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The Portland Art Museum anchors the Art District and is well worth a visit. The collection is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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In Portland’s Arts District the Passions Enjoy Themselves

Most of the Arts District has a laid-back hipster ambiance. At its eastern end is the modernistic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Portland Art Museum anchors the Art District and is well worth a visit. The collection is diverse and well-curated. A visit will take 1-2 hours. The private galleries are a bit scattered and highly variable but, with diligence, you can find a number of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the Arts District has a laid-back hipster ambiance. At its eastern end is the modernistic Portland Public Library (1979) and Monument Square with its bronze statue of Our Lady of Victories (1890) on a granite pedestal. At its western end is Longfellow Square...More

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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
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