Our Mission, Vision, Values & Contact Information
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To foster a direct relationship with the public through education about the process of art making and its importance to industry and community.


Local & Diverse Community
Quality Artists
Educating the Public
Mentor students


To become an essential component in the Portland art community by bringing artist and patron together in an atmosphere of learning about the artistic process, enabling the artists as entrepreneurs in support of a thriving art community resulting in a public passionate about art.

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.

The Tour is composed of local artists who apply and are selected through a blind jury process.

Artists throughout the metro area invite you to their studios during the second and third weekends of October. Visitors experience studios tours, demonstrations of various techniques, and many hands-on opportunities.

Portland Open Studios provides a free mobile app and prints a full-color Tour Guide for purchase. Our Tour Guide features images of artwork, artist information, and community maps to identify studio locations. Local businesses and sponsors purchase ad space to offset the costs of printing.

In keeping with our educational mission, Portland Open Studios offers an educational internship program to high-school and college students. In addition, the Kimberly Gales Scholarship for Emerging Artists is available to artists between the ages of 20 and 30. Read about current and past Kimberly Gales Scholarship winners.

To contact us, use the following addresses or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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Leah Kohlenberg, Public Relations publicrelations@portlandopenstudios.com

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Portland Open Studios
PO Box 31077
Portland, Oregon 97231

The Portland Open Studios Board is an amazing group of people dedicated to the arts, education, and cultural advance. If you would like more information about what each member facilitates or an application for membership, please contact us at admin@portlandopenstudios.com

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For details about our community supported art program, PDX-CSA, visit www.pdx-csa.com.