Downtown Arts District
Stretching from upper Congress Street to the West End, the Arts District incorporates several galleries and museums, including the Portland Museum of Art, the largest of its kind in Maine and dating back to 1882, and the Maine College of Art. A great way to explore the Arts District is by participating in the First Art Walk - a self-guided tour that runs on the first Friday of every month from 5pm to 8pm. Local businesses, museums and galleries are open to the public and aim to highlight what is new in the art community. The Portland Art Museum offers free admission for the Art Walk.
Address: Upper Congress Street to the West End. Portland Museum of Art: 7 Congress Square
Telephone: Portland Museum of Art: (207) 775 6148
Opening times: Portland Museum of Art is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm; Friday 10am-9pm. Open Mondays between Memorial Day and Columbus Day.
Admission: Portland Museum of Art entry is $12 (adults) and $6 (children 6-17). Fridays free between 5pm and 9pm.