ARRT logocopyARRT! works with progressive groups and organizations throughout Maine, providing images that can help to distill and clarify their important messages about issues that matter to people in Maine and the world beyond our borders.


ARRT! has had an active fall.

The banner at the top was created for the convening of the Maine Legislature in December. Afterwards, it will hang in Rachel Talbot Ross’s office in the Statehouse.

ILAP (Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project) requested a banner that would allow for the creative interaction of their members at their annual celebration in Portland in September. ARRT! created a graffiti-style banner with space for ILAP members to scrawl their important messages about issues that matter to people in Maine and beyond. ARRTists then completed the banner with paint for the final outcome displayed below.

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ARRT! ILAP banner.

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ARRT! ILAP banner with graffiti (detail).

In October ARRT! created a banner for Generational Noor, a new organization founded to fight opioid addiction and substance use dependency, particularly in BIPOC communities.

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ARRT! Generational NOOR banner.

Greater Portland Family Promise ( focuses on diversity, housing, culturally-appropriate food, and transportation for families in need. Their mission is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

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ARRT! banner for Portland Family Promise.

For Brunswick and Portland Peace Groups ARRT! created a banner about the struggle to remove the threat of nuclear war.

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ARRT! banner for Brunswick and Portland Peace Groups.

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ARRTists at work, December 2022.

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ARRTists at work.










Maine AFL-CIO and Maine Labor Alliance wanted a banner to celebrate their recent union victories in Maine.

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ARRT! banner for Maine AFL/CIO solidarity.

Below is a banner ARRT! completed for Preble Street’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Vigil which is held in Portland on 21 December 2022.

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ARRT! banner for Preble Street .

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ARRTist Natasha Mayers presenting at Arts for Activism Conference at Thomas College this fall.

ARRT! The Artists’ Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) is a project of the Union of Maine Visual Artists. ARRT! is grateful for the support of the UMVA and a donor-advised fund of the Maine Community Foundation. UMVA members and others are always welcome to join in and ARRT! is always on the lookout for organizations in need of our services.


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ARRT! Maine Inside Out banner on display at event.

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ARRT! painting session November 2022.













Image at top: ARRT! Bipartisanship banner.