What we're about

Hello Portlanders! Art Geeks is a new meetup designed for people who want to check out various kinds of self-consciously 'artsy' events, mostly in the evening.

Although we are proud to be art 'geeks,' we are definitely not art 'snobs'-- and so you'll find us consuming kitsch just as much as the refined, the gritty as well as the classical.

Our events focus on appreciating all different kinds of art production rather than making it, yet all kinds of art hobbyists and professionals should also find interest here.

Many of our gatherings will require you to buy a ticket of some kind, and perhaps even in advance. Almost always, there will be the option to socialize before, during or after whatever art geeky event we attend.

We extend a particular welcome to people who are new to town, but old-schoolers are also warmly welcomed. About once a week, we'll be heading out to some kind of painfully artsy event.

Look for activities like art openings, indie films, dance/theater/performance, live music, and late night dancing at clubs, festivals, and other random art geeky happenings.

Our gatherings will be on the smaller side, under 10 people, so that we can have intelligent conversations as we appreciate the cultural landscape together.

Upcoming events (5)

The Very Popular First Thursday Art Walk

The Armory Lobby

Please note the new starting location at The Armory. As usual, let's meet at about 5:45 and then at about 6 wander off together for art gallery shenanigans. What do you say? I'll attempt to be organized. We often go for Sushi or burgers afterward The art galleries in downtown Portland, Oregon, invite you to join them on the "First Thursday" of every month for an evening of art, wine and music. Walk from gallery to gallery to view all of the new art exhibits. Generally the hours are 6pm to 9pm, but please check each gallery's website for more information and to view all the artists works that they represent. You can print a map. We will have a list of galleries we will be visiting.

The Very Popular First Thursday Art Walk

The Armory Lobby

Please note the new starting location at The Armory. As usual, let's meet at about 5:45 and then at about 6 wander off together for art gallery shenanigans. What do you say? I'll attempt to be organized. We often go for Sushi or burgers afterward The art galleries in downtown Portland, Oregon, invite you to join them on the "First Thursday" of every month for an evening of art, wine and music. Walk from gallery to gallery to view all of the new art exhibits. Generally the hours are 6pm to 9pm, but please check each gallery's website for more information and to view all the artists works that they represent. You can print a map. We will have a list of galleries we will be visiting.

The Very Popular First Thursday Art Walk

The Armory Lobby

Please note the new starting location at The Armory. As usual, let's meet at about 5:45 and then at about 6 wander off together for art gallery shenanigans. What do you say? I'll attempt to be organized. We often go for Sushi or burgers afterward The art galleries in downtown Portland, Oregon, invite you to join them on the "First Thursday" of every month for an evening of art, wine and music. Walk from gallery to gallery to view all of the new art exhibits. Generally the hours are 6pm to 9pm, but please check each gallery's website for more information and to view all the artists works that they represent. You can print a map. We will have a list of galleries we will be visiting.

The Very Popular First Thursday Art Walk

The Armory Lobby

Please note the new starting location at The Armory. As usual, let's meet at about 5:45 and then at about 6 wander off together for art gallery shenanigans. What do you say? I'll attempt to be organized. We often go for Sushi or burgers afterward The art galleries in downtown Portland, Oregon, invite you to join them on the "First Thursday" of every month for an evening of art, wine and music. Walk from gallery to gallery to view all of the new art exhibits. Generally the hours are 6pm to 9pm, but please check each gallery's website for more information and to view all the artists works that they represent. You can print a map. We will have a list of galleries we will be visiting.

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