Biennial final month, ArtLab, Yoga, Pies on Parade, Art to Collect, Who Do You Love? 

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Note from CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy

CMCA has much to celebrate as we begin this New Year. We are so grateful to the artists, members, supporters, and donors who have given so generously of their time, talent, and money to be a part of our history and to help shape our future.

At the start of another year brimming with possibilities, I'd like to share our core values with you.

CMCA believes...

  • that exposure to and education in the arts leads to a more humane and interconnected world.
  • that art is a dialogue of the mind and that engaging in the arts contributes to a better understanding of one's self and of others.
  • that visual literacy, critical thinking, and creativity are essential cognitive skills and should be taught as such.
  • that increasing visual awareness leads to a greater awareness of the beauty of the world, and of one's role as a steward of the earth.
  • that transparency, integrity, and inclusion provide the foundation for our work.
  • that, in the words of poet Mary Oliver, "those who are the world's working artists are not trying to help the world go around, but forward."

At CMCA, we Look Forward with optimism, hope, and always, a belief in the uplifting power of art.

What's On | January at CMCA

Winter Hours 
Wed - Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm

On View

2016 CMCA Biennial

On view through February 5, 2017

Twenty-five artists, multiple mediums, many viewpoints...

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Exhibition sponsors: Allen Insurance and Financial and CHUBB

Progams | Events

ArtLab for All Ages
Saturday, January 7, 2-4pm; free

Explore card and board games as fun ways to create original “recipes” for art making. Just in time for winter hibernation and making!

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ArtLab Open Studio
Open visitation; free with admission

Grids, grids, grids...inspired by works in the Biennial, drop-in to create your own colorful grid-based work.


Thursdays, beginning January 12, 8:30-9:45am; by donation

We invite you to join us for a six-week yoga series at the CMCA!

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Who Do You Love? Part II
Sunday, January 22, 4-6pm; free with admission

Gallery talk series by our Biennial artists!

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Pecha Kucha Night
Friday, January 27, 7-9pm; Rockport Opera House

20 images X 20 seconds = tons of inspiration! Check out all the creative and inspiring things happening in the Midcoast.

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Pies on Parade
Saturday, January 28, noon-2pm (package ticket holders only); Sunday, January 29, 1-4pm (general ticket holders)

Rockland’s unique community-wide event includes an exclusive pie-themed tour and tasting at CMCA, with pies paired to works of art in the 2016 Biennial. Hosted by Historic Inns of Rockland.

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Look Inside: Gallery Tours

Visit CMCA with your school or organization. Look Inside visits can be customized for all ages and interests, from pre-school to adult.

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 Connect | Support

Annual Fund

We All Love Maine. Help support the very best of the future of Maine art by contributing to the Annual Fund today.

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Join | Support

There's never been a better time to be a CMCA Member or Business Supporter. Help support the art of today and tomorrow.


Capital Campaign

We're nearly there! Help get us raise the final $1 million and get us to the finish line!

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With our new Volunteer 20/20 program, the more hours you give, the more you get back.

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Art to Collect

Make contemporary art a part of your life! Thanks to the generosity of the artists, a purchase of any of these works is a direct contribution to CMCA. Works are available for sale online or via phone.
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