Artists and Galleries

12 X 16 Gallery

12×16 Gallery is a collective gallery showing the works of its member artists as well as featured guest artists from Portland and the Pacific Northwest.


First Friday:

8235 SE 13th Ave., No. 5, Portland OR 97202




To find, collaborate with, and present artists who mess with our brains. Artists who make us think and feel.

That rip us away from the mundane and remind us that we are not alone in our sanity.

We do not have a preference on style – we have a focus on content. Its not enough to survive in this world. We must create it.

And that is precisely what AFRU aims to do.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

534 SE Oak St., Portland, OR 97214


ANX Gallery  @ ADX

ANX Gallery provides Portland with an exhibition space that shows a variety of media, artworks and functional objects. Alternating monthly member-maker shows, group and solo exhibitions provide a spectrum of form, function and utility. A goal of this curatorial project is to provide exposure to local makers, fine artists, and those who bridge the two. Additionally, we aim to offer people from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQ and other minorities — a stage to display their talents and wares.


First Friday: 6-9 PM

1015 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

 Austin Eddy Open Studio

When I paint it’s because I am committed to making the beauty and unique mystery of the human experience tangible and accessible. The world around me and my experience of life inspire the visions that are conveyed in my work. Aesthetic quality gives value to what’s created and presented. My visual language is formed from moments stumbled upon, ideas emanating from personal interactions, history, philosophy, science, art, religion, spirituality, politics, culture, and technology, or to put it more simply, contemporary life. The feeling of discovery, no matter how subjective, that a viewer finds in my work and turns into a meaningful relationship in their own lives is what drives my commitment to creating.


First Friday: 6-9 PM

210 SE Madison Ave.,  Portland OR 97214

Bite Studio

Bite Studio is a SE Portland printmaking studio that was established in 2005 with a mission of creating an affordable, and accessible space for local printmakers. Currently boasting a member roster of over 20 printmakers, Bite Studio has become a place where artists have the space, equipment, and time to create and exhibit their artwork, while enriching their creative growth through collaborations and sharing of creative processes.

Our members currently practice intaglio, relief, and seriagraphy (screenprinting) using etching, drypoint, collograph, monotype, monoprint, woodcut, linocut, collage, and mix medium techniques.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

2000 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214


Black Box Gallery

Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography. Black Box’s juried international photo shows provide important opportunities for emerging and established photographers. Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition and critical appreciation of contemporary photography.


First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

811 E. Burnside #212, Portland, OR 97214


Brassworks Gallery

Founded in 1930, the Oregon Brassworks Building housed some of the most innovative minds in the manufacture of aluminum and brass. When they closed their doors after nearly 70 years, they were regarded as pioneers in their industry. It is now the 21st century; their ghosts haunt these halls for a new industry. These phantoms invoke inspiration… rather than fear.​ Possessed by these pioneering spirits, Brassworks Gallery brings art and industry together in a focused fusion of innovative clarity.​ We invite you to join us.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1127 SE 10th Ave. #220, Portland, OR 97214


Butters Gallery Ltd.

Founded in 1988, Butters Gallery, Ltd. is established as an important contemporary art source for both private and corporate collectors nationwide. Our Oregon family owned and operated gallery focuses on artists from throughout the United States and abroad including several prominent regional artists. We look in all directions to find artists whose work is innovative with regard to content and media. Included are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture consisting of a range of media from paint to glass to ceramic to metal.


First Friday:  Until 8 p.m.

157 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232


East Creative Collective

Monthly First Friday Street exhibition from April to October

Studios open inside building year round

East Creative Collective is a studio and gallery space home to over 20 artists and creators in mediums ranging from oil painting to digital design and sculpture. Located in the SE industrial district of Portland, East Creative hosts monthly openings and regular public events featuring both East Collective members and outside artists.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

211 SE Madison St., Portland, OR 97214


Eutectic Gallery

Eutectic is Portland Oregon’s best ceramic fine art gallery and boutique store dedicated exclusively to contemporary American ceramic art serving the creative community of artists, collectors, educators, and local DIY makers.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1930 NE Oregon St., Portland, OR 97232


Gallery at the Jupiter

Providing a unique and constantly evolving experience, this newly remodeled lobby is a completely custom designed 700 square foot gallery space that opened in February of 2012. The design incorporated wood and metal elements already existing on the property, pulling through a Pacific Northwest aesthetic while creating a minimalist feel that highlights the artwork.

The lobby within the gallery exposes all guests to emerging artists and encourages emerging collectors. Acting as a community incubator and featuring art installations, openings are on the first Friday of every month. Hotel guests, tourists and locals alike are welcome to tour the gallery 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.


First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214


Llew Lu Studio and DA Booth

Llew Lu- I’m a photographer + graphic designer, located in Portland, Oregon. I started out in a dark room developing my film and photos at 15 years old. Photography is one of the many arts that I love and pursue. The more interactively creative I get to be, the better! Professional photography and commercial design. On or off site. We offer professional lighting, a wide array of props, costumes, and sets.

DA Booth- We are a Portland based PHOTOBOOTH company that explores the creative edge of shooting, to make each booth unique because you are too! Founded in the Summer of 2010 DABooth is a  collaborative effort between two star-crossed lovers and partners in crime, David Staley, and Angela Dawn. Joining these two powers combined to bring together dreamy colorful photo sets to make events, parties & weddings something to remember. They hope you have as much fun in them as they do building them.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

544 SE Oak St., Portland, OR 97214


One Grand Gallery

Founded in 2012 by Jordan Chan-Mendez, One Grand Gallery promotes artwork meeting at the intersection of fine art and graphic design. Featuring established artists as well as emerging talent, One Grand Gallery’s program maintains a conceptual quality relevant to the central discussion of urban and contemporary artwork. Realized by means of solo and group shows, art fairs, community partnerships and collaborations with varied creative agencies, One Grand Gallery aims to serve as a source of creative instigation.


First Friday: Until 7 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

1000 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214

971- 266-4919

Pushdot Studio

At Pushdot studio, our Portland clients are elite and discriminating artists and photographers who engage in high-end printing, photographic retouching and high resolution scanning using our sophisticated techniques, quality materials, and state of the art equipment implemented by printing professionals who are not only expert technicians, but also artists and photographers who approach each project from a client perspective.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m. (open every other month)

2505 SE 11th Ave. #104, Portland, OR 97202



Redux Boutique & Gallery specializes in handmade, local and indie designer jewelry, accessories and art. The aesthetic of our boutique is rooted in a crafty, edgy, clever sensibility, featuring artisans who utilize unusual design, re-purposed objects and recycled materials. We promote affordability, sustainability and quality in craftsmanship from local indie artisans as well as fair-trade import companies abroad. We carry work from over 300 artisans and companies, and though not everything in our brick-and-mortar store is local and handmade, the majority of it certainly is.


First Friday: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

811 E. Burnside #110, Portland, OR 97214


Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery

Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery is housed in a 3000-square-foot artist loft in the Sellwood neighborhood. Our personalized approach focusing on artistry and care celebrates slow photography and an authentic experience. We Specialize in Handcrafted Tintypes and other Distinctive Portraiture

Anna Daedalus is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in photography. She holds a BA from Reed College and her work can be found in various collections, including the SF MOMA Library and the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Kerry Davis works with a variety of mixed media, especially photography. He studied photography & filmmaking at PSU, PCC and Oregon College of Art and Craft. He works in many photographic formats such as pinhole, photograms and digital, using contact printing and alternative processes. His works have shown at 12×16 Galleries, Portland Art Center, and other galleries in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1715 SE Spokane St., Portland, OR 97202


Splendorporium & The Art for Life Children’s Gallery

Splendorporium is the phenomenal art space that is part of Art4Life, a non-profit organization that brings Arts & Culture to six Portland Public Schools through their after school programs. By learning about the arts & other cultures, we make connections, open minds & inspire creativity with our children & the community. In our new venue, Splendorporium, we proudly showcase Visual Arts, Performances & Music every First Friday.

Most shows have a theme and are juried and we encourage you to participate! Performers, visual artists and musicians are asked to submit media based on the theme so that we can feature various disciplines in all their grandeur. We have created a dynamic space where artists can come together, show off, inspire one another, and bedazzle and bewilder the community. All ages are invited to experience the high-ceilinged alluring endless possibilities that are Splendorporium.

The Art4Life Children’s Gallery features children artists, performers and musicians. All preschoolers through 18 year olds are welcome to submit media. An entire school, a classroom or individuals may show in the Art4Life Children’s Gallery.


First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

3421 SE 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97202

503-953 2885

Studio 2507/Annie Meyer Artwork

I consider myself a painter, but work in 3 different mediums: Painting (primarily oil and acrylic paintings), Oil monotype prints, and ceramic tiles.  My work has the same theme in each medium.

I am interested in the human figure, and abstract landscapes. I’ve drawn the figure since high school and work directly from a live model.

The landscapes come from places that I travel to paint each year. They are of specific places, but with minimal colors and shapes they are more emotional rather than factual in content. I attribute my affinity for minimal landscapes to growing up in the Midwest, staring out at farmland with a few lines and few trees.

My work has evolved into what I consider an abstract sense of time and place.  With it I aim to translate the sense of identity I feel with these landscapes and figures that are both from my childhood and myself today.


First Friday: 6-9 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

2507 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202


True Measure Gallery

True Measure Gallery & Studio feature a different artist in the front gallery every month.  The artists that are shown in the gallery are artists the True Measure team believe in. We never take commission from any artist we show.


First Friday: 6-10 p.m.

3022 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214


Interested in being on our map and list? Contact us at Criteria as follows:

1. Open on a consistent basis during First Fridays from 6-8 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.

2.  Located within the Eastside Arts District (South of I-84, North of Powell, west of Mt. Tabor, and east of the Willamette River).

3. Excited to help promote First Friday!