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December 20th: Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios Holiday Dance Party

Dec 20, 2014 @ 8:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Joins us for an evening of fun on December 20, 2014, from
8:00pm-11:00pm for our annual Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios Holiday
Dance Party. This is a potluck event with dancing, show case
performances and plenty of opportunity for socializing. Dance to all
types of ballroom music as well as country western and the hot rhythms
of KIZOMBA, BACHATA and SALSA! Cost is $7.00 per person. No partner needed.


December 20th: Toast the Season with Maine Craft Distilling

Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Toast the season (it’s on us)
Sunday Dec. 20 from 1-5 p.m.
Maine Craft Distilling at 101 Fox Street in Portland
(And, get a little shopping done too!)


December 13th: East End Holiday Stroll

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Grab some friends and join us for a Stroll as holiday cheer abounds with seasonal music, food and drink, stellar raffle opportunities and sales throughout the East End Shopping District.  Stroll the East End of Portland to pick up holiday gifts, enjoy tasty treats, and support your local small businesses. Holiday cheer abounds with seasonal music, food and drink, stellar raffle opportunities and sales from
our friends on the East End!

December 13th: Pop Up Shop and Charity

Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Pop Up Shop and Open Studios on Tap for Local Arts Collective

Not only will over 50 local artists have their arts and fine crafts in the gallery and in their individual studios on December 13th from Noon to 6 pm at Running with Scissors, 250 Anderson St. in Portland, but they will be trying to help others as they collect donations for The Root Cellar, a local charity whose goals are to unite the community while satisfying the physical and spiritual needs of inner-city youth and their families. Warm winter coats, boots, hats and gloves for children aged 5 -18 will be collected during the event. Bring in an item and get a free gift. This event is free and open to the public.

The Pop Up Shop will feature Holiday cards and ornaments as well as photography, digital art, mixed media, encaustic (wax) paintings, hand tooled leather goods and leather journals, prints, many different kinds of ceramic art, jewelry and more. People will also have the opportunity to tour the artists’ studios where the magic happens. Some artists will be offering some special values for this event. For example – Ann Tracy is offering a free (any size) print for every purchase of hanging art.

Make East Bayside your destination for the day and take in other local events at neighboring creative businesses such as Portland Pottery’s Holiday Sale, Mayo Street Arts evening traditional Scandinavian concert and glide up the hill to Munjoy Hill’s annual Holiday Stroll (Running With Scissors is on their map as well).

Running With Scissors; artist studios & community, is a diverse artist studio collective thriving in the industrial and eclectic East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME. A dedicated work space, it serves over 50 artists working in various mediums sharing equipment, space, community, ideas, support and tools. This community brings the resources and community together for artists to reach their independent creative goals. It is also the home of The Bayside Clay Center, a branch of RWS dedicated to clay with 15 resident members and 12 associate members.


December 5th: Holiday Art & Craft Sale

Dec 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events


Holiday Art & Craft Sale featuring the Rosemont Artists Guild

On Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th the Rosemont Artists Guild of Maine will be holding their third annual Holiday Art Craft Sale at Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Avenue in Portland. You’ll find a wide variety of locally-made items including jewelry, textiles, fine art, pottery, stained glass, and much more, all perfect for holiday giving.

The Rosemont Artists are your neighbors in Portland, people who live, work and create in the Rosemont neighborhood. The BUY LOCAL ART at Breakwater sale starts on Friday, December 5th with a sneak preview from 3:00 -7:00 p.m., and continues on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Grab a bite to eat in their shopper’s cafe, featuring food from the El Corazon food truck (Friday) and Rosemont Market Productions (Saturday).

For more information about BUY LOCAL ART @Breakwater, or for photographs of artwork and information about individual guild members, visit our Facebook page: or call 831-6184.


Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   AQUARIUS BALLROOM DANCE STUDIOS   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   Brianna Courneya   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   Danielle Marks   /   David Munster’s TV   /   Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Joe Gervais   /   John McVeigh   /   Kristen Smith   /   Marsh Agency   /   Mitch and Peg Cyr   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   Peter Metsch   /   Planet Dog Foundation   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland’s Downtown District   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   TruChoice FCU   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   Vervacious   /   Videoport   /   XPress Copy