MCMA Events

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  • Thu. Apr. 18th: Lecture with Wayne Cobb

    Thursday, Apr. 18th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Portland author Wayne Cobb will be speaking about the Quakers who lived in the area in the 18th century and particularly James Winslow. Winslow employed Quaker values to expand the......

  • Wed. Apr. 24th: Makers at the Hall w/ John Sundling

    Wednesday, Apr. 24th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS This month, we are excited to welcome John Sundling, owner of the Munjoy Hill based client-driven design firm, houseplant store and floral studio called Plant Office. Not your average......

  • Fri. May 3rd: Opening of Various!

    Friday, May 3rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 6-7 PM in the Ballroom   EVENT DETAILS Beginning in May, we will showcase short pieces by performing artists of all sorts in the Ballroom during First Friday Art Walk. Performers will be utilizing the space to......

  • Fri. May 3rd: Author Chat w/ Mitch Sturgeon

    Friday, May 3rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS This month we welcome Mitch Sturgeon, to our historic library. Sturgeon will present his book Enjoying the Ride: Two Generations of Tragedy and Triumph about the story of his......

  • Fri. May 3rd: C. T. Rasmuss Art Opening

    Friday, May 3rd Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5-8 PM in the Chalkboard Gallery   EVENT DETAILS To Spring Forward, or not to spring forward? That is the question. It’s that time when April mud season brings in Maine flowers, so why not?! Experience and......

  • Tue. May 7th: First Tuesday Book Club

    Tuesday, May 7th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Book club discusses Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Bring your lunch, but tea and sweets will be served. All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book is not necessary!......

  • Wed. May 15th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, May 15th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come work on your latest craft project in our historic library! Bring your lunch and chat with other makers. Snacks and tea are provided. Craft Club meets every third......

  • Wed. May 29th: Makers at the Hall w/ Arthur Fink

    Wednesday, May 29th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 7:00-9:00 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Making a Photograph by dance photographer Arthur Fink. A photograph appears to be made in an instant, with the press of a shutter. But dance photographer Arthur Fink will......

Recent Events

  • Wed. Apr. 17th: Maine Skeins Crafters

    Wednesday, Apr. 17th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 12-1 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS Come work on your latest craft project in our historic library! Bring your lunch and chat with other makers. Snacks and tea are provided. Craft Club meets every third......

  • Thurs. Apr. 11th: Annual Meeting

    Thursday, April 11th Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St. 5:30-7 PM in the Library   EVENT DETAILS All Mechanics’ Hall members are cordially invited to attend. The annual meeting is an important time where we get together to review the year as well as how far......

  • Sat. Apr. 6th: Intellectual Property Basics Workshop

    Saturday, Apr. 6th Mechanics’ Hall Classroom 10-11:30 AM, 519 Congress St.   EVENT DETAILS “Intellectual Property Basics: How Do I Protect My Craft & My Brand?”  You’re well aware of how much time, thought, and energy you’ve invested in your studio practice and business, and are......

Types of Events at Mechanics’ Hall

MCMA Events

MCMA is known for our lecture series, maker events, library offerings and gallery shows. Members may attend at discounted rates. Contact programing@mainemechanics.org to get involved.

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Co-branded Events

Events sponsored jointly by MCMA and other organizations allow help to support each other with our strengths. Often MCMA donates use of our hall. In return, we discount entrance fees for MCMA members and take a percentage of the proceeds. Contact hall@mainemechanics.org for more information.

Rental Events

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