'Holiday Offerings - 2018' an Annual Exhibit of Visual Arts
15 Epps Street
Oil; cold wax; acrylic; pastel; watercolor; gouache; bronze;clay
Amy Bickford; Rick Boyd; Patricia Chandler; Jane Herbert; Carrin Culotta; Kevin Daley; Charles Ellithorpe, DVM; Julianne Garvey ; Scarlet Kinney; Roy Perkinson; Wilson Stewart.
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present an annual group exhibition of original two and three dimensional works of art on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. The show features a selection of paintings created en …

18th Annual Photo A Go-Go - First Friday Preview
630 Forest Ave
group show
The Bakery Photo Collective presents a preview of the 18th Annual Photo A Go-Go Auction during December's First Friday Art Walk at SPEEDWELL projects, 630 Forest Ave, from 5pm to 8pm. The Bakery Photo Collective is proud to present …

2018 MECA 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. All Ages! Friday, December 7, …

Art @ The Chamber
443 Congress Street
Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
Creative Portland will be curating the entryway of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce with artists Kifah Abdullah, Telena Fiske, and Noriko Sakanishi. Kifah Abdulla (Portland) is an artist, poet, writer, teacher, activist, and world citizen. Born and …

Art is Food and Food is Art II
68 Commercial Street
Oil painting/baked goods
Matt James
Casco Bay Artisans
Matt James is the owner of Portland’s famous Standard Baking Company and an oil painter in the style of the old masters. Utilizing an observational technique, working from life or a photograph, James takes time to ‘tune out’ …

609A Congress Street
Congress Square Gallery
New painting and Giclee prints of Maine by Portland Artists RN Cohen and Stan Leiberman.

Authenticity: a participatory show about making, interpretation, and originality
360 Spring Street
Waynflete Gallery
Come and participate in making collaborative “masterpieces” on the walls of the Waynflete School Gallery! AUTHENTICITY is a show that invites viewers and participants to consider the very definition of art and who is an artist, while posing …

Autumn Open Exhibition - Closing Reception
516 Congress Street
UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center
The Union of Maine Visual Artists is pleased to host the upcoming exhibition: “Autumn Open Exhibition”, at its Portland Chapter Gallery in the Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland Maine, November 9 – December 7, 2018. The exhibition will …

13 Brown Street
Leo Rabkin
Bedazzled! Join us for a holiday celebration of the bright and dazzling art of Leo Rabkin. Glitter, sequins, rhinestones, sparkling cubes, warmly colored boxes, and wiggling shiny bits animate his work in 2 and 3 dimensions. Please …

Beyond the Pedestal
7 Congress Square
Isamu Noguch
Portland Museum of Art
Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi and the Borders of Sculpture is a rare Maine retrospective of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), the Japanese-American artist who became a central figure in the development of 20th-century American modernism. Image: Isamu Noguchi, (United States, …

Blazin' Blizzard
432 Fore Street
Borosilicate glass
Chaka Glass
The Blazin Ace
Blazin' Blizzard is a presentation by Chaka Glass (Portland, Maine) - Chaka specializes in a glass technique called 'Blizzard Tech' - There will also be a release of his new style 'Cascade Tech'. Opening 4:20-9pm.

Born to lose, Live to win.
31 Forest Avenue
Tim Tanker
Sanctuary Tattoo
Tim Wengertsman is a woodcut and illustration artist also known as Tim Tanker. The nickname was given to him because he is the drummer of crust punk band oiltanker. He is absolutely obsessed with making art, drawing at …

Buy Local Pop Up Holiday Art Sale!
84 Free Street
Creative Portland
Buy Local Pop Up Holiday Art Sale! First Friday December 7th from 5-8pm at 84 Free Street (directly across from back entrance of MECA), co-hosted by Creative Portland & Portland Buy Local. Creative Portland and Portland Buy Local have …

Celebrate the City - Multicultural Performance
5 Monument Square
group show
Atrium @ PPL
Portland Public Library presents Celebrate the City – Multicultural Performances by Immigrant Artists. Hosted by African Dundada. Join Portland Public Library for a multicultural evening of performances by immigrant artists hosted by African Dundada. The evening will …

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 …

Color Studies
67 India Street
Oil on canvas
Jan Ter Weele
Coffee By Design, India St.
Jan ter Weele was born in Groningen, The Netherlands. He studied at Maine College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Art Students League of New York with John Hultberg, Peter Golfinopoulos, and …

Current Exhibitions at Maine Jewish Museum
267 Congress Street
Russell Christian
Maine Jewish Museum
A Piece of Work - Russell Christian - Fineberg Family Community Room This batch of artwork is drawn from a pile of doodles and notes, marked up scraps, half finished drawings and paintings, walks taken down shady lanes and …

Eat, Drink and Be Merry in our Museum Store!
489 Congress Street
Maine Historical Society
During our December Art Walk, visitors are encouraged to browse our Maine Eats & Maine Brews galleries for foodie gift ideas and then shop in our warm & cozy Museum Store! Please know that every gift shop purchase …

First Friday Author Chat
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
Stop into our historic library to meet and chat with Maine author Deborah Gould who will be discussing her novel, “The Eastern: The Early Years”, which follows five families in the early 1800s who settled on the Eastern …

First Light Solstice
521 Congress Street
Maine Craft Portland
Maine Craft Portland will cast bright and starry windows of light throughout this holiday season! We are thrilled to don our gallery with a very special full-frontal art installation called 'First Light Solstice', meticulously created by Cynthia Thompson, …

Hana Firestone Illustrations
89 Exchange Street
Illustration prints
Hana Firestone
Dobra Tea
Whimsical quirky animals are a perfect match on view while sipping tea at Dobrá Tea. Prints and cards available for purchase.

Home Is Where the Art Is
643 Congress Street
Acrylic paint
Kendra Sanborn
Bomb Diggity Arts
Bomb Diggity's annual holiday art sale! Featuring original artwork by artists of all abilities that explore the theme of home. We will also be debuting a new line of original tee shirt designs, screen-printed tea towels (featuring cupcake cats!), …

Home: Reflections on Place
5 Monument Square
group show
Lewis Gallery @ Portland Public Library
Home is an art exhibit of work by immigrants to Maine who have been asked to reflect on the idea of “home” as individuals who have left one home and come to another. Leaving one’s home and finding …

Inspired by
605 Congress Street
Claire Noonan
O2 Salon
I knew from the first time I saw my client Kate Russo’s paintings, I wanted to build a collection around them. The pure concentration of color and precise shapes lent themselves well to interpretation through the medium of …

620 Congress Street
Oil on canvas
Jan Ter Weele
Coffee By Design, Congress St.
Jan ter Weele was born in Groningen, The Netherlands. He studied at Maine College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Art Students League of New York with John Hultberg, Peter Golfinopoulos, and …

Last Hurrah!
645 Congress Street
Oil painting
Finn Teach
Finn Teach Mini-Gallery
This will be Finn's last show at 645 Congress Street, as the gallery space will be annexed into an adjoining retail unit in the new year. All of Finn's landscape paintings will be on display through December, so …

538 Congress Street
During December First Friday, join Maine Initiatives and the organizations in their racial justice cohort to explore the transformational justice and equity work happening across our state every day. Learn about each organization and get involved as a …

Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways
522 Congress Street
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Migration, mobility, and displacement is the story of our era. Fears about human mobility and border crossers are reshaping politics; climate change promises to cause massive displacements; global leaders are scrambling to reconfigure and secure borders; people everywhere …

Mechanics' Hall Holiday Sale
519 Congress Street, 3rd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
New this year, a Holiday Sale will be held in the Grand Ballroom at Historic Mechanics’ Hall in Downtown Portland. Over 30 Maine artists will be selling unique handcrafted and high quality gifts of all kinds. There is …

Memory of Trees
345 Fore Street
Liz McGhee
Vena's Fizz House
Liz McGhee’s prints and drawings are abstractions of landscapes experienced, imagined, and felt. Some of her compositions reveal a fascination with processes and movements, while others follow a mesmerized path of textures, shapes, and light. Printmaking with gelatin plates and …

Nyeema Morgan: horror horror
30 City Center, 2nd Floor
Monoprint in artist's cherry frame with rubber
Nyeema Morgan
Grant Wahlquist Gallery
"horror horror" is the debut gallery solo exhibition of multidisciplinary artist Nyeema Morgan. Morgan's meticulous drawings, sculptures, and installations use repetition with subtle variation and unexpected juxtaposition to prompt reflection on the mechanics of representation and its political …

People Like Me
534 Congress Street
Luan Sherman
SPACE Gallery
"There are approximately 1.4 million transgender people living in the United States. The Trump Administration and the conservative media would have you believe we are a very small, minority population within this country. We are thought to occupy …

Pink Moment
538 Congress Street
Video installation
Kaj-anne Pepper (AKA Pepper Pepper)
SPACE Window
SPACE is pleased to present Pink Moment: Improvisations of place, persona and perception, an installation in the window gallery by Kaj-anne Pepper Oregon-based artist Kaj-anne Pepper aka "Pepper Pepper" creates an installation for our window gallery that incorporates their …

Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970
7 Congress Square
Richard Avedon
Portland Museum of Art
This exhibition showcases 11 photographic portraits and three triptychs of celebrated individuals by the iconic American photographer Richard Avedon (1924-2004). Primarily a fashion photographer whose images played an influential role in defining America’s image of style, beauty, and …

Seagull Be Quiet
6 Free Street
David Murray
Please join us for our December art show featuring David Murray, a relatively new artist from Bomb Diggity Arts. His drawings and writings have a deep sense of poetry to them, communicating ideas and emotions around fear, joy, …

Share The Warmth
Renys at 540 Congress Street
Music performance
Sea Change Chorale
Share the Warmth 540 Congress Street Music Performance Sea Change Chorale RENYS Dept. Store Portland’s social justice chorus will be singing and collecting new winter items for Preble Street. We will be outside of Renys from 5:30-6:30pm. Socks, hats, gloves, coats welcome. Bring …

Stockbridge Collection
98 Cross Street N
Mixed media
Holly Manneck
Stockbridge Collection
Holly Manneck Mixed Media American Pop Artist

The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation-Project MEAC
142 High Street, Suite 420
The Maine Project for Fine Art Conservation-Project MEAC
Antique Sale: Paintings, Prints, Frames and More!

Three Women Draw
519 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Mechanics' Hall
Three women draw and paint and more! Art opening - Jill Osgood, Amy Ray, and Liliana Stewart. 4-8pm December 7th in the Chalkboard Gallery.

538 Congress Street
Riley Watts
SPACE Gallery
Riley Watts is a Portland-based artist, choreographer, teacher, and arts advisor who has performed globally with The Forsythe Company (Germany), Sylvie Guillem (Netherlands), Dance Theater 2 (Switzerland), and Bern Ballet (Switzerland). Riley will be performing in SPACE a couple …

Victoria Mansion - Christmas Through a Child's Eyes
109 Danforth Street
Victoria Mansion
Join us for a free exhibit featuring art by children in the Greater Portland area upstairs at Victoria Mansion's Carriage House Museum Shop for December's First Friday! You can also enjoy discounted admission into the Mansion for only …