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Portland Downtown Arts District

Downtown Portland © Jeremy Reding
Downtown Portland © Jeremy Reding

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.

Address: Upper Congress Street to the West End. Portland Museum of Art: 7 Congress Square

Website: www.portlandmuseum.org

Telephone: Portland Museum of Art: (207) 775 6148

Opening times: Portland Museum of Art: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 11am-6pm; Thursday and Friday 11am-8pm.

Admission: Portland Museum of Art: $15 adults and $10 children 14 and under. Free on Fridays 4pm-8pm.