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Art/Design Studio Buildings

50 Cove Street, features PortFiber, offering classes and supplies for fiber artists, and Jennifer Nielsen hand-crafted jewelry, (207) 772-3822.

A Gathering of Stitches is a maker space for fiber and textile artists, 54 Cove Street, East Bayside. We have 11 full time studios and four short term rental stations. Equipment available for rent includes: sergers; sewing machines; knitting machines; industrial leather and canvas sewing machines; irons/ironing boards; dress forms; die cutter; dyeing facilties (hot-plates, pots, respirator, drying racks) and screen printing facilities (exposure unit, darkroom, printing stations, washdown unit). Workshops at all levels in sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, dyeing, screen printing, embroidery, and more. For more information contact Samantha Lindgren at 207 747 5015, or info@agatheringofstitches.com.

The Artist Studios, at 536 Congress Street, home to Pickwick Independent Press, has workspaces on three floors above SPACE Gallery and down the block from the Maine College of Art. Contact Christopher Campbell, (207) 874-0455, for more information.

The Bakery Studios are located at 61 Pleasant St. The building is home to White Dog Arts, Peregrine Press, Wolfe Editions, Art House Picture Frames, and 16 studio spaces. Practices include poetry, photography, printmaking, painting, sculpture, bookmaking, video, and other media. Artemisia Cafe is located in the front of the building. For information call 207-761-1902 or 207-838-7899, or email alisonderbyhildreth@gmail.com or kweslien@mac.com.

Basecamp Studios located on Presumpscot street in a warehouse. This spaces houses 12+ artists. For more information, contact Will Sears at williamcsears@gmail.com.

Casco Bay Technology Hub is a Danforth Street space for Maine technology companies “to unite and inspire entrepreneurship and business growth through tech-centered events and business collaboration.”

The Congress Building, at 142 High Street, is the home to the State Theatre, ground floor retail spaces, and five floors of pet-friendly offices for small businesses and artist studios. Go to suite 513 at 142 High Street, or call (207) 772-1540 for more information.

Engine Room is a creative collaborative space where entrepreneurs, innovators, and collaborators come together to make it happen. In a building over 100 years old, this modern, open-concept space allows professionals to share their stimulating ideas with one another in an upbeat environment on York Street, near Portland's Old Port. (207) 831-5500.

Grime Studios offers affordable band rehearsal space and art studios with 24 hour access. It exists for bands and artists of any craft to create whatever they want, as loud as they want, whenever they want. Grime is located at 27 Thompson's Point Road. For more information, call (207) 831-3621.

Mayo Street Arts at 10 Mayo Street offers affordable artist studios, dance and theater space, and exhibition space, housed in an historic church. Contact Blainor McGough, (207) 615-3609, or email info@mayostreetarts.org for more information.

The Open Bench Project at 1 Thompson Point is a shared learn/work facility, cultivating a community of makers by providing access to a studio/work space, tools, and resources. The 6,000 square foot facility includes a wood shop, metal shop, lab for 3D printing, and a hack lab. For information on affordable, flexible membership, call (207) 329-8606 or email support@obportland.org.

Peloton Labs is a community workspace on Congress Street in Portland, designed as a co-working space for independent and creative business and civic professionals.

Phoenix Studio, at 630 Forest Avenue, has classes in stained glass, glass fusing, mosaics, studio drawing, and painting for beginners and seasoned craftsmen alike. The studio carries a wide selection of supplies and glass and offers discounts on their retail items when you're taking a class. For more information, call (207) 774-4154.

Running With Scissors, at 250 Anderson Street, is a multi-disciplinary creative work space with over 50 private studios of various sizes, features, rates and amenities, plus common work space, various equipment for print making, wood working, computer and design work, an exhibition hall, classroom, lounge, and more. For more information contact Kate Anker at (207) 831-5682  or scissorsart@gwi.net. The facility also houses the Bayside Clay Center, a community committed to providing affordable space to serious clay artists. To learn more, email baysideclay@gmail.com.

ThinkTank Portland is a co-working space on Congress Street for freelance writers, journalists, grad students, bloggers, architects, developers, graphic designers, and digital photographers.

Wycwah is a website dedicated to exploring the concept of co-working. It describes itself as a collaborative space for digital creatives: web designers, programmers, writers, videographers—anyone who uses bits and bytes to make something happen.