Artistic Portland, a downtown co-operative gallery of 40 local artists, will open its doors for “Art After Dark,” from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, on October 4, 2018. The evening of music, wine, food and art will give the public a chance to meet many of the artists behind the creative work at the gallery.
Husband and wife duo The Sweet Peas will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and everyone is welcome to the free event. This summer Artistic Portland celebrated its five-year anniversary at 318 SW Taylor Street, and now the artist-owned, artist-run gallery makes its debut on the late night First Thursday Gallery Art Walk scene.
The special evening will also introduce the #ArtisticPortlandChallenge, the gallery’s new interactive social media campaign to encourage visitors to “Harvest Creativity” while exploring the art. There is free street parking after 7:00 pm, and $5 parking after 5:00 pm in the garage at Fourth and Yamhill.
“Art After Dark” will follow an afternoon free bowl painting from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in the gallery featuring pianist John Gilmore, and refreshments will be served, starting at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome as space allows. Once painted and fired, the bowls may be purchased for $10 or donated and sold in the gallery to benefit Sisters of the Road Cafe, which serves restaurant meals to those in need. Artistic Portland has raised $4,000 over the past 18 months for the café through its community bowl project.
Artistic Portland is open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, and now through 9:00 pm on First Thursday. The gallery is located at 318 SW Taylor Street, close to restaurants, and a block from Pioneer Place Mall, and the Apple and Microsoft stores.
For more information contact:
Kelly Casperson, President