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



St Johns Center For Opportunity is announcing a call for art for the first annual St Johns Bridge Art show to be held June 15th, 2018 from 6 pm to   Artists in the Portland Metro area are invited to submit artwork depicting the St Johns Bridge to be displayed at Cathedral Park Place Gallery during the June St Johns Art Walk.  Artwork can be available for sale but is not required to be. Artists will be responsible for handling sale and 100% of the sales go to the artist.

For questions contact Kirista at

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Art Walk 

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 previous businesses and artists here

Art Constitutional 


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 we will have the Art Constitutional on June 2nd and September 8th.  The call for vendors will open on April 1st and close on April 30th.

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 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!

Interested in getting involved in any of these events? Contact Kirista at