Thanks for a great Anniversary!

We celebrated an excellent 5 year anniversary as an organization with our 6th full season. What did we love?

  • More volunteers engaged!
  • More events!
  • Artists from lots of different backgrounds bringing art that represented their culture and their passions!
  • Temporary art through collaborations with Maine College of Art and Still Life Studio!
  • More seating, and more lush gardens!
  • Delicious snacks thanks to a collaboration with Fork Food Lab!
  • And more!

Click here to see a PDF version of the 2019 Season Overview!

We’re grateful to our many collaborators, including partners like Portland Summer Films, Portland Swing Project, New Moon Ensemble, Fork Food Lab, Waking Windows, SPACE, Yellow Tulip Project, Monday of the Minds, The Way We Move, Portland Intown Contra Dance, PM Salsa with Primo Cubano, Pickwick Independent Press, Make Music Portland, Maine Academy of Music, Figures of Speech Theater, 2Sheets Theater, Somali Mainers’ Youth Network, Maine Initiatives, Portland Downtown, and the many other organizations, teachers and performers who brought their skills and diverse offerings to the Square

In addition to our programming, our colorful amenities and free Wi-Fi attracted visitors during other times of the day to read, eat, create, meet with friends, or relax in an urban oasis. Since its inception, FoCSP’s creative placemaking has drawn well over 130,000 estimated visitors to the park.

Our park stewards and volunteers generously gave their time and effort to ensure that the park stayed beautiful, safe, and lively throughout the whole season. More than 3,125 hours of volunteer time was invested last season.

Funding for our 2019 season was also provided in part by critical investments by Diversified Communications, the Horizon Foundation, Old Bug Light Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, Op Box, Portland Container Company, Portland Downtown, Coffee by Design, and our generous Season Hosts.

We couldn’t have had such a successful season without generous commitment from our performers and partners, stewards,  funders and sponsors, donors, audience members, and YOU – in all the ways you gave. We are so very appreciative to all of you!

See you in our 2020 season, which starts in May!

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