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The Cedars and MECA at Portland’s Art Walk

The Cedars and Maine College of Art (MECA) are celebrating the their collaboration at Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on April 7 from 5-8PM.

Starting in February, MECA students enrolled in the Art for Social Change course moved their classroom every Monday morning to The Cedars. The course goal was to bring the MECA students opportunities to learn about the history of what it means to directly create social and public change through a creative practice.

Part of the course integrated the practice of socially engaged art where the students worked collaboratively with seniors from The Cedars in creating an engaging intergenerational … Read more here.

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Portland Maine’s Congress Street: Top Ten Great Streets in America

Congress Street Portland Maine compressedPortland’s “main street” – better known as Congress Street – was recently named one of the top 10 “Great Places in America: Streets” by the American Planning Association. Anyone who’s familiar with Portland would agree that this thoroughfare embodies the culture, history and eclectic charm that are summed up in Portland’s slogan, Life’s Good Here.

What makes Congress Street so special? Here’s a taste of what it offers –

 A delightful mix of historical architectural styles from 18th century Colonial and 19th century Federal to 20th century International and 21st century Post Modern
Arts District with numerous art galleries, theaters, museums, institutes, and schools
First Friday Art … Read more here.

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