A word from our President

What an exhilarating moment – Portland Open Studios turns 20! What started out as an idea to connect artists directly to the public in the basement of our founder, Portland artist Kitty Wallis, has morphed into an annual, educational, citywide art studio tour. Though it’s taken many forms over the years, for at least 15 […]

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December Newsletter

  BECOME A FRIEND OF PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS DONATE TODAY For 19 years, Portland Open Studios has made it our mission to connect you, our friends, the public, with some of the best professional artists in town. This year, we reached out to more of you by offering a free app, PDXOS 2017, to find […]

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“That’s Two Artists That Said There is No Wrong Way!”

NOTE: Portland Open Studios President Kerri Hewett has new roommates: her friend Anna, and her two daughters, ages 9 and 13. While she’s done the tour many years, this is the first year she’s taken kids with her. Read her account below: Preparing for the tour this year I had my work cut out for […]

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Friday the 13th

Here we are, the day before the tour starts. Our artists are making sure they’re ready for your visits! Some last minute announcements:  Oregon Society of Artists, one of our supporters this year hosting two artists: #42 – Farooq Hassan and #43 – Susan Kuznitsky. Additional artist studios in the building are welcoming visitors – […]

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Introducing Artist No. 50 – Dane Eisenbart

Dane Eisenbart is new to the tour this year, and we’re excited to have him on board. He was born and raised in the surrounding forests of the Tualatin Mountains, where he could often be found drawing or exploring outside. It’s here that he developed a fascination with the natural world which continues to inspire […]

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