Happy September From Executive Director, Dinah Minot
Creative Portland is proud to be included in Maine Magazine’s inaugural Mainers of the Year issue. It was an honor to celebrate at St Joseph’s College in Standish, alongside fellow arts & culture leaders including Con Fullam (Elevating Voices & Pihcintu Girl Chorus) and Rachel & Gloria Adams (artists), as well as fellow employee & colleague Ethan Hipple, Portland Parks, Rec & Facilities. We hope to attract your support, as we prepare to disburse awards through the Artist Relief Fund, launch Phase 2 of the Creative Bus Shelter Initiative, apply to the City for ARP fund allocation, and prepare for the launch of the first-ever cultural app in New England, the Creative Portland cultural app, presented at the October 12th community forum webinar.
Creative Portland is also pleased to announce the second First Friday Art Walk Summer Stage in Monument Square to showcase Maine musicians and performance artists in Open Air Portland. The FREE concert series will take place LIVE on Friday, October 1, from 5-8pm.
“Captain” Herb Ivy, Townsquare Media’s VP and WBLM DJ, as well as Creative Portland Board member, will serve as the program’s master of ceremonies.