CMCA Annual Fund

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What our visitors are saying

Thank you and looking forward to more!!

“Thank you and looking forward to more!!”

What a jewel, this place!

“What a jewel, this place!”

CMCA rocks!

“CMCA rocks!”

Thanks for the inspiration

“Thanks for the inspiration.”

…so powerful and moving.

“…so powerful and moving.”

This is awesome!

“This is awesome!”

This is just amazing!

“This is just amazing!”

Small but mighty

“Small but mighty!”



Great!! Will return!!

“Great!! Will return!!”

…beautifully presented & curated

“…beautifully presented & curated.”

Wonderful, meaningful, mentally exciting!

“Wonderful, meaningful, mentally exciting!”

A great addition to Maine!

“A great addition to Maine!”

Art to change the world!

“Art to change the world!”

Love this museum! Didn’t want to leave.

“Love this museum! Didn’t want to leave.”

Thank you for an uplifting visit to Maine!

“Thank you for an uplifting visit to Maine!”

Loved your museum, especially the ArtLab!

“Loved your museum, especially the ArtLab!”

"CMCA is the little engine that can." – Toshiko Mori

Dear Friends,

With your support we can do it – and more! This year we presented 12 original exhibitions exploring multiple aspects of contemporary life and culture, showcasing the work of 64 artists from 35 communities across Maine-a vivid testament to the state's thriving and varied art scene.

Our ArtLab and Look Inside education programs and our year-round Tuesday Talks and Sunday Salons invited more than 1,250 children and adults to experience the joy of hands-on learning, and to see and think about the world in new ways. The wildly popular, free admission First Friday Art Walks and 34 public events and performances filled our galleries and community courtyard with more than 40,000 visitors of all ages, contributing to Rockland's growing recognition as the Art Capital of Maine.

In July, our Annual Distinguished Lecture brought the inspiring words of Dr. Lonnie Bunch III, Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture, to a sold-out audience. We were honored by Dr. Bunch's presence and are grateful for his immense service to this nation.

We launched new partnerships with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Monson Arts, Rockland After School Alliance, and Penobscot Bay YMCA to maximize resources in service to Maine's artists and students. And we participated in the national For Freedoms project engaging the arts in meaningful civic discourse.

To cap off an exceptional year, we were grateful to receive:

  • The Governor's Award for Tourism Excellence - Maine Office of Tourism
  • Yankee Magazine Editors' Choice Award for Best New Cultural Destination
  • Down East Magazine's Best of Maine Family Gallery Excursion

The common thread through these programs and awards is CMCA's commitment to providing exemplary opportunities for public engagement with contemporary art. We love what we do, we believe in the power of art to transform lives and communities, and we are proud that Maine–so richly diverse in artists–values and respects CMCA.

Your contribution to our Annual Fund helps us do all that we can. We have set an ambitious goal-an increase from our record-breaking effort last year. Because the more we do, the more unique opportunities for learning and engaging in the arts we can share. Help us do more!

Thank you,

Suzette McAvoy
Executive Director

Note: All contributions of $500+ receive a complimentary Good Host membership!

Header image: John Bisbee, American Bits from the exhibition John Bisbee | American Steel, photo by Andrew Estey Photography