Wednesday 10th Apr 2019
6 – 9pm
at Clay Pavilion
120 SE Clay St. Portland, OR 97214
Put on by Design Portland
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Has the definition of public art expanded?

Our built environment is a canvas for artistic expression, providing opportunities for artists that extend beyond the confines of gallery walls. How can we advocate for and broaden the understanding of public art in our city?

In this changing landscape where urban planning, business objectives and artistic expression intersect, what are the challenges and opportunities for creative innovation? How can individual property owners, government entities, community members, real estate developers, and civic leaders incorporate the artistic community as active collaborators in place-making?

How can we expand the definition of what public art is and who has access to it in our cities? How does one interpret beauty, cultural aesthetics and new art forms in public spaces? How do we celebrate the public art that currently exists and the experimental communities that are emerging? What is the role of public discourse and how do we activate meaningful community engagement around art? Where are the cross sections for public, private and city-wide synergy?

Join Design Portland for a live art installation and dynamic conversation as attendees explore these questions and the role of public art as a vital part of our evolving city.

Drinks included with ticket and light snacks provided.

Thank you to the beverage sponsors: Union Wine Co., Dirty Pretty Brewing & Brew Dr.Kombucha

Moderator Ann Hudner, Art Manager & Communication Strategist
Adam Tyler, President of Killian Pacific
Tiffany Conklin and Tomás Valladares, Co-founders of Portland Street Art Alliance
Kristin Calhoun, Director of Public Art at RACC
Chris Herring, Founder of Portland Winter Light Festival
Alex Chiu, Muralist & Illustrator
Lane Walkup, Metal Artist
Joe Thurston, Artist & Founder of Site Specific

This event is part of Design Week Portland.