Our 2018 Tour Will be October 13-14 and 20-21, 2018 10 am – 5 pm each day.
Over 100 artists welcome the public during the tour dates.
This is a self-guided tour.
Look for our yellow signs designating each artist with a number in their community.
Why take the tour?
The tour is an experience unlike any gallery or museum. Looking at finished artwork (especially online or in a museum/gallery) it’s easy to think that art is magic. Remarkable art can seem to have appeared finished and never looked any other way than it does and as though no person made it. Portland Open Studios seeks to pull back the curtain, showing you the person, exposing the process. Artwork is remarkable because it was made by an interesting, fallible person who has a creative experience with their media and tools to make something from nothing. Yes, art is magic, but it's the everyday kind and all of of us can learn to cast the spell!