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.
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 run 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 p.m., June through October
Kennebunk Kennebunkport Village Art Walk is the 2nd Friday of every month, with an Art Trail of the Kkennebunks self-guided map, 5-7pm on 2nd Fridays June - December, galleries, studios and boutiques offer open houses in Dock Square and Ocean Ave, Lower Village Kennebunk and downtown Kennebunk on Main Street.
Kingfield Artwalk take places on the 1st Friday from September through April, and May 13, June 24, July 15 and August 26
Artwalk Lewiston/Auburn takes place on the last Friday of the month between 5 - 8:30pm.
Peaks Island Artwalk takes place end of the month between 1 p.m. and 5 pm. in summer months of June 28, July 26, August 30
Portland First Friday Artwalk takes place between 5 p.m. and 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 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
Wiscasset Artwalk takes place between 5 -8 p.m. on Thursdays June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24
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.