Win Tickets ($30): Shine-A-Light @ Portland Art Museum | 3,000+ People, Dance, Poetry, Tattoo

We have a pair of tickets to the Shine-A-Light event at the Portland Art Museum this Friday. Last year, over 3,000 people attended. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday morning, October 14th.

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From our sponsors:
Shine a light at Portland Art MuseumSHINE A LIGHT 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011, 10 a.m.midnight
Admission: $15 or free with Museum admission, free for Members

Portland Art Museum
Inside and outside the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park
More info:

For the third year, Shine a Light at the Portland Art Museum invites the public to play and experiment in and with the museum. This collaboration between the Museum's Education department and Portland State University invites artists in the University's Art and Social Practice MFA Program to craft programs, performances, events, and interventions, all with the goal of expanding and querying the ways people use the art museum, and ideally nudging us all to rethink what can happen in it.

It plays with different hypothetical questions: What if we invite student artists to be researchers into the Museum experience, now and in the futurewhat it is and what it might be? What if we ask the public to join us in that experimentto become researchers too? Or, what if we turn our back-of-the-house questions and issues–how we engage people in the museum and with our collectioninto an opportunity for student artists. The Museum thus becomes for one day a playground for new ideas, in which what is curated is not a set of objects but the museum experience itself.

Past Shine a Light events have drawn capacity crowds to the Museum including many first-time visitors. In 2010, 3,000 visitors attended Shine a Light. Shine a Light offers an exciting opportunity to reinvigorate your relationship with art by engaging with the Museum and museum-goers in ways unexpected and to join the community at large in celebrating what art means to us all. This multi-dimensional evening is sure to capture the dynamic interests of all Portlanders alike.

This year Shine a Light expands into the daytime hours, beginning at 10 a.m. with a light schedule of projects, tours, and installations. Daytime visitors are welcome to return for the nighttime events that kick off in full force at 6 p.m. with music, food carts, and artists' projects all over the campus continuing until midnight. Some of these projects include haircuts in styles found in works in the collection, dance in unexpected places, recipes by top chefs for works of art, visitor-generated Museum postcards, beer/art conversations, tattoos based on the art and architecture of the Museum, and square dancing. The full line-up of projects can be found at

Crystal Baxley, Nolan Calisch, Sky Cunningham, Ally Drozd, Dillon De Give, Ariana Jacob, Avalon Kalin, Laurel Kurtz, Josh Mong, Adam Moser, Carmen Papalia, Jillian Punska, Jen Delos Reyes, Sandy Sampson, Molly Sherman, Krystal South, Jason Sturgill, Christopher Varinthorn, and Lexa Walsh.

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50 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Shine-A-Light @ Portland Art Museum | 3,000+ People, Dance, Poetry, Tattoo

  1. Darcy B October 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    yes please–I would like to win because it sounds like lots of fun!

  2. Jared October 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    I’d love to get down to PAM again, it’s been too long.

  3. PAMFan October 10, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    This event sounds fun!

  4. Christine October 10, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    This is a great way to encourage people to come visit the museum: folks who work downtown will stay to dine at a restaurant and have an evening out, families with kids will have an exciting new way to view art, and it’ll even get me–out in Vanoucouver–a reason to come into town! :-)

  5. kathy October 10, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    I would like to attend (win tickets) because I’m in desperate need of entertainment.

  6. michael October 10, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    i love going to the museum and this event sounds like a perfect reason!!

  7. TeeMo October 10, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    sounds great!

  8. Frank Carreon October 10, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    I would like to win tickets to this. I want an update on the art world. It’s been a hard few years since the economy tank for me to afford any event due to lack of funds. But I’m an artist myself that help evolve n involve my community in their craft for art!

  9. Tony October 10, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    I love the Portland Art Museum! It sounds like a cool way to experience it in a different way!

  10. Lara October 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Fantastic event. Would love to attend.

  11. Stuart October 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    This sounds like a ton of fun. One of the best places in Portland.

  12. Tim October 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    My Dad’s coming into town and I’m pretty sure it would be a huge perspective shift. Put a little west coast creativity into an east coast mind.

  13. Lisa October 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Let’s face it, I am dying for the tattoo inspired by art project.

  14. Amanda October 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Yeah! Its Friday. Its my birthday. I’m new to Portland, and events like this are exactly why I moved here from Alabama with my (Art History degree holding) girlfriend.

  15. Tom Martin October 11, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Love Portland art. PAM is the happiest place on Earth.

  16. Jenna October 11, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    I believe in the power of art to inspire and bring together people of different cultures and backgrounds and this event at the Portland Art Museum seems to embody just that. I’ve only been to the Portland Art Museum once, and I didn’t even get through the whole space because I ran out of time! Shine A Light sounds like a great time, I would love to go and fall more in love with Portland.

  17. Katey Dutton October 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Because I want to feel the magic!

  18. Brenda October 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    i wanted to go last year, but couldn’t make it:( i’d love tickets to this PAM event. it sounds amazinggg! i want to sip wine and dance around the exhibits!

  19. Lauren October 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    I live two blocks away from the event and want to go so badly but my room mate and I just can’t afford it right now. Sure would love to go for free!

  20. Zee October 12, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    I want to see tattoos based on the art and architecture of the Museum.

  21. don October 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    i think this is a great way to share the artist experience as well as combining the great energy portland peeps bring to everything they do. also i really would like to have a tattoo based on art and architecture two of my favorite things.

  22. Laura October 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Never been to the Portland Art Museum, would love to go!

  23. Benj October 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Serendipity. And a taste of a recipe based on Wayne Chabre’s bronzes.

  24. drea October 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    I have heard that the art museum is sexy after dark. Could this be true??

  25. dana r. October 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    ooh, sounds like fun and for smart people! love the museum.

  26. ryan October 13, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Portland is a collage of ideas and people. An event like this encourages people to get into the mix. I would like to be part of that mix.

  27. Mary October 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    It would provide an unusual and interactive way to experience PAM. I would love to join in the fun by winning tickets.

  28. Lauren October 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I am passionate about this city and all the people that care to make Portland the unique place it is. I would love to attend and take part in this wonderfully creative evening.

  29. Rachel October 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    This is the first I’ve heard of this event. I would love the opportunity to attend. I always enjoy my time at the Art Museum.

  30. Jen October 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    I’ve never heard of this before – what a great idea!
    Art+beer+friendly strangers, cheer leading + traditional “art”…I love Portland

  31. birdonit October 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    I went to the first “Shine A Light,” and it is quite possibly the best thing I’ve done in this city. I don’t use the word brilliant very often (that’s a lie…I say it all the time), but in this case, I really mean it. Absolutely brilliant concept.

  32. Lauren October 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    My boyfriend and I need a good date night and would LOVE to go!

  33. Brooks October 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    One of the organizers was describing the amazing things happening this year. The session with a stranger sounds fun! As a graphic design student, I’d love to participate and get inspired.

  34. Jeff October 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Shine a light this-a-way, please! :)

  35. Juli October 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    Shine-A-Light is so fantastic and the Portland art museum has always inspired me to create and think outside the box in my own life. Please send me tickets!!

  36. Toby October 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Please pick me! i need a break and want to try the Captured by porches brew!!!

  37. carrie October 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    art + light = love love love love love!

  38. Ed October 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    We so wanna be part of this major fun. I promise not to steal the Mona Lisa too. Thanx PDXPipeline

  39. Jefferson October 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    I would like to see another part of portland after dark. It would be great for my friends and others to know about portland other than going to clubs.

  40. BobGuy October 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Interesting and unique. I want to go!

  41. Tim October 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    This event sounds fascinating. I would like to be able to tell people a first hand account of what it’s all about.

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  43. Elijah October 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    If you choose me as your contest winner, I will PROUDLY have “PDXpipeline” (followed or preceded by some sort of catchy adjective or phrase) tattooed on my body…
    Option 1) you choose the location and you pay for the ink
    Option 2) I choose the location and I will pay for the artwork

  44. Claire Nevins October 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Me Please, OOhh please Ohh Please me!!! I love art! I love light!

  45. Jennifer October 14, 2011 at 12:53 am #

    shine on me.

  46. Rebecca October 14, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    This looks like such an awesome night! I don’t know what I can say to increase the odds of me wining the tickets, so I’ll just keep my fingers crossed. :)

  47. cally October 14, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    this seems so interesting and fun! count me in for some experimenting please!

  48. Adam Justice Esquibel October 14, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Bring back nude Greco-roman wrestling!

  49. Erica Stokes October 14, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I am ready to play in the museum, but please note: I promise not to live there a la the children in “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”.

  50. Peter October 14, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Please please. This sounds like an awesome event!

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