Ongoing Events

06/17/17 to 01/7/18

Marguerite Zorach – An Art-Filled Life

Marguerite Zorach – An Art-Filled Life is an exhibition that brings together sixty paintings and textiles by Marguerite Thompson Zorach made between 1910 and 1965. In highlighting her contributions as a modernist who helped changed the course of American art, the Farnsworth presents the full range of her skills.

10/6/17 to 04/1/18

Black and White Exhibition

Louise Nevelson is recognized as one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century whose wood sculptures, painted in black or white, revolutionized artists’ ideas of what sculpture could be. This exhibition will feature signature examples of these works, drawn from the Farnsworth’s collection, the second largest collection of Nevelson’s work in the world.


11/28/17 to 11/29/17

2nd Annual Hops for Habitat

Portside Real Estate Group is thrilled to be hosting our 2nd Annual HOPS for HABITAT event on #GivingTuesday to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland!

This super fun event will take place at Oxbow Brewery in Portland and will showcase great food, cool auction items, and tasty brews!

Tickets are $15 and will include a commemorative event glass filled with your choice of beer, wine, or cider. [Early Bird pricing ends on November 17th]

All proceeds will go directly to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland.

Gorham Savings Bank
Maine Magazine

11/29/17 to 12/17/17

Ogunquit Playhouse presents White Christmas

Back by popular demand! The Ogunquit Playhouse production of Irving Berlin’s classic White Christmas will return to The Music Hall in Portsmouth just in time for the holidays. The musical focuses on WWII Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who have a successful song-and-dance act. With love in mind they follow two singing sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge.


Maine Spirits Luxury Tasting Event

Join Maine Spirits at the Portland Art Gallery on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM for a unique tasting of the finest spirits from around the world.

Limited Availability and advance purchased required.

Get tickets HERE:

Taste spirits from the following distilleries:
Absolut Spirits Co.
Agavera Camichines
Ardbeg Distillery
Avion Tequila
The Balvenie Distillery
Bowmore Distillery
Bruichladdich Distillery
Casamigos Spirits Company
Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery
DiSaronno International
The Glenfiddich Distillery
The Glenmorangie Company
Gordon & MacPhail
House of Marnier Lapostolle
Hudson Whiskey
Jefferson’s Bourbon
Johnnie Walker
The Macallan Distillery
Mezcales de Leyenda
Mount Gay Distilleries
The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd.
The Patron Spirits Company
Remy Martin
The Stoli Group
Tequila Cuervo La Rojena
West Cork Distillers
Westland Distillery
WhistlePig Whiskey
Must be 21 or older to attend. For questions, contact Danielle at Maine Spirits at 207.512.3519



12/1/17 to 12/2/17

2017 MECA Holiday Sale

The Holiday Sale supports MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs while providing an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell unique, handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season. FREE Admission – All Ages!

Location and Sale Dates
Maine College of Art, Porteous Building
522 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Friday, December 1, 5pm–9pm
Saturday, December 2, 10am–5pm

This year’s Holiday Sale at the Maine College of Art (MECA) will be held on Friday December 1, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. In its 23rd year, the MECA Holiday Sale is the Arts District’s premier holiday sale event, connecting Maine makers and buyers, providing an experience beyond shopping.The juried 2017 Holiday Sale will include over 50 alumni vendors, selling handmade ceramics, jewelry, furniture, prints, and textiles. Student vendors include the Printmaking, Illustration, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, and Drawing departments.

Kifah Abdulla (Continuing Studies Faculty)
Ebenezer Akakpo ’01 of Akakpo & Co.
Cat Bates ’09 of Cat Bates Jewelry & Accessories
Ingrid Bathe of Ingrid Bathe Porcelain
Derek Bedford ’01 of Possum Hollow Farm Soap, LLC
Shana Belknap ’91
Don Best ’80 of Don Best Wood Art
Maggie Bokor of Maggie Bokor Jewelry
Carrie Brezzo ’04 of CarrieSewFancy
Katie Burns, Current Student
Crystal Cawley (Continuing Studies Faculty)
Daniel Cerreta ’10 of Fathom Toy Works
Peter Dore ’17 of Boothby Furniture Company
Nicholas Downing of Downing Arts (Staff)
Melanie Duarte ’07 of Porchpegasus
Lisa Ferreria Jones ’02 of Ember Grove
Kristi Frank of SALTGRASS Jewelry
Janine Grant of Janine Grant Ceramics
Sam Guay ’12 of Sam Guay Illustration
Amalia Guettinger ’12 of Amalia Moon
Adriane Herman (Faculty)
Hannah Hermes ’15 of The Hermes Crab
Elizabeth Jabar of Future Mothers (Faculty)
Adrian King ’12 of Adrian King Pottery
Marilyn Lucey ’09 of LunaPetunias
Tracy Mastro ’91 of Tsmastro Enameling
Hugh McCormick ’15 of Hired Wrights
Taylor Mirabito ’16 of Taylor Mirabito Illustration & Maxwell Erwin ’17
Jason Morrissey ’98
Kevin Mosca, Current Student
Emily Norton ’07 of Emily Diaz Norton Ceramics
Jeanne Paterak of BloomStudio (Continuing Studies Faculty)
Emily Percival ’06 of Emily Percival Jewelry (Staff) & Maria Wolff
Roxanne Quimby Hon. DFA ’12 of My Pasta Art
Kari Radasch ’97 of Radasch REDware (Faculty)
Natalie Reed ’13
Joe Rosshirt ’11 of FortHouse Studio
Hope Rovelto ’01 of Little Chair Printing
Miles Spadone ’13 of Spadone Home
Aaron Staples ’08 of Staple Goods
Molly Steinmetz ’14 of Pinfolk Studio
Beth Taylor ’08 of Longstocking Design
Jessica Teesdale of Jess Teesdale Pottery (Staff)
Dietlind Vander Schaaf, (Staff) & Amy Vander Els
LK Weiss ’11 of Bowline Co.
Sarah Camille Wilson ’07
The Joanne Waxman Library at MECA will be holding their annual book sale during Holiday Sale hours. All of the proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Library.


Portland Brewers Holiday Dash 5K

The Portland Brewers’ Holiday Dash 5K is a festive favorite to kick-off your holiday season! Join Portland Trails & Ri Ra Irish Pub for a Portland holiday tradition, featuring local craft brews! Run the trails in your festive gear, and enjoy a hearty beer-brunch with some winter cheer. We will run, and brunch through snow, shine, wind or sleet! Race registration begins in August 2017. 

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