Our Portland Maine boutique hotel is an art gallery in and among itself. But, if you’re looking for more art, music, theater, or museums to explore in Portland, then you’re in luck – the arts abound in our area of Maine! Browse the details and links below with our Portland museum and art guide to enrich your cultural curiosity.
Portland Museum and Art Guide
Tour Portland’s Most Cultured Attractions and Venues
Art Galleries & Museums
- Portland Museum of Art
Their small but insanely well-curated collection contains fine and decorative works of art from acclaimed American and New England artists, such as Frederic Edwin Church, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth, as well as major pieces from European masters like Degas, Magritte, Monet, Munch, Picasso, and Renoir, among others.
- Space Gallery
This nonprofit contemporary arts venue fosters true creativity through its mission to present contemporary, emerging and unconventional art, artists and ideas. Formats include visual art exhibits, film screening, music and performance art, and public forums and collaborations.
- First Friday Art Walk
Held all over Portland on the first Friday of every month, the arts walk turns the whole city into a gallery. The library, cafes, coffee shops and stores, as well as local galleries, get into the act and exhibit new artistic works from local artists and from those “from away.”
Enjoy The Music
Concerts & Live Music Venues
- Portland Symphony Orchestra
With critically acclaimed performances and broad community engagement, the PSO is widely regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country.
- State Theater
The city’s largest non-stadium venue, State is an beautiful, historic theater that brings in nationally and internationally popular acts, such as Keane, Josh Ritter, Iron & Wine, Silversun Pickups, Goo Goo Dolls, MGMT, and Michael Franti, among many, many others.With
- One Longfellow Square
A 200-seat venue presenting folk, jazz, Celtic, basque, and nationally beloved singer-songwriters. This venue is super-close to our Portland, Maine bed and breakfast.
An intimate venue for-up-and-coming singer-songwriters and local and regional acts offering Celtic, middle eastern, blues, old time, jazz, and folk, Blue offers the opportunity to get up close and personal with burgeoning talent.
Historical Museums & Landmarks
- Maine Historical Society Museum
The MHS Museum features changing exhibitions and programs spanning more than five centuries of Maine life. Original exhibits feature art, artifacts, and documents that vividly bring Maine history to life.
- Wadsworth-Longfellow House
This remarkable family made significant contributions to the political, literary, and cultural life of New England and the United States. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow grew up in the house and went on to become one of the most famous men of his time.
- Victoria Mansion
Located a short walk away from our Portland Maine inn, this magnificent structure is a must-see. Distinguished for its architecture and its extraordinary interiors, Victoria Mansion is among the most important historic homes of the 19th Century anywhere in the nation.
The World’s A Stage
Live Theater & Performance
- Portland Stage Company
Portland’s largest theater company offers a diverse range of productions in a large, comfortable theater located quite close to Pomegranate Inn. Each production is fully crafted theater, including original set design and construction, costume design and production, lighting and sound design.
- Good Theater
A truly stellar local company, Good Theater produces consistently wonderful shows – often Broadway and Off-Broadway hits and Tony winners, as well as regional and Maine premiers. Productions range from dramas, to comedies, to musicals.
- Portland Players
As the oldest community theater in Maine, this small venue fosters local talent and promotes individual creative expression.