By Samyak Yamauchi
Many aspects of the 2018 Portland Open Studios Tour will be different this year. Besides the new presentation of the tour guide, we will be looking at ‘Community’ in a different way. We would like to build more community and commitment within our artist communities and our group as a whole.
To that end:
- The artists will be delineated into groups, but there will be no group leaders, so we’ll be asking artists to come up with ways to make connections with the other artists in their PDXOS neighborhood.
- We’ll be asking artists to promote PDXOS by volunteering to do demos and spreading the word to their own networks via social media promotion.
- We’ll be asking for help with tasks that need doing.
- We’ll also be holding PDXOS artist community building/networking gatherings to share ideas, ask questions, and support each other.
We are looking forward to working with this year’s artist group to make Portland Open Studios 2018 a great event!