Due to the restrictions on July and August 2020 events (Outlined by Gov. Mills on 4/28), the MCA is cancelling the Portland Fine Craft Show.

We understand the possibility of adjustments to these restrictions, yet, we cannot proceed with show planning with this possibility. We still hope to be able to hold the MCA Guild Fine Crafts Shows in Scarborough (Sept) and Brunswick (Oct).


6th Annual Portland Fine Craft Show
Saturday, August 22, 2020 | 10am-5pm
Free Street Parking Lot, 120 Free Street, Portland ME

Featuring approximately 100 juried exhibitors from Maine and the Northeast exhibiting fine craft in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber-decorative, fiber-wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone and wood, as well as outreach booths featuring New England and Portland arts organizations, international artists new to Maine, guilds and schools by special invitation, and several sponsor booths. The Portland Fine Craft Show remains one of the only Maine craft shows open to artists not living in Maine, and has a reputation for being well-organized and high quality, with high attendance.

Thank you to our 2020 Show Sponsors & Supporters!

Become a sponsor: contact: 207-205-0791 or

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For five years (2015-19) the Portland Fine Craft Show occupied Congress Street between State and High Streets, with this segment of Congress Street closed to vehicles on the Show day. In 2020, the Portland Fine Craft Show will move to a private parking lot at 120 Free Street, a location familiar to returning exhibitors. The Free Street Lot location is attractive for its proximity to the original show location, and, like the original location, its accessibility from major Portland Arts District attractions – Portland Museum of Art, the Children’s Museum and both the Old Port and the West End. The change of location is on the advice and conditions of the City of Portland.

PFCS Visual Identity Project

MCA is pleased to announce Portland Fine Craft Show exhibitor Ebenezer Akakpo of Westbrook and South Portland, ME will lead the design and development of a visual identity for the 2020 Show. Brooke Hoerner/AP Curiosities of Bowdoinham, ME led the design and development of visual elements and create a ‘visual identity’ for the 2019 Show with Amanda Mitchell/Delany Arts of Yarmouth, ME.


Nancy Davidson | Curator-in-Residence, Maine Jewish Museum
Gabriel Frey | Artist, 2019 Craft Apprentice Program Master
Tara Gardner | Retail Operations Manager, CMCA


The application period has closed for 2020, please be sure to join the MCA mailing list if you missed the deadline this year.

Applicants will receive an email with a decision (accepted, waitlisted or declined) from Juried Art Services in the first week of March.

Exhibitor Amenities

• Listing in printed Show Program/Map (a collaboration with West End News)
• Listing in online Show Directory
• Social media promotion/post of each individual artist
• Lunch delivery in compostable packaging – no plastic
• Water cart refill delivery and refill stations – no plastic throwaway water bottles
• Volunteer booth sitters
• Professional Show Producer with staff available daily for assistance leading up to show
• Pre show and day-of-show advertising opportunities for exhibitors
• Awards for Best Booth Design, Best of Show and People’s Choice with prize of auto entry and free booth in 2021 show


$165 MCA Member rate
$195 Non Member rate
Double and Triple booths available
Several corner/prime booths will be available at an additional cost of $40

Thank you to our 2019 Show Sponsors & Supporters!

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