Friends of Lincoln Park

“Let us secure for ourselves and for our children a beauty spot in the midst of our growing city – a breathing place for all the thousands who are to come after us.” — Portland Transcript, 1856

Art in the Park

TEMPOart is a local non-profit, temporary public art program here in Portland, and Lincoln Park is now hosting their inaugural installation: The American Dream.

Created by artist Judith Hoffman, The American Dream was inspired by such disparate ideas as the Sears & Roebuck "kit homes" of the early 1900s, and the iconic totem poles of the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. As the artist explains, the piece "explores our elemental need for a secure sense of home, whether permanent or ephemeral, embodied in the spaces, communities and structures within which we live".

The American Dream was installed in the summer of 2016, and is currently slated to remain on display in Lincoln Park through this summer.

We're proud that TEMPOart chose Lincoln Park to be the site for their first public art installation, and we hope to see more art in the park in the future!

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Friends of Lincoln Park • 168 York Street • Portland, Maine, 04101