Greater Portland

Call for Artists

Coffee By Design Rebel Blend Fund Grant available for art projects, applications at or CBD coffeehouses; deadline Aug. 31.

Tuesday 6/18 

Portland Arts & Culture Summit, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ocean Gateway, arts community invited to address city’s cultural plan, $10, see more at


Experimentation Station Presents: Matt Chamberlain, pop up exhibit at OpBox Galleries, Thompson’s Point, Portland, June 11, 4-11 p.m.; June 12, 4-7 p.m.; June 13, 1-5 p.m.

“Faces of the Camino,” Donald Verger Photography, Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, to Oct. 15. 

Zoo Cain Paintings, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, local artist known for kaleidoscope abstracts and use of old license plates, to Aug. 15.

Diane Noble: Plein Air Landscapes, Yarmouth Public Library, 215 Main St., through June 19.  

Saturday 6/15 

Summer Solstice Resident Art Show, 1-4 p.m., Piper Shores Campus, 15 Piper Road, Scarborough. Free and open to the public.

“Mother’s Garden,” 5:30 p.m. opening reception for artist Daniel Minter, Fox Field, intersection of Anderson and Fox streets, Portland.

Sunday 6/16

“Bronze Abstractions,” artist talk by Mark Pettegrow, 2 p.m., Hawk Ridge Farm, 90 Minot Rd., Pownal.


Thursday 6/13 

“The Maestro,” 7 p.m., State Theater, Portland. Based on a true story about film composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; lead actor Xander Berkeley and cast will attend, $10, 

Friday 6/14

“Dawnland,” 6:30 p.m., Greely Center for the Arts, Cumberland Center. Documentary follows the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Commission to tell the story of Indigenous child removal; by donation to support Maine-Wabanaki REACH. 


Portland Museum of Art, screenings inspired by exhibits, new work by local and emerging talent, conversations with filmmakers, documentary subjects, and scholars,

Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, 780-4249.


“Overhomer: Paintings from Around the Bay,” Brita Holmquist, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, to June 22.

“Everyday Maine,” University of New England Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, photos chronicle Mainers statewide in various activities and walks of life, to June 25. 

“Works in Watercolor,” Randy Eckard, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, to June 29.

“Trees and Dancers,” by Wendy Newbold Patterson, Stonewall Gallery, Yarmouth History Center, 118 E. Elm St., to June 29. 


“Holding Up the Sky,” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. Honors the First People of Maine, the Wabanaki, which encompasses the Abenaki, Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot, to February 2020.
“Immersion,” Creative Portland, 84 Free St., 20 artists interpret the theme, to Oct. 25.
Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., “Letters to Sun: Land of Water,” by printmaker Edwige Charlot; “Innovative Techniques,” four bodies of work by Roland Salazar Rose; and photos by Stu Nedelman, to July 5. 

“In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969,” Portland Museum of Art, explores how an experimental school in rural Maine transformed art, craft, and design in the 20th century, to Sept. 8.

“Ladies and Gentlemen,” Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, N. Yarmouth, 1-4 p.m. Sundays through June 30. Shows how horsedrawn vehicles were designed and built to match sizes, classes and genders. Free admission.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland, call 518-9496 for hours.

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 58 Fore St., Portland, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with trains on the hour, admission $6-$10,

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday & and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Friday; free admission Friday nights 4-8 p.m.,

Victoria Mansion, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. daily, 109 Danforth St., $5-$16,

Yarmouth History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


“Seeking What is Yet Unfound,” Una Voce Chamber Choir, based on poetry by Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and e.e. cummings, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. & June 16 at 2:30 p.m., Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth.

Thursday 6/13

Cadenza, 7:30 p.m., 5 Depot St., Freeport, favorite jazz standards, $10/$15.

Port Cities, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, rootsy pop by Nova Scotia trio, $15/$17.

Friday 6/14

Pardon Me, Doug – A Tribute to Phish, 9 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $8/$10,

Saturday 6/15

Holy Grounds Coffee House, 6 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 1047 Congress St., Portland, singer/songwriter Lisa Gallant Seal; refreshments for sale, free admission. 

Magic 8 Ball Summer Solstice Concert, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts,  76 Congress St., unique take on acoustic music, $15/$18,

Sunday 6/16

Matt Andersen, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Canadian soul-bluesman, $18-$30, 


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, free concerts, most all-ages,

Blue, 650A Congress Street, Portland, live music Tuesday-Sunday, 21+, by donation,

Irish Music Sessions: 6-8 p.m. Mondays, O’Reilly’s Cure, Route 1, Scarborough,


“Denial Is a Wonderful Thing,” Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., June 15, 16, 19, 21 & 22, times vary, $11;

 Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist, June 13-16, various Portland locations, see for complete schedule for Boston-based stand-up comic.

“Jester Kings of Java,” 7 p.m. June 14 & 15, Figures of Speech Theatre at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Hand-crafted puppets made from gilded water buffalo hide portray the heroes, villains, and lovers from ancient Ramayana, $8-$22,

“Lady’s Labyrinth,” 7:30 p.m. July 19, 20 & 21, St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland Burlesque based on the fantasy film “Labyrinth,” $20,

“Sexology: The Musical!,” 8:30 p.m. June 13 & 16; 7:30 p.m. June 20, Fringe Central, 25 Forest Ave., Portland. Explores monogamy, ethical non-monogamy, and polyamory, tix through

“War Paint,” June 14, 7:15 p.m., Fringe Central, 25 Forest Ave., Portland; June 15, 2 p.m., Overlook, 155 Brackett St., Portland; June 16, 3:15 p.m., Overlook. Autobiographical storytelling by international Fringe artist Lily E. Garnett, tickets at

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Fridays-Sundays through June 23, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., S. Portland, $19/$23, 799-1421,

Sunday 6/17

Maine’s Funniest Standup Comedian Competition, 8 p.m., Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., $8/$12,

Wednesday 6/19

“Unspoken Truth,” 6-8 p.m., Maine Inside Out at Portland’s Congress Square Park, featuring original art created with the Maine Center for Electronic Music.



“Every Story Has a Picture,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; poetry reading at 6; on view to June 29.

“Second Nature,” by Ed McCartan, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Paintings and mixed media inspired by the American chestnut tree, to July 31.

“Bringing Back the Giants of the Forest,” Rising Tide, 323 Main St., Damariscotta, through June 29.

Friday 6/14

Douglas Gregory Kanes, 4-7:30 p.m., second Friday art walk, The Mix, 53 Maine St., Brunswick, photographer, printmaker, mask painter.


Summer Film Festival, Patten Free Library, 10 Summer St., Bath. Free movies  at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights all summer; for a complete schedule see


Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, classically romantic environment for fantasy, pleasure, adventure and fun,

Frontier, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, independent, documentary, art, adventure, and foreign film,


Works by Leslie Woods, Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, to June 28.

“Eastern Reaches,” Asian brush paintings by Waldoboro artist Jean Kigel, The UU Gallery, One Middle Street, Brunswick, to June 26.

“Delight in Disorder: New Paintings by Anne Hebebrand,” Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St., Brunswick, to June 29.

Ellen Golden and Duane Paluska, ICON Contemporary Art 2019, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, through July 6. 

“Spring Arrivals,” Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., to July 5.

Friday 6/14

“Catching the Moment” artists’ reception, 5-7 p.m., Points of View Art Gallery, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, paintings, pastels, prints, collages, photographs, and ceramics.

Friday 6/21

The Harlow presents Tom Ferrero: “The Places in Between,” opening reception 5-7 p.m., 100 Water Street, Hallowell, on view to July 27.


Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300,

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515,

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath,

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157,

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902,

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell. Thursday through Saturday, 11 to 5, or watch for the open flag, 833-6081,

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678.

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499,

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300,

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936,

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820,


Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily to Oct. 14, rail trips on the hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be closed through June 13 for maintenance; reopens June 14, 725-3275.

“Suspense: Key Moments in Midcentury Art,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., explores the personal vision of iconic artists of the 1950s and 1960s from Norman Lewis and Franz Kline to Robert Frank and Mimi Gross, June 14-Aug. 18.

Friday 6/14

Second Friday Brunswick, 4-7 p.m., Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. Bowdoin students will speak about their favorite objects on view, with free Gelato Fiasco.


Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round,

“A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, through Dec. 31. 

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and national holidays, 725-3275, Free. 

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416, Free.

“Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art Markell Gallery, rarely seen masterpieces, to January 2020.


Harpswell Bandstand by the Sea, free summer concert series, Mitchell Field, Route 123. June 20: Barbershop Nor’Easters & Royal River Chorus. In case of rain, see to see if event moved to Harpswell Coastal Academy.

Saturday 6/15

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., $12/$15. Last Concert for a Cause for the season.

Friday 6/21 

“Women Songwriters In-The-Round,” Lynn Deeves, Trina Hamlin and Colleen Sexton, 8 p.m., Frontier Café and Theater, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, tickets at

Novel Jazz, 7 p.m., Skidompha Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta, $7-$15. 

Saturday 6/22

Noah Paul Stookey, 7:30 p.m., Chocolate Church, Washington Street, Bath. Formerly of Peter, Paul and Mary, $15-$40.


Irish Music Sessions: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Byrnes Irish Pub, Centre Street, Bath; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave., Brunswick,

Side Door Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., third Friday of the month, open mic sign-up 6:45 p.m., followed by feature performer, by donation, 


Friday 6/14

2nd Friday Brunswick: Artwalk, Music, Theater, 4-7:30 p.m., Downtown Brunswick, Maine Street, second Friday through September, details

Saturday 6/15

“Snow White,” Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, 50-minute musical version of the fairy tale, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m., $12-$18, 725-8769 or

Imani Winds, known for their program of American composers with roots in Argentina, Cuba and New York City, will give a matinee performance during the Bowdoin International Music Festival from June 22 to Aug. 3. Details at stand-up comedian Brett Johnson brings his hit show to the PortFringe in Portland from June 13-16. For times and locations see

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