In support of the Maine Crafts Association and our new Portland retail gallery: Maine Craft Portland

The Maine Crafts Association (MCA) invites you to bid on a curated list of experiences and craft artworks during our online fundraising auction from June 21-July 5. Proceeds from this auction will help support the MCA as we launch a new retail and programming space in the arts district of Portland, Maine.

The MCA auction will accept online bids through July 4th and culminate on July 5th with in-person bidding at Maine Craft Portland.

 

The Maine Crafts Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting craft artists throughout the entire state of Maine with sales, marketing, trainings, apprenticeships, and events, while boosting the profile of craft artists across the state. The MCA has been dedicated to the craft artists of Maine for 35 years, and we host programs year-round which promote Maine craft artists.

One of the primary ways that MCA supports artists in our state is financial: we provide our members with a retail outlet in which to sell their work. We’ve been operating the Center for Maine Craft, located in West Gardiner, since 2008. To further our mission of financially supporting Maine’s craftsmen and craftswomen we’re thrilled to announce that the MCA is launching its second retail space in the state: Maine Craft Portland!

The Maine Crafts Association (MCA) will open MAINE CRAFT PORTLAND, a retail gallery and resource center in the historic Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (MCMA) building, known as Mechanic’s Hall, in downtown Portland, Maine opening July 1st! The new MCA space will promote craft in Maine through exhibitions and public programming, and directly benefit Maine craft artists through sales of their work.