Local Resources: The Scene in Portland
Portland’s vibrant art and design community boasts countless organizations, resources, events, galleries, and creative businesses. Whether you are pursuing internship possibilities, researching exhibition opportunities, or simply looking for something fun to do with friends, you can enrich your academic education by investigating off-campus resources. Here is a sampling of what Portland has to offer:
First Thursday – A monthly art walk in the Pearl district
Last Thursday – A monthly art walk in the Alberta neighborhood
Last Friday – A monthly art walk in the Inner Southeast district
TBA Festival – An annual festival of time-based art featuring national and international artists
PSU Monday Night Lecture Series – During the school year, Portland State University offers a vibrant series of art lectures that is free and open to the public.
Portland Stock – A public dinner and presentation series that funds artists’ projects
Music Fest Northwest – The third largest indoor music festival in the U.S.
Portland Zine Symposium – A conference and event exploring facets of independent publishing and DIY culture
Wordstock Festival – An annual festival put on by Wordstock, a literary art and education nonprofit
Non-profit Organizations, Collectives, and Communities
Most of these groups offer a variety of opportunities for exhibiting work, accessing specialized equipment and resources, interning, and building community outside an academic environment.
NW Creatives Social Club
A Meetup Group for all creative people in Portland/Vancouver Metro area to connect with each other socially.
Portland-based blogs and web resources
Port – http://portlandart.net/
Ultra PDX – http://www.ultrapdx.com/
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