Rowan Price: contemporary. reflective. contradictory
82 Elm Street
Mixed media
Rowan Price
Still Life Studio
Rowan Price: contemporary. reflective. contradictory Join us for a First Friday Pop-up Art Show of RowanÂ’s unique collection of work. Friday, September 7th 5pm - 8pm At still life studio, 82 Elm Street Portland, Maine Rowan …

Americans Abroad, 1860–1915
7 Congress Square
Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and more
Portland Museum of Art
Featuring magnificent works by artists such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and more, Americans Abroad, 1860–1915 examines watercolors, prints, and paintings by American artists who travelled to Europe for training and inspiration in the late …

Antique Maps of Maine and Beyond
541 Congress Street
Leo Pelletier
Mainely Frames & Gallery
Friday, September 7th, Mainely Frames and Gallery will be featuring original antique maps of Maine as well as a tremendous display of historic United States and World Maps. Rare maps include large schoolhouse maps, original maps of local …

Art @ The Chamber
443 Congress Street
Art @ The Chamber
Diverse, public art exhibition featuring over 100 works of mixed media art from 18 local artists.

Artist - Owner
609a Congress Street
Oil & watercolor
Robert Cohen
Congress Square Gallery
Paintings and Prints of Portland and Coastal Maine. Clear the Walls sale - 40% off over 45 original paintings.

Birds of my Father
31 Forest Avenue
Jo Goiran
Sanctuary Tattoo
Jo Goiran's current work was inspired by postage stamp birds her father created when she was a young girl. He rarely did art, but she has vivid memories of him bending over the table, using tweezers to carefully …

Clarence H. White and His World
7 Congress Square
Clarence H. White
Portland Museum of Art
This exhibition is the first in over forty years to survey the work of Clarence H. White (United States, 1871–1925), a founding member of the Photo-Secession, a gifted photographer known for his beautiful scenes of quiet domesticity and …

Coastal Maine - Stas Borodin
48 Free Street
Stas Borodin
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery invites you to join us for the opening of New Works by Stas Borodin Titled Coastal Maine. Please join us for Wine and Cheese on First Friday September 7 from 5:00 …

Curious Nature: 2018 Alumni Triennial
522 Congress Street
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Curious Nature brings together a diverse group of artists who draw inspiration from the natural world. Employing various mediums, from painting to sculpture, photography, and installation, their works are rooted in the act of looking closer. Through September 15, …

Divergent Dreams: A Collective Reflection
61 Pleasant Street Suite 110
Ink, paint, pencil
Richard Hudon, Virginia Monsell, and Isobel Stanton
Art House Picture Frames
Please join us on First Friday for art by Richard Hudon, Virginia Monsell, and Isobel Stanton.

Dwelling With Art: Jan ter Weele
118 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Jan ter Weele
Urban Dwellings
Painting, for Jan ter Weele, is about color, shape, and rhythm. His landscape paintings are completed on location, and in recent years, he has found himself disassembling the imagery of these places into separate works. Abstract paintings reflect …

"From a Woman's Perspective"
15 Epps Street
Oil, acrylic, cold wax, gouache,watercolor
Patricia Chandler;Amy Bickford;Julianne Garvey;Jane Herbert;Jen Pagnini;Felicity Sidwell
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of 'From a Woman's Perspective' an annual group exhibition of original paintings by women artists on Saturday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. Creating visual art gives women another voice, …

Garry Mitchell Solo-Exhibition
630 Forest Avenue
Garry Mitchell
SPEEDWELL projects
Please join us for the opening of a new series of paintings by Garry Mitchell on First Friday, September 7 from 5-8 p.m.! These large scale works will be on view until the middle of October. We hope …

Iconic Images of Maine
336 Fore Street
Oil on canvas
Daniel Hourihan
In a mixture of impressionism and painterly, enjoy some iconic images of Maine such as Town Landing Market.

Jill Poyourow: Red Bikini and Other Works
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Oil and acrylic on canvas
Jill Poyourow
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
Grant Wahlquist Gallery is pleased to present “Red Bikini and Other Works,” an exhibition by Jill Poyourow. The show will run from August 3 through September 15, 2018. “Red Bikini” presents recent paintings from a variety of PoyourowÂ’s …

La Vie en Rose
534 Congress Street
Chad States
SPACE Gallery
La Vie en Rose references a song originally made famous by Edith Piaf in 1946. ItÂ’s a song about finding a new love after a trying time and it became an anthem of hope for many after the …

Life on the Water
68 Commercial Street
Oil on canvas
Yong-Man Kwon
Casco Bay Artisans
Casco Bay Artisans, Portland, ME, is celebrating summer with a show dedicated to our nautical lifestyle, from ferries and freighters to sailboats and yachts. The exhibition centers around new work by Yong-man KWON, official artist for the …

Loops, Knots and Other Entanglements
13 Brown Street
String, wire, cloth, etc.
Leo Rabkin
Leo Rabkin's art is unique for his exploration of simple, everyday physical maneuvers. He stitched, tied intricate knots, strung fishing line in neat rows to make delicate grids. You can feel and see the art of the human …

Magical Mushrooms of Maine
345 Fore Street
Kevyn Fowler
Vena's Fizz House
Photographer Kevyn Fowler became interested in mushrooms about ten years ago, when he purchased a cell phone with a macro (close-up) lens. Since then heÂ’s been wandering the woods capturing the amazing and beautiful creatures we know as …

MailME Exhibition
522 Congress Street
Osher Lobby, 2nd floor
An annual exhibition of work by Maine College of Art's incoming First Year students. Each year, incoming students are invited to create a visual response to a provided prompt question. This year, all works were developed to fit …

Maine Craft Portland First Friday!
521 Congress Street
Wood, fiber, glass, metal
S.E.Hall Furniture & Design,Hillary Hutton Woven Rugs,Tandem Glass,Jason Morrissey Knives,Oyster River Joinery,Bill Housley, Pepper Mills,Janice Jones Tea Towels
Maine Craft Portland
Celebrating Maine Crafts AssociationÂ’s finest craft artists, Maine Craft Portland is serving PortlandÂ’s Arts District by representing an extensive collection of craft mediums. Featuring Maine grown personal care products, fine kitchen utensils, clothing, and fine jewelry to furniture, …

Maine Landscapes
645 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Finn Teach
Finn Teach Mini-Gallery
Maine landscapes painted with oil on canvas by local painter Finn Teach.

Meet the Author
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Karolyn Greenstreet
Mechanics' Hall
Chat with Sean Poage, author of "The Retreat to Avalon," the first book of a historical fiction trilogy that will explore the origins of the Arthurian legends, anchored in the events of the end of the Roman Empire …

Opening of "Honored Guests"
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Charcoal and graphite on paper
Larry Hayden
Mechanics' Hall
The Portland Drawing Society presents an appreciation-in-portraiture of those who help make Portland a vibrant, creative community. Sixteen artists show select portraits of the “honored guests” who have sat for the Portland Drawing Society to be represented in …

Painter and Poet: The Art of Ashley Bryan
7 Congress Square
Cut colored paper on paper, diluted tempera and felt tip pen on paper, linoleum cut on rice paper
Ashley Bryan
Portland Museum of Art
Painter and Poet: the Art of Ashley Bryan is the first major art museum exhibition in Maine for the award-winning 95-year-old artist and Little Cranberry Island resident, a pioneer of African and African American representation in the children's …

538 Congress Street
Cartoneria, paper
Justin Favela
SPACE is pleased to present PĂłlvora, a new installation by Las Vegas artist, Justin Favela. Using traditional "CartonerĂ­a" (Mexican paper craft) materials, Favela has filled the walls at SPACE with large scale "piñata murals" creating a landscape that …

Pop Up Party
150 Washington Avenue
Mark Little
150 Washington Ave
Pop Up Party: Celebrating the Art, Food and Drink of Inner Washington 150 Washington Ave, Unit 1 and 2 Art from Venn + Maker including artists Frank Brockman, Lisa Dombek and Mark Little. Live music, complimentary food and drinks from …

Portrait Project
Monument Square
Eric Holsinger
Monument Square
Pop-up portrait photography studio. Participate in this performance art project by posing for a classic portrait in Monument Square.

Remembering Tomorrow by Michel Droge
119 Exchange Street
Painter and printmaker
Michel Droge
The Press Hotel
Michel Droge is an abstract painter and printmaker who lives and works in Portland, Maine. Her work draws connections between the physical and psychological relationships of the environment and its living creatures. Michel is the recipient …

September Open Studios
108 High Street, 2nd floor
The Dooryard
The Dooryard Art Collective hosts open studios. Chat with the artists about their work and view the new group exhibit.

The Heart Of It
620 Congress Street
Pen, ink and watercolor
Mattie Rose Templeton
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Welcome beasts of the Portland streets! This volume of work is dedicated to the beautiful earth we call home, and the things that keep our hearts connected. My name is Mattie Rose Templeton. I am a Mainer born …

The Heart Of It.
67 India Street
Pen, ink and watercolor
Mattie Rose Templeton
Coffee By Design, India St.
Welcome beasts of the Portland streets! This volume of work is dedicated to the beautiful earth we call home, and the things that keep our hearts connected. My name is Mattie Rose Templeton. I am a Mainer born …

The Water is Warm
538 Congress Street
Anthony Bowers
SPACE Window
In this dream-like installation, The Water is Warm, Anthony Bowers explores the rich subject matter of pools, which tend to provide a collision between authenticity and artificiality on an architectural, historical, and social level. As sites of play …

Tim Bavington: Rock & Roll Abstraction
522 Congress Street
Tim Bavington
Bob Crewe Gallery at Maine College of Art
Abstract painter translates Rolling Stones, Beatles, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix songs into visual experiences. British-born, Las Vegas-based Bavington uses a unique system of pairing musical notes with specific hues of color to represent some of his favorite rock …