Please join us for our annual MOB Auction. All proceeds go to our General Fund and to supporting programs, exhibits, and the mission of the Museum Of Beadwork.


Supplies and classes from individuals and businesses known to our community of beaders.

Local business goods and services from Portland and Southern Maine.

Artwork and handmade gifts from artists throughout this incredible community of artists.


Join our mailing list or check back here for when this auction goes live on November 18th. 

Bidding closes on November 20th, so bid early and check back often!

Over the past few years we have watched our beading community grow. We have had an outpouring of support, interest, and enthusiasm for the Museum of Beadwork and our mission. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives during this time and delayed the launch of the museum, but renovations are currently underway and we plan to open in 2023. Please consider participating in our Auction or donating to our mission so we can look forward to welcoming you into our Gallery as soon as possible.



Open Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 to 4:00


During the extended renovation of our new gallery space, we wanted to show off a glimpse of the types of artwork that will be displayed in the Museum of Beadwork once we open.

This sneak peek exhibition showcases part of our annual Beadwork Challenge, and examples from our permanent collection that have been kindly donated by artists and collectors. Many more artists, styles, works, and objects will be on view once we reach our funding goals and complete construction. 


This exhibit will be hosted by Caravan Beads in their retail store on Forest Ave in Portland, Maine. The store front is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 to 4:00. Admission is free but donations are always appreciated. 
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