alberta street galleries

Check out our galleries and discover the plethora of art in nearly every business on Alberta Street. From restaurants and bars to dress shops and wellness studios, with very little exception you will find a rotating roster of artists represented on their walls.

antler gallery and store portland oregon
Nebraska Art Gallery Alberta Street Portland Oregon
StuStuStudio Alberta Street Portland
You will also find new works at:
Local Discoveries
Salt & Straw
Written on the Body Massage & Acupuncture Studio
Radio Room

September – October 2014

Art Opening @ Guardino Gallery
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hsin-Yi Huang

September 25-October 28
Opening Reception:
September 25, 6-9 pm

IN THE MAIN GALLERY (September 25-October 28)
Hsin-Yi Huang is a ceramic artist of delicate, intricate work in porcelain. To quote Hsin-Yi, “I like the smoothness and how glazes respond to the clay body. I find it particularly suitable for flower forms.” Hisn-Yi’s technique is a combination of wheel throwing and hand building.

Sally Squire creates amazing art using the most unexpected common “everyday” materials. This show features pieces created strapping tape, price tags, plastic fasteners, otoscope nozzles, heavy texture thread and zip ties. To highlight some of the pieces, she has introduced L.E.D.’s.

IN THE FEATURE AREA (September 25-October 26)
This will be the 8th year of our annual Day of the Day show. A number of artists have created special pieces in the a variety of mediums, from paintings, ceramics, wood to mixed media. Opening festivities include music & public altar.

2939 Alberta St, PDX 97211
503 281-9048

Art Opening @ Antler Gallery & Store
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Unnatural Histories III” Antler

Opens September 24th – Closes October 25th

There will be a public preview opening to the show on Wednesday, Sept. 24th, followed by an opening on Sept. 25th as part of the Alberta Arts District’s famous Last Thursday event.

Antler Gallery is delighted to present the third annual “Unnatural Histories” group show featuring:

Annie Owens, Josh Keyes, Craww, Vanessa Foley, Michael Page, Siolo Thompson, Brin Levinson, Syd Bee, Jackie Avery, Crystal Morey, Susannah Kelly, Ben Kehoe, Neil M. Perry, Jennifer Parks, Jon MacNair, and Ryan Berkley.

Each artist has created a natural history inspired portrait of a mythical creature. Some of the artists created their own interpretations of beings taken from existing mythology while others chose to invent their own legend.

This annual show is a definite highlight in our calendar; each year artists surpass themselves, depicting new and ancient beasts to roam the gallery walls. Each piece is accompanied by a small, framed description written by the artist explaining the mythology associated with the creatures.

Each artist tells their story differently. Vanessa Foley’s piece straddles the line between myth and reality, explaining how the Kingfisher received its burnt orange feathers – with a flaming arrow stolen from the gods. Josh Keyes’ piece further illuminates another aspect of the Sleeping Woods, a realm in his own imagined world. His work depicts a “Ghost” – a species of albino deer that roam the woods. The deer is surrounded by beautiful blue butterflies aptly named “Necro Butterflies” that flock when death or illness is near. Jon MacNair, conversely, has drawn from Arthurian legend with a portrait of the “Questing Beast”, a creature with the head and neck of a serpent, the body of a leopard, the haunches of a lion and the feet of a deer, that cries with the piercing scream of sixty hounds.The show invites you to step into 16 separate fantastical worlds and immerse yourself in the bizarre imagery of each.


Art Opening @ Screaming Sky
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ScreamingSkyMr. Toast and Friends are back at Screaming Sky for a show of affordable small watercolors. Explore the world of Mr. Toast as he takes on pop culture and finding fun wherever he can.

Please join us for our opening reception on Last Thursday September 25th from 6pm-9pm.
* Meet Dan Goodsell aka Mr Toast!
* Complimentary refreshments from Tonall’s Donuts and Old Town Brewing.

2025 NE Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon 97211
Phone: (503) 922-1500

Art Opening @ Nebraska Art Gallery
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nebraska Art GalleryNebraska
5001 NE 30th Ave
PDX, OR 97212

Nicci Driscoll- Curator

This Last thursday Nebraska presents the work of

David Berkvam
Sept. 25 – Oct. 27
artist reception 9/25 from 6-9

LAST THURSDAY @ Alberta Street
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

large_last-thursdayLast Thursday 2014

Last Thursday on Alberta Street happens year round with Alberta Street galleries hosting new shows. May – September, Alberta Street is closed to automobile traffic between NE 15th – 30th Avenues from 6 – 9PM.

As might be obvious from it’s name – Last Thursday takes place on the Last Thursday of each month.

Chad Stover in Mayor Charlie Hales’ office is the logistics coordinator for the 2014 summer events. Below is some basic information about the event. Please contact Chad Stover if you have additional questions. Phone: (503) 823-4027 Email:

Visitors:  Thank you for visiting Alberta Street! Last Thursday can be a great way to check out our community.  You can do a few simple things to make the event a success.

  1. Ride your bike or take public transportation to Alberta Street. The event takes place in a residential neighborhood business district and parking is limited. If you must drive, please don’t block resident driveways.
  2. Pick up after yourself and sometimes others! The impact of sometimes as many as 20,000 people on our street in the course of 3 hours is significant. You can help by making sure you use garbage and recycling stations provided and if you see someone else did not, we’d appreciate your help picking up after them!
  3. Have fun, enjoy our street, the art and our businesses and be a responsible human being! If you drink, drink responsibly in our licensed establishments , open containers in the public right of way is prohibited. If you need to use the restroom, use a portopotty or restroom in one of our businesses.

2014 Changes to Last Thursday

  • The event will end at 9PM (the street opening will begin at 15th, it will likely be closer to 10PM by the time the street is open at 30th)
  • Police will strictly enforce open-container drinking in the right of way, as well as marijuana use. Neither was enforced strictly in the past.
  • The noise office and police will work to bring street musicians within compliance of the city’s noise code.
  • The city will look for ways to cover the extraordinary costs borne by taxpayers. Possibilities include applying fees to restaurants and bars that are open during the event, food vendors in the street, artists and performers.

Read Mayor’s Office May 9th Press Release

Art Opening @ Six Days Art Co-op
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SixDaysFolkloric Fall
Celebrate Fall with artist Rachel Saffel.

Saffel creates mixed media assemblages.

“My art doesn’t start in a studio; it starts in dusty junk-filled warehouses, flea markets and thrift stores where I search for used, abused, and cast-off items. The quest isn’t to fix them, but to alter and transform them.” -Saffel

Last Thursday Party @ Written on the Body Massage and Acupuncture Studio
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WrittenonthebodyIt’s Last Thursday on Alberta Street
shhh…it is the last time they will close the street for the season-don’t miss out on this fun event!

Join us Thursday 9/25 from 6:30-9pm for a super fun time including:

A free mini Yoga class on the rooftop with Jennifer Oechsner of Warrior Flow
Yoga on the roof begins at 7:30pm

Free mini massage and acupuncture treatments+a chance to win

Live music by DJ TrickAssedMarxist

Local Artwork: Meet the artist Suki Allen

Plus you can enjoy a great view, free refreshments, excellent company and lots of happiness! We hope to see you there:)

Art Opening @ Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


October 1 to November 16, 2014

Opening reception with the artist during Design Week Portland
Wednesday, October 8 from 6 to 9PM.

Drinks courtesy of Breakside Brewing
Ampersand is pleased to present an exhibition of rarely shown paintings by Ellen McFadden. Born in 1928, Mcfadden has been working in design her entire life, both as an instuctor and as a free-lance graphic designer in the Northwest and Iowa. Now in her mid-80s, she works full-time on large-scale paintings that incorporate pattern and vibrant color, alluding to Northwest geography and native tribes in their titles. “I see the two dimensional surface as the basis for tension and interaction with shape and the four outside edges,” she notes. “Color is a part of that interaction. Perhaps that vision comes from my years of graphic design, working with a defined two dimensional space and its restrictions.”

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
2916 NE Alberta Street, Suite B
Portland, OR 97211
Tuesday to Saturday – 12PM to 7PM
Sunday – 12PM to 5PM

Fall Feature Opening and Preview @ StuStuStudio
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

StuStuStudioStuStuStudio introduces “Art After Death” new work from Monica Arlt, inspired by her encounters with urban wildlife in Portland.

Join us Friday October 17th from 6:00- 9:00 as we celebrate Monica’s new body of work, and welcome new artists and their wares into the StuStuStudio assortment.

* Akiko Oguchi introduces colorful canvas pouches from GOOD COMPANY
* Beautiful handthrown pottery from Wil LaBelle owner Terra Noir
* Small art prints from Kalie Stanton

Save the date! More info coming soon at