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.
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 March 2nd from 6 pm to 9 pm, applications for artists are available here. Applications are due February 1st, 2018.
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.
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
The St. Johns Center for Opportunity present artBURST a Holiday Night Market at Cathedral Park Place on Friday, December 1st from 4-9 pm.
Shop for holiday gifts from 20 local vendors and artisans, listen to live music and visit artist open studios in the building. This event is held at the gallery at Cathedral Park Place, located at 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203. Come on out and check out all that our neighborhood has to offer during the holiday season!
Check out the full list of participating artists and open studios here!