Halloween Portrait Party

Pizza, beer, horror, and art!

Come enjoy free costume portraits by top Portland artists: John Daniel Teply, N.A. Stein, Gavin Eveland, McKenna Marvin, Spencer Winans, Susanka Biernat, Mary Casey, and Larissa Kurucz.

Come in costume, or have your portrait painted in your fantasy costume. Works will be featured in East Creative’s Nov 4th First Friday, before being given away to their subjects.

First Friday Open Studios

Step inside the studios and meet the artists of the East Creative Collective. Featuring the art of 15 local artists and creators, live karaoke by Community Jams, international mural painting for Palestine and Ukrainian, and more.

6 PM – 9 PM @  211 SE Madison St., Portland, OR, 97214

FFSAF III: UNDER THE SEA | EAST CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

3 city blocks of art, original art by more than 20 local artists, open studios, and local sea life.

Featuring Bits and Pieces: a photo exhibition by Kat Schon, live performances by Tridacan Maxima and MirCat, music by Space Bats and DJ Drink Tickets, the sea life dance party, installations by N.A. Stein, karaoke with Community Jams, live painting by Ideal PDX and more!

Always free and open to all. 

Register at FristFridayPDX.org to participate as an artist.

6 PM – 9 PM @ 211 SE Madison St., Portland, OR 97214

July 1st

July Art Walk and Openings

All events listed occur on the first Friday of the month and are free and open to all visitors unless otherwise specified.

COVID-19 Notice:
Due to restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic, many of our regular galleries are currently open virtually, require reservations for physical visits, or are temporarily closed. Be sure to check with specific galleries for individual requirements before visiting. Thanks for supporting local artists!

FIRST FRIDAY SUMMER ART FESTIVAL

Featuring 3 city blocks of art, the work of more than 20 local artists, open studios, live performances, music , and more!

For our second our Summer Art Festival we’re excite to be hosting a live collaborative performance by Sora Shodo and fire dancer Selena Ibarra and music by Space Bats and Community Jams.

Always free and open to all. Register at FristFridayPDX.org to participate as an artist.

6 PM – 9 PM @ 211 SE Madison St., Portland, OR 97214

June 3rd

FIRST FRIDAY SUMMER ART EXHIBITION

Join us for the return of the First Friday Summer Street Exhibition! Featuring 3 city blocks of art, the work of more than 20 local artists, open studios, performances, live music from Space Bats and Community Jams, and more.

6 PM – 9 PM @ 211 SE Madison St., Portland, OR 97214

Evermore Cawed the Crows

East Creative is excited to join the first annual Festival of the Migrating Crows in welcoming the back the common crow! Every spring, among the cherry blossoms and magnolia flowers, these majestic iridescent tricksters return en mass from their winter journeys to city streets, gardens, and power lines. Sometimes maligned, often misunderstood, the common crow is in fact one of the most intelligent animals in the world and a popular figure in folklore and mythology throughout human history. So join us in celebrating these dark heralds of fair weather with a special corvus art show, live music, a crow riddle walk for a free crow tattoo, fire dancing circus performers, and more.

Iridescent black clothing encouraged.

6 PM – 9 PM @ 211 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214