MANY Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW | September 2013

First Thursday @ PNCA, Portland, Oregon Portland’s First Thursday event is this week! With highs in the 80s, there are sure to be thousands of people roaming NW Portland.

There are over 50 (probably 100) galleries having openings this month, with most openings taking place in the Pearl district and Old Town/China Town. Most gallery openings begin at 5PM or 6PM and end at 9PM or 10PM.

We have a very large list below thanks to Sequential Art Gallery (328 NW Broadway). They compile an email called the “[h]IT LIST” of events every month. You can join it by emailing them @ sequentialart @ gmail dot com. We have reproduced much of it below with permission.

Are you on the Twitter? Follow @FirstThursday or the #firstthursday hashtag to see what people are posting about it. You can also follow Sequential art on twitter: @sequentialart

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Everett Station Lofts

625 NW Everett & 328 NW Broadway

101. MULTIPLEX – Open First Thursday
102. SOHITEK GALLERY – Banana Stand Poster Art Show + live performance by Fanno Creek
103. RIGHT SIDE ART – Open First Thursday
104. ORIENTATION – Open First Thursday
105. PONY CLUB GALLERY – New works by Jennifer Parks
106. COCK GALLERY – Open First Thursday
107. FOTOEFFECT GALLERY – “Things from my Head on Paper” by Gunnar Pedersen
108. WILL CALL ART – Open First Thursday
109. B*ORIGINAL ARTGLASS – Open First Thursday
110. DARRAS – Open First Thursday
111. FLEETING STATES – “Making Room for the Brain – Part 2” – Numberism Silent Auction
113. SEQUENTIAL ART GALLERY – “Five Year Mission”, a “Trek in the Park” exhibition from Atomic Arts
114. TIMESHARE – Open First Thursday
115. THE HOLLOW – Open First Thursday
116. MELTING SKY – Open First Thursday
117. PULSE – “Making Glass & Metal Dance”, glass and metal sculpture by Katy LaReau
BREEZE BLOCK GALLERY [323 NW 6th Ave] –  “Buddy System Invitational” group show, curated by Sven Davis; and “Schematical Sabbattical” by ChrisValkov

Old Town Chinatown

BACKSPACE [115 NW 5th] – Open First Thursday
BUTTERS [520 NW Davis] – “Passages”, new works by Mariella Bisson, Jeffrey Butters, Eva Isaksen, Michael Kessler, Silvia Poloto, and Anne Raymond
COMPOUND [107 NW 5th Ave] – “Hair Show”, group exhibit curated by Kat Gifford
EPHEMERAL GALLERY [412 NW Couch] – Indoor Mural (visible from street)
FIFTY24PDX/ UPPER PLAYGROUND [23 NW 5th] – “Prints for PDX” screen print exhibit
FLOATING WORLD COMICS [400 NW Couch] – Open First Thursday
GRAETER ART GALLERY [131 NW 2nd] – Open First Thursday
GRASS HUT [400 NW Couch] – Open First Thursday
HELLION [19 NW 5th] – “Interdeco”, solo exhibit by MHAK (Tokyo, Japan)
LAN SU CHINESE GARDENS [NW 3rd & Everett] – Sitka Center for Art & Ecology showcase
OREGON NIKKEI LEGACY CENTER [121 NW 2nd] – “Our Humble Heroes: Stories of Service and Sacrifice during WWII”
SARAH GIFFROW CREATIVE [217 NW Couch] – Open First Thursday
TRIM/VOJDANI GALLERY at P:EAR [338 NW 6th Ave] – Open First Thursday


ANNIE MEYER [120 NW 9th Ave] – Open First Thursday
AUGEN NW [716 NW Davis] – “Immaculate Confection”, by Matt Cosby; and “Tideline”, by Jonnel Covault
BASIL HALLWARD GALLERY @ POWELL’S [1005 W. Burnside] – Open First Thursday
BLACKFISH [420 NW 9th Ave] – “Rickrack” by Lynda Ater; and “Unconscious Spirits” by Sue Tower

BLUE SKY [122 NW 8th Ave] – Alejandra Laviada and Gregg Segal
BRYN FORBES GALLERY [1102 NW Marshall] – Open First Thursday
BULLSEYE [300 NW 13th Ave] – “Natural Philosophy @ RCBA”
CARAVAN PACIFIC [1720 NW Lovejoy] – Open First Thursday
CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART [134 NW 8th Ave] – “Alone Together”, by Eva Speer
DEEP FIELD GALLERY [1126 NW 13th] – Open First Thursday
ELIZABETH LEACH [417 NW 9th Ave] – “Funeral” by Issac Layman; and recent works by Mickael Lazarus
FROELICK [714 NW Davis] – “Briar Roses” by Sarah Horowitz; and “Hope and Glory” by Alfred Harris
GALLERY 114 [1100 NW Glisan] – “Triage” by Christine Toth
GALLERY 135 [135 NW Park] – Open First Thursday
GALLERY 903 [903 NW Davis St.] – “Internal & Personal” by Chuck Gumpert
GBD ARCHITECTS [1120 NW Couch, Ste 300] – Open First Thursday
GIGANTIC [1720 NW Lovejoy #103] – Open First Thursday
LAURA RUSSO [805 NW 21st] – Open First Thursday
MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY CRAFT [724 NW Davis] – Open First Thursday
PEARL GALLERY & FRAMING [1017 NW Davis St] – Open First Thursday
PHILIP FELDMAN GALLERY @ PNCA [1241 NW Johnson St] – Open First Thursday
QUINTANA GALLERIES [124 NW 9th Ave] – Open First Thursday
THE SPACE/JILLIAN RABE LLC [1030 NW 12th Ave] – Open First Thursday
SPRINGBOX [2234 NW 24th Ave] – Open First Thursday
WATERSTONE [424 NW 12th] – Open First Thursday


ATTIC GALLERY [206 SE 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
AUTZEN GALLERY @ PSU [724 SW Harrison] – Open First Thursday
ELROY ARTSPACE @ The ORIGINAL [300 SW 6th Ave] – Open First Thursday
FOURTEEN30 CONTEMPORARY [1501 SW Market] – “California City” by Jesse Sugarmann
GALLERY SESSO [824 SW 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
MARK WOOLEY @ PIONEER PLACE [700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor] – New work by Alex Lilly
MK GALLERY @ PSU [2000 SW 5th Ave] – Open First Thursday
PEOPLE’S ART of PORTLAND @ PIONEER PLACE [700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor] – Open First Thursday
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM [1219 SW Park] – Open First Thursday
PORTLAND’5 CENTERS for the ARTS [1111 SW Broadway] – Open First Thursday
SHAFFER FINE ART [308 SW 1sr Ave] – New work by Thomas Arvid
STUMPTOWN DOWNTOWN [128 SW 3rd] – Open First Thursday

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