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..
A FINE THING: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts29 Forest Ave | 207-699-2919
Art gallery presenting historic & contemporary work with specialty in Fine Prints. Visit website.
Blue650A Congress St | 207-774-4111
Intimate live music venue with fine wines, craft beers and small plates. Visit website.
Bomb Diggity Arts643 Congress St | 207-712-9499
Gallery with artwork by artists who attend our community supports program. Open to all! Visit website.
Bridge Gallery568 Congress St | 207-712-9499
Art gallery & working studio of artists Rhonda Pearle & Gary Perlmutter. Visit website.
Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine250 Thompson’s Point Road | 207-828-1234
Interactive exhibits encourage play & exploration! Daily programs include art, science & theatre. Visit website.
Congress Square Gallery609A Congress St | 207-653-1932
Original paintings, prints & jewelry by R.N. Cohen, Stan Leiberman & Doug Emerson of Coastal Maine. Visit website.
Fore River Gallery87 Market St | 207-791-2723
A Gallery of four Maine artists displaying the work they create. Visit website.
Fore Street Gallery372 Fore St | 207-874-8084
Original works of fine art, photography & limited edition prints. Visit website.
George Anderson Gallery340 Fore St | 978-500-3661
Featuring the paintings of George Anderson. Visit website.
Greenhut Galleries146 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 Art399 Fore St | 207-751-9107
Ancient design, modern appeal. Visit website.
Heron Point Glass Gallery63 Market St | 207-846-0817
Art glass gallery featuring glass mandalas, bowls, jewelry & more by local artist Bonnie Faulkner. Visit website.
Institute of Contemporary Art522 Congress St | 207-699-5029
Leading-edge exhibitions & programs showcasing new trends in contemporary art. Visit website.
International Cryptozoology Museum11 Avon St |
Learn about the study of unknown animals like Big Foot and many more. Visit website.
June Fitzpatrick Gallery522 Congress St | 207-699-5083
Works on Paper. Contemporary fine art by established artists & selected newcomers. Visit website.
Maine College of Art522 Congress St | 207-775-3052
MECA offers a BFA, MFA, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) & continuing studies. Visit website.
Maine Craft Portland521 Congress St | 207-808-8184
A retail gallery and resource center promoting craft in Maine through exhibitions and public programming. Visit website.
Maine Historical Society489 Congress St | 207-774-1822
Changing exhibits on Maine history. Unique gifts & books. Home of Longfellow House & Garden. Visit website.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum58 Fore St | 207-828-0814
Preserving Maine’s historic two-foot gauge railroad equipment for your education and enjoyment. Visit website.
Mainely Frames & Gallery541 Congress St | 207-828-0031
Custom Picture Framing, Art Leasing, Consultation, Licensed Appraiser, Antique Maps. Visit website.
Mechanics Hall519 Congress St | 207-773-8396
Membership library, rotating art exhibits, events space, and maker lectures in a beautiful historic building. Visit website.
Muse Paintbar245 Commercial St | 207-618-9500
Get creative. Relax. Uncork your Muse. Private parties, regular sessions and kids’ events. Visit website.
Portland Museum of Art7 Congress Sq | 207-775-5561
Collection includes Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Monet and Renoir. PMA Store & Café. Visit website.
Portland Observatory138 Congress St | 207-774-5561
National historic landmark. Deck overlooking Casco Bay. Visit website.
Robert N. Cohen Studio-Gallery609A Congress St | 207-653-1932
Original paintings and giclee prints of Portland, coastal Maine and Italy. Visit website.
Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery48 Free St | 207-576-7787
Specializing in traditional & impressionistic realism. Visit website.
Salt Institute561 Congress St | 207-761-0660
1-semester intensive programs in documentary radio, writing, photography & multimedia. Visit website.
She-Bear Gallery650 Congress St | 207-874-5000
Features Holly Meade’s collection of woodblock prints. Jewelry, ceramics, photography, cards. Visit website.
SPACE Gallery538 Congress St | 207-828-5600
A nonprofit contemporary space featuring visual arts, live music & performance, film & more. Visit website.
Stan Lieberman Fine Arts142 High St | 207-632-4915
Studio/Gallery, original oil and acrylic paintings, giclée prints. Note cards, framing, commissions. Visit website.
Susan Maasch Fine Art4 City Center | 207-478-4087
Contemporary Fine Art Gallery focusing on photography, painting, prints and sculpture. Visit website.
The Art Department611 Congress St | 207-828-0784
Store-front art gallery. Screening space and movie productions. Visit website.
Tom Veilleux6 City Center | 207-828-0784
Fine 20th century American paintings, sculpture and drawings. Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent, Elie Nadelman. Visit website.
Victoria Mansion109 Danforth St | 207-772-4841
America’s most spectacular house museum of the Victorian era. Open May – October & Christmas season. Visit website.