For the avid collector or just the curious, Portland's Pearl District is packed with expressive, thought-provoking art galleries. Tradition dictates new exhibitions debut on the first Thursday of every month, now a party to behold in its own right.
One of Portland's few galleries specializing in Indigenous art, Quintana showcases works by tribal members of the Pacific Northwest, Canada and beyond.
Part of Bullseye Glass Company, Bullseye Gallery showcases kiln-formed glass art objects, and hosts panel discussions, artist lectures and various events exploring the diverse motivations in contemporary art.
Around the corner and up the stairs from Davis Street Tavern lies Butters Gallery, a veritable maze of contemporary art ranging from paintings to prints to sculptures.
Exhibiting both painting and photography, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art has been Portland's preeminent showcase for contemporary and modern art since 1996.
Every first Thursday Froelick debuts a new exhibition of contemporary art by an artist local to the Pacific Northwest or from as far away as Tokyo. Past exhibits include baskets woven from 35mm film by Indigenous artist Gail Tremblay and outdoor scenes painted with oils by Gabriel Liston.
Bright two-story windows cast natural light on Augen's collection of contemporary works, mostly comprised of large paintings and sculptures. Exhibitions change monthly.
A visit to Gallery 903 reveals a dedication to modern and postmodern art movements, heavy on Expressionism, with approachable prices for every art collector.
In addition to the ever-rotating gallery space wholly devoted to photography, Blue Sky is home to a non-circulating library of artist monographs and exhibition catalogs. As well as the library, Blue Sky has hosted The Drawers program since 2007, a collection of juried original prints by local photographers available for public view.