For the past two years, art lovers, collectors, and creators have swarmed Portland for the city’s newest visual arts festival, Converge45, built around contemporary art. Last year, nine venues participated, drawing hundreds to exhibits and events featuring Laurie Anderson, Tannaz Farsi, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Catherine Opie among dozens of contemporary artists. This year, PNCA, Centennial Mills, PICA, Blue Sky, the Portland Art Museum and 11 more local galleries will be involved. Expect exhibits from the likes of neo-conceptualist Jenny Holzer, an international art fair in collaboration with the King School Museum of Contemporary Art, a fine-arts-books presentation by Radius Books, an artists’ garden party, and a performance from acclaimed Alabama artist Lonnie Holley, among other events. This year's likely highlight? Our money's on habitus, a giant installation by Ohio artist Ann Hamilton at the soon-to-be-demolished Centennial Mills building, which plays with themes of shelter and social connectivity through fabric hangings set spinning by bell rope pulleys.
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Aug 09, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM;
Aug 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM;
Aug 11, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM;
Aug 12, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM