Maine Arts and Education

We believe that nature, culture and the classroom are all connected, and that spending time outside is what sparks our creativity. We’ve dedicated ourselves to supporting the creative arts and education communities in our own backyard, through grants to local schools and community colleges, museums and music festivals, and public programming and theaters. Because encouraging future generations of artists, leaders, stewards and champions of the world around us is one of the most important things we can do.

Our support is limited to the following Maine school systems: Freeport, Portland and Lewiston.

L.L.Bean’s support helps the Portland Museum of Art offer free admission every Friday (photo credit - Patryce Bak)

Patrons love the Portland Museum of Art’s friendly and accessible green spaces

L.L.Bean partners with local nonprofits to host fun, family-friendly activities at our flagship store in Maine