz House
Biography: Ellen O'Donnell grew up in Maine with a strong interest in art and the ocean. She began painting with her mom as soon as she could hold a brush. Painting became an invaluable creative outlet that keeps her …

The Dining Room
521 Congress Street
Maine Craft Portland
Maine Craft Portland continues "The Dining Room" exhibition! This second annual group show exhibition represents all craft mediums ready for your holiday hosting. On the table and throughout the gallery you will see finely hand crafted items such …

Works of Jerry Corey
336 Fore Street
Oil on canvas
Jerry Corey
Oil on canvas works by Jerry Corey, as well as prints, just in time for Christmas.

"You are the Art" by Jack Montgomery
314 Forest Ave
Jack Montgomery
USM Glickman Library
“You Are The Art” In these photographs I have not set out to make art but rather to observe it. Each of the subjects in these images is in the process of remaking the most important art …