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July 17th: The Role of the Museum

Jul 17, 2014 @ 6:30pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Thursday, July 17: Sway to bluegrass by Darlin’ Corey. This evening’s program is “The Role of the Museum,” a panel discussion with by Portland Museum of Art Director Mark Bessire, Steve Bromage, executive director of the Maine Historical Society and Jennifer Hutchins, executive director of Creative Portland, about the impact of Portland’s museums. Share your thoughts in an interactive discussion, network with 2 Degrees connectors and newcomers, then enjoy the PMA’s exhibits. With today’s global networks and virtual technology, how are museums responding to dramatic shifts in our social, educational, and cultural lives? Is there a distinct role for Portland’s museums in our expanding creative community?

This event is part of the Portland Art Museum’s new program called Third Thursdays. On the Third Thursday of every month, the PMA will be open in the evening with live music, food and drink, and special programming from  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the warm summer months, the museum’s Joan B. Burns Sculpture Garden on High Street will be open for visitors and members to enjoy. Regular museum admission will apply; free for PMA members. For more information, visit www.portlandmuseum.org

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July 11th: Flea Bites

Jul 11, 2014 @ 6:30pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Join Portland’s best dealers, artisans and cooks for the third year of the Portland Flea-for-All‘s Flea Bites. Sponsored by Maine Today Media, this five-part event will feature a rotating cast of trucks, including Bite Into Maine, Wicked Good Street Kitchen, El Corazon, Mainely Burgers, Mainely Treats, CN Shawarma, Gusto’s Italian, Good Shepherd Food Truck, Fishin’ Ships, Urban Sugar, Kupcakes Inc. and more. Each month will feature special menus, DJ sets, live music and “celebrity” guest chefs from Portland restaurants.  Inside, 30+ vendors will be selling vinyl, vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, antiques and more.

Portland Flea-for-All

6:30-9:30

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July 2nd: Portland Independents Day!

Jul 2, 2014 @ 7:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Join us in celebrating Independents Week — and Portland Buy Local’s 8th Birthday — on Wednesday, July 3rd, in Monument Square, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stop by the Farmer’s Market and help local farms kick off their season! Our farmers will be sporting name tags and are looking forward to getting to know you. We’ll also have a table set up where you can learn more about our organization and the work we do to support our local, independent businesses and organizations in Portland.
And, as always, there will be a delicious birthday cake created by Foley’s Bakery.  (The cake will likely arrive around 11:00 – follow us on Twitter for updates on when to pick up your slice!)
Independents Week is a nationwide campaign to engage local independent businesses and community members in celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurism and freedom that independent businesses embody. Portland Buy Local works on this effort with the American Independent Business Alliance, a non-profit organization helping communities sustain their local independent businesses and keep opportunities alive for local entrepreneurs.
So grab a friend and head down to Monument Square on Wednesday, July 2nd. Get ready to eat cake… and radishes and kale!  We hope to see you there.

June 24th: Q & A With Maine’s Next Governor! (part 2)

Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

You’re invited to a special small business Q & A with Maine’s Gubernatorial candidates.  As a Buy Local member and an entrepreneur, you know how vital small businesses are to Maine’s economy and keeping our state unique. Here is your chance to interact with the candidates in a small group setting. Hear remarks from the candidates and see where they stand on the issues that matter most to your business and Maine’s economy at large. See where they stand on the issues that matter most to your business and Maine’s economy at large.
The second part of this series is on June 24th:
June 24th - Conversation with Eliot Cutler
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm, Remarks and Q & A to commence at at 5:30
Location: Portland Flea-for-All
         125 Kennebec St., Portland
(207) 370-7570
Buy Local Member mixer to follow from 6:30-7:30
*Portland Buy Local has reached out to Governor Paul LePage for his participation in the series, but he has not committed at this point.
This event is for Portland Buy Local members and their employees only. Attendance is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP with the following information by Wednesday, June 11th:
Name:
Business:
Title:
Total number of attendees you’ll be bringing:
We’ll be accepting questions for the candidates prior to the event. Please feel free to include 1-2 questions in your RSVP. Details and a formal Facebook event to follow.
If you are not yet a member but would like to participate, join today - we have affordable fees and offer wonderful member benefits (like this one) throughout the year. 
 

Look forward to seeing you there!

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June 19th: State of Contemporary Art in Maine

Jun 19, 2014 @ 6:30pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Thursday, June 19: Dance to the sounds of steel drums with the band Island Beats. This evening’s program from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. isState of Contemporary Art in Maine,” a panel discussion hosted by Portland Art Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Jessica May about contemporary art in Maine and its influence on our cultural identity. The panel will include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Co-Director Katie Sonnenborn, Center for Maine Contemporary Art Director Suzette McAvoy, and John Michael Kohler Art Center Curator Alison Ferris, and will address both the practice of art-making in Maine as well as its position within the broad spectrum of contemporary art practice in the United States and internationally. We look forward to dynamic conversation and questions from the audience.

This program is generously supported by the Will Barnet Foundation.

This marks the first of the Portland Art Museum’s new program called Third Thursdays. On the Third Thursday of every month, the PMA will be open in the evening with live music, food and drink, and special programming from  5 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the warm summer months, the museum’s Joan B. Burns Sculpture Garden on High Street will be open for visitors and members to enjoy. Regular museum admission will apply; free for PMA members. For more information, visit www.portlandmuseum.org

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