Can you feel it? It's called May and this is the month when hopes of warmth and dreams of sun inspire outdoor concerts in Pioneer Square and neighborhood/street fairs around Portland. Last weekend was the Laurelhurst Art Walk and Trimet is having a Bus parade on 5th Avenue next weekend.
This weekend, NE is the place to be as Alberta Street steps up to the plate.
From press release:
WHO: Art on Alberta
WHAT: 10th Annual Art Hop
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2009 11am — 6pm
WHERE: NE Alberta Street, Portland
On Saturday, May 16, 2009 from 11am to 6pm, Art on Alberta will hold its 10th Annual Art Hop with the theme, "Coming Home." 17 blocks of NE Alberta Street will be closed to car traffic to accommodate over 150 artists, crafts people, music, dance and theater performances, interactive art events along with food and other vendors. Two stages are being sponsored by Binks and Siren Nation. This year's featured artist is Thelma Johnson Streat (1911 – 1959).
Streat was an internationally acclaimed artist and dancer from Portland, Oregon and the first African American woman whose artwork was collected by the Museum of Modern Art. Up to 50 of Streat's original works, on loan from The Johnson Collection, will be on display for this one day event. Participating Alberta Street galleries showing Streat's artwork are: Ampersand, Black United Fund, Grow, Guardino Gallery, and Talisman. Urban Arts Dance is incorporating her dance into their performance.
For more information about Art on Alberta, please visit www.artonalberta.org.