ArtBURST

Our ArtBURST programming is focused on strengthening the arts community in our neighborhood and using art as a platform for building community connections. The primary programs that fall within the ArtBURST brand include the Arts Constitutional, Art Walk series, and our Holiday Night Market. 

1st Annual St Johns Bridge Art Show

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June 15th, 6-9 pm

45th Parallel Wines

(8527 N Lombard)

As part of the artBURST St. Johns Art Walk, the 1st Annual St. Johns Bridge Art Show will feature artwork of the iconic neighborhood bridge through the eyes of 8 local artists. Images will be available for purchase. 

For questions contact Kirista at placemaking@stjohnsopportunity.org

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Art Walk

June 15th, 6-8 pm 

Downtown St. Johns 

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! Our Art Walk series happens once per quarter, and is focused in the downtown business district of St. Johns, plus Cathedral Park Place (an arts-building next to Cathedral Park). Our team helps curate this event by pairing artists with local businesses and the gallery at Cathedral Park Place to showcase their work. 

Our next Art Walk is happening June 15th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Check out our line up of businesses and artists here!

Art Constitutional 

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September 9th, 9 am-2 pm

at the St. Johns Farmers Market

The Art Constitutional joins the St. Johns Farmers Market twice during the summer months to activate the St. Johns neighborhood through hands-on art marking, musical performances, and by bringing in local arts and crafts vendors.  This year the next Art Constitutional is September 8th.  The call for vendors will open in July. Please stay tuned for more details!

Arts/Crafts Vendors: connect and shop with local artists and crafts people including painters, illustrators, jewelry designers, woodworkers, fabric artists, glass artists, and more. Some even do live demonstrations! 

Music/Performances: enjoy music from St. Johns locals and a diverse array of genres. In the past, we've had performers like the Obo Addy Legacy Project, The Aztec Dancers, Katelyn Convery, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid, and Huayra Lucas join us. 

Holiday night Market

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The St. Johns Center for Opportunity held our first annual artBURST Holiday Night Market at Cathedral Park Place on Friday, December 1st, 2017 from 4-9 pm. 

Shoppers purchased holiday gifts from 20 local vendors and artisans, listened to live music and visited artist open studios in the building. This event was held at the gallery at Cathedral Park Place, located at 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203. 

Check out the full list of 2017 participating artists and open studios here!

Interested in getting involved in any of these events? Contact Kirista at placemaking@stjohnsopportunity.org.