About Us

Who We Are:

PICKWICK INDEPENDENT PRESS is a print studio shared by 25 professional artists. Members share access to a wide range of equipment (presses, tools, and whatever else we can collect) that might be useful for making art in multiples. 

Our mission is to create energy around the process of making for both the art community and the greater community of Portland. We provide  a practical physical space that serves artists needs as makers. By sharing the burden of equipment costs and studio rental fees, our artists can focus their resources on their work. Our goal is to be one of this city’s most vital artistic hubs. In the process, we will reach a critical mass of artists and their ideas, bolstering an already vibrant community by providing a productive and exciting place to work. 

Our Members:

We are

a fine art printing facility in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine. The press is located in the Artists Studio Building, a community of 35 active professional artists. Our goal is to connect artists and printmakers, with the press acting as a well appointed hub that turns printmaking into a collaborative event. The offering of facilities include equipment for intaglio, relief, letterpress, silkscreen, and offset lithography printmaking. We have a multiple types of presses, a darkroom, large washdown sinks, acid tanks, large work areas, personal storage, and an assortment of hand tools. Programming includes tiered memberships, workshops, publishing opportunities and one on one assistance with your projects.


536 Congress Street

Portland, Maine