First Friday Art Walk is back!
Perhaps the exclamation point is unnecessary, because July’s event was a decidedly low-key return of the popular monthly showcase of artwork in downtown Portland. Friday evening’s chilly and wet weather, plus the COVID-forced absence of the event for more than a year, apparently combined to keep a lid on both vendors and shoppers along Congress Street.
But those who turned out said they were happy to have it back, even if the turnout was somewhat small.
Most people were maskless, probably reflecting the high rate of vaccinations in Maine and Portland in particular, but