Not only are museums excellent places to expand our knowledge and appreciation for people, places, events, and objects of the past, but there truly is something out there for everyone. Here are 15 of the best museums in the Granite State.
We need YOU to vote (like, right now) for a Portland bus stop to be voted the BEST Bus Stop in America! The bus stop is on Congress Street in front of Mechanics Hall, and is one of the coolest bus stops we have ever seen!
Making our communities attractive is essential. There is something to be said for adding creative designs to buildings or streets and this year, Saco has knocked it out of the park with their design on their Main Street Crosswalk.
Our lovely Maine weather is returning, and that means Picnic Season! We found a great FREE place for you to have a special downtown Portland hangout. It's the David E Shaw and Family Sculpture Park at the distinguished Portland Museum of Art. You can gain entrance on High Street, around the corner from the museum's main entrance. How cool would it be to meet up with your friends amongst some of the most beautiful public art in Maine?
STAY WICKED FAH APAHT. Only Portland, Maine could have a banner like this hanging in the city during a global pandemic. These wicked cool Social Distance and Mask Up art are all over Portland these days. It's all pretty incredible and it's all created by local artists. This fantastic public health art initiative is the brainchild of the fine folks at Creative Portland, the official arts agency for the City of Portland
If you are walking near Portland's beautiful Eastern Prom anytime soon, be ready to ROCK. Hella Rocks that is. Hella Rocks a super-cool rock garden that is brand new to the Prom. The folks at USM are behind this cool new art installation.
Reason #4298 that we love Portland? Amazing public art. And we can thank the folks at Creative Portland for a new public art initiative for three Bus Stop Shelters. The art celebrates Portland's racially diverse community and two of the three shelters are done by immigrant artists. The bus shelter art installation is funded in part by a $25,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA’s "Our Town" initiative.