Mission & Background


Mayo Street Arts strives to strengthen its neighborhood and community by providing a haven for the arts that is vibrant, safe, and inspiring; and to engage area youths of diverse cultural communities in robust participation in the visual, performing, and literary arts.


Mayo Street Arts (MSA) was incorporated in 2010. Our building is a former church, built in 1890, and provides a perfect space for community arts programs in the vibrant multicultural neighborhood of East Bayside.

Puppet theater, international music and art, and learning opportunities for youth are our primary passions and areas of focus.

MSA presents a revolving slate of music concerts, theater, dance, puppet theater, and other arts performances that enrich the lives of artists, audience members, and others of all ages.

In addition, MSA plays an important role in the neighborhood by providing a safe and welcoming center for after school and summer learning via literacy and arts programs for children.

In 2013 MSA received a major grant to purchase our building. We have since added a new roof, and made many facility improvements as we work towards our goal of providing a completely modern, flexible, accessible center of the arts.

Our behind the scenes work is now focused on organizational capacity, audience and membership growth, and improving program delivery for community and youth.

We invite you to learn more about Mayo Street Arts.

Please call, email, or visit for more information about our programs and events.

Mayo Street Arts

phone: (207)879-4629

email: info@mayostreetarts.org

address: 10 Mayo Street Portland ME 04101