Events downtown

Jul 14

Steamy Summer Print Jam
Location: 250 Anderson Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event website

Join us for a vibrant celebration of art and culture at our Steamy Summer Print Jam on July 14th (rain date July 20th)! This unique event will take place at Running With Scissors Art Studios, 250 Anderson St, in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood, showcasing the diverse talents of local artists and creatives.
From 10am to 5pm, immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of creativity. We’ll be inking up oversized blocks (4×4′ – 4×8′) by ten local artists and groups and printing them with — you guessed it — a three-ton asphalt roller! Meet the artists behind the masterpieces and learn about their inspirations and techniques at the artist booths.
Featured printers and groups include: Julia Starr, The Peregrine Press, Bearicson Design Studios, Jamie Wing, Pickwick Independent Press, Inciardi Prints, Annaoprints, Jenny Ibsen, Delaney C. Burns, and an RWS members’ block.
Check out the other vendors selling various mediums of art during this time including, Chelsea Peterson, Sarah Hiers, Jeanelle Demers, Rachel Herzer, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Liz Brown, Megan Taitano, Tempered East, and Jane Petschek.
Live art demonstrations like, glass blowing and puppet making, will captivate your imagination at neighboring businesses in the East Bayside neighborhood.
There will be music, family-friendly activities, and art at the aforementioned artist booths for sale. Indulge your taste buds with delicious offerings from local restaurants and beverage vendors, ensuring you stay energized and refreshed throughout the festivities. Admission is free and open to the public, so bring your friends, family, and fellow art lovers to celebrate creativity and community spirit with us. Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or simply curious about the local art scene, don’t miss this opportunity to connect, create, and be inspired at our Steamy Summer Print Jam!
Participating block party neighbors include: Bite Into Maine, Orange Bike Brewing Co., Freedom’s Edge Cider, Toad&Co, Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Portland Trails, Zero Station, Running With Scissors Art Studios, Goodfire Brewing Co, Side By Side Coffee, Queer Makers’ Market, Hi-Fidelity Brewing, Après, Portland Pottery, Rising Tide Brewing, Belleflower Brewing, Fleet Feet Maine Running, Mayo Street Arts, Three of Strong Spirits, and Blue Lobster Urban Winery.

Rain date is Saturday, July 20th. Stay up to date via Instagram @rwsartstudios and @eastbaysideblockparty. Please email info@rwsartstudios.com or eastbaysideblockparty@gmail.com for details.