Posts Categorized: Local Culture

Pandora winter light installation in Lincoln Park

UPDATE (12/8/17) – Lincoln Park is now adorned with lights!   At precisely 5:30 PM on Wednesday, December 6, Portland artist Pandora LaCasse will flip the switch to activate the latest of her brilliant seasonal light installations, bringing nighttime illumination to Lincoln Park‘s trees and paths for the first time ever! Learn more about the installation at Lights in Lincoln Park. More about Pandora’s work, such at the Longfellow Square detail image seen here can be found at The light installation […]

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Two Maine College of Art alumni selected for Luminato art commissions

Celebrating Portland’s diverse creative community, we proudly feature original artwork from local artists in all our buildings. In the Luminato lobby we are excited to display the works of two Maine College of Art (MECA) graduates: painter Leon Anderson and photographer MaKenna Pope. Leon Anderson A plein air painter for more than 30 years, Leon Anderson has expanded his work to include 3-dimensional pieces in wood and stained glass in recent years. Originally from Alaska and a 1983 MECA graduate, […]

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Get ready for Maine Startup and Create Week, Jun 19-23

Get ready for Maine Startup and Create Week: When Portland Takes Center Stage for Innovation Scheduled for June 19-23, Maine Startup and Create Week features a multitude of seminars, hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, and networking events. Over the past four years, more than 300 speakers from 30 states and three countries, along with 4,000+ participants, have participated. Is 2017 your year? In addition to walking away with a plethora of insight and new knowledge, you’ll wrap up the week with meaningful connections and […]

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Maine Jewish Film Festival celebrates 20 years March 18-25

The 2017 Festival features films from around the world and present a dynamic week of documentaries, guest speakers, panel discussions and special events. From Saturday, March 18th through Saturday, March 25th, venues in Portland (all 4 venues are walking distance from Luminato), Brunswick, Lewiston and Waterville will show more than 30 films. Terrific for winter-time armchair travelers. Congratulations on the 20th anniversary! For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit

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Join us Thursday to Imagine Portland!

It’s a wonderful feeling to wake up every day and be in love with the place you live. Portland is an amazing city, and we don’t take this for granted. Instead, we continually seek out ways to engage with others and make it even better. Building high-quality urban condos is a piece of what we do, but our true calling is building community. This is why we partner with organizations such as The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce to dream […]

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PRINT—the new bookstore in the India Street neighborhood

We welcome the latest addition (or shall we say “edition”?) to the East End neighborhood—PRINT: A Bookstore. Located at the intersection of Congress and India Streets. The grand opening is at 7 PM on December 3rd. Owned by Emily Russo (yes, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Richard Russo, is her father) and Josh Christie, who worked with Sherman’s family-owned bookstores—Mainers who have been a part of the book businesses since very early ages. Russo has returned to Maine after living in Brooklyn. PRINT is […]

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Holiday Happenings in the neighborhood

Friday, December 2 Tonight is the last First Friday Arts Walk of the year and it includes some special events: Portland Ballet will perform excerpts from the Victorian Nutcracker in the windows of the Portland Public Library The tree will be lit at the Portland Museum of Art Maine College of Art will hold their annual Holiday Sale For more information to help you plan your evening stroll, visit Saturday, December 3 Grand opening of PRINT: A Bookstore, at the intersection of Congress […]

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Cloudport—the new co-working space in the India Street neighborhood

As we continue our efforts to build community, we’re thrilled to see like-minded organizations pop up in the neighborhood. This includes Cloudport, which opened its doors on September 19 and is already offering business space to the likes of MCED and ETech. Located at 63 Federal St. in the India Street Neighborhood, Cloudport is just three blocks away from Luminato. We were lucky enough to enjoy a sneak peak – and, wow, is this place both hip and functional. Talk […]

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A vision beyond building condos; we aim to build community

What a big week here at Luminato! The Landry French team began to pour the foundation and we installed 15 banners featuring photos of Portland Ballet dancers along our building site on Franklin Street. Taken by local photographer Jonathan Reece, these images create a visually compelling space, rather than a typical construction-site eyesore. The photos are part of  Discover Portland Ballet, a collaboration between Portland Ballet and Reece that began in 2013 as a passionate ode to both the city and the performing […]

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Megan Tan at TEDxDirigo Nov 5

Megan Tan, creator of the highly acclaimed podcast “Millennial” will be one of the speakers at this year’s TEDxDirigo. The TEDxDirigo site tells us “TEDxDirigo Dissonance is a chance to embrace ideas we don’t agree with and examine those we hold as truth.” And their newsletter tells us about Megan Tan and her podcast: The podcast was warmly received in a quickly crowding space. The Guardian reviewed it in May 2015 stating, “[t]his podcast about making your way through your […]

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