Visions of Inclusion: Youth Anthology, Art Show, & Pride Walk:

OUT Maine has partnered with the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rock City Cafe in Rockland, and Erickson Fields in Rockport to bring LGBTQ+ and allied youth and young adults’ art and writing to Midcoast Maine during Pride Month (June).

The theme for the art and writing exhibitions follows Rockland Main Street’s “Visions of Inclusion.” According to Rockland Main Street “in order to have a resilient community, it is integral that all identities are included, celebrated, and given a platform to shape our future…expressing what it means to be a welcoming community and depicting one’s visions for the future.”

Visions of Inclusion 2022 Pride Anthology

We put together a collection of writing by LGBTQ+ and allied youth for Pride Month. Read it HERE.

The content may not be appropriate for readers younger than 14 years old.

Trigger warning: The anthology includes content that may be triggering to some individuals, including themes of gender dysphoria and depression.

See the 2021 art shows in our Virtual Gallery and the 2022 shows at the locations below!

Youth Pride Art Show 2021

Youth Pride Art Show

June 1st – June 30th 2022
Rock City Cafe
316 Main Street | Rockland, ME 04841

7am – 2pm Monday – Thursday
7am – 4pm Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

Photo courtesy of David Clough Photography. Curated by the Center For Maine Contemporary Art, this show features art by LGBTQ+ and allied teens.

Pride Walk

Pride Walk

June 1st – June 30th 2022
Erickson Fields Preserve
164 West St | Rockport, ME 04856

Open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week!

Click HERE for the trail map!

During the month of June, Maine Coast Heritage Trust will display writing, art and photos by LGBTQ+ and allied youth (ages 22 and younger) along their Pride Walk at Erickson Fields Preserve. The Pride Walk is a series of 16 display cases along a wooded trail next to MCHT’s Teen Ag Crew’s vegetable garden.