Art Walk: Participating Artist Application

Our next event is Friday September 20, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm in downtown St. Johns.  Applications are now live through Friday, August 23rd.

North Portland, the “Peninsula”, and St. Johns in particular, is home to talented artists and a burgeoning art scene, and we want to celebrate the creative spirit of the neighborhood! During the Art Walk, we pair artists with selected St. Johns businesses in downtown St. Johns to display and sell your work.

With these quarterly events, we hope to:

1.) increase access to and appreciation of the arts; 2.) support and strengthen the artist community in St. Johns and North Portland; 3.) engage the St. Johns business community; 4.) celebrate the diverse cultural communities in North Portland and; 5.) build community by facilitating conversations and connections.

We (our board, staff and volunteers) believe that economic disparities exist within our society. We also believe that these disparities have marginalized many community members - people of color, immigrants and refugees, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, youth, and the elderly.  As part of this initiative, we seek to engage local artists from marginalized communities, including communities of color and LGBTQ artists, in our artBURST programming. Click here to read more about SJCO's commitment to equity.  

Expectations of Participating Artists

1) The event is Friday night from 5 pm to 8 pm.  All participating artists are expected to be present during these hours.

2) Artists will need to coordinate with business owner in order to arrange times for installation prior to event.  

3) Artists are expected to manage all sales during the event.

Artist Application:

Please fill out the application below. Applications are due by Friday, August 23rd and notifications of acceptance will go out by Friday, August 30th.

Name: *
Phone *
Address: *
Please email 3 photos of art work you plan to showcase the night of the Art Walk to complete your application. *