One of the greatest things about Portland's art scene is the way artists, architects, clothing designers etc. all work in close proximity and perhaps nowhere is that better exemplified than in at the annual North Coast Seed building
open house. It's a feel good event and though it would have been nice to have a few more of the higher profile artists with their spaces open, it was definitely a worthwhile event.
Even the elevator was an experience
Photographer Tatiana Wills shares the large, well appointed Studio 106 space with Blaine Fontana, Eugenie Fontana and Scott Hewson
Some of Dan Ness' paintings in a creative workspace
Eugenia Pardue's studio
Checking in with Rhiza+AD architecture
The tall fellow on the left is Ken Unkeles, who owns this building and many others. If I had to guess I'd say that about 30% of the city's best artists rent studios from this one, very art friendly property owner.
This 650 sq feet space WAS available for $450 per month at the night of the open house...
I am happy to see Ken Unkeles getting some credit- he has been a very important figure within the Portland art community for many years. The support he shows local artists rivals many of the larger institutions in town.
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