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Hours of opperation:

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4pm

Circling the Square Fine Art Press


We are now open to the public again! Masks Required


 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


As we move into 2022, 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. Memberships 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, information, and to 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 located in the Historic District of Downtown Gardiner.


Christine Olson and Kris Sader have just opened a new exhibit. Due to Covid uptake no opening but each artist is available for people to walk in and chat with them about their works.


Kris Sader prints now on exhibit.  Etching techniques.

Christine Olson prints now on exhibit. Relief techniques.

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Danae Lagoy is the new Printmaking Assistant at Circling the Square. She was hired with the help of the Maine Arts Commission Jobs Grant awarded to the press and Karen Adrienne.  
Danae's first impact was seen with the new shelving construction and installation. This has transformed our entrance and exhibit space. Above Danae rolls out her first print flat at the press.

The jobs grant runs from February through June 2022.

“Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts” and the Maine Arts Commission.



Interested in joining the press?

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Unframed works are easily accessible and don't have framing costs added.  Great way to begin collecting original art!