First Thursday & Gallery Openings

Founding members of the Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA) initiated Portland, Oregon's First Thursday gallery art walk twenty-six years ago. For this year-round, monthly event, galleries open new exhibitions of fine art, including painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, fiber art, video art, and innovative conceptual works and installations. Since then, many local business in Portland's Pearl District, Northwest District, and Downtown, have taken a note from PADA and created their own First Thursday events to bring neighborhoods alive with arts and culture. Today Portland's First Thursday has become one of the region's most vibrant and active visual arts events.

Alliance Members
Art Gym, The First Thursday + First Friday noon–4:00 pm
Blue Sky First Thursday 6:00–9:00 pm
Cooley Gallery Reed College As announced
Disjecta Fridays noon–5:00 pm
Feldman Gallery + Project Space First Thursday until 8:00 pm
Hoffman Gallery First Thursday 10:00am–7:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Craft First Thursday until 8:00 pm with free admission
Newspace Center for Photography First Thursday until 9:30 pm + First Friday Openings until 9:00 pm
Portland Art Museum Thursdays and Fridays until 8:00 pm
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) As announced
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art First Thursday + First Friday until 4:00 pm
White Box First Thursday 6:00–8:00 pm
PADA Galleries
Augen Gallery (Desoto Building) First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
Blackfish Gallery First Thursday until 9:00 pm
Bullseye Gallery as announced
Butters Gallery, Ltd First Thursday 6:00–9:00 pm
Charles A Hartman Fine Art First Thursday 5:30–8:30 pm
Elizabeth Leach Gallery First Thursday 6:00–8:00 pm
Froelick Gallery First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
Laura Russo Gallery First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
PDX Contemporary Art First Thursday 6:00–8:00 pm
Quintana Galleries as announced
Upfor Gallery First Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm
Waterstone Gallery First Thursday 6:00–9:00 pm