Mayo Street Arts is a non-profit arts center located in Portland's East Bayside neighborhood, at the old St. Ansgar's Church. With six artist studios, ongoing dance classes, music and theater performances, and arts exhibitions, there is always something happening here.
Fmi or 207.615.3609


Art with Heart Hootenanny February 13th!

Artists and Auction Items:

Jay York $100 worth of photographic services
Lisa Dombek "Mirror Mirror" mixed media print
"Aimless Wanderings" by Owen Grumbling with photography by Mark Emerson.
Galen Richmond "Door to the North" Amplified Book 
Squid and Whale Tattoo $600 worth of tattoo time 
Cat Schwenk "House of Memory" fired porcelain & encaustic
Greg Gilman heart sculpture
 Deidre Nice "Cow!" painting
Shannon Rankin "Into the Ether" archival print
Justin Richel "Bird Tree" archival print 
Charlie Hewitt "Good Dog" wp
Yeshe Parks "Corinthian Corroding" oil & collage on canvas
Rebecca Fitzpatrick "Valentine" collage on paper
Nick Fitzpatrick "Little Captain's Chair" Fish House Furniture
Ferdinand hand made valentines
Amy Stacey Curtis "Ice Cubes" charcoal & graphite drawing

Pat Corrigan "Untitled" Ink Drawing
Marita Kennedy-Castro  Four Hours of West-African dance classes
Robin Tara Hand-Painted Dance Shoes from Tara Designs

 The Pepperclub gift certificates
Lisa Purinton "Untitled" archival print
Coleen Kinsella "Night Dancers #5" archival print

One-year subscription to The Cafe Review
Peapod Recordings 8-hour recording session, Forest City Studios
Mike Dank Diddley-Bo Instrument
Pinecone and Chickadee gift certificate

Martha Brianna "Violins", "Lobster" woodblock prints
Annie Sekonia "Streetlamps" colored pencil drawing

Nance Parker valentine lady mask
Jill Dalton Handmade glass earrings
Ernie Paterno glass 
Jen Elsmore earrings
Ben Coombs glass 
Elizabeth Baird ephemera valentine
Katie West laughter yoga party
The Blue Spoon gift certificate - Dinner for Two
Audrey Hotchkiss photography
Josh Dallaire "The Eve of Spring" colored pencil drawing
Willa Vennema "Memory: Trees" oil & cold wax painting
Willa Wirth gift certificate 
Bryan Bruchman photography
Melynda Amann "Creepy Pygmy" oil on velvet
Molly Angie: $60 worth of sewing services
Ian Anderson "Butterdish" ceramics
Patti Sandburg ceramics
David/Kaufman/Energy Solutions: One Energy Audit
Signed Local Mini-Library:
Books from Betsy Sholl, Martin Steingesser, Kevin Sweeney, Steve Luttrell & Michael Macklin.
Brendan Ferri  "Pig" woodcut
Cafe Review Signed Franz Wright Broadside
Megan Grumbling Ode-to-Order
Anne Page Indian Journal
Martin Steingesser Signed Broadside
Catherine Fisher "Thump" A Valentine
Ed Zelinsky "Meta Man" Walnut Ink
Bessie Smith Moulton hand-made chocolate truffles


Artist Studios

We have six artist studios here at Mayo Street Arts. They are approximately 10' x11'. All have windows. There is 24-hr access to the studios, as well as a large common area, sink area, and built-in exhibition space.

The studios are on the ground floor of the church.
Upstairs on the first floor of the building is a large gallery and music hall where we hold dance classes in the evenings and performances on weekends. Artists attend most performances for free as part of their rent.

Mayo Street Arts is a non-profit community arts center. We will be holding regular gallery exhibits and participating in First Friday events. We want artists to have a quality, affordable place to work and create, and also have the opportunity to collaborate and exhibit their work if they so desire.

We currently have a waiting list for artist studios, but we happily take names from interested parties. Who knows - a studio may open up sooner than later...

If you would like an application or more information, please contact

Blainor McGough
Mayo Street Arts


New Digs

Here's to new beginnings: a new year in new digs, the old St. Ansgar's Church built long long ago by and for hard working Danish Lutheran immigrants, now to be inhabited and unihibited by artists, poets, dancers, dreamers, puppeteers, and other rathscallions and scallywags.

Mayo Street Arts will open its doors February 1st to hold performances, exhibitions, classes, and gatherings. We offer six artist studios for rent, a unique music hall with high ceilings and stained glass windows, and a haven for fun, collaboration, and creativity.

We're throwing an Art with Heart Hootenanny Saturday, February 13th, from 7-9 pm. That's right, St. Valentine's EVE, - it's a love-themed silent auction featuring art, goods, and services from some of Portland's best artists, musicians, and businesses. There will be music, art, sweets, valentines, drinks, juggling, romance in the air - what more d'ya want? Tell us at