Events downtown

Dec 10

Running With Scissors Holiday Market & Open Studios
Location: 250 Anderson Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event website

Running With Scissors Artists’ Studios & Community opens to the public for its annual Holiday Market & Open Studios, December 10 – 12th! Shop locally made art and fine crafts by 35+ RWS artists and tour their studios, tables and booths in the 16,000 sq. ft. makerspace at 250 Anderson Street in Portland.

This event has been a holiday staple for many years and, after a Covid hiatus, is thrilled to be back featuring new and existing members. Longtime artist participant Hannah Tarkinson will be unveiling limited edition, small-run, one-of-a-kind leather fanny packs. RWS clay tech and ceramicist Emily Armstrong, aka Armstrong Pottery, will show a new blue motif in stoneware. New member and intaglio printmaker Jane Petschek is bringing in limited edition Giclee prints of her watercolors for sale alongside her editioned etchings. Additional works for sale include jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints, textiles, photographs, home keepsakes and more. Participating artists will differ slightly each day, so make a festive weekend of searching for those perfect holiday gifts!

This event is handicap accessible and family friendly. Wear your mask and get ready to discover Portland’s local talent.

Friday, December 10th from 4 – 7pm
Saturday, December 11th from 11am – 5pm
Sunday, December 12th from 11am – 3pm

Resident artists are diverse in their mediums, artistic goals, backgrounds, ages and experiences and are supported by access to a wide variety of equipment, tools and information that the studios provide. Ask about our membership opportunities, artist shows, special events and learn how to contact artists after the event. Email for more information and follow @rwsartstudios on Instagram.

Top row: Julia Luft, Hannah Tarkinson, Mirabel Kermond
Middle row: Tina Sokolow, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Michele Hennessey
Bottom row: Keanne Petrie, Kincaid Pearson, Christine Caswell