Experience Art Directly
With Artists in Their Studios
OCTOBER 12+13, 19+2o, 2019 10AM - 5PM
Portland Open Studios is a volunteer and artist run organization with the mission to create community among Portland artists, to educate the public about local artists and artistic processes, to run an internship program for high school juniors and seniors interested in a career in the arts and to create a tour of Portland Artist Studios every second and third weekend of October. Information about our 2019 tour will be available in early January on this website. To help support our mission please consider donating or signing up for Amazon Smile.
My moment with these talented people of great innovation and creativity, they make me feel like I’m being lifted up to their world, just talking to them, hearing their creative process. Watching them do their thing, it lifts me up into that world, and then I get to bring some of it home and I always remember being inspired or moved by what I saw.
~ Diane Hunt
This is absolutely my favorite event of the year. I love being able to travel around and check out different work areas & tools. It's really cool to be able to speak to the artists in their OWN space and see what their process is.
~ Melissa Moline
All my life I wanted to be a painter, but I was afraid that I didn't know how to paint. In 2013 I went on the PDXOS tour. I walked into artist Jesse Reno's studio and had a painting awakening! I realized right then and there how painting can tell our stories. I started painting the next day and since then I have painted almost every single day. I paint stories about the connections we have within ourselves and with others. I love to paint, and for me, it started with Portland Open Studios!
~ Samyak Yamauchi
Portland Open Studios
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