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Art Department Block Party

The folks at the Art Department have invited us all to their Block Party! Should be fun!

ART DEPARTMENT, with support from the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) and partnering businesses, is thrilled to announce Block Party at Ninth Row. This free, all-ages, dynamic not-for-profit art party will take place on Saturday, September 18 from 11AM to dark.
Block Party at Ninth Row celebrates the emergence of the Central Eastside Industrial District as one of Portland’s new cultural hubs by showcasing over 40 art, design, sustainability, and craft displays; food vendors; musical entertainment; and interactive street performers. Musical performers include The Rainy States, Tiger House, Lee Corey Oswald, The Study, River Banks, Grandparents, F. Scott, Olina, Battery Powered Music Ensemble, Your Rival, and Dominique Garcia. Street performances will include a roller disco party, puppet performance from Mudeye Puppets, and a breakdancing exhibit.
The event will conclude with an after party at the ART DEPARTMENT warehouse at 1315 SE 9th Avenue with surprise musical guests and a film screening.


Block Party at Ninth Row is a street party event showcasing the talents of those who work, create, and perform in the Central Eastside’s warehouses and studios. The local streets will serve as a venue to share their creativity with the Portland community.


Saturday, September 18 from 11AM-dark
Where: SE 9th Avenue from Madison to Taylor streets
Who: Block Party at Ninth Row marks the “arrival” of ART DEPARTMENT as a community resource. Since opening in July, ART DEPARTMENT has provided creative spaces for a wide range of activities, including gallery space for art shows, classes, workshops and parties. ART DEPARTMENT’s warehouse includes shared professional workspaces, a metal and wood shop, an open area for a range of special events and private parties, and rooftop space for film screenings and as a reception space.
*For more information, see
www.artdeptpdx.com, or contact Meredith Frengs meredith@artdeptpdx.com*
The Central Eastside Industrial District is currently undergoing an incredible renaissance. Longtime industrial businesses and manufacturers are being enhanced by the arrival of a number of design- and art- based creative companies like shared work spaces, galleries, eco- friendly businesses, design studios, and artisan shops. As Portland artisanal economy grows and evolves, it's truly inspiring to watch a new cultural hub take root.

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