Design Week 2018: Hands On

How Working with Your Hands Can Heal the Mind

Mexican American artist Vania Vananina talks tactile creativity.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design Week 2018: Type Hero

A Lettering Artist Breaks Down Her Intricate Craft

Jessica Hische talks dollhouses and Wes Anderson.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Visual Art

A Year after a Controversial Art Gallery Coup, Disjecta Focuses on the Positive

New director Blake Shell aims for more diverse representation—and a revival of the nonprofit's art dinners.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Instafic

A Portlander Writes Instagram Flash Fiction with a Real Estate Twist

Sharlyn Anderson imagines the lives and loves contained within Oregon homes.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Cannabis

This Adult Coloring Book Celebrates Modern Cannabis in All Its Diversity

The Stoner Babes Coloring Book may be the intersectional weed-related crafts opportunity you've been waiting for.

03/22/2018 By Jagger Blaec

Contemporary Art

What Happens When Machines Make Mistakes?

Harry Dodge tackles this and other questions in a lecture at PNCA.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Visual Art

A New Exhibit Celebrates Portland Artists of Color

Celeste Noche’s collaborative Portland in Color project at Una Gallery includes photography, workshops, and live performances.

02/26/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Opera

With David Adam Moore's Winterreise, Portland Opera Aims to Break Your Heart

Schubert probably didn't imagine his love-stricken final masterpiece rendered in floor-to-ceiling 3D projection mapping.

02/07/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Education

Portland's Brand-New Design Program for Busy People

The Pacific Northwest College of Art's new MA in Design Systems will barely cut into your 9-to-5.

01/30/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Visual Art

A New North Portland Gallery Gives Space to Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Ori aims to redefine "the white cube."

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

Animal Therapy

Meet Portland's Instagram-Famous Golden Retriever

Scout gets all the likes.

01/30/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren

Political Art

A New Portland Art Exhibit Takes On Trump

Agent Orange at Wieden & Kennedy showcases the work of illustrator Edel Rodriguez.

01/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hand & Soul

Portland's Letra Chueca Brings Printmaking Back to the People

The local press, which aims to "decolonize" print media, makes greeting cards and posters with a strong political bent.

12/28/2017 By Emilly Prado

Comics

A Portland Cartoonist Created a Bizarro World Where Trump Is Good

Decent Don is helpful, kind, and generous.

11/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Mississippi/Williams: Oddities

5 Places That Exist Only in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

You want tiny orchestras, storied toilets, and beverages that forecast the future? This area’s got you covered.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Art theft

Is This Portland’s Most Mind-Boggling Art Heist Ever?

A thief stole a work of art from the bathroom of Pip’s Original Doughnuts. The rub? They left a forged replica in its place.

10/25/2017 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire 2017: Emerging Leader

The Oregon Jewish Museum’s April Slabosheski Teaches Living History

The 28-year-old has risen quickly at the nonprofit, which moved to a much larger space in the Pearl this year.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Bike Fun

Portland’s New Kid-Designed Bike Lane Art Is Delightful

Blast off—it's a cyclist in space!

10/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Pottery

Get an Eyeful of Portland’s Crazy-Colorful, Women-Run Ceramics Scene

"It’s like the 1970s all over again."

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke Photography by George Barberis