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Hours of operation:

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4pm

Circling the Square Fine Art Press


We are open to the public.


 Please come and visit us and see our new exhibit on Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm.                                     207-582-6600

You can watch professional print artists work during our open hours.

Circling the Square Fine Art Press is

in the Historic District of downtown Gardiner.  We are an open-access fine art press where key-carrying members share knowledge and their love of making fine art hand-pulled prints.  

Press highlights
Member News

 Current Exhibition

Artdogs Studios Annual Exhibit

Come visit our shop and gallery.


Ellen Roberts. Blueberry Fields


Current exhibitions
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American French Tool Press

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Karen Adrienne. Night Garden. Monotype . 2024.
This is part of the Artdogs  Studio Artists' Annual Exhibit


The press entrance with member created paper paste mural



Press member Dianna McFarland.

Membership 2024

Please consider becoming a Member, or Associate member of Circling the Square Fine Art Press. We want to continue to be here and your support can make this a reality.


As a full member of the press, you have a key and full privileges of the press. As an Associate Member, you are invited to exhibit and take part in special press initiatives and will get membership prices on workshops and Mini Rez opportunities at the press. Membership fees are listed here for you.


Annual Artist Membership (ten months), $700.

Half Season membership (five months), $400.

Three month membership, $300.

Two month membership, $250.  

Associate membership, $150.

We invite you to become part of our printmaking community. Please join us and help ensure our smaller community remains a presence in the wider art community. Please join us if you can!

Circling the Square Fine Art Press opened in 2007 to offer printmaking artists in Central Maine an opportunity to share a studio, ideas, techniques, and information, and collaborate with other printmakers. This open-access press is designed to combine the best of the 500-year-old traditions of printmaking with the safer, new technologies of the 21st century. The press is located in the Historic District of Downtown Gardiner.


Circling the Square Fine Art Press got a new ceiling in their storefront window display area! Come by to see our new look and new exhibit.

Studio Artists

        Karen Adrienne

        John Carnes

        Teresa Despres

        Jon Luoma

        Kelly Maines

Exhibit new artworks inspired by another Artdogs Studio Artist


         June 14 – July 13, 2024

         10-4  Fridays & Saturdays

Closing reception and artists’ talk July 13th, 11:00 am.

 Join us for conversations about the creative process while enjoying coffee and beignets.

        Circling the Square Fine Art Press

         277 Water St. Gardiner, Maine

Interested in joining the press?

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