“Untitled” by Ren
“Untitled” by Ren
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June is Pride Month, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Erickson Fields Preserve are displaying art, photography and poetry by LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 12 to 20 from all over Maine throughout the month.

The Youth Pride Art Show is on display in the ArtLab window at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, located at at 21 Winter Street in Rockland. The show is curated by Out Maine and the theme is taken from Rockland Main Street’s “Visions of Inclusion.”

The Pride Walk features poetry paired with art and photography in a series of display cases along a wooded 1.4-mile loop trail at Erickson Fields Preserve, located at 164 West Street in Rockport. The trail runs along Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Teen Ag Crew vegetable garden at Erickson Fields.

Out Maine’s goal is to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth.