About Us


Temporary. Portland. Art.

TEMPOart brings site-specific temporary art projects to public spaces in Portland, ME.

We share engaging public art that doesn’t need a ticket or an instruction manual.

TEMPOart serves as a catalyst for connecting our communities. Our projects help people see their world in a new way, or just go through their day with a newfound energy–feeling less alone, alive with wonder, and knowing more is possible.

We are completely funded through private support. It is thanks to our generous donors that TEMPOart is able to serve Portland.


TEMPOart energizes Portland’s public spaces through temporary art installations—engaging residents and visitors, enriching the creative community and enhancing Portland’s reputation as a world-class city.

We Provide opportunities for artists to address current issues, experiment with new mediums and engage a diverse public audience.

We Partner with other non-profit educational and cultural institutions, linking each project to inspire innovative learning opportunities for citizens of all ages and backgrounds.


Tony AdamsExecutive Director | Tony Adams joined TEMPOart in December 2019 as their first Executive Director. Prior to joining TEMPOart, he served as Executive and Artistic Director of Halcyon Theatre in Chicago from 2006-19. As an individual artist, he’s been lucky enough to amass hundreds of credits over the past twenty years as (in alphabetical order) an actor, designer, director, producer and writer. Prior to co-founding Halcyon, Tony served as Artistic Director at Steep Theatre Company, where he was a longtime member.