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Makers at the Hall

Last Wednesday of the month at 7pm

January thru May & September thru November

Makers at the Hall is currently suspended, as is our other programming, until we can safely reopen because the public health crisis has ended.

Makers at the Hall is a series of talks, panel discussions and lectures that take place at Mechanics’ Hall in Portland, Maine – the historic home of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association.

Inspired by these original makers and mechanical artists, this curated program invites artists, artisans and tradespeople – local Maine leaders in craft and culture, to discuss their work and give audiences a behind the scenes look at their creative process.

Now in its fifth year, previous guests have included light and sculpture artist Pandora LaCasse, violin maker Jonathan Cooper Luthier, print maker Pilar Nadal of Pickwick Press, furniture designer Doug Green, Nick and David Wallace of Wallace Pipe Organs, many more.

Talks are FREE for members or $8 general admission. Doors open at 6:45pm. Refreshments are served after the talk at 8pm. Elevator access to second floor library.

Kim Ortengren of Wallace James Co.
Cozy for Kim Ortengren's talk. November, 2017.

Just released! 2020 Season


January 29th – Nathan Richardson, Luthier

February 26th – Catherine Wiersema, French Chocolatier

March 25th – Joe Lendway, Fine Wood Furniture

April 29th – Ayumi Horie, Pottery & Activism

May 27th – Ebenezer Akakpo, owner/designer Akakpo & Co.

September 30th – Terrill Waldman & Charlie Jenkins, Tandem Glass Studio

October 28th – Chris Balzer, Balzer Family Clockworks

November 18th* – Scott Nash, Illustrator

*Second to last Wednesday due to holiday.

John Sundling - floral design. April, 2019.
Steve Corman of Vena's Fizz House. February, 2019.

Watch videos of past lectures through our member page on Portland Media Center’s website.

Below: Makers at the Hall with Pandora LaCasse – September 2018.