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Multnomah Arts Center’s Instructors Show

November 4 – 29, 2016

Reception: Friday, November 4 • 5 – 7pm

Multnomah Arts Center's Visual Art Instructors Show

Image features work of instructors Liz Walker, Debra Carus & Jerry Harris

Artwork by Multnomah Arts Center adult and youth visual arts instructors and will be on view in the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery beginning November 4. The work will include paintings, prints, drawings, metal arts, ceramics, textiles, woodturning, sculpture, photography and more. An opening artist reception will be held in the gallery Friday, November 4, 5-7pm. The show may be seen through November 29.

MAC Will Provide Reduced Service 9/26-27

Portland Parks & Recreation is having an in-service staff training on September 26th and 27th for all Recreation Leaders, Coordinators, and Supervisors. As a result, the MAC building will be open but there will be limited support staff in the office to assist with building needs. Our registration and rental booking business will be limited due to decrease in staff.

PP&R Training

Thank you to our community for your understanding while we train to serve you better!

Rebecca Marsh McCannell in Trayle Studio

Rebecca Marsh McCannell

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet MAC’s printmaking community and visit our stunning Trayle Studio!

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Site Improvement

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Please help us by taking our survey here — we appreciate your honest opinions.


Call to Writers

Announcing a Call to Writers for 2017

MAC, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected work may also be shared on MAC’s website and Facebook page, with the writer’s permission.

MAC’s poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” and was built and designed by five local artists. The post receives a lot of love, with nearly 200 poems taken each month.

Call to Writers


  • Send up to two typed works (please use Word attachments).
  • Each piece should be no longer than one single-spaced page.
  • Content should be appropriate for people of all ages.
  • Also include a short author bio, email address and phone number in a document separate from your writing (jurors will not be privy to identifying information).
  • Send your work or queries via email to Sarah.Brenner@portlandoregon.gov.
  • Submissions must be received by October 1st, 2016, for consideration by our panel.
  • Writers will be notified of submission decisions by December 1st.

Art in the Pearl

Art in the Pearl

What treasures will you and your family find at this year’s Art in the Pearl? Will the Doodle Bot make another appearance with its friend, Alex? Will Uncle Jerry be there turning some tops for the kiddos?

You’ll have to come and see!

Saturday & Sunday, September 3rd & 4th, 10am-6pm
Monday, September 5th, 10am-5pm

Located at the Northwest Park blocks between Everett and Flanders on NW Park Avenue.

Women’s Chorus Performance

Women's Chorus 2016

On Tuesday, August 23rd, at 8 pm, Jessica Israels will lead the Multnomah Women’s Chorus in a fun and fresh performance for the whole community. Featuring music by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Frederick Loewe, and Emmylou Harris, with arrangements by Rolo Dillworth, Chuck Israels, and Jessica Israels. Special guests include Starr Clare, Kevin Mockford, George Penk, and Chuck Israels.

Come see all the singin’ ladies!

Free & open to the public!

7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

MAC Summer Camp Animations

Multnomah Arts Center Animation Camp — Ages 9-13

Summer 2016

Instructor: Alex Chiu

Multnomah Days + MAC Arts & Crafts Sale

Multnomah Days 2016

Did we mention there will also be a beer garden in our lower parking lot?

Yep, crafts AND craft beer. So Portland.

Learn more here.

Hairspray Jr.

Hairspray JR - Summer 2016

Hairspray Jr. is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs — adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It’s 1962, and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream — to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna,and guest D.J. Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable.

Join us for performances on:

  • Friday, August 5th at 7pm
  • Saturday, August 6th at 7pm
  • Sunday, August 7th at 3pm

  • MAC Auditorium
    7688 SW Capitol Hwy
    Portland, OR 97219