Art Spark networking event scheduled for July 16

PORTLAND, ORE — The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites the public to attend its next quarterly Art Spark event on Thursday, July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Stormbreaker Brewing, 832 North Beech Street in Portland.  Now in its 8th year, Art Spark is a quarterly networking event for artists and arts lovers of all backgrounds.

Each Art Spark is held at a different venue in Portland with affordable, no-host food and beverages available. People come to Art Spark to make important professional connections and to discover what is happening in Portland’s creative community. It’s an opportunity to meet, discuss, blather, applaud and plot the growth of the arts in Portland.  

Each Art Spark is also an opportunity to meet RACC staff and board members, and to learn about opportunities and resources available to local artists and arts organizations. The July Art Spark will focus on RACC’s Public Art Program, which was recently recognized for managing three of the top 31 public art projects in the country last year. Guests will have an opportunity to learn how the region’s public art enlivens urban and rural landscapes and promotes dialogue among people of all ages and backgrounds through murals, sculptures and other public art installations.

Our community partner for the July Art Spark is Know Your City, an organization that connects people through creative placemaking, guided walking tours, community lectures and youth programs.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend Art Spark and learn more about the Portland metropolitan region’s arts community. For more information please contact Andre Middleton at