Artistic Portland Celebrates Five Year Anniversary During Month of June 2018

06/01/2018 - 06/30/2018

10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Artistic Portland


The Art Co-operative will have a month-long celebration beginning at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on June 7, 2018.  Five years ago June 1 a group of local artists opened their doors in the Hollywood District to sell their art to the public.  Two years later the Art Co-operative expanded by moving downtown to a larger space with more artists.  Celebrating that five year milestone the Co-op will be holding a drawing on Saturday, June 30, with many of the member artists donating their work to lucky participants. A celebratory event is in planned.

 

Throughout the month of June many of the artists will demonstrate aspects of their creative process between 11:30-1:30 on many weekdays.  Check online at www.artisticportland.com/events for details.

 

At First Thursday between 2-6 pm many of the member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will encourage visitors to express their own creativity by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl.  Georgie’s Ceramic & Clay is sponsoring by providing the raw clay and the rest will be supplied by the Co-op.  Once glazed, the bowls will be fired and available for $10 with all proceeds going to the nonprofit Sisters of the Road Cafe in Old Town Portland.  For nearly 40 years the cafe has been helping to feed and support the underserved in Portland.

 

Sponsors Royale Brewing Co. and Café Ponté will provide beer and coffee.  Other light refreshments will also be offered.

 

Pianist John Gilmore will add to the lively ambiance with his sets.

 

Artistic Portland is an Artists’ Co-operative that reflects the legendary, rich and thriving PDX art scene located at 318 SW Taylor Street in the heart of downtown Portland.

For further information contact:

Bryan Baer, President

bryan@artisticportland.com

503/768-6838

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