Art in the East

Located in Portland’s vibrant East side Arts District, the First Friday Art Walk takes place on the first Friday evening of every month from 6-9 p.m. Offering a gateway into Portland’s thriving arts culture, First Friday PDX includes more than 23 independent galleries, shops, and studios, as well as a street exhibition from April to October. The self-guided tour is free and open to locals and visitors!

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Performance Art

What is performance art ? It is a time-based art form rather than a permanent artistic gesture that has a beginning and end. The artist forces the audience to be in the present thus challenging them to participate while educating them about current conditions.  The orgins of performance art dates back to the Middle Ages …

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COVID-19 Notice:
Due to restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic, many of our regular galleries are currently open virtually, require reservations for physical visits, or are temporarily closed. Be sure to check with specific galleries for individual requirements before visiting. Thanks for supporting local artists!

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    For questions, or to sign up to be a vendor at the First Friday Street Exhibition (April – October) contact us at: East@FirstFidayPDX.org