JUNE 3, 2017
 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101


Coffee Hour & Registration // 9AM
MECA // 2nd Floor Lobby & Cafe

With thanks to Coffee By Design

Opening Remarks // 10AM
MECA // Osher Hall

Bonnie Norlander, Your Art Partner

Ethan K. StrimlingMayor of Portland, Maine

Dinah Minot, Executive Director of Creative Portland


Presentations // 10:30
MECA // Osher Hall

With thanks to CTN Jess Lauren, Artist in Residence

June LaCombe
Sustainable Public Art

Julie Horn
Maine’s Percent for Art Program

Caitlin Cameron
Public Art Administration in Portland

Pigeon (Orson Horchler)
How to Break the Cycle of Elitist & Unengaged Art in Maine

Ryan Adams 
Creating Public Art and Murals:
Establishing a dialogue with business owners and the community
to create vibrant works of art in public spaces.

Christina Bechstein
Let’s Create Together: Making the case for Community Based Public Art


Lunch // 1:15
MECA // Cafe

Lunch is included for ticket holders.

Drop-in Activity // 1:30 – 2:30
Creative Portland // 84 Free St.

Ask & Share:
Share what you have to offer the Public Art community
& ask for what you need to do your work.

For Afternoon coffee, we recommend:
Speckled Ax // 567 Congress St.


Session 1 // 2:30 – 3:15

Choose One…


  • How to Break the Cycle of Elitist & Unengaged Art in Maine (Continued)
    & Public Art for Cultural Visibility
     & Titi de Baccarat
    *Recommended for anyone interested in continuing the conversation around multicultural engagement in our communities.


  • Demystifying Your Organization’s Approach to Fundraising
    Carol Walker Aten
    *Recommended for board or committee members, organizers, and administrators.


  • From White Cube to Storefront & Street // Alternative Approaches
    & Perspectives for Artists’ Visibility
    Case Study: Black Artstory Month
    Daonne Huff
    *Recommended for artists, curators, organizers, or business owners interested in alternative spaces for art exhibition.


  • Building Creative Communities: The Role of Cities and Nonprofits
    Jennifer Hutchins
    *Recommended to anyone who is interested in learning about creative partnerships throughout Maine.


Session 2 // 3:30 – 4:15

Choose One…


  • The Kindling Fund Grant Application Workshop
    Elizabeth Spavento
    *Recommended specifically for artists interested in understanding what works and doesn’t work to access future opportunities and funds.


  • Bootstrapping Creative Placemaking Projects
    Dan Swartz
    *For anyone that is trying to do something they think hasn’t been done, or who is looking for resources they have difficulty accessing.


  • Awakening Tomorrow’s Innovators / Why Support the Arts in Schools Anyway?
    Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo & Laurie Downey
    *For anyone who is concerned about art in public education, or would like to be inspired by creative work that is being done throughout even rural communities in Maine.


  • T.B.A.
    Vanessa Hadox
    *For anyone interested in learning directly from an World-Class public arts professional from NYC.

Final Presentation(s) // 4:30PM
MECA // Osher Hall

Anne Marie Purkey Levine
Presents a Creative Placemaking Panel , Featuring:

Andrew Eschelbacher
The David E. Shaw and Family Sculpture Park at the Portland Museum of Art:
Placemaking at the intersection of Public Art and Private Spaces

Soren deNiord
Public Art collaboration w/ the Telling Room at
89 Anderson Street development

Caitlin CameronAlison Hildreth, Bree & Pandora LaCasse
Congress square project and partnership with Friends of CSP:
Creating Community Gathering Places through Creative Placemaking

Anita Clearfield
Reclaiming Public Space:
Visual Arts Activism & Protest as Placemaking

Closing Remarks // 5:30PM
MECA // Osher Hall

Lynnette Miranda
Organizing Strategies
Toward Critical Arts Administration

Wrap Event // 6PM – 7:30PM
Space Gallery // 538 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

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