Blainor McGough, Executive & Artistic Director

Blainor McGough is the founder and director of Mayo Street Arts. Blainor has worked with volunteers, staff, and board members since 2009 to develop a roster of programs at MSA for artists, community, and youth that reflect and benefit the diverse communities of the East Bayside Neighborhood and Greater Portland. Prior to starting Mayo Street Arts Blainor worked with nonprofits the Greater Portland Boys and Girls Club, the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, Shoestring Theater, and WMPG radio. Blainor and her husband Brian love yard sales, waterfalls, and their two boys, Rigel and Cirrus.





Lauren Fleury, Events Manager

Lauren Fleury is fascinated and vitalized when given the opportunity to interact with artists and audience members alike. Lauren began creating/managing community events and working with local artists as Station Manager of 91.9 WMEB-FM, The University of Maine in Orono’s student-run station. Lauren received a double degree in Journalism and Philosophy from the University of Maine, where she also had the pleasure of falling in love with radio. During the week Lauren is a Media Assistant at Strategic Media, a radio advertising agency located in downtown Portland. When she is not busy seeking a new adventure or keeping up with her full work life, she can be found reading, cuddling with her cat Maverick, and collecting records.


484107_10151153873167289_866281332_nErika Clark-Jensen, Program Assistant

Erika Clark-Jensen‘s love of puppets originally led her to Mayo Street Arts, where she first started as an intern in 2013.  She has a keen fondness for animation and drawing, and loves sharing the joy of art making with others.  Graduating in 2012 with a BFA in New Media from Maine College of Art, Erika loves working in an ever-creative atmosphere.  She loves connecting with the neighborhood children who come in every week, occasionally leading an art class for them. When not at Mayo Street she can be found teaching adults how to paint, walking her shy dog Balto, and hunched over a puppet or a pencil drawing tediously attempting to animate.