Images by PFCS 2017 Show Award Winners Kreg McCune Pottery and Karina K Steele

OVERVIEW

The MCA presented the fourth annual Portland Fine Craft Show on August 25, 2018, 9am – 4pm on Congress Street between High and State Streets, in Portland, Maine.

The 5th Annual Portland Fine Craft Show will be Saturday, August 24, 2019. Please join the MCA mailing list to stay informed  about the 2019 application process and sponsorship opportunities.

The Portland Fine Craft Show is free and open to the public, and features over 100 juried exhibitors from Maine and New England exhibiting fine craft in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone and wood, as well as outreach booth exhibiting the work of international artists new to Maine, booths featuring New England arts organizations, schools and guilds by special invitation, live music and food trucks in Longfellow Square. 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.

SPONSORS

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors: Maine Craft Portland, ArtMart, Bangor Savings Bank, VIP Eyes, Photo Market, CyberCopy, Artscope, West End News, Daunis, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Kurier, Portland Pottery and Kit Clark Furniture.

FOODTRUCKS

In Longfellow Square: Pinky D’s Poutine Truck, Mainly Meatballs, Thainy Boda and Island Cow Ice Cream

MUSIC

Back by popular demand, Classical Oasis!

SHOW AWARDS

Juried awards for Best Booth Design and Best of Show selected by Alex Steed of Knack Factory, and new for 2018 The People’s Choice Award by a vote of show visitors. Vote at the MCA booth; awards will be announced the afternoon of the Show via social media. Follow MCA on Instagram @maine_crafts_association.

VOLUNTEER AT THE PORTLAND FINE CRAFT SHOW

Want to check out the Show from behind the scenes? Help us make the show a great success again this year by volunteering at the Show. Join our delightful crew of artists and art lovers – sign up here.

SHOW PARAMETERS

The Portland Fine Craft Show follows the mission and vision of its creator, the Maine Crafts Association, by providing a retail and marketing opportunity for craft artists, strengthening the local economy and promoting Maine as a crafts destination. In 2018, the MCA has invited select New England area arts organizations to offer works for exhibition and sale in the following media categories: original mixed media 2D works, original prints, hand-printed cards and hand-printed stationary, original drawings, original paintings, and limited edition photographic prints. This expansion of acceptable media categories is offered to a small number of area arts organizations by invitation only and is not open to individual artists.

APPLYING FOR THE PORTLAND FINE CRAFT SHOW

The deadline for the 2018 Show (1/31/2018) has passed. Please join the MCA mailing list to stay informed  about the 2019 application process and contact dorothy@mainecrafts.org with any questions.

Exhibitor Amenities

• Listing in printed Show Program/Map and online Show Directory
• Lunch delivery, and water delivery throughout day
• Volunteer booth sitters
• Professional Show Producer with staff available daily for assistance leading up to show
• Advertising options in the printed Show Program/Map
• Awards for Best Booth Design, Best of Show selected by Alex Steed of Knack Factory and NEW for 2018- People’s Choice Audience Award

Booth Fees

$155 MCA Member rate*
$185 Non Member rate*
Double and Triple booths available
Eighteen (18) premium booths (corner booths/booths with extra space around one or more sides) will be available at an additional cost of $40. *Note: A late fee of $50 is applied to the booth fee for non-juried exhibitors.

Late Applications

A late fee of $50 is applied to the booth fee for non-juried exhibitors; late applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and admitted only after the juried waitlisted applicants have been notified of an opening.

Portland Fine Craft Show 2018 Jurors

Thank you to our 2018 jurors.

Devta Doolan
Owner, Devta Doolan Studio, Deer Isle ME | Principal, Devta Doolan Studio, Portland ME
Susan Joy Sager 
Founder, ArtBiz | Author, Selling Your Crafts, Creative Careers in Crafts
Alex Steed
Managing Partner, Knack Factory