Portland’s oldest annual art studio tour is bigger and better than ever in its 24th year. The four-day, two-weekend event features 119 artists that will open their studios all across Portland to the public to inspire, educate and offer their works for sale October 8-9 and 15-16, 10 am-5 pm each day.
Portland Open Studios is a local nonprofit that creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making, learn about media/materials and the business of creative endeavor. It is also a platform for local artists to thrive, engage and be part of a community that values the arts.
The organization has thoughtfully provided ways for attendees to sort through the large number of artists participating by offering the ability to search artists by name or media and to search by communities/neighborhoods on their website, portlandopenstudios.com. They’ve also had some of their favorite creatives design curated tours based on individual themes and have downloadable maps. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Every artist has something special planned for visitors, including demonstrations, take-home gifts and others that may surprise you. The event is open to all ages, but pets should be left at home.