First Friday Art Walk, Photo Credit: Corey Templeton Photography

First Friday Art Walk

Portland’s artists, galleries, and arts venues open up their doors for the city’s thriving First Friday Art Walk, presented by Creative Portland.

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Creative Portland
84 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
(207) 370-4784
About the Event
Presented by
Creative Portland
(207) 370-4784
Friday, July 1 – Friday, December 2

Held on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm.

Portland’s First Friday Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues.

Head to the event website for a full list of attendees!


[To] open the doors of Portland’s arts community by joining together and introducing a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues of Portland, promoting interest with non-exclusivity and easy-access, thereby strengthening the arts and community through diversity and celebration.


Started in the year 2000, First Friday Art Walk has blossomed into a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the first Friday of every month (regardless of weather) throughout the city, centered primarily in the Arts District. Over 3,000 people come downtown each month to visit galleries and museums, see live performances, buy work from street artists, and greet friends as they stroll along city streets.