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Lots of great shops

Very nice shops to explore in this area. You can find some interesting souvenirs or gifts. Lots... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Ken Q
Denver, United States
more promise that delivery

'Arts District' of Portland Maine is more a promise than actual delivery. The section of Portland... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
Breukelen Ut
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Mar 7, 2018
“Lots of great shops”
Jun 10, 2017
“more promise that delivery”
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Very nice shops to explore in this area. You can find some interesting souvenirs or gifts. Lots of options as to types of stores.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed June 10, 2017

'Arts District' of Portland Maine is more a promise than actual delivery. The section of Portland around the statue is used for demonstrations and gatherings, some art related. The public space does not feel warm or welcoming.

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Lots of galleries, music shops, museums, and schools in this slightly run-down area of Portland. Be alert for pickpockets and panhandlers, more than we're encountered in years, so stay on guard. If you're there for the First Friday Art Walk — a self-guided tour that...More

Thank CherylandBrett
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Billed as an arty experience, it falls way short of that. Mostly junk; highschool and college kids displaying their attempts at making art. Not to belittle or discourage young budding artists, but PLEASE have some talent before you put your inkblots and meanderings on a...More

Thank alfred c
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Able Baker Contemporary is a great new addition at 29 Forest Avenue-- nice opening show on American Optimism. They featured women as well as men-- an issue with contemporary art. And the staff/interns are eager to help you understand.

Thank Angel B
Reviewed May 9, 2016

Hits for us were the good art store, nice visit to the Maine College of Art. You'll find something to enjoy if you leave yourself open to it. Getting better!

Thank RonL40
Reviewed December 5, 2015

It is never boring there at any history and art related place during the art walk. Enjoy a lot visiting Museum of Art, Maine College of Art, Roux&Cyr Gallery and all the galleries along the way.

Thank Yulia_S_gtmy
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Arts District ? More like a freak show with a ton of shady characters and homeless people begging for money. Dingy building, area hasn't been cleaned in months

Thank DRhodesNewEngland
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Love this part of Old Portland. So much to see and the art is fabulous. We have gone there now for 5 years and always find something new.

Thank mamadukes197
Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to Portland , Maine Art Walk, on August 7 , and it is held - First Friday of each month, 5:00 to 8:00 pm... Very special. Congress Street , downtown Portland, Maine was supposed to be shut off to traffic during the Art...More

Thank strato57
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