Old Port Art Festival

Maine Art Walks to Experience This Year

Maine is famous for its beauty, and its becoming more and more renowned for its art scene. Friday Art Walks have become quite popular in recent years, your chance to visit several art galleries and museums in one afternoon or evening with a handy map, and even some hors d’oeuvres served.

Maine Art Hill – Kennebunkport

Home to nine unique art galleries in 4 seperate buildings—The Gallery, Shows, The Grand and Studios. The Gallery is open year-round and is one of Southern Maine’s premier art gallery destinations representing over 40 fine artists. Each artist has some connection to Maine whether they are from here, live here currently or are lucky enough to spend time here when they can. Several artists are known nationally and even worldwide. Shows are located in an historic home at 5 Chase Hill offering an intimate gallery setting for viewing original artwork.  The Grand features new works from select artists from The Gallery.  Studios is a collection of six micro galleries representing high-quality artists and artisans. The Works, a three dimensional gallery, Pop-Up, a weekly surprise of local talent, Thompson and Company Fine Art, Maine Art Hill Prints and Maine Art Hill Framing, and PhosArt Fine Art. 14 Western Avenue Kennebunk, Maine 207-967-2803

Old Port Art Festival

The First Friday Art Walk in Portland is very well-regarded. Galleries throughout downtown Portland and the Old Port open their doors, serve light snacks and encourage art lovers to browse their galleries in the early evening the first weekend of the month on Friday. Now more Maine towns and villages are offering art walks, free of charge, fun and full of great art waiting to be discovered.  You will also find Maine made jewelry, sculptures and more.

Bar Harbor Art Walks occurs on the first Friday of the month in season from 6 – 9 pm

Boothbay Harbor has First Friday Arts Tour from 9-9 with an Art Trail Map at the Boothbay Harbor Chamber

Bath Artwalk takes place between 4 -7 pm on the third Friday of the month.

Belfast Artwalk takes place on the fourth Friday between 5:30 – 8 pm

Biddeford and Saco Artwalk takes place on the last Friday – seven months of the year from 5-8 pm

Bangor Artwalk is offered on four Fridays annually, March 20, June 5, September 18 and November 13 between 5-9 pm

Damariscotta Newcastle Twin Villages ArtWalk takes place the third Friday of the month from 4 to 7 pm, June through October

Kennebunk Kennebunkport Village Art Walk is the 2nd Friday of every month, with an Art Trail of the Kennebunks self-guided map,  5-7pm on 2nd Fridays June – December, with galleries, studios and boutiques offering open houses in Dock Square and Ocean Ave, Lower Village Kennebunk and downtown Kennebunk on Main Street. See more about The Kennebunks Art Walk.

Kingfield Artwalk
 take places on the 1st Friday from September through April, May, June, July and August

Old Port Art Festival

Artwalk Lewiston/Auburn takes place on the last Friday of the month 5 – 8:30 pm

Peaks Island Artwalk takes place end of the month between 1 -5 pm in summer months June, July and August

Portland First Friday Artwalk takes place between 5 – 8 pm

Presque Isle First Friday Artwalk takes place between 6 – 8 pm year round on the first Friday

Rockland First Friday Artwalk takes place between 5 – 8 pm May, June, July, August, September, October, November,  December

Wiscasset Artwalk takes place between 5 -8 pm on the 3rd Thursdays June, July, August, September

In addition to these Art Walks in Maine, museums and galleries are open for you to browse on you own. You will also find Maine art classes for painting,  sculpture, and photography. Also see the Maine Art Museum Trail and Tour to visit Maine’s top art museums.

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