Portland’s longest standing gallery, Greenhut Galleries was established in 1977 by founder and owner Peggy Greenhut Golden, a New York native and dedicated local arts maven who curates the biannual Portland Show. Over four decades, Greenhut Galleries has gained a reputation as one of the state’s best contemporary art galleries and, in addition to hosting monthly exhibitions, also represents more than 30 painters and sculptors, including the estate of the late, Boston-born painter Maurice Freedman and native Maine sculptor Mark Herrington.
146 Middle Street, Portland, ME, USA, +1 207 772 2693
Opened in 2002, SPACE is a non-profit contemporary arts venue presents a number of film screenings, music shows and other creative performances in addition to an annual exhibition program of around 20 visual arts shows. With a preference for unconventional and curiosity-driven art, SPACE aims to nurture creativity by giving wider exposure to up-and-coming and mid-career artists like Boston-based Pat Falco, whose humorous work wryly subverts assumptions of low-brow and fine art. Current exhibitions include multimedia and performance artist Maria Molteni’s The Immortals, a window installation created from found objects and scrap items that meditates on the permanency and aesthetic qualities of industrial materials.
538 Congress Street, Portland, ME, USA, +1 207 828 5600