Portland Oregon: First Friday on the Eastside

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The Pearl may have First Thursday with its galleries and artists, and lots of fun!  But just as much fun and gallery hopping can be had east of the river on the First Friday of each month. There are several well established galleries and a number of studios and venues that feature emerging and innovative artists. Galleries in Sellwood, Brooklyn, Clinton, Laurelhurst, Irvington and Kerns are open.

A few of the constants on the scene include such NE galleries as 23 Sandy Gallery (623 NE 23rd Ave), B. Rogers Gallery (2415 NE Broadway) and Brian Marki Fine Art (2236 NE Broadway). Southeast galleries that almost always particpate include Tilde (7919 SE 13th Ave), 12x16 Gallery (8235 SE 13th Ave), Bite Studio (2000 SE 7th Ave) and Studio 2507, Annie Mery Artwork (2507 SE Clinton).

A complete list of the participating galleries can be found on the First Friday Gallery Guide website.  You'll also be able to discover which galleries are offering live entertainment and where the artists receptions are being held.

Additional information, fun facts and information about the artists, the galleries and varying points of view at the First Friday Blog.

Most galleries are open 6 til 9pm - but you will want to check before you head out.


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Comments (2)

Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Hi Alexsandra~I love Portland and art. I took a series of classes at PSU and stayed in the Pearl district. Lots of energy.

Feb 03, 2011 01:25 PM
Alexsandra Stewart
Remax equity group - Portland, OR
Broker - Portland Oregon Real Estate

Adrian -- The Pearl does have it's own energy.  Hope you do check out some of the other galleries too though.

Feb 04, 2011 02:43 PM