First Thursday Art Walk

One of the things I look forward to every year is the Spring and Summer Pearl Art Walk. The galleries are open, the art booths are up, there is music in the air and people fill the streets.

Come join me for an evening walk around The Pearl district.

We will meet Jamison Square by Rico Pasado (meaning “rich past”), a red granite sculpture modeled after a brown bear. The piece was created by Mauricio Saldana in 2006 to honor the bears that inhabited the area long ago. It is also sometimes called the Centennial Bear as well. The park also has a fountain which simulates a tidal pool that is periodically filled by artificial waterfalls and then drained into grating.

We will walk from there to the art booths and galleries.

NOTE: The streetcar runs on both side of the park. So you can park somewhere else and ride the streetcar.

 

 

 

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  • Richard 'Cre8vSpirit' P.

    Parking was challenging!!
    Kate, thanks for driving!

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I was too late...traffic was terrible. Did'nt arrive until 6:30.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Brynn

    Loved it! Met some great people

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun...I'll never find parking or figure out what bus/streetcar to take. Had no idea it would be that busy...enjoy. :)

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Amy,
    Do you have an address? I will enlist the help of my GPS...LOL
    Where do you suggest to park?

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      810 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR. Any where around the park. Meters go until 7:00. Sent you an email too Teresa with more info.

      May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The best/only free parking is west of I-405.

      May 2, 2013

  • Kathy

    Does anyone know the streets that they close and the vendors are selling art? I called a few galleries and they don't think it is open yet but they are not sure. Thanks!

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes it is 13th; it runs in front if the Pacific NW college of arts. Corner of 13 and Johnson.

      May 2, 2013

  • Donna F.

    Sorry I double booked myself

    May 2, 2013

  • Brynn

    My friend and I are a maybe, we may have to work later. Do you have a number if we would like to meet you guys later?

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes,[masked] text/call

      May 2, 2013

  • SallyStevens

    This will be my first Art Walk in Pearl District! amazing, Sally

    May 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to meeting you.

      May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Prior to wandering on First Thursday I often stop at TeaZone (11th and Glisan) and get one of their fabulous bubble teas to go. However, they are a small place and would freak out if 19 people ordered a Heat Wave (mango, coconut and passion fruit) all at once. I might, however, have to drag a couple of you in there as we walk by. Just saying…

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Jeneane H.

      I'm in Duane.....

      April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is a great place!!

      May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Email sent with the plan for tomorrow. If you did not get it let me know.

    May 1, 2013

  • Richard 'Cre8vSpirit' P.

    Is anyone travelling into town to attend from the OC, G, M, WL or LO area who cares to share a ride?

    May 1, 2013

  • Jeneane H.

    I'm brand spankin' new to this group, but I met Donna at another groups Happy Hour. I'm an artist, so I'm looking forward to viewing fellow artists work. See ya there!

    April 29, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    Looking forward to this meetup!

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to meeting you Jeff! Hopefully we have sun like we have this week.

      April 24, 2013

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