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|About||The First Friday Art Walk is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the first Friday of every month in Portland, Maine. FFAW is a program of Creative Portland (formerly PACA), the city's local arts agency.|
[To] open the doors of Portland’s visual 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.
Portland’s Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the First Friday of every month from 5-8pm.
If you wish to sell food during Art Walk, you will need to get a permit from the City. Start by contacting Ted Musgrave (Special Activities Coordinator) at the City of Portland: (207) 756-8275 or at email@example.com.
PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS
If you wish to set up a table to distribute information during the First Friday Art Walk, you are afforded the same First Amendment protections as street artists and are bound by the same public safety regulations. We do ask that political and social activism groups honor the mission of the Art Walk to provide a low-barrier way for the public to engage with its arts community.
Still have questions? Email us at info(at)creativeportland.com for more information.