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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, September 5, 2014

Bridge Gallery
568 Congress Street
Brilliant color... fascinating light effect... these two artists bring two very different styles together to compliment one another. Rhonda Pearle, an expressive colorist, and Gary Perlmutter, a classical realist, show their latest work in their gallery/studio.
Rhonda Pearle and Gary Perlmutter
Oil on canvas and linen
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress Street
Join us for First Friday Art Walk and exhibitions by Katie Bell, Adam John Manley and the good folks at Broadturn Farm!
Katie Bell, Adam John Manley, Broadturn Farm
The Salt Institute
561 Congress Street
Enjoy stories about the people of Maine (and New England) by recent graduates of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. View awesome multimedia, listen to great radio stories, read phenomenal writing and enjoy a gallery exhibit of beautiful photography. The exhibit is open in June for first Friday art walk from 5-8p. The student work can also be seen, read, heard in Salt's gallery - 561 Congress St - Monday through Friday between 9a-4:30p. We hope to see you!
multimedia, photography, radio, writing
Richard Boyd Art Gallery
15 Epps Street
Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens a solo exhibition of images by Friendship, Maine artist Pam Cabanas on September 1, at 10:00 a.m. Much of Pam's work has its start en plein air, inspired by the "stunning visuals and huge hearts rooted deep in the harsh and ever changing coast of Maine. My work seeks to uncover the chords that bind the love of place with the creation and viewing of fine art. My exploration of the uninhabited islands of the Muscungus has led me into a series of paintings that I hope blend the shocking beauty of the coastal Maine environment with a self-portrait easily accessible to the hearts of my viewers. Working in two divergent mediums, soft pastel and monochromatic ink wash, I move ever closer to my artistic goals." The exhibit is open free of charge to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through September 30, 2014. The gallery is located on Peaks Island, ME at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street, in the first building on the right, on the first floor. For additional information about the exhibit please call the gallery at 207-712-1097, email info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com .
Pam Cabanas
Soft Pastel and Monochromatic Ink Wash
The State Theatre Building
142 High St. & 615 Congress St.
The State Theatre Building 142 High Street, All floors Over 40 artist under one roof here at the State Theatre Building in the Arts District. Open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm every First Friday Art Walk. If you're looking for variety in art exhibitions then look no further...it's all here!
Mixed Media
Portland Public Library Cultural Center
5 Monument Square
Portland Public Library hosts exhibit by Maine Maritime Museum in the Lower Level Hallway - July 3rd through December 15th, 2014 Portland Public Library will host an exhibit by Maine Maritime Museum, “The Faces that launched a Thousand Ships” in the Lower Level Hallway from July 3rh through December 15th 2014. A ship-launching is the supreme maritime amusement, a joyful, thrilling rite that builds to a moment of drama unparalleled in any theater. It is a rite repeated tens of thousand times since ships were built, joining us with historical legions of spectacle seekers, while channeling our best wishes for the future career of a brand-new untested vessel. View the emotions, fashions, and personalities of participants and on-lookers at some Maine coast launchings of the last century or so.
Maine Maritime Museum

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