Portland boasts the most concentrated population of achievements in higher education in the state of Maine. See why people flock to Downtown to learn from the best!

Bright Star World Dance

108 High St | 207-370-5830

World dance studio offering belly dance, African dance and more classes. 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.

Maine Ballroom Dance

614 Congress St | 207-773-0002

Groups & private instruction; public dance parties every Saturday. Visit website.

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library

519 Congress St | 207-773-8396

A social organization promoting the skilled trades. 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 International Trade Center

511 Congress St | 207-541-7400

Offers trade missions, programs & seminars, conferences & technical assistance. 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.

Oak Street Studios

636 Congress St | 207-775-7118

Young people’s Art Institute & private Fine Arts School for students aged 2 yrs & up. Visit website.

Portland Public Library

5 Monument Sq | 207-871-1700

A host of multi-media, online resources & services. Brown bag lectures, children’s & teen’s events. Visit website.

Sail Maine

58 Fore St | 207-772-7245

We provide affordable access to the water through community sailing and educational programming. Visit website.

Salt Institute

561 Congress St | 207-761-0660

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

The Language Exchange

75 Market St Ste 305 | 207-772-0405

Providing a broad range of language-related services to individuals, private businesses & government agencies. Visit website.

The Telling Room

225 Commercial St | 207-774-6064

The Telling Room is Greater Portland’s community writing center serving students ages 6-18. Visit website.