Art Co-operative Artistic Portland will pay homage to the two rivers that flow through Portland by celebrating their beaches at the First Thursday Art Walk on July 5 between 4-6 p.m. Outdoor landscapes will come indoors as local artists are inspired by the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the Portland area.
Many of the member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will encourage visitors to express their own creativity by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl. Sponsor Georgie's Ceramic & Clay provides the clay and the rest will be supplied by the Co-op. Once glazed, the bowls will be fired and available for $10 with all proceeds going to the nonprofit Sisters of the Road Cafe in Old Town Portland. For nearly 40 years the cafe has been helping to feed and support the underserved in Portland.
Sponsors Royale Brewing Co. and and Café Ponté will provide beer and coffee. Other light refreshments will also be offered.
Pianist John Gilmore will add to the lively ambiance with his sets.
Artistic Portland is an Artists’ Co-operative that reflects the legendary, rich and thriving PDX art scene located at 318 SW Taylor Street in the heart of downtown Portland.
For further information contact:
Bryan Baer, President