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First Friday Art Walk


On the first Friday evening of every month, the city’s artists, galleries, and arts venues open up their doors for Portland’s thriving First Friday Art Walk.

Upcoming First Friday Art Walk

Friday, June 3, 2022

Portland Public Library Lewis Gallery
5 Monument Square

Art Class: Exhibit of Student & Teacher work from the Portland Public High Schools
Lewis Gallery – May 6 through June 15, 2022

Celebrate the work of High School students and their teachers and mentors. Curated by High School senior and Lewis Gallery intern, Ella Burdin, this group exhibit highlights the work of current students at Portland High School, Deering High School, Casco Bay High School and Portland Area Technical High School.

Maine Jewish Museum
267 Congress St

Smith Galtney
Jody Sataloff History and Art Pavillion

Dream Sequence considers the way pictures speak to each other and tell infinite stories through association and suggestion. Galtney’s images are rooted in narratively direct traditions such as autobiography and documentary, but through variation and juxtaposition – random and otherwise – the pictures become cryptic, dreamlike fragments. Whatever story they tell is ultimately up to the viewer.
Smith Galtney is a Maine-based photographer and writer. His photography has been shown at the University of Southern Maine, SPEEDWELL projects, Cove Street Arts, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and Engine. A former entertainment journalist, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and GQ, among other publications.

Maine Jewish Museum
267 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Sunday through Friday 11am-4pm Closed: Saturdays
Nancy Davidson, Curator in Residence – Nanci Kahn, Photography Curator –
Masks Required

Maine Craft Portland

Location: MAINE CRAFT PORTLAND, 521 Congress St
June 3rd, 5-8pm (First Friday Art Walk)
Performer: Portland Symphony Orchestra's Harold Lieberman
Performance: 6pm to 7pm

MAINE CRAFT PORTLAND is proud to present a special musical guest in celebration for PRIDE month this First Friday Art Walk!
Portland Symphony Orchestra performer Harold Lieberman will be performing two works for solo viola; one by Benjamin Britten and the other by George Frederic Handel. These two composers were chosen to help celebrate PRIDE month in Portland, as both were notable gay composers and incredible artists.
Harold Lieberman has been a member of the Portland Symphony viola section since 1989 and has in that time occupied every chair in the section. He also plays with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Vermont Symphony. In addition to the modern viola, he has performed around New England on the baroque viola, viola da gamba, and viola d’amore, performing with the Handel and Haydn Society, the Ecclesia Consort of Rhode Island, and the Boston Camerata. Mr. Lieberman has also been active in LGBT+ politics since the 1970s.
While listening to this spectacular music you can also view our on-going group show
HEY HANDSOME! A Show of Rugged Attire and Accessories on exhibition through June 26th.