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17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43)
Marylhurst, OR 97036
Tuesday to Sunday - 12PM to 4PM
The Art Gym is nationally recognized as a vehicle for the contemporary art practices of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.The Art Gym’s ambitious exhibitions by emerging and established artists have created the standard for culturally significant art in our region, primarily focused on the makerships of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Our mission is to support a diverse group of artists working in thoughtful, experimental, and critically engaged ways through exhibitions, performances, publications and adaptable opportunities for public engagement.
The Art Gym is a non-collecting, non-commercial gallery that supports artists in creating ambitious and risk-taking projects at various stages in their careers. As an art space working within an academic venue, we are committed to providing artistic and intellectual freedom. The diverse exhibitions and projects produced for the Art Gym provide a context for the region’s makership through public programs and catalogues that situate them among national conversations in contemporary art. Examples include the production of new bodies of work, group exhibitions that broaden and deepen connections for Pacific Northwest artists, and the presentation of installation or processed-based works that unfold over an a-typical duration.
Art Gym catalogues are one of the greatest historical records of contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest. Accessible to historians, students and the public, this body of knowledge contributes to an invaluable archive of ingenuity and craftsmanship throughout the region. In addition to producing custom printed catalogues for each exhibition, our website offers free downloads of all publications. The Art Gym is committed to making knowledge accessible and connecting artists and community. We host public receptions, lectures, forums, and tours led by professional artists, curators, and critics in order to create a platform for viewers to engage in discussions of contemporary art.