Upcoming Events

Portland Youth Dance Performances
April 27, 12:30-2:30PM
at the Carousel Cosmos installation, Western Promenade

Inspired by Carousel Cosmos, join Portland Youth Dance as they share a site specific piece on the Western Promenade. Bring a chair or blanket. Free and open to the public.

2024 Dancing for Joy Community Opening & Events

Public Events & Programs

Thursday June 13, 5-6PM, Community Opening (June 14 Rain Date)
Free and open to the public, see Dancing for Joy for the first time, meet the artists, and mingle with our creative community! Music performances by Maine Academy of Music.

Saturday June 15, 10AM-12PM: Discovering Creativity of Building with Bamboo
Free and open to the public, all are welcome. In this hands-on workshop, participants will experience the strength and versatility of bamboo first hand, and practice the tools and techniques (even secrets!) used by TEMPOart Artists in Residence The Myth Makers, Donna Dodson& Andy Moerlein to make monumental sculptures.

Using ancient skills taught to the Myth Makers by an octogenarian Taiwanese bamboo master, participants will take bamboo poles and split them into flexible strips. Using this split bamboo, and the unique tools and materials provided, participants will experience the thrill of bamboo art construction. No experience required and all ages 12 and above can accomplish the skills needed to have a delightful experience. Younger children are welcome to work with their parent. This workshop is an opportunity to build with bamboo and create something both useful and lovely. Suggested: garden gloves and sunglasses handy but not required. Outdoors! Check weather and dress appropriately: sunscreen, raingear?

Registration required; please email manager [at] tempoartmaine.org to register.


Past Events

Carousel Cosmos by Chris Miller on the Western Promenade

Youth Education Programs, July – September 2023
Carousel Cosmos Community Opening, June 15, 2023
Catalyst 2023, April 4, 2023

Beneath the Forest, Beneath the Sea by Pamela Moulton at Payson Park

Late Summer’s Night Dream, September 9, 2022
Pink Picnic, August 20, 2022
Think Pink Art-making Event, July 29, 2022
“YOU ARE GOING TO BE HEALED” performances, July 24-25, 2022

Pinecone by Patrick Plourde by at Deering Oaks Park

Pinecone Dedication Ceremony, September 8, 2021

Gathering Stones by Jesse Salisbury on the Eastern Promenade

“Fairy Sighting” with Amelia Garretson-Persans, August 29, 2021
“Gloaming” with Riley Watts and Heather Lyon, August 20, 2021
“Of Transmuted Dreams” Augmented Reality with Pam Chevez, August 1, 2021
“Land. Rock. Water. Sky” with Love Lab Studio, July 23-25, 2021
“Gathering People & Being Like Stones” with Gil Corral, June 20, 2021