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Pictured above is a detail from C.T. Rasmuss's painting from Creative Portland's exhibtion 2020 Vision: Past, Present, and Future

 

 

Buying local art is one of the best ways to support Portland's vibrant and diverse artist community. To make it a bit easier to do so during the pandemic, we've curated a list of some local shops where you can buy local art. The list is in alphabetical order.

 

 

Diane Dahkle's "Innocence and Experience" Acrylic on Canvas, 33" x 44" | $3,000

2020 Vision: Past, Present, & Future

Creative Portland's exhibit features the work of twelve Maine artists who responded to the theme by sharing a personal interpretation of a moment in Maine's history.

You can view the works of art here. Please contact gallery@creativeportland.com or call 207-370-4794 with inquiries.

 

 

 

 

Raj Saha's "Treehouse", marker on board, 24" x 30" | $1570

All The Great Trees

Creative Portland's Fall 2019 Exhibition is still on display at 84 Free Street due to the pandemic. Schedule an appointment to view the fine art for sale by contacting katie@creativeportland.com. Online exhibition coming soon!

 
 

Art on the HIll, Society for East End Arts

Unfortunately, the Society for East End Arts' annual Art on the Hill Event is not taking place in person. Instead they've curated a wonderful local artist directory for your shopping pleasure. 

 

 

Black Owned Maine

  Scroll through the directory of Black Owned Business in Maine by region, category or by map. Shop away for the holidays! Winter 2020 Apparel is now live on BOM's website including the black beanie pictured left!

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide, Maine Crafts Association

A shop from home personal guide to local gifts made in Maine. Your craft purchases bring joy while directly supporting Maine craft artists and the Maine Crafts Association,
a non-profit organization serving Maine artists since 1983! Pictured is "Small Urchin Basket" by Sarah Sockbeson | $800. 
 
 

 

 

Holiday Sale, Maine College of Art

This year’s annual Holiday Sale will continue online! Featuring hundreds of handmade items by MECA students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the college, this always popular annual sale will continue to bring the Portland community and beyond together.

 

 

Laundry Day 2020, New Systems Exhibition 

December 6 - December 13

 Laundry day is a community art auction, exhibition and fundraiser for New System Laundry's 2021 season. You can view the art in person Friday 12/11 through Sunday 12/13. You can preview the artwork for on instagram. Pictured is “Six Feet Under” by Douglas Breault with a starting bid of $120.00.

 

 

Maine Gift Guide, Portland Buy Local

When you shop at a locally owned, independent business, 76% more of your money stays right here in our community. Check out Portland Buy Local's 2020 Gift Guide for incredible gift finds, made right here in Maine.
Pictured is Molly Map's 'Mapscape' giclée matte print on sale for $255.00.

 

 

Mayo Street Arts, Online Shop

MSA's online shop has been stocked with specialty magnets hand painted by local artist Pat Corrigan. Each one is signed and dated on the back and comes affixed to a sturdy magnet.
You can buy magnets individually or pick-your-own bundle! Individual magnets are $40 and bundle prices vary. 

 

 

 

 

Merch Booth, Maine Music Alliance

Creative Portland is a proud fiscal sponsor of MEMA, a team of Maine music professionals and performers working to increase the awareness around the extraordinary live music venues of Portland and the tremendous impact their presence have in our local economy. Merch purchases go directly to venues most in need during this unprecedented time of hardship
 
 
 
 
 

 

Photo A Go-Go, To-Go, The Bakery Photo Collective

 
Through December 8 
 
Photo A Go-Go, TO GO is an online print sale that kicks off November 27th and closes December 8th, at midnight.
The sale features the work of over 50 local and nationally recognized photographers, from affordable small prints to high-end editions from established artists.
 
 
 
 
 

PMA SHOP, Portland Museum of Art

Items in the PMA Store are carefully selected to support the PMA’s mission to engage audiences in a dialogue about the relevance of art and culture to our everyday lives.
Pictured is the Drop Cloth Homer Map Case, crafted by Black Point Mercantile on Prout's Neck, near Winslow Homer's Studio.
 
 
 

SPEEDWELL Auction 2020

Through December 18
 

An exciting online Art Auction with AMAZING deals by brilliant local artists! Bid on artwork from 40+ local and national artists to support SPEEDWELL and the arts community. Creative Portland is a proud fiscal sponsor. Holiday Gift Givers: don’t miss this opportunity! Treat yourself!

Photo of Elise Ansel by Winky Lewis.

 
 
 

Thompson's Point Makers Market (Outdoors)

December 6 & 20
 
With a mix of artisans, vintage, jewelry, local food, crafts and more, there’s something for everyone at the Market! Markets run from 10:00am to 3:00pm and are free to the public and family friendly. Masks are required. Pictured is an embroidery by Portland-based crafter, The Mod Stitcher.