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Hours of operation:

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4pm

Circling the Square Fine Art Press


We are now open to the public again! Masks optional.


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

We are looking forward to seeing you again                            207-582-6600

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.  

Current exhibitions


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), $600.

Half Season membership (five months), $375.

Three month membership, $250.

Two month membership, $200.  

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.

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You are invited to the Elm City Press Fest!

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Ellen Roberts. Titcomb Glow. Monotype


American French Tool Press

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We will have roaring dinosaurs, exuberant monkies, dancing bunnies, and more! All are beautifully silkscreened by hand! There are useful textiles, aprons, fine art prints, and hand-printed cards. Lots of great gifts at very reasonable prices.  

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Karen Adrienne. Autumn Light. Monotype on paper. 2022

Christine Olson

Interested in joining the press?