first friday artwalk portland



Portland’s First Friday Artwalk is a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art venues on the First Friday of every month from 5-8 pm.  More than 60 arts destinations are open from Portland’s Arts District to the East End, Bayside to the Old Port. The Art Walk opens the doors of Portland’s visual arts community by joining together and introducing a wider audience to the vitality of the artists and venues of Portland. Our mission: Promoting interest with non-exclusivity and easy access, thereby strengthening the arts and community through diversity and celebration.  Held on first Friday evening, year-round.  Maine’s first and largest Artwalk!


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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