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  • Dec 7
    Open Stage PDX Dec 07 @F&B Cafe
  • Jan 4
    Open Stage PDX Jan 04 @F&B Cafe
  • Feb 1
    Open Stage PDX Feb 01 @F&B Cafe
  • Dec 2
    A Generous Kingdom II
    Dec 02 to Jan 15
    @Verum Ultimum Gallery
  • Dec 2
    Moore Art Project Dec 02 @Moore Art Project

Today’s Events

  • Oct 6
    Tyler Mackie: "The Bleed is Working"
    Oct 06 to Nov 25
    @Wolff Gallery
  • Oct 19
    BEN BUSWELL: THE STORY IS NOT THE STORY
    Oct 19 to Dec 02
    @Upfor Gallery
  • Oct 26
    Dan Pillars and David Nez
    Oct 26 to Nov 19
    @Guardino Gallery
  • Oct 28
    Chasing Ghosts II
    Oct 28 to Nov 19
    @Verum Ultimum Gallery
  • Oct 30
    Paton Miller - New Paintings
    Oct 30 to Nov 25
    @Butters Gallery
  • Oct 30
    Sue Tower & Kentree Speirs
    Oct 30 to Dec 02
    @Blackfish Gallery
  • Oct 31
    Nat Meade & Sarah Horowitz
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Froelick Gallery
  • Oct 31
    Barbara Mason and Greg Wilbur
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Waterstone Gallery
  • Oct 31
    Guards of Eden
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Basic Space Gallery
  • Nov 2
    Places -- Adam Sorensen
    Nov 02 to Dec 02
    @PDX Contemporary Art

July 7 in the Park Blocks

Art, Dead Poets and Soul Jazz

Artists, we have a special offer for you on the first Thursday in July: only $25 to set up on the Park Blocks. 

On July 7, the Portland Parks will be showing Dead Poets Society a block away from the UAN First Thursday Street Gallery. This means lots and lots of people milling about will see your art. And by filling up the Street Gallery, we’ll show Portland moviegoers the vibrancy of our art community. 

This summer marks the tenth year of Portland’s free Movies in the Park program. It started in 2007 with thirteen movies. This year the number is close to fifty. All told, more than 250 free events will happen in parks throughout our city in the next few months. In addition to movies, the program brings food vendors, live music and games into parks.

Dead Poets Society stars Robin Williams as John Keating, a new English teacher at an all-boys preparatory school. His unconventional methods draw out students and ignite their passion for learning. This 1989 movie won many awards, including an Academy Award for best screenplay going to writer Tom Schulman. It also received Academy Award nominations for best picture, best director and best actor in a leading role. 

The evening’s entertainment starts with Trio Subtonic, a band that blends funk with soul jazz. Trio Subtonic plays up and down the west coast at jazz clubs, festivals and now, the First Thursday Street Gallery.

 We hope that you’ll sign up to show your work next First Thursday, July 7. This is a wonderful opportunity to show in a highly trafficked area for a very fair price. If you’ve been on the fence about trying out a spot in our new North Park Blocks locale, just think of Robin Williams’ words in Dead Poets Society: “Carpe diem. Seize the day. Make your life extraordinary.”

We’re having an advanced registration sign-up event on Wednesday June 29th, from 6-7 pm. Drop by WeWork at 220 NW 8th Avenue to sign up. If you’re interested, please pre-register, as the movie showing may make this First Thursday especially hectic. We look forward to working together to bring your art into the public eye.