Portland Downtown Arts District
Downtown Portland © Jeremy Reding
Stretching from upper Congress Street to the West End, the Arts District incorporates several galleries and museums. These include 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
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, $10 children 14. Concessions available. Free on Fridays 4pm-8pm.