Blogs + Publications
The Arts and Economic Prosperity IV (PDF) report illustrates the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences in the City of Portland.
The Guide to Portland Street Artists Rules and Regulations (PDF) is a helpful resource for street artists in the City of Portland. The official rules and regulations by the City for street performers and vendors are available here (PDF).
Maine Art Scene promotes Maine art and culture. The online magazine features a large arts directory and also includes events, opportunities, interviews, artist webpages, and juried online exhibitions.
Maine College of Art student blog has photographs of in-progress student work and musings on current projects.
Maine Home + Design, the sister publication of Maine magazine, has everything you’d want in a local “shelter” magazine, beautifully photographed homes from all around the state and resources for finding architects, interior designers, builders and decorative artists.
Maine magazine covers the whole state from its home base in Portland including food, recreation, travel, music, art, style, and notable people.
Portland Magazine is our glossy “city” magazine featuring personality profiles, arts news, food and local flavor, reviews, events listings, and original fiction.
The Bollard is a monthly independent news and arts publication, featuring news, reviews, and music and theater listings.
The Portland Phoenix has its finger on the cultural pulse of Portland, with articles, reviews, and editorials about the latest news, music, movies, art, and places to eat and drink. Each year they hold a “best of” contest.
The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies’ student blog features student work and reflections on documenting Maine people and places.
Unseen Portland is another Portland photo blog, describing itself as “Portland, Maine, stripped of pretense.” This blog documents unromantic and unexpected slices of Portland life.