First Fridays


Join us for Portland's First Friday Art Walk for an evening gathering of beaded art, fun, and conversation.


The Museum of Beadwork is presenting a series of in-person events on the first Friday of every month. These events will be a mix of lectures, workshops, and presentation as well as time to view exhibits and talk with staff, presenters, and other attendees. 



What is a First Friday Art Walk?
A monthly arts and cultural event that takes place on the first Friday of every month throughout many cities in the US and internationally. Generally these events are promoted by a local entity; we have Creative Portland to thank for the promotion and organization of Portland, Maine's art walk every month. Follow the link to check out this wonderful arts based organization.


Upcoming dates!


December 2nd
MoB Holiday Celebration! 


Bring your holiday cheer (and ugly sweater!) and join the MoB with festivities!

Our End-Of-Year Bash is being co-hosted by our corporate sponsor Caravan Beads and will be held in their retail store front. As such, they are offering sales on beads and supplies for the run of the event to help us celebrate! You can also expect:

  • Raffles of gift cards, classes, and more
  • A silent auction of beaded jewelry, local Portland gifts, and other surprises
  • Lampwork artist Lauren Hayden
  • Food & drink (we always over buy, so at least come and help us eat!)
  • And several other surprises you won't want to miss!

Kick off the season with a party, a chance to get some early holiday shopping in, AND support a great organization.
Join us on December 2nd, from 5 - 8pm and party MoB style!


January 7th
Closed for Renovations


February 3rd
Artists Holly Bean


March 3rd
Exhibition of Nick Heller

Meditations on social and environmental justice in the style of Haitian Voudou flags.


 April 1st