Artistic Portland, a downtown co-operative gallery of 43 local artists, will continue Art After Dark from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, on November 1, 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 and everyone is welcome to the free event. Artistic Portland celebrated its five-year anniversary at 318 SW Taylor Street, and now the artist-owned, artist-run gallery continues on the late night First Thursday Gallery Art Walk scene.
The special evening will also continue the #ArtisticPortlandChallenge, the gallery’s new interactive social media campaign to encourage visitors to celebrate “Art Along The Hearth” while exploring the art. There is free street parking after 7:00 pm, and $5 parking after 5:00 pm in the garage at SW 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 more than $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 until 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
Contact Artistic Portland