Summer Arts on Main

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the Portland’5 Volunteers are proud to present
Summer Arts on Main and Noontime Showcase
Wednesdays, July 5 - September 6, 2017, 11am – 2pm
Located on SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Avenue
(next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205)

NOONTIME SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

Performances run from 12pm to 1pm.

July 5 - Artist to be announced

July 12 - VanPort Jazz - Big Band music

July 19 -  The Bylines - Classic & pop tunes

July 26 -  John Dover - Trumpet

August 2 -  Pendulum Arts - Aerial artistry

August 9 - NE Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra - Sweet, hot 1920s jazz

August 16 - Bourbon Jockey - Country and blues

August 23 - The Beat Goes On - Marching band

August 30 - Smut City Jellyroll Society

September 6 - Marti Mendenhall - Jazz vocals

*Performers subject to change.

In the event of rain, or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall rotunda.

SUMMER ARTS ON MAIN

Every summer, the streets of downtown Portland become a popular destination for locals, including downtown-area workers, tourists and residents. One reason for the increased foot-traffic is the free Summer Arts on Main series produced by Portland’5 Centers for the Arts.

The series, presented every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm between July 5 and September 6, includes free music (and other miscellaneous) performances, children’s activities and outdoor booths featuring local artisans selling handmade crafts. Since beginning in 2004, the event has evolved into a rite of summer for downtown Portlanders, offering a wide range of family-friendly activities along Main Street between SW Broadway & Park Avenue. Adjacent to the Portland Farmers Market on the South Park Blocks and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Summer Arts on Main has helped transform this swathe of downtown into one of the most visible, heavily trafficked areas of the city.

Hundreds of people attend the outdoor event for either all or some of the offerings during its three hour duration. About 200-400 people alone, for example, attend the Noontime Showcase performances starting at noon. Over the years, these performances have included rock, jazz, marimba, and country acts, plus dance and aerial artistry. Most, if not all, of the performers are local. The children’s art activities and booths selling handmade crafts are also well attended as visitors stream into the area freely, participating in the activities or perusing the booths. The children’s art activities average about 80 visitors each week.

Please visit our vendors!

The vegetables for our "Veggie Derby" have been generously donated by the Portland Farmers Market!

NOONTIME SHOWCASE

The Noontime Showcases are FREE brown bag performances presented by the Portland’5 Volunteers. The performances run from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and feature a wide variety of performers and styles. You bring lunch and we entertain you! 

A monthly free performance held inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall during most of the year, Noontime Showcase moves outdoors to Main Street during July and August, and changes to a weekly schedule (Wednesdays), as part of Summer Arts on Main.

Located on SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave.- next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205.

In the event of rain, or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall rotunda.