If you love original art that captures Southern Maine’s glorious coastline, city scenes, seaside villages, and quiet countryside, you’ll be thrilled to discover the works showcased at the Fore Street Gallery. This gem is located in the historic Mariner’s Church building in Portland at 372 Fore Street, just one block from the harbor. Step inside and surround yourself with original oil paintings and watercolors by 20 local Maine artists.

Owner Lorrie Maciag told us, “It’s great to offer a place for local artists to show their work… and for tourists and locals to find pieces that remind them of Southern Maine’s beauty. Her December “City in Winter” show is the gallery’s big event each year and features Paul Black’s romantic images of snowy Old Port streets. Stop by in any season to find a variety of original paintings, fine art photography and limited edition prints, including small pieces for those with limited wall space or budgets.

For hours and other information, visit www.ForeStreetGallery.com.