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Cross-section; two decades at Running With Scissors Studios

at Cove Street Arts

71 Cove Street, Portland

Opening November 16, 5 - 7 pm

Runs through January 6th

20 Years. 3 Buildings. 100's of local artists. 

Celebrate a cross section of work by RWS current and alumni artists across the diverse mediums supported at the RWS Studios. Our first ever member invitational featuring over 50 works created over the past 20 years. 

Show will run from November 9 - January 6, 2024. Please join us at the opening night November 16th from 5 - 7 pm. Artists, family, friends, community; we welcome everyone. Celebrate this incredible group of artists and makers who are our Running With Scissors family.

A portion of the sales from this show will be donated from Cove Street Arts to support the RWS EMERGE Artist In Residence program. MORE INFO

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HOLIDAY MARKET

& Open Studios

250 Anderson Street, Portland

The Running With Scissors Art Studios (RWS) annual holiday market and open studios are happening in Portland, Maine, December 8-10, 2023. Peruse, shop, and taste your way through our 16,000 square foot makerspace in the East Bayside neighborhood among breweries, art galleries, small businesses and other local and independent businesses.

 

Friday, December 8: 4 - 8pm

Saturday, December 9: 10am - 5pm

Sunday, December 10: noon-5pm

 

Join us for three days and nights of unique, handmade gifts during our annual Holiday Market and Open Studios. There will be everything from hand painted ornaments to 5-foot paintings, clay food sculpture to beautiful functional pottery, one of a kind jewelry, mystifying photos, prints of favorite places and those of dreamscapes, decorative painted wood working, stunning portraiture, gift cards, teacher gifts and perfect stocking stuffers. Find your favorites and gifts for your loved ones too. Three of Strong Spirits, Meet on the Street Food Truck, Vagabond Coffee, and Vina Ann’s Homemade Pies and Baked Goods join us in the studios this year with their tasty treats and drinks to enjoy during the event, buy as a gift or take home with you. Over the weekend we also celebrate the return of Print Crawl--a fun and festive self guided tour of print shops and studios around Portland. Part of the Print Crawl, a holiday print shop scavenger hunt, you can get a handmade passport book, collect a stamp from all 8 participating studios and become eligible to win a prize! Off street parking available. RWS’s goal is to help artists reach their independent creative goals by providing access to shared equipment, tools, information, and community. For more information visit rwsartstudios.com and follow @rwsartstudios on Instagram. 

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Visit any of the participating locations over the weekend of December 8 - 10th, pick up a nifty handmade PASSPORT book and visit all the locations on the crawl to get your passport stamped! Most locations will have lovely Holiday Sales & Events happening at te same time, so you can pick up amazing handmade gifts for the people you love or just for yourself! 
 

Print Crawl Locations;

THE ART DEPARTMENT

611 CONGRESS STREET

Friday 10am-8pm & Saturday 10am-5pm

 

INDIGO ARTS ALLIANCE

60 COVE STREET

Thursday - Sunday 12pm-7pm

 

LITTLE CHAIR PRINTING

648 CONGRESS STREET

Friday 3pm-7pm & Saturday 10am-3pm

 

PEREGRINE PRESS

61 PLEASANT STREET

Friday 10am-8pm & Saturday 10am-5pm

PICKWICK INDEPENDENT PRESS

536 CONGRESS STREET

Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm

 

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS

250 ANDERSON STREET

Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm

 

STRONG ARM BINDERY

250 ANDERSON STREET

Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm

 

WOLFE EDITIONS

61 PLEASANT STREET

Saturday 10am-5pm

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