9 Thousand Things
89 Exchange Street
Alexander Zimmerman
Dobra Tea
Photos of tea and teaware amongst Maine scenery, landscapes, and weather.

Artist at Work
522 Congress Street
Artists at Work: Project Window at Maine College of Art
This First Friday, stop by the Bob Crewe Gallery Window and get a glimpse of what it happening at MECA this September. Watch Machine Dazzle & MECA artist at work. Machine Dazzle, costume designer for Taylor Mac, will …

Captivating Fearless Vibration: through color and texture. Group artist exhibition.
443 Congress Street
En plein air painting
Charles Thompson
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Captivating Fearless Vibration: through color and texture. Group artist exhibition. Featuring artist: Charles Thompson En Plein Air Painting Sept.6th - Jan. 3rd 2020 443 Congress Street Gallery Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Charles paints on location in the woods. His …

Carry Me
534 Congress Street
Paint, textile
Howard Fonda
Carry Me features paintings by Howard Fonda with baskets from Wabanaki artists Gabriel Frey, Jeremy Frey, Suzanne Greenlaw, Jennifer Neptune, Sarah Sockbeson, and Fred Tomah. The pairing revels in formal connections between works and complicates traditional definitions of …

Color and Light, Guest Artist Abdi Iftin
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 …

Dan Graziano New Works
48 Free Street
Dan Graziano
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 Dan Graziano. Please join us for wine and cheese on First Friday September 6 from 5:00 - 8:00. …

Darkness and the Light
522 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Alison Hildreth
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
On View: July 12 - September 20, 2019 Dark and light. The space between. The moment of change. The necessity of one to identify the other. Hope. Fading. The opportunities to explore the theme seemed so many and varied …

Diana Cherbuliez: Trigger Warning
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Diana Cherbuliez
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to announce “Trigger Warning,” Diana Cherbuliez’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will run from August 23 through September 28, 2019. An opening reception will occur on Friday, August 23 from …

Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation
13 Brown Street
Leo Rabkin
Classic Works from the 1960s and 1970s by Leo Rabkin. An array of modernist painting and sculpture from the artist's classic period including plexiglass boxes, large scale watercolors and mixed media constructions. Rabkin emerged from the ethos of …

Edwin Hill in conversation with Bruce Coffin
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
Mechanics’ Hall is proud to co-sponsor a First Friday author discussion series with Print: A Bookstore. Meet mystery writer Edwin Hill who will be discussing his new novel, “The Missing Ones”, in conversation with Maine mystery writer Bruce Coffin.

6 Free Street
Caitlin Duennebier
EVEN THE BUGS AND ANIMALS ARE SAD is a grouping of work that is part of a larger series called LEARNING HOW TO CRY WHILE DRIVING UP GHOST MOUNTAIN. This work presents narratives of a woman in a …

From a Woman's Perspective
15 Epps Street
Oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, cold wax medium, and mixed media
Group Exhibition
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Stop in Richard Boyd Art Gallery during the month of September to see ‘From a Woman’s Perspective’ an annual group exhibition of original paintings created by women from their point of view. Creating visual art gives women another voice, …

Ghosts of Industry in Space
521 Congress Street
Maine Craft Portland
Maine Craft Portland is pleased to extend this dual exhibition of Maine’s most unique sculptural ceramicists around! Jonathan White of Odd Inq and Carolyn Judson of Judson Pottery will be showing us sculptural forms remarking on the nature …

Honored Guests: New Work
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
A vision of artist Larry Hayden, the Portland Drawing Society was created years ago to both indulge a passion for drawing and to honor the wealth of leaders in arts and culture in our community. The Honored Guests …

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 nation’s counterculture. The Washington Post …

Kim Radochia: Shimms
68 Commercial Street Building A
Hand painted and torn paper on panels
Kim Radochia
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans is honored to present an exhibition years in the making with Kim Radochia’s Shimms. Radochia’s work is the nexus where innovation, materials, technique, and vision transform into contemporary fine art. Her sense of color and …

Lemons + Limes + Pears + Things
61 Pleasant Street
Acrylic on canvas
Gail Pfeifle
Art House Picture Frames
Contemporary still life paintings.

Machine Dazzle
522 Congress Street
Maine College of Art
On View: September 5 - 20 Maine College of Art, Bob Crewe Gallery Window Display - Congress St. An installation of works by Machine Dazzle, costume designer for Taylor Mac. This project is a collaboration with Machine Dazzle and MECA's …

Maine Jewish Museum Exhibitions
267 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Marjorie Moore
Maine Jewish Museum
Global Warnings Marjorie Moore Fineberg Family Community Room “This body of work came at a time when my interests, like those of the Inua, were very much influenced by anthropomorphism. By this term I mean, dreaming human/animal relationships—imagining how we humans …

Maine Landscapes
345 Fore Street
Kelly Ufkin
Vena's Fizz House
Artist Statement: My paintings have taken on a more personal significance as I explore content that has importance to me; moving beyond the figure and still lifes. I am striving to obtain composition, balance and color relation while experimenting …

Melt Down
5 Monument Square
Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery
“If engaging with climate is not a matter of winning, but more a matter of character and style, then the making of art, story, and literature also becomes part of our responses.” —Per Espen Stoknes, What We Think …

Molly Anathan at The Wellness Connection
685 Congress Street
Molly Anathan
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 for …

620 Congress Street
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Visit Nina Hope's Colorful Little Worlds at two Coffee by Design locations, July 28-Sept. 8, at Congress Street and India Street. This self-taught artist paints from her imagination, influenced by everything from flora and fauna to Victoriana to …

67 India Street
Coffee By Design, India St.
Visit Nina Hope's Colorful Little Worlds at two Coffee by Design locations, July 28-Sept. 8, at Congress Street and India Street. This self-taught artist paints from her imagination, influenced by everything from flora and fauna to Victoriana to …

Old St Paul's
279 Congress Street
Oil, acrylic, fiber
Old St Paul's
St Paul's Church is one of the best examples of gothic architecture in Portland. First founded in 1763, Saint Paul's has enjoyed serving as the Maritime Church for the local seagoing community. This includes all who serve and …

Open Ended: New Acquisitions at the Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
Open-Ended: New Acquisitions at the Portland Museum of Art highlights many of the spectacular new objects that join the PMA's collection of over 18,000 works of art and provides the opportunity to share the stories behind these works …

Pictures and Words
336 Fore Street
Acrylics, spray paint, and inks
Dana Nastee
A humorous graffiti and lowbrow artist, Nastee is noted for his paint-splattered chromatic color schemes juxtaposed with bold linework and kitsch subject matter. His preferred mediums are acrylics, spray paint and inks.

Playing Play: Summer Music Series in the Sculpture Park
7 Congress Square
Spencer Albee
Portland Museum of Art
There's a new work calling the David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park home: Isamu Noguchi’s Play Sculpture. To celebrate this colorful addition to the Sculpture Park, as well as the myriad ways in which Noguchi considered the …

"Press Play" - Pilar Nadal
119 Exchange Street
Pilar Nadal
The Press Hotel
On view: July 12th - September 29th Pilar Nadal is a printmaker in Portland, Maine. In her individual and collaborative work, she utilizes relief, letterpress and screen printing as well as public engagement practices, creating playful and interactive prints …

Recreating Hygge: Scandinavians in the Pine Tree State
489 Congress Street
George M. Hathaway
Maine Historical Society
MHS' pop-up exhibition, Recreating Hygge, highlights specific examples of how Danish, Norwegian and Swedish families created comfortable homes and content lives, or "hygge" in Maine. Scandinavian-American communities flourished in Maine during the 19th and early 20th centuries, a …

Reflections: Looking Back
376 Fore Street
Barbara Walch
Maine Potters Market
Celebrating 46 years of making pottery.

Susan Zimmerman - Plein Aire Oil Paintings
511 Congress Street #103
Oil paint, pastel
Susan Zimmerman
Maine Street Design Co.
“I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.” Winston Churchill I started painting with watercolor when my children were young, believing that by starting …

The Expansion of Cubism, 1911-1920
7 Congress Square
Portland Museum of Art
The Expansion of Cubism, 1911-1920 brings together painting, sculpture, and works on paper by pioneering Cubist artists such as Fernand Léger, Marie Laurencin, Jean Metzinger, and Max Weber, in an examination of the vibrant intellectual and artistic exchanges …

Threaded. The Runway Show. with Jacob A. M. Powers and Friends
Corner of Congress & High Streets
Congress Square Park
An urban runway show that clashes the gritty stylings of budding Portland-based painter Jacob A. M. Powers, with the beauty and grace of fine art and fashion. The set and clothing will be designed in-house by Powers and …

Vintage Vibrato
538 Congress Street
Mark Licari
This site-responsive wall drawing unfolds throughout Mark Licari’s two-week residency at SPACE. Inspired by the sonic waves that shift in and out SPACE, Licari will produce a mural that interweaves the natural world and the human world in …

Visceral Journeys
795 Congress Street
Molly Anathan
Artists’s Reception from 5pm - 8pm at Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland, ME. Molly Anathan explores a multitude of media, including laser-transfers, found objects, colored pencils, and acrylic paint. Her work is a two-dimensional exploration - a visual …

Visible Discourse from Maine's Western Foothills: Arcadipone, Best, Millonzi and Schneider
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center
Opens First Friday, September 6th, 5-8pm...open Fri, Sat and Sun, 1-4pm through 9/28. Image: Diana Arcadipone