Virtual Last Thursdays 2020 – Impact

Last Thursday 2020 was brought to you by the generous support of the Portland Bureau of Transportation


Due to Covid-19, the popular Last Thursday monthly Alberta Street art events have shifted in 2020 to an online format with some safe social distancing on the ground activities. Art Classes. Virtual Gallery Tours. Dance. Music. Performance. Street Art. And More. The full monthly program, videos, gallery information and more can be found at:



Mz Etta performing outside Alberta Street Gallery


  1. Online Art Lessons – for kids/young adults and adults learners
  2. Online music and performance art – Initially broadcast on Thurs., June 25, Thurs., July 30 and Thurs., August 27 
  3. Artist highlights – studio visits, online gallery tours, openings, artist interviews and online sales
  4. Do It Yourself Walking Tours of Alberta Street murals, Albertasaurus and Animal Art Tour

Check out our YouTube channel – New content posted through the end of September.

Community Impact:
Portland Bureau of Transportation’s 2020 Sponsorship resulted in:

A commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
90% of #LastThursday 2020 Performers, Artists, Musicians, Video Crews, Production hired were Black, Indigenous, People of Color. All are local Portland residents.

9 – Free Online Art, Music and Dance Classes for all ages
8 – Free Online and Safe Social Distance Alberta Street Performances using public spaces through PBOT’s Healthy Businesses program
7 – Alberta Artist Profiles Online

”Art on the Blvd” – One full day celebrating African American Art and Culture at the Harry Jackson Plaza on NE Alberta St. and NE Martin Luther King JR Blvd. Sept 24, 2020. Art vendors, Art Classes for Children, Indigenous Storytelling, African Dancing and Drumming.

7 – Alberta Street art galleries promoted and supported

4 – Alberta cultural non-profits directly supported: Alberta Art Works, Sabin CDC, Alberta Main Street

Over 200 artists supported through popup markets, galleries, online sales. Over 43% of artists from Last Thursday 2020 were #BIPOC

70,000 + people reached online through social media posts, videos, advertising, PR efforts.

Last Thursday Portland