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Art/Design Studio Buildings

The Bakery Studios are located at 61 Pleasant Street. 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 email

Cloudport, located on Federal Street in the East End, is a multi faceted co-working space designed to provide a state-of-the-art space for businesses, entrepreneurs, and creatives alike to thrive. Equipped with glass front private offices, multi functional work space, meticulously designed conference rooms, spacious event venues, and a modernly designed kitchen and bar area. For information on membership, call (207) 651-RENT (7368) or email

Factory 3 is a makerspace that provides shared use of equipment and workspace to their tight community of artists, artisans, makers, entrepreneurs, thinkers, dreamers, experts, and beginners. 

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 299 Presumpscot Street. For more information, call (207) 831-3621 or email

Maine Studio Works is a turnkey rental studio suited for both photo and video production. It has north facing natural light, a full kitchen, direct load-in dock door access, and parking. A la carte services include photo and grip rental gear, as well as a prop house and set walls and windows to construct full artificial living environments. 

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

The Open Bench Project at 10 Thompson's Point is a shared learn/work facility, cultivating a community of makers by providing access to studio/work space, tools, and resources. The 7,500 square foot facility includes a wood shop, metal shop, lab for 3D printing, screen printing zone, and a hack lab. For information on affordable, flexible membership, call (207) 329-8606 or email

Open Concepts is an artist and creative studios are located in East Bayside. The studios were carved out from raw industrial space and renovated into comfortable and airy creative studio space.

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. Call (207) 210-6595 or email for more information.

The Public Works is a collaborative workspace designed with Portland’s creative entrepreneur in mind. They offer build-to-suit studios, office space, event space, and larger workshops so that everyone–from designers to craftsmen–can work together under one roof to establish and grow their business.

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 The facility also houses the Bayside Clay Center, a community committed to providing affordable space to serious clay artists. To learn more, email

SPACE Studios, at 536 Congress Street and just down the street from the Maine College of Art, are home to Pickwick Independent Press and have workspaces on three floors above SPACE Gallery

Still Life Studio provides painting lessons & creative workshops for emerging artists and offers rental space and occasional artist residency opportunities.

The Dooryard provides emerging artists with affordable studio and exhibit space at 108 High Street, within Portland's Arts District. For more information email

Think Tank Coworking is a co-working space on Congress Street for freelance writers, journalists, grad students, bloggers, architects, developers, graphic designers, and digital photographers. Email for more information.