Arts + Culture

Museums and galleries abound in Downtown! Immerse yourself in the arts and culture by visiting an historic place, a private gallery or local museum. Take a class, purchase a piece for your home or simply admire the beauty..


650A Congress St | 207-774-4111

Intimate live music venue with fine wines, craft beers and small plates. Visit website.

Bomb Diggity Arts

643 Congress St | 207-712-9499

Gallery with artwork by artists who attend our community supports program. Open to all! Visit website.

Bridge Gallery

568 Congress St | 207-712-9499

Art gallery & working studio of artists Rhonda Pearle & Gary Perlmutter. Visit website.

Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

250 Thompson’s Point Road | 207-828-1234

Interactive exhibits encourage play & exploration! Daily programs include art, science & theatre. Visit website.

Congress Square Gallery

609A Congress St | 207-653-1932

Original paintings, prints & jewelry by R.N. Cohen, Stan Leiberman & Doug Emerson of Coastal Maine. Visit website.

Fore River Gallery

87 Market St | 207-791-2723

A Gallery of four Maine artists displaying the work they create. Visit website.

Fore Street Gallery

372 Fore St | 207-874-8084

Original works of fine art, photography & limited edition prints. Visit website.

George Anderson Gallery

340 Fore St | 978-500-3661

Featuring the paintings of George Anderson. Visit website.

Greenhut Galleries

146 Middle St | 207-772-2694

Portland’s oldest year-round gallery exhibiting contemporary art & sculpture by Maine’s finest artists. Visit website.

Güven Gallery Anatolian Art

399 Fore St | 207-751-9107

Ancient design, modern appeal. Visit website.

Institute of Contemporary Art

522 Congress St | 207-699-5029

Leading-edge exhibitions & programs showcasing new trends in contemporary art. Visit website.

International Cryptozoology Museum

11 Avon St |

Learn about the study of unknown animals like Big Foot and many more. Visit website.

June Fitzpatrick Gallery

522 Congress St | 207-699-5083

Works on Paper. Contemporary fine art by established artists & selected newcomers. Visit website.

Maine College of Art

522 Congress St | 207-775-3052

MECA offers a BFA, MFA, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) & continuing studies. Visit website.

Maine Craft Portland

521 Congress St | 207-808-8184

A retail gallery and resource center promoting craft in Maine through exhibitions and public programming. Visit website.

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress St | 207-774-1822

Changing exhibits on Maine history. Unique gifts & books. Home of Longfellow House & Garden. Visit website.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

58 Fore St | 207-828-0814

Preserving Maine’s historic two-foot gauge railroad equipment for your education and enjoyment. Visit website.

Mainely Frames & Gallery

541 Congress St | 207-828-0031

Custom Picture Framing, Art Leasing, Consultation, Licensed Appraiser, Antique Maps. Visit website.

Mechanics Hall

519 Congress St | 207-773-8396

Membership library, rotating art exhibits, events space, and maker lectures in a beautiful historic building. Visit website.

Muse Paintbar

245 Commercial St | 207-618-9500

Get creative. Relax. Uncork your Muse. Private parties, regular sessions and kids’ events. Visit website.

Portland Art Gallery

154 Middle St | 207-956-7105

Fine Art Gallery. Visit website.

Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Sq | 207-775-5561

Collection includes Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Monet and Renoir. PMA Store & Café. Visit website.

Portland Observatory

138 Congress St | 207-774-5561

National historic landmark. Deck overlooking Casco Bay. Visit website.

Robert N. Cohen Studio-Gallery

609A Congress St | 207-653-1932

Original paintings and giclee prints of Portland, coastal Maine and Italy. Visit website.

Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery

48 Free St | 207-576-7787

Specializing in traditional & impressionistic realism. Visit website.

Salt Institute

561 Congress St | 207-761-0660

1-semester intensive programs in documentary radio, writing, photography & multimedia. Visit website.

She-Bear Gallery

650 Congress St | 207-874-5000

Features Holly Meade’s collection of woodblock prints. Jewelry, ceramics, photography, cards. Visit website.

SPACE Gallery

538 Congress St | 207-828-5600

A nonprofit contemporary space featuring visual arts, live music & performance, film & more. Visit website.

Stan Lieberman Fine Arts

142 High St | 207-632-4915

Studio/Gallery, original oil and acrylic paintings, giclée prints. Note cards, framing, commissions. Visit website.

Susan Maasch Fine Art

4 City Center | 207-478-4087

Contemporary Fine Art Gallery focusing on photography, painting, prints and sculpture. Visit website.

The Art Department

611 Congress St | 207-828-0784

Store-front art gallery. Screening space and movie productions. Visit website.

Tom Veilleux

6 City Center | 207-828-0784

Fine 20th century American paintings, sculpture and drawings. Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Elie Nadelman. Visit website.

Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St | 207-772-4841

America’s most spectacular house museum of the Victorian era. Open May – October & Christmas season. Visit website.