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Portland Art Spark

The first Art Spark of 2018 is here! Join us for an evening of education and celebration as we share space with Orí Gallery, UNA Gallery, and Portland Open Studios (celebrating their 20 year anniversary!). The evening will include a 30-minute community discussion and panel. Our Community Partners (and guests) will investigate the barriers and best practices for artists responding to open calls. They will share the work they are doing to address equity, inclusion, and diversity in the Portland art scene. Artist Performances (TBA), music by VNPRT, raffle prizes, food, drinks & more. 

This event is free and open to the entire community. A cash bar is available, with Lagunitas generously donating proceeds among the three Community Partners: UNA Gallery, Orí Gallery, and Portland Open Studios. More information on upcoming and past events on portlandartspark.org 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
UNA Gallery – UNA Gallery is a contemporary art space dedicated to highlighting the work of POC, Queer, Femme and Gender Non-Conforming artists. We aim to offer a consistent and constructive platform for the collaborative and solo efforts of non-established and experimental artists.

Ori Gallery– Ori Gallery is the brain child of the creative duo Maya Vivas & Leila Haile. Together they seek to reclaim and redefine “the white cube” through amplifying the voices of Trans and Queer Artists of color, community organizing and mobilization through the arts.

Portland Open Studios – Portland Open Studios creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, and learn about media, materials and the business of creative endeavor. Through this interaction, Portland Open Studios creates a platform for local artists to thrive, engage and fosters a community that values the arts.

FEATURED ORGANIZATIONS
Artist & Craftsman Supply North Portland- An art supply store located in North Portland, OR. Employee owned and operated, we pride ourselves in our ability to bring the highest quality products to artists in our community at a price that is affordable to all

MUSIC: VNPRT
PHOTOS: Miss Lopez Media