Art Walk: Participating Artist Application
Our next event is September 21st, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm in downtown St. Johns. The application is due by August 7th and participating artists will be notified on August 14th.
North Portland, the “Peninsula”, and St. Johns in particular, is home to talented artists and a burgeoning art scene, and it’s time to celebrate the creative spirit of the neighborhood! The St. Johns ArtBURST is a series of arts engagement events connecting local artists and North Portland neighborhoods.
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. If you're interested in getting involved to coordinate art events during these weekends, contact
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.
During Friday’s Art Walk, we will pair an artist with selected St. Johns businesses or place an artist at a group show at the Cathedral Park Place Gallery. As a participant in a burgeoning new event, you will be a trailblazer and we will look to you to provide feedback on what worked, what didn’t, and how we can keep improving! Our next event is September 21st, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The application is due by August 7th and participating artists will be notified on August 14th.
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) Artist 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.
4) We ask all participants - businesses and artists - to provide us with constructive feedback and to maintain a certain level of flexibility as this is still a new event. We are always open to learning and improving, and look to you to help us do so in a thoughtful way!
Application Due by August 7th, 2018
Participant Notification August 14th, 2018