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Arts & Culture

2017 Summer Movies & Concerts

NW Summer Movies & Concerts Join us for some summer fun in the parks around NW Portland! Wallace Park Thurs., July 13, 6:00 pm Tezeta Band (jazz, soul) Lovejoy Fountain Park Sat., July 22, 6:30 pm Movie: The Eagle Huntress Fri., Aug. 11, 6:30 pm Ken DeRouchie Band (Muddy nominated blues) Fri., Aug. 18, 6:30 pm Chata Addy & Susuma (Afro-Reggae, funky highlife dance music) Kearney & 23rd Ave. Tues., Aug. 1, 5:00 pm NNO Party with music and activities for kids Couch Park Tues., Aug. 1, 6:00 pm White Rhino Marimba North Park Blocks Thurs., Aug. 3, 6:30 pm Tracy Kim Band […]

Chapman Mural Unveiling

Public unveiling of the newly restored 1938 wood marquetry mural at Chapman Elementary School “Send Us Forth to be Builders of a Better World” by Aimee Gorham Unveiling Event Thursday, December 1 6:00 – 8:00 pm Chapman Elementary School The entrance foyer of Chapman Elementary has been graced with the work of Aimee Spencer Gorham since 1938 when the large format wood marquetry mural titled Send Us Forth to be Builders of a Better World was installed there, but almost 80 years of accumulated soiling, wear, and vandalism had obscured the exquisite and glowing figural effects of the wood grains […]

Evoking Sounds of the Past

Erickson Soundscape Unveiling Thursday, September 15 5:00 – 7:00 pm 9 NW 2nd Avenue All are welcome to join! Innovative Housing is very excited to announce the unveiling of its first soundscape in Old Town!  According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, a soundscape is “a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical sounds.”  IHI is teaming up with Jacqueline Peterson Loomis, founder of the Old Town History Project, and Charles Morrow, internationally renowned sound engineer, to create audio art installations that will help bring Old Town’s history alive. The creative spark for this project came from Jackie Peterson Loomis, who has done […]