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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, October 1, 2021

Cove Street Arts

September 9 - November 13
This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of Peregrine Press, a cooperative printmaking studio here in Portland, Maine. The studio takes its name from the peregrine falcon, a totem representing visionary power, wisdom, and guardianship. The exhibition showcases work from over 30 members, demonstrating Peregrine's fulfillment of its mission: to celebrate the art of printmaking as an innovative, dynamic, and evolving art form.
Peregrine Press dedicates this exhibition to long-time member Phil Stevens, who died suddenly this August. A dear friend to the Press, Stevens served as its treasurer for decades. His work is included in the exhibition.

Pictured: Judith Allen-Efstathiou | Botanical Rhapsody 2

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 or visit the gallery’s website For exhibit updates like the gallery on Facebook and follow it on Instagram.

Maine Craft Portland

October 1 - 24
Bonnie Bishoff and J. M. Syron will reveal their newest work in a collection of polymer clay wall sculptures inspired from the wilds of their Maine garden, fields and dreams beyond. Wildflowers & weeds are pervasive, persistent, resilient and intricately adaptable survivors. Be present to see the beauty in the common, as oversized flora and intricate fauna fill the wall.
Maine Craft Weekend Artist Demo: 12 Noon on both Saturday and Sunday!Bonnie Bishoff will be demonstrating her innovative techniques with polymer clay for creating the large patterned veneers that she and J.M. Syron apply to their wall sculptures and jewelry.