first friday artwalk portland



Portland’s First Friday Art Walk is the state of Maine’s largest free monthly cultural event. Every month, rain, snow, sleet, or shine, the galleries, museums, alternative venues, and streets of downtown Portland celebrate the creative culture that makes us one of the best small cities in the country. Creative Portland, the city’s local arts agency, stewards the art walk through the gathering and publication of the listings, and the promotion of the arts community.


[To] open the doors of Portland’s visual arts community by joining together and introducing a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues of Portland, promoting interest with non-exclusivity and easy-access, thereby strengthening the arts and community through diversity and celebration.



The Portland First Friday Artwalk takes place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

2016 dates include:

January  1

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

June 3

July 1

August 5

September 2

October 7

November 4

December 2

November 6

December 4


Map/brochure: PDF online or pick up in town
Begin: at any participating venue

while in town

Portland has been designated as a National Trust for Historic Preservation Distinctive Destination. See also: Portland Museum of Art, Portland’s Downtown District, Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Portland is in the “Greater Portland and Casco Bay” region.

getting here

Portland is just off I-295, 50 miles north of Kittery, New Hampshire border and 130 miles south of Bangor.  Public transportation: Amtrak Downeaster, Portland Jetport, Concord Coachlines.


For more information about this artwalk please contact the event organizer:


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