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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the status of all events are in question. Please visit the website of the specific event for more details.

Steamy Print Jam
Large Scale block printing
Running with Scissors
in June – more info to come

Belfast 25th Annual Arts in the Park
June 27th & 28th, 2020
more info to come

Kennebunkport Summer Craft Fair
July 4th,
Kennebunkport, ME

Yarmouth Clam Festival
July 17–19, 2020
more info to come

Maine Lobster Festival
Harbor Ln, Rockland, ME
Jul 29 – Sun, Aug 2
more info to come

South Portland Art in the Park
South Portland, ME
Sat., Aug. 8
more info to come

14th Annual Brunswick Art Festival
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Downtown Brunswick, Maine

The Nature of Craft
Maine Artisans at Maine Audubon
August 29 and 30
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth ME

Laudholm Nature
Crafts Festival & Exhibition
Sat, Sep 12 – Sun, Sep 13
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
342 Laudholm Farms Rd

Common Ground Country Fair
September 25, 26 & 27
Unity, Maine

Open Studios & 6X6 Show
at Running w Scissors during the
Maine Craft Association Open Studios Weekend
more info to come

22nd Annual
Freeport Fall Festival
October 2 – 4
Freeport, Maine

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Holiday Events [2019]

Running with Scissors Artists
Holiday Events

Holiday Sale & Open Studios

Featuring 40+ Running with Scissors artists and alumni

Fri, December 13
4 – 8 p.m.
Sat, December 14th

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gallery Holiday Sale with RWS artists and alumni work. Find out about the RWS Holiday Sale.

The Portland Print Crawl

From Friday, Dec 13 through Saturady Dec 14

The Portland Print Crawl is a host of local printmakers and studios available to show their work. In addition they will provide “Passports” to be stamped at each location – find out more about the Print Crawl!


12-hours of Holiday Shopping to receive Free Shipping

This offer has expired – Place your last minute order by midnight tonight (*by 11:59 p.m. December 19, 2018) and receive free shipping through USPS 2-day Priority – your package to arrive by Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve.
**This offer good for shipping in U.S., limit one coupon per customer, limited to available artwork in stock.

***Use the Coupon Code hlday18

Holiday Art Schedule

Many Holiday Events have been scheduled, and as I find out more information about what events I can attend I will list them here.

I have started a list of Holiday Arts & Crafts events in the Greater Portland area – find out more at Holiday Events 2018.


Summer Arts 2018

The 39th
Art in the Park

Art Festival and Sale
South Portland

August 11, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Visit the Art in the Park website.
(organized by the city of South Portland)

12th Annual
Brunswick Outdoor

Arts & Crafts Sale and Festival
Brunswick, Maine

August 18, 2018

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit the Brunswick Arts festival website.
(by the Brunswick Downtown Association)

Running w/ Scissors Pop-Up Shop and
Open Studio Art Sale

See what the artists at RWS have produced for this year’s Holiday Sale. From Ceramics, Photography, and Painting to Jewelry and Mix Media, and other items, too – pillows, spoons, scarves, and more.

ALL handmade, ALL unique – it’s the handmade quality of the artwork that offers an individual connection to your environment.

In the Pop-Up Shop you will find a collection of work by all participating artists, about 50 of us! And then walk through the studios to see a continuation of what the artists have on sale in their studio.

My work over the last year has been geared towards developing an online store for decorative pieces. I’ve produced photo prints and hand-printed photos, both mounted on birch panel, and a new concept for this year will be 3in x 3in art magnets – great for something you could easily place in your home or office, stuff in the stocking, or give as a small elegant gift.

Check out our sale! Hope to see you there.

Fall Open Studios & 6×6 Show

RWS Artists Studios (Running w Scissors) will present its 2nd annual 6 x 6 Show featuring works of art that art 6-inches square by RWS artists and their guests.

Expect a showing of creativity from a wide ranging field, each square representing a personal artistic vision.

on Saturday
October 14, 2017
at RWS Studios
250 Anderson Street, Portland Maine 04101

More details to come.

Spring Annual Open Studios

Running with Scissors will have a Special Gallery Event during the Spring Annual Artists Open Studio Sale. Check back soon for more details, but mark your calendars now:

Saturday, May 6
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Running with Scissors artists community
250 Anderson Street, Portland Maine

Arabic Language as an Art Form

This hands-on workshop is for all interested in Arabic, design, pattern, and art – taught by Kifah Abdulla, artist, writer, and Arabic language instructor.

Arabic letters lend themselves to writing in different geometric shapes and can range from functional lettering to fine art with exquisite line work.

Workshop Outline

After a brief history of this art form and its development in Islamic and Arabic countries, students will incorporate calligraphic ornamentation and technique to learn how to write their name, design greeting cards, and create artwork that expresses actual lettering or purely visual forms.


ANYONE! Just be ready for fun!

This workshop is for the novice or the experienced artist wanting to learn this beautiful lettering style as an art form.

Required Materials

1) sketchbook or paper
2) canvas or art board
3) an eraser
4) a ruler
5) any of these items you think you’d like to use for drawing and painting:
pencils, pens, colored pencils, brushes, and acrylic or watercolor paint,
…and anything else that makes you happy.

Additional materials provided by the instructor.
More scheduling info below:

Hosted by

Arabic Language as an Art Form

Kifah Abdulla

Saturday, February 4

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(total 3 hours including breaks)

$50 (10% discount for RWS artists)

To sign up, please email Kifah:


Note: minimum class size: 5; maximum: 15;

— a waiting list will be created, and if enough people are interested an additional class could be schedule.

Please contact Kifah with any questions at:


Running with Scissors Holiday Pop Up
and Open Studios

December 10th, from 10 – 4 pm


Keep Portland Creative-Buy Local Art for the Holidays!

Shop for fine holiday gifts in a truly unique and enriching way while supporting your immediate community.

This event is one day only and is FREE and open to the public. Off and on street parking is free  — RWS is a handicap accessible building.

250 Anderson Street
Portland – East Bayside
10 – 4 pm. 

Please join us on this One Day Event of the year, where over 40 artists working in this one location create art and crafts from wide-ranging mediums.

You’ll fine artwork and fine crafts from large and small and everything in between: silver & beach-stone necklaces, wheel thrown mugs, bowls and plates, hand carved & gilded frames, artist designed & screen printed t-shirts, fine art photography, holiday ornaments & cardspaintings & artist prints for gifts or for your own walls.

Enjoy food and beverages by:

Falafel Underground

RWS is proud to be a participant again in the 2016 East End Holiday Stroll – find out what is happening in the hood!

Join Running With Scissors Studios  on December 10th from 10 – 4pm at 250 Anderson St Portland, ME no matter the weather – rain, snow or sunshine –  and buy incredible locally made artwork direct from the artists’ studios.

Pickwick Independent press print fair

Updated July 17, 2016

What a fantastic day at the Pickwick Print Fair, filling up Congress Park Square with artwork made from screen printing, etching, risograph, relief, letterpress, lithography… and using a wide range of techniques on paper, pillows, tees, cloth, and mixed media. I especially appreciated everyone who attended, finding prints and learning about the process.

And what’s amazing is the talent and subject range of the participating artists and collectives, activists and storytellers creating invigorating and enchanting work. Thanks to Pickwick for this outstanding event.

Attend the Pickwick Independent Press & Print Fair this season at the Congress Park Square.

July 16th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Congress Street Park (at the corner of High Street)

Raindate: July 17th, same time

See the artwork available for sale by some of Maine’s most talented print makers. RWS [Running With Scissors artists studios] will have two tents open to exhibit and sale artwork ranging from woodcuts, intaglio prints, screen printing, photopolymer etchings, and more, including prints using varied techniques both traditional and modern. RWS will also have a print demonstration.

Come see some of my photopolymer prints and all the creativity from our printers at RWS and in Maine.

For more information and to see a list of participating printers, visit the Pickwick Independent Press website.

April 2016
running with scissors artists studios

Twice a year Running with Scissors is open to the public for an art sale and open studio event. And coming up is the first of such events for our Spring Open Art Studios.

Come see me in my studio at RWS and about another 40 participating artists in their working studio space on:

April 30th 10a.m. – 4p.m.

Running with Scissors is located in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland
at 250 Anderson Street (behind the UHaul on Marginal Way – we always say that, giving a little shout-out to the moving company, but hey, it works, everyone knows where it is!)

Parking is in back of building – walk around to the front. You’ll find a pop-up shop as you come into into the exhibit/entrance area, and then you should walk around and see the artists in their studios – for a total of about 60 studio spaces, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, and mixed-media, and a wood shop!

Hope to see you there.