COVID-19 Friendly Activities in the Portland Area

Activities in the Portland Area
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It’s time to get out and explore. This week, our team wants to share some exciting activities you can participate in around the city of Portland, while still being mindful of the pandemic. 

Each fall, Portland art offerings come into full swing with an endless array of things to do, see, and experience. In addition, the city is bathed in color, with over 1.4 million trees across the cityscape showcasing their changing leaves as the cooler temperatures set in. 

From exploring public art to socially distanced exhibitions in galleries, there is a variety of health-conscious, art-fueled activities in the Portland area. Take a look at a few of them below. 

Tour a Gallery

Galleries across Portland are making a conscious effort to create a safe space for guests to experience exhibits and purchase art. 

Many, such as the Blackfish Gallery in the Pearl District, are creating appointment times for visitors to view a show outside of public hours. If visitors are comfortable with coming in during the day, one of their artists is always present, giving guests a unique experience to discuss current offerings with the individuals who create them. Other spaces, such as the 

Froelick Gallery, are only allowing a select number of visitors to view their artwork. Guests must bring and wear their own masks, and observe social distancing when inside. If you are interested in this activity in the Portland area, we encourage you to check out the website of each gallery before your visit. 

Participate in Portland Open Studios

For two weekends every October, Portland Open Studios hosts a citywide event where visitors can witness more than 100 local artists’ creative processes. Taking place in the personal studios of artists of many mediums across the city, attendees lead themselves on self-guided tours to visit these creative workspaces. Last year, the event took place online to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. This year, the organizers plan on providing video supplements for those who prefer to hunker down at home. 

Discover Public Art

If you’re not comfortable being in a studio or gallery just yet, fall is an amazing time to get out and enjoy Portland’s mild weather. Experiencing art outside can be as simple as taking a stroll around the city. In Gateway Discovery Park, you’ll find The Fifth Wind by Horatio Hung-Yan Law, a vibrant butterfly sculpture that serves to remind us of our combined immigrant histories, both ancestral and contemporary. In Spring Garden Park, you’ll find Spring Garden Nest by Hannes Wingate, a larger-than-life bird’s nest made of bamboo and mixed media. And, don’t forget to look up if you are driving near the Morrison Bridge! Hanging above the streetlights is Lead Pencil Studio by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo. This incredible project utilized the resources of over 40 local businesses during its creation. 

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Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.  

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