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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, October 1, 2021

Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street

DOUBLE TROUBLE, in the ICA at MECA through September 17, 2021, exhibits the work of five artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. These artworks reflect on the idea of the double - as mirror, repetition, second skin, or iteration - in ways that wrestle with representation and self definition. Artists: Sonia Almeida, Bianca Beck, Sascha Braunig, Lucy Kim, Joiri Minaya. Learn More

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Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street

First Friday Artwalk, Spetember 4 & September 1 – September 29 | For the past six years Richard Boyd Art Gallery has installed an annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture created by women artists to commemorate Women’s Equality Day. This exhibit demonstrates our ongoing support of women's equality and our hope for equality for all mankind. The exhibit is installed during the month of September to commemorate Women’s Equality Day as designated by a Joint Resolution of Congress on August 26, 1971. Creating visual art gives women another voice, a way to express their true feelings about daily life and the world around them. It’s a means of relaxation and a way to cope with issues of the day.  Drawn from the gallery’s inventory of original works, this multi-generational exhibition includes a selection of over 25 paintings and sculptures created by a group of accomplished women artists’ Amy Bickford, Linda Caron, Patricia Chandler, Carrin Culotta, Laura Freeman, Jane Herbert, Karen Chutsky Naud, Jean Noon, Jen Pagnini, Felicity Sidwell, and Susan Tan. Although each artist has her own style, technique, and approach to creating art they are joined by a passion - expressing themselves through visual art. The exhibition is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily from September 1st through September 29th, 2021. Open to 8:00:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. For more information about the exhibit contact the gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit the gallery’s website at www.richardboydartgallery.com . For exhibit updates like the gallery on Facebook www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery and follow it on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/richardboydartgallery9327 .Image: Laura Freeman ~ ‘Presence D’ ~ Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture #1 of 5. 15”H x 9”W x 8”D. Retail $4500.

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Dockfore
336 Fore St

First Friday Art Walk, October  1, 5:00 - 8:00 PM | Maine Green is a story of family, friendship, and home told through art. Their vision is to create Maine inspired images for Mainers and beyond. Through legends, history, and nature all images have been cultivated with passion and love. They owe a great debt of gratitude to this beautiful state, and this is their thank you! 

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Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street

October 1st through October 30th | For the past eleven years Richard Boyd Art Gallery has installed an annual exhibition of paintings depicting scenes of Maine. This year’s exhibit is another great show of paintings documenting scenes in Maine through the eyes of artists with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and styles. The exhibit features paintings that exemplify the diversity of subject matter in Maine which has long been a source of inspiration for artists. The show is comprised of visual works of art depicting scenes from the interior, to the islands, coves, and working waterfronts in Maine. Each work is the artist’s interpretation of a scene in Maine. Scenes of Maine includes original paintings and drawings by gallery artists’ Patricia Chandler – oil and cold wax medium, and mixed media; Carrin Culotta – oil; Kevin Daley – oil; Randy Eckard – watercolor; Jane Herbert – acrylic; Felicity Sidwell – oil; and Wilson Stewart – acrylic. The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily from October 1st through October 30th, 2021. For more information contact the gallery by phone (207)-712-1097, email info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit the gallery’s website www.richardboydartgallery.com. For exhibit updates like the gallery on Facebook and follow it on Instagram.

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