Art for the Now

In this new interview series, we speak with Maine artists, makers, and organizers who are creating work centered around social justice. This month we speak with René Goddess Johnson of Theater Ensemble of Color—an innovative grassroots non profit organization of multigenerational, multicultural, and multi-ethnic artists.


Songs for Your Summer

A sampling of songs to fill the air around you as you dig deep, as you flower in the sun, as you share your talents in the spirit of growth, openness, and community. Listen. Listen and create.


Glimmer Post

A monthly subscription of mail art that supports social justice with funds donated directly to the ACLU.


The Subscription Share

Shares of engaging, locally-made art with manageable, automatic monthly payments and the option to cancel anytime.


CSArt Maine

CSArt Maine is the state’s first community art share program dedicated to supporting and connecting local Maine artists. An art subscription service, we bring locally produced work right to your door.

Meet an artist

Doug Von

How to make a Doug: take a New York baby raised in New Jersey, blessed with an eye for composition and color, cultivated with a formal education in Graphic Design and Painting, add 10 years of experience to the mix, drop him in Portland Maine, and boom; you got yourself a stew, baby!

Doug is armed with the good sense to keep things simple, and enjoys wrestling many a design challenge to the ground.

Doug Von

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